Business Development Associate

About you

You are a talented verbal and written communicator, adept at capturing both the big picture and the subtle nuances of a matter. Your business-oriented mindset drives you to frame challenges and solutions in a compelling way, while your attention to detail means you catch every typo out of place. As a Business Development Associate, you’ll work directly with Openbox leadership to shape the future of the studio by creating content for business development and managing related operations.

Specifically, you are:

  • Worked 3-5 years in the design or architecture and engineering industry;
  • Have a portfolio of stellar writing samples that showcases your design/business thinking and writing;
  • Adept at both collaborating and working independently;
  • Take the initiative, whether it’s to offer strategic perspectives or to structure your own workflow;
  • Comfortable and confident discussing issues around equity and justice;
  • Are based in the Tri-State area and/or can reasonably commute to New York City for regular meetings.

Your key responsibilities
would include:

  • Managing the proposal creation process from start to finish
  • Tracking activities in the pipeline
  • Driving conversations with leadership to shape proposals
  • Researching background information on a potential project (e.g. the client organization, relevant local culture or history, outside inspiration)
  • Synthesizing research findings into compelling questions for framing a scope of work
  • Collaborating with the design team to write about our work, in the form of case studies, blog posts, newsletters, etc.
  • Supporting the Creative Director with calendar management and studio-related activities
  • Adding to our culture of play, discovery, and making
If this sounds like you, please send your résumé and a cover letter to: