Business Development Associate at Change.org
Washington, DC, US
Change.org is the world’s largest petition platform, empowering more than 65 million users to win incredible and inspiring victories on the issues they care about.

We’re an innovative business – a certified “B Corp” combining the structure of a business with a powerful sense of mission that drives our work. We’ve helped users win more than 7,000 victories, including strengthening hate crimes legislation in South Africa; fighting corruption in Indonesia, Italy, and Brazil; ending the ban on gay Boy Scouts, and big wins for women’s rights in India. And we’re just getting started.

We love serving our incredible users, and we love our staff too. We show it with very competitive salaries, five weeks of vacation, robust maternity and parental leave, an amazing culture, free language training (if you want it), and a high impact, low-ego team that can’t wait to learn from you and teach you what they know.

Change.org is looking for an exceptional Partnerships Associate to join a growing team that works directly with our client partners.


Here's what you'll do as part of our team:

support a national team of Partnerships Directors throughout the sales cycle, esp. in lead qualification, research, proposal development and contract management
work on smaller accounts from qualification to close, be the day to day point person on larger accounts with long term agreements
support the important work of a great team who are doing outstanding work
work in an agile, fast-paced work environment with frequent course adjustments
have a clear path for professional growth, and opportunities to demonstrate your capabilities

And here are the skills & experience we hope you have:

a desire to use your talents to change the world for the better
solid experience in either non-profit sales, business development or junior account manager roles
a strong interest in working in client acquisition and development
excellent oral and written communication skills
courage, self-confidence, and a bold and energetic spirit
ability to learn fast, work hard and be creative
the knowledge to make a cold call, track down a decision maker and research a lead
work collaboratively with internal and external partners toward specific and defined objectives
thrive in a fast-growing, start-up culture