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Business Development Manager at the Association for Women in Science


Position Title: Business Development Manager
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Flexible Remote Position

About AWIS

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is one of the largest multi-discipline organizations for women in science dedicated to achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. Our advocacy, scholarships and programs support members, allies and supporters worldwide. We are celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2021 and growing the organization. Membership is open to any individual who supports the vision and mission of AWIS. Learn more at

Position Summary

The Business Development Manager is responsible for a range of activities to grow and support the association through revenue generation. The primary areas of sale will include organizational memberships to institutions, and corporations, advertising sales through association channels. The Business Development Manager will also be responsible for lead generation, relationship management, partial fulfillment obligations, and client retention.


  • A progressive career path of high achievement in sales and business development – a plus if with a national association or in a nonprofit environment
  • Creativity to develop and discipline to implement the sales strategy
  • Proven track record of building relationships to retain clients and cultivate new ones resulting in increased client investment over time
  • Ability to research new and existing client audiences and identify client requirements
  • Proficiency with customer relationship management (CRM) database, experience with MemberClicks is a plus, and other software including MS Office as well as project management tools
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience


  • Comfortable with outreach and engagement of customers, and closing sales
  • Ability to build relationships with stakeholders and develop common areas for success
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills with the ability to convey information in an easy to understand, compelling, and engaging manner
  • Excellent project and time management skills with the ability to multitask, shift priorities, and work in a deadline-oriented, fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills with the ability to work as part of a team and collaborate on the outreach, data management, invoicing and payment, and fulfillment of partnership benefits
  • Exercise good judgment and sound decision making in problem solving
  • The candidate must be a self-starter who can thrive independently, adapt quickly, and demonstrate flexibility
  • Understanding of the culture of scientific professionals and knowledge of STEM industries a significant asset


  • Identifies, researches, and communicates with customer prospects for organizational partnerships, both institutional and corporate
  • Develop, manage and sell AWIS’ products and services, including organizational partnerships, event sponsorships, and advertising
  • Refine prospect criteria as new customer audiences are identified
  • Research organizations and companies to identify prospects and craft the sales proposal
  • Establish and manage prospect and client data within the association database (MemberClicks)
  • Create sales life cycle and manage organizations through the process from prospect to close to renewal
  • Build relationships with all association stakeholders

Salary Range and Highlights of Benefits

  • Salary $85,000 annually plus generous commission schedule
  • Health, Vision, and Dental insurance available to staff member, domestic partners and family members
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance and life insurance provided for employees
  • 401k retirement plan with association match available
  • 12 vacation days, 9 national holidays, and 2 personal days per year

Submit cover letter and resume to Meredith Gibson at

AWIS does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, promotion, compensation, termination, leaves of absence, training, development, and advancement. AWIS recognizes that we live and work in a diverse world and values the skills and abilities of employees from all cultural backgrounds and traditions. Individuals who are bilingual, Black, Indigenous or People of Color, and/or members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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© 2021 Association for Women in Science. All Rights Reserved.