Career Opportunities

Business Development Associate

The Opportunity

Our business development efforts encompass a variety of activities for the company -- developing relationships with new technology and channel partners on client projects, and establishing relationships with companies that can expand our capabilities.

You will play an integral role in supporting the business development team and helping Awareness build and deepen its relationships with partners — both channel partners and companies who have capabilities that can enhance our offerings.

You ideally have some marketing program, agency, business development and/or media experience along with an in-depth knowledge of web usability, demonstrated experience in designing and developing rich user interfaces for database-driven web sites, and a passion for all things web2.0. In your role you’ll be asked to not only design materials to support our business development efforts but also to implement these rich user interfaces across the Awareness platform using their thorough knowledge of JavaScript, CSS and HTML. You most likely have 2 – 4 years of post-college experience, and you have excellent writing and qualitative skills. In this role, you will report to the VP of New Business.

What You'll Do:

  • Research and support relationships with strategic and channel partners
  • Research background information – create demo communities and “get smart packs”– for partners and potential partners to support meetings, business opportunities and presentations
  • Design, implement and maintain leading edge communities built on Awareness’s enterprise social media platform using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Create proof-of-concept materials, build mash-ups and widgets, etc., to help articulate the vision of any proposed solution or integration
  • Provide pre-sales and on-going partner support including mock ups, presentation customization, and other collateral
  • Assist in the creation of a mechanism for regular partner communications

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to research, analyze and present information and solutions to colleagues, partners and clients
  • Strong design skills with extensive experience in all aspects of web design
  • Expert understanding of JavaScript and the DOM, and how to traverse and program them using procedural methods and events
  • Extensive understanding and experience in hand coding HTML/XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets, and familiarity with web standards and CSS-driven layouts
  • Solid understanding of cross-browser/platform issues, and knowledgeable in development tradeoffs between speed, design, flexibility, and the underlying page architecture
  • Ability to self-manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated creativity and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal, written and relationship management skills

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with AJAX frameworks, including Ruby on Rails and Microsoft's Atlas
  • Knowledge of Flash
  • Familiarity with social media applications
  • An interest in marketing and business development

Awareness is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that diversity enables the broad-range of perspectives needed for solid decision-making and creativity. If you are interested in applying for this challenging and rewarding opportunity, please submit your resume and salary expectations to: