The Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) is a membership organization whose mission for the past 50 years has been to help the private sector ENGAGE, EDUCATE, and MOTIVATE their employees and other stakeholders to become involved in the electoral and legislative processes to elect pro-jobs candidates and foster a pro-prosperity agenda through voter education, grassroots advocacy, and PAC participation.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for a talented, strategic and business savvy Director of Business Development to help grow our membership base of highly satisfied business organization members. Our ideal candidate will bring actionable strategies, as well as demonstrated experience in cultivating a pipeline of senior-level professionals within prospective member organizations.
If you have strategic business development experience, an interest in politics, plus a winning combination of drive, initiative and desire to impact our corporate mission; we would like to meet you.
This position is based full-time in our Washington, DC office.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ROLE
Develop and implement BIPAC’s business development strategy to target and identify potential member prospects
Work closely with the Member Relations and Development team to implement best practices and execute growth strategies for member recruitment and sales goals
Prepare membership sales presentations for prospective clients
Monitor membership sales performance metrics and report to senior management
Attend industry events and stay abreast of PAC, GOTV, and grassroots programs
Travel to client presentations, pitches, business reviews and meetings
Build, manage, and maintain long-term relationships with prospective clients through outreach
5-7 years experience in business development with proven track record of meeting or exceeding sales goals; focus selling to the C-Suite strongly preferred
Background or interest in government affairs, national policy issues, and political advocacy desired
Previous experience working with or selling advocacy software or other software sales desired; must be able to show aptitude in learning new software
Ability to strategically manage pipeline, segment market, and target new business
Creative-thinker willing to develop opportunities to promote company brand for sales conversion
Exceptional written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with an aptitude for influencing others; must be able comfortable on the phone as well as in a large group
Proficiency in MS Office Suite; knowledge of Salesforce a plus
Organized, self-starter who can work independently as well as interact well in a team environment
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Ability to travel as needed
BIPAC’s mission sits squarely at the intersection of business and politics. In this role, the Director of Business Development will have the unique opportunity to advance the mission while building relationships with the senior leaders of the country’s most prestigious companies. The successful individual will be able to shape the role while representing the voice of the market. We offer a competitive base salary and a robust incentive plan in addition to company benefits and an upward career trajectory.
Find out more about us at www.bipac.org. If you believe you have the skills to drive commercial success and to provide impact to the BIPAC mission, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume, cover letter and your compensation requirements to Dany Bourjolly Smith, Recruitment Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
About Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC)
BIPAC is a mission-based, membership organization that enables more effective business participation in the political process. We provide the political strategy and tools to help our members reach their election and public policy goals. We take an integrated approach to political involvement, combining grassroots advocacy and PAC resources, all directed by nationally recognized political analysi...s. An independent, bipartisan organization, BIPAC is supported by several hundred of the nation’s leading businesses and trade associations.