August 12, 2019

Business Development and Project Manager

Department: Business Development and Membership  
Reports to: Vice President Business Development Manager
Employment Status: Full-time, exempt
Location: 625 Slaters Lane, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314

Position Summary

The Business Development and Project Manager - works with the VP of Business Development and the Business Development and Membership team to pursue, secure and manage client relationships, which increase CADCA’s industry footprint, support CADCA’s mission, and obtain revenue.

  • Research industries and related events to identify synergies between potential new partners and CADCA’s mission
  • Work with the Business Development team to grow and manage CADCA’s partner pipeline including corporations, businesses, foundations and individuals
  • Develop and deliver custom presentations
  • Lead the Business Development team with partner solicitation and cultivation
  • Serve as a liaison to external partners, including representing CADCA at national, regional and local meetings
  • Work with the Business Development team and other CADCA departments to ensure project deliverables are being managed effectively and deliverables are achieved according to project contracts  
  • Manage communications to ensure partner stewardship and satisfaction
  • Work with the Business Development Team to secure support for CADCA’s annual campaigns and events including the Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner, the National Leadership Forum, and the Mid-Year Training Institute
  • Lead the implementation of donor recognition and stewardship activities
  • Manage Business Development content on CADCA’s website
  • Work with the Communications team and other CADCA teams to regularly apprise the Business Development and Membership teams’ goals and successes  
  • Assist with special projects
  • Work with CADCA’s IT department and lead the implementation of a new CRM database
  • Work closely with CADCA’s Membership team to promote CADCA’s new membership category, Friend of CADCA
  • Participate in the Business Development and Membership team’s short and long-term strategic planning
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Skills

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to speak with many different stakeholders
  • Approachable, friendly, and personable
  • Excellent collaboration skill both within the Business Development and Membership team and also cross departmentally
  • Experience with the entire partner lifecycle including managing and renewing projects
  • Ability to build relationships, influence outcomes and manage conflicts
  • Strong Business Intelligence skills
  • Superior organization, time management, and prioritization skills
  • Capability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks working independently and as part of a team to ensure the optimum function of the department
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • Understanding and implementing the “long game”
  • Superior customer service and partner stewardship skills
  • CRM database experience

Training and Credentials

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field; and/or five plus years experience directly related to the specified duties and responsibilities

Amount of Travel: 20 - 25% Annually

To Apply: Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to with BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER in the subject line.