Business Development Specialist

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Last update: Jun 16, 2022 Last update: Jun 16, 2022


Deadline: Jul 15, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: USA USA
Organization: EnCompass LLC
Sectors: Procurement, Grants & Grant Schemes Procurement, Grants & Grant Schemes
Job type: Permanent position
English English
Work experience: From 2 years
Date posted: Jun 15, 2022


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Position Description

EnCompass LLC is seeking a  Business Development Specialist to support new business development efforts. The Business Development (BD) Specialist’s primary areas of responsibility include developing and maintaining the BD team’s knowledge management systems, coordinating proposal teams and processes, supporting proposal teams in research and drafting of technical proposal sections, as well as the development of capability statements and tailoring of BD marketing materials.

The position may be remote or work a hybrid schedule at EnCompass’ headquarters in Rockville, Maryland.

Must be legally authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship.

 Position Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions:

  • Supports the Business Development team throughout all phases of a proposal process, including research for new business activities regarding clients and the competitive landscape
  • Supports partner outreach and engagement for new business activities, including developing capability statements and attending partner meetings
  • Contributes to proposal development by drafting past performance, staffing, and capability sections
  • Supports development, formatting, and editing of BD-related materials
  • Coordinates communications and flow of information and data for external partners on complex proposals
  • Populates and maintains BD-related files and knowledge management platforms, including Salesforce
  • Assists Communications and Business Development teams in developing marketing collateral for use at client meetings and industry events
  • Engages with the Contracts team to facilitate the development of and processing of consultant invoices
  • Supports the Talent Acquisition team by representing and promoting EnCompass at networking and industry events
  • Supports recruitment efforts for proposal activities by identifying potential candidates and sharing requirements for proposal consultant candidates
  • Presents at All Staff and Business Development team meetings, as needed, including the development of engaging and informative presentations
  • Engages fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass
  • Ability to work in an appreciative, strengths-based environment and to guide others in using an appreciative approach.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements


Academic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma and 7 years of experience; Associate’s degree and 5 years of experience; Bachelor’s Degree and 4 years of experience or Master’s degree and 2 years of experience. Degree in International Relations, Business or Management, Political Science or related field preferred .

Experience and Skills

  • Experience in the international development sector with knowledge of donors’ procurement and proposal development processes
  • Advanced organizational and time management skills along with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; ability to coordinate efforts to ensure timely delivery
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to conduct interviews with potential consultants
  • Knowledge of KM systems and processes, and online tools for project and team coordination
  • Demonstrated mastery of the English language with advanced writing skills, superior spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  • Proposal development experience with demonstrated ability to align solicitation and team member requirements with potential consultant experience and expertise; ability to analyze, synthesize, and present information in a concise, creative manner
  • Dependability, reliability, and a willingness to work outside required set hours when deadlines require
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 Suite and apps, particularly Excel, and/or Tableau, as well as online tools such as Adobe Connect
  • Ability to work in a strengths-based appreciative environment

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter, and complete the application on the Careers & Consulting page of  https://encompassworld.com. (Remove this if needed)

EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.

For US-based positions: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.