Business Development Director

Alexandria, Virginia
Client Services

Do you thrive on developing new relationships with organizations who champion meaningful causes? Well we’re searching for someone to join us as a Business Development Director to build our business pipeline - are you the right person for the job? The role is in our main office in Alexandria, VA.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and execute a targeted business development plan to sell digital services, including campaign planning and execution, website design and video production
  • Cultivate new leads, convert leads to qualified opportunities, upsell existing accounts, and close deals.
  • Identify and develop relationships with potential partners to broaden the company's position with key clients early on in the sales cycle.
  • Develop and deliver polished proposals and pricing estimates on short notice to potential clients in the public and private sectors.
  • Advise clients around digital communications and related technologies, such as user experience, social marketing, mobile, data visualization, and website development.

What you bring to the table:

  • Understanding and experience with nonprofit organizations who work with issues of importance. In particular, experience with groups who work in Forum One’s target sectors is relevant: Education Policy, Environmental Policy, Global Health, Health Care and Health Policy, and International Development.
  • Demonstrate a high level of expertise as a senior strategic or technical advisor with experience overseeing a portfolio of active projects and client accounts, ensuring high quality work, exceptional client satisfaction, and strong financial performance.
  • Ability to independently develop solutions in response to prospective clients’ needs as expressed by the client in RFPs, interviews, Q&A sessions, etc.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.

Why you’ll love it here:

  • All employees are owners
  • 401(k) match
  • 25 days paid time off to start
  • Flexible work hours
  • Killer benefits & professional development
  • Amazing, world-changing clients you can check out here
  • Snacks, healthy ones and not so healthy ones
  • Personal innovation budget
  • Full staff retreats

About Forum One:

Forum One is a digital agency that combines tech savvy, issue sophistication, and design execution to help influential organizations craft solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. Since 1996, we’ve been passionately committed to helping our clients extend their influence. We’re headquartered in Alexandria, VA and have offices in Seattle, WA and Washington, D.C.