Business Development Associate


For the past 25 years, we’ve been doing work that matters. We’re a digital agency that leverages technology to extend the influence of our mission-driven clients. Every day, our team of more than 100 digital strategists, architects, designers, and creators help leading nonprofit organizations and government agencies across the country make an impact. But this team still needs you! This is your opportunity to join the company helping those doing good in the world – do more, reach more, and achieve more. 


Forum One is looking for a Business Development Associate in Arlington, VA. The Business Development Associate will be a key member of the Business Development team, supporting the team by creating high-quality, successful proposals and sales pitches for mission-focused organizations including nonprofits and government. They will be responsible for providing proposal coordination, proposal writing, and editing support to ensure that every proposal and presentation differentiates us from the competition, goes in on time, demonstrates high quality, and wins us exciting new work.


What you’ll do:


  • Coordinate and support all aspects of the business development lifecycle to submit winning proposals
  • Research, write, and edit content for client-facing proposals and company resources
  • Coordinate and consolidate inputs from account managers, sales team, and technical/subject matter experts
  • Develop and edit pitches to align with win themes and comply with requirements
  • Review and edit written content for grammar, style, tone, clarity, and consistency

What you bring to the table:


  • 2+ years of professional experience in proposal writing or coordination; marketing, sales, or strategic communications
  • Digital agency or government proposal experience strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated persuasive writing skills, editing skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks


What would be nice:

  • Experience in digital strategy, communications, or technology
  • Experience and success in fast-paced and deadline-driven environments


To apply:

  • Please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional writing sample


Why you’ll love it here:


  • Competitive Salary & Employee Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) match, Commuter benefits & flexible spending accounts  
  • 15 Vacation days, in addition to Sick Leave & Floating Holidays
  • Flexible work hours
  • Paid parental leave
  • Company-provided laptops
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement


What we value:

  • We’re passionate about our work – our clients’ missions matter, and we apply our passion in support of clients who are addressing the most critical global issues.
  • We’re great partners – we’re collaborative, approachable, creative, inclusive, and reliable.
  • We’re continuous learners – we are always expanding, refining, and improving our craft, value, and impact—as individuals and as a team.
  • We’re inquisitive problem solvers – we’re dedicated to finding the right solution, which requires actively engaging varied perspectives, and approaching our work with flexibility, humility,  and open minds.
  • We get things done – we are thoughtful and thorough, but we don’t waste time or hesitate to tackle problems head on.
  • We do the right thing – we make decisions for Forum One and our clients with the highest integrity, respect, fairness, and honesty. 


Forum One provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.