Business Development Coordinator
San Francisco Office
Harder+Company Community Research is a comprehensive social research and planning firm with offices in San Francisco, Davis, San Diego, and Los Angeles. Harder+Company’s mission is to help our clients achieve social impact through quality research, strategy, and organizational development services. Since 1986, we have assisted government agencies, foundations, and nonprofits throughout California and the country in using good information to make good decisions for their future. Our clients reach a wide range of sectors—including arts and culture, child welfare, education, health, housing and homelessness, human services, leadership development, philanthropy, and violence prevention, among others. Moreover, our projects engage a highly diverse array of communities and populations. We believe that our success rests on providing services and information that contribute to positive social impact in the lives of vulnerable people and communities.
Who We Need
Harder+Company seeks a Business Development Coordinator (BD Coordinator) to support the pursuit of new business opportunities companywide. The ideal candidate will be able to organize and maintain systems that support the company’s day-to-day business development efforts. This position is particularly well suited to someone with interest in the underlying operational aspects of a dynamic professional services company. She/he will thrive in a fast-paced environment and be highly detail-oriented. This position, which is located in our San Francisco office, reports directly to the Director of Communications and Business Development and provides support to the company’s Executive Management Team (XMT).
*Assist with the development of proposals for new business opportunities. This includes organizing and updating supporting materials (such as project descriptions, resumes, and reports) and coordinating the production and submission of proposals electronically or via hard copy.
*Organize, enter, and maintain a wide range of client, contact, proposal, and project information via a customer relationship management (CRM) database.
*Track the completion and outcome of proposals and other business solicitations via a CRM database. Work with the Director to produce progress reports on this information for the XMT.
*Monitor the marketplace for new business opportunities and coordinate colleagues’ participation on bid lists. Report back to the Director and XMT in a timely and consistent manner.
*Maintain business development files.
*Provide additional administrative support to the Director, as needed.
Desired Skills, Qualifications, and Experience
*2-3 years general office experience, preferably in professional services/consulting environment
*Experience working within a development department in a corporate, foundation, or nonprofit setting
*Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software or similar platform
*Knowledge of request of proposal (RFP) processes used by foundations and/or government agencies
*Demonstrated organizational, administrative, and project coordination skills, with strong time management and attention to detail
*Knowledge of and/or experience with the various social sector areas that Harder+Company serves
*Excellent problem-solving and communication skills
*Ability to interact professionally and effectively with staff, clients, and other constituents
*Facility with MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
How to Apply
Send a resume and cover letter to the email listed above with subject line of “Business Development Coordinator.” No phone calls or faxes, please. Harder+Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.