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Business Development Associate

Company: Larta Institute
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

Business Development Associate -Who is Larta Institute?Larta Institute is a non-profit organization accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship. - Our mission is to foster science and technology innovation for a sustainable planet. -Our planet is experiencing significant global problems created by human behavior and policies affecting the environment, food, education, energy, and healthcare systems. New science and technology play a critical role in transforming how we sustainably feed, fuel, and heal the world. - -Larta was founded in 1993, in Los Angeles, as one of California's regional technology alliances to stimulate the economic development of technology-based enterprises in Southern California. Larta quickly became the national partner for numerous federal government agencies to commercialize novel research and innovation - including DARPA, NIH, DOE, NSF, NIST, NOAA, and USDA. -Today, our innovation platform and ecosystem accelerate new science and technology from idea to sustainable enterprise - by providing a unique combination of connections, resources, and funding. -We have helped over 4,500 startups, and our alumni have raised over $6.5 billion -in funds. -What is the role?Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, the Business Development Associate will support the conceptualization, preparation and management of proposals and presentations for services & offerings that extend Larta's brand to new and existing clients and partners. You will also maintain customer management systems that support Business Development efforts. -You will engage in research, preparation for meetings, and direct follow-up with prospects/clients as well as internal teams at Larta. Strong client management and writing skills are essential.The Business Development Associate fills a critical role in engaging and growing Larta's customer and support base. -What would my day look like?
--- - - - - - -Assist in the production of feasibility studies, research, and proposals for new business development opportunities. This includes formulating budgets, timelines and briefs associated with Business Development prospects to facilitate internal discussion.
--- - - - - - -Evaluate competitive environment and suggests activities or efforts to maintain relevance.
--- - - - - - -Identify, schedule, and coordinate C-Suite and VIP meetings for business development purposes.
--- - - - - - -Recruit and cultivate event sponsorships.
--- - - - - - -Support the Business Development department in maintaining tools and CRM systems, including HubSpot, to track client follow-up and communications in a timely manner. Includes the generation of reports.
--- - - - - - -Establish and maintain regular internal communication with Program Operations Team and Focus Area Leads to stay current on program specifics, planning, and delivery.
--- - - - - - -Assist in developing an evaluation process to gain feedback from clients, sponsors and constituents.
--- - - - - - -Additional duties as assigned.---What skills and experience does Larta require?
--- - - - - - -Bachelor's degree (preferably in business, economics, or any other business-related field)
--- - - - - - -Strong interest in science-based innovation and entrepreneurship
--- - - - - - -Excellent oral and written communication skills -Highly proficient in Office 365, specifically Excel, Word and PowerPointo - -Good written communication skills using Word for reports, and PowerPoint for visual presentations. -Charts, graphs and other visual representations are important aspects of this work. -
--- - - - - - -Strong account management and communication skills
--- - - - - - -Strong project management skills
--- - - - - - -Strategic selling experience and developing relationships at the C-Suite level
--- - - - - - -Ability to work well under pressure and simultaneously manage multiple issues and assignments in a fast-paced environment
--- - - - - - -Ability to foster partnerships with customers/clients and a track record of prospecting and closing deals preferred
--- - - - - - -Ability to develop and facilitate meetings and relationships with C-Suite executives.
--- - - - - - -Familiarity with philanthropic grant funding preferred
--- - - - - - -Understanding of the broad technology/innovation industry, -key players, trends, -etc. and interest in technology commercialization and investment issues preferredWhat we offer!Larta Institute offers a competitive and attractive compensation and benefits package, as follows: -

  • Full-time employment within a mission-driven, non-profit organization
  • An open, diverse and inclusive culture, with a commitment to job stability and personal growth
  • Opportunities dedicated to personal and professional development
  • Annual performance bonus potential
  • Paid vacation, holiday, and sick time
  • Paid time off for one week during the end of year holidays
  • Health insurance coverage, with low employee premium contribution
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Subsidized parking or transportation
  • Monthly reimbursement on data package (internet/mobile)Diversity, Equity, and InclusionLarta Institute is committed to providing an accessible, safe, respectful, and welcoming environment for all. Our Anti-Discrimination Policy aims to ensure that all members of the Larta Institute community - including our staff, startup founders, mentors, government officials, industry executives, investors, speakers, sponsors, donors, advisory board members, and other community members - are treated with dignity and respect in an open culture that is free from harassment, discrimination, violence, and other inappropriate conduct. -Larta Institute is committed to diversity, equitable access, and inclusion. -Employment Status: Exempt -Salary range: $58,240 - 64,000 Seniority Level: Associate -How to Apply - -Please send a customized cover letter outlining your background and suitability for this position with Larta Institute and a resume highlighting your relevant experience to jobs@larta.org. Please submit with the following subject line: "Application to Larta Institute - Business Development Associate". -Disclaimer -This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion. -Larta Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities, and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of Larta's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented, and diverse workforce. Larta Institute is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination as defined by both California and federal laws. -

Keywords: Larta Institute, Los Angeles , Business Development Associate, Other , Los Angeles, California

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