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Business Development Director

New York City, NY, USA | Renaissance Network

  • Industry:
    HR / Recruitment Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Business Development
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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The ideal candidate has experience in B2B and B2G sales of multi-year service programs, preferably in the education sector. The BDD will develop methodologies to find qualified clients, vet inquiries, develop relationships with clients and resource networks, negotiate service contracts, and close deals. The BDD will partner with the marketing and communications department to construct a strategic development plan that the BDD will be charged with executing.

Job Description/Major Responsibilities

Develop a strategic development plan designed to grow the business as rapidly as possible within the constraints of assuring quality delivery of service

Assemble a database of potential domestic and international clients

Develop relationships with prospective clients as well as maintain and foster existing client relationships

Construct inspiring proposals that effectively and succinctly communicate the importance of their services

Negotiate contract terms

Interface with product development team to ensure the products under development meet potential client needs and understand how developed products and services best meet those needs

Aspire to be a subject matter expert on Housman Institute’s service and product offerings as well as the underlying knowledge and research that supports their offerings

Build a sales team as the company grows


Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field

5+ years’ work experience in service sales or related field; K-12 education sales experience strongly preferred, particularly in early childhood

Experience with complex sales and relationship building

Sales management experience a plus

Ability to navigate cross-cultural/international education, business and policy environments

Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Strong attention to detail

A passion for advancing early childhood education

Creative thinking skills are essential 

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