Senior Business Development Associate at Eurasia Foundation


Location: Washington, D.C.
Date Posted: March 24, 2021
Application Deadline: April 30, 2021
Job Type: Full-time


Eurasia Foundation (EF), a US-based international development organization promoting civic engagement and citizen participation, is accepting applications for a Senior Business Development Associate.
As a key member of EF’s Business Development Department, the Senior Business Development Associate supports the full proposal process, including donor and opportunity research, bid tracking and analysis, proposal design and writing, key personnel recruitment, and proposal packaging and submission. Additionally, the Senior Business Development Associate may be called upon to lead small proposals as opportunities emerge.


  • Support manager in full proposal process, including proposal capture, recruitment of key personnel, proposal writing and editing, cost proposal development, and on-time submission of proposals
  • Support manager in preparing proposal calendars and track progress of technical and cost applications; maintain checklists and delivery schedule; support proposal formatting, design, graphics (e.g., tables, organizational charts) and final packaging
  • Support development of partner teaming agreements; liaise with partners on key proposal inputs and deliverables; support recruitment of key personnel and subject-matter experts, including development of scopes of work, letters of commitments, and contracts
  • Support analysis of new business opportunities and capture strategies; provide key research and analysis to support bid preparation and program design; support the Business Development team in expanding to new geographies, technical areas, and funding sources
  • Maintain the proposal pipeline; regularly track donor websites for live and forecasted funding opportunities in line with EF’s strategic plan and priorities; prepare and disseminate summaries on potential opportunities to business development, management, and relevant program staff
  • Maintain and update the Proposal Archive and Past Performance Reference (PPR) Library; coordinate with BD team and programs staff to ensure PPRs are updated on a regular basis with high quality and relevant program information
  • Support the development and implementation of the annual BD work plan; assist in streamlining, standardizing, and strengthening internal processes, systems, and operations
  • Eventually lead small proposals and/or applications; manage full proposal process, including conducting capture, recruiting key personnel, coordinating kick-off and design meetings and color team reviews, proposal writing and editing, and developing cost proposals


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in International Development, International Studies, Political Science, Area Studies, or another relevant field required.
  • Experience: A minimum of two years’ experience in proposal development and program backstopping for USG-funded projects or other relevant experience.
  • Skills: Demonstrated ability to perform under time-sensitive deadlines; exceptional attention to detail and organization; proven ability to multitask and work in team settings; ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing; curiosity and initiative to learn.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to with “SBDA” in the subject line.

No calls, please.

How to apply


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to with “SBDA” in the subject line.

No calls, please.

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