Business Development and Growth Associate



Marketing & Communications, Sales & Business Development
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Job Description

Inkwell is seeking a motivated Business Development and Growth Associate to join our team. This full-time role is 100% remote. Work hours are Central or East Coast time.


Inkwell is revolutionizing the executive search industry by leveraging the power of networks and AI to find the best talent matches faster and more cost-effectively. Our innovative platform taps into a community of 15,000+ talented individuals, driving a referral-powered, reward-based approach to hiring.


We are seeking a motivated Business Development and Growth Associate to join our dynamic team. This full-time remote role is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and energetic individual eager to kick-start their career in business development and client relations. The ideal candidate will support the Head of Growth in expanding our client base and developing strategic partnerships.


  • Assist in developing and executing business development strategies to attract new clients.

  • Support the cultivation of business partnerships, especially with Venture Capital and Private Equity firms.

  • Help manage the CEO’s network to convert leads into clients and partners.

  • Contribute to the implementation of sales strategies and client retention plans.

  • Conduct market research to identify potential clients.

  • Assist in managing business development campaigns.

  • Maintain accurate client information in the CRM database.

  • Collaborate with various teams within Inkwell to execute business development initiatives.

  • Prepare regular reports on sales activities, pipeline status, and revenue generation.

  • Assist in drafting business plans, presentations, and other materials as needed.

  • Manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently while meeting deadlines.

  • Develop strong relationships with new and existing clients.

  • Represent Inkwell at networking events and conferences as a brand ambassador.


Your Approach:

  • You get stuff done! You’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get into the weeds, but you can also pull out and keep an eye on the bigger picture. You know how to keep things moving forward.

  • You’ll do whatever it takes. You have an entrepreneurial spirit and you’ll do whatever it takes to grow Inkwell to the next level. You’re passionate about our mission and about the opportunity to connect awesome talent with world-class opportunities.

  • You are trustworthy. You show up on time, you come prepared, you do what you say and your team members know they can always count on you. People enjoy working with you because they know they can trust you.

  • You’re a people person. You love to develop meaningful relationships with all types of people. You’re passionate about helping people and clients find their perfect fit. You pride yourself with your ability to get along with all types of people. You’re a great listener!

  • You’re a passionate team player. You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced start-up environment, with people who are passionate about their work. You're excited to work cross-functionally with other departments and enjoy bringing people together to achieve a goal.

  • You’re obsessed with the details. You’re embarrassingly organized. You care about the smallest details -- from triple checking your emails for typos to taking diligent notes. You go the extra mile to ensure the job is done well.

  • Inkwell Core Values: Integrity, Sharp, Yes-Attitude, Hustle, and “Sparkle.” You inspire others to trust you with your honesty, reliability and lack of BS. You are quick to understand, anticipate and address both challenges and opportunities. You add positive energy to your interactions, even if you’re saying no. You figure it out -- proactively and creatively -- and get it done. Being a badass is hard work.


  • Demonstrated interest in business development, sales, or related fields; direct experience a plus.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work under pressure.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills.

  • Friendly and personable demeanor.

  • Attention to detail and commitment to high-quality work.

  • Problem-solving skills and a proactive approach.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.

  • Familiarity with CRM software is a plus.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in business, sales, or a related field is preferred.


Inkwell offers an exciting and innovative work environment where you can make a real impact. You'll be part of a passionate team committed to transforming the hiring process, with opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

The compensation for this role is $100k base plus competitive bonus.