Business Development Director

Deborah Berke Partners Deborah Berke Partners Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Thu, May 23 '19Posted on:

Deborah Berke Partners is seeking a Business Development Director to attract new projects across the firm’s markets and services. Our ideal director will have a strong interest in architecture and a demonstrated talent for strategic thinking, goal-oriented processes, and winning new projects. 

Your Role:

You will work collaboratively with the firm’s leaders to track and respond to RFP/RFQs, initiate inquiries, and find opportunities for development with the firm's marketing and PR staff.

Your Day Might Include:

You will supervise and direct two groups of activities:

Marketing and PR

These are:

  • Sending portfolios on request
  • Managing our Awards and Honors processes
  • Maintaining the Website
  • Supporting Lectures (including design of presentations)
  • Supporting Exhibitions and Events     
  • Directing our Writing
  • Directing our Photography
  • Liaising with our PR firm
  • Developing Press
  • Responding to Press inquiries
  • Directing our Social Media

This involves these people:

  • Principal in charge of Marketing and PR
  • Writer/ Editor
  • Director of Photography
  • Graphic Designer

Development of New Business

These are:

  • Research, strategize, and implement new-business "initiatives". These may be outreach to potential clients, contacts with people who may recommend us for new business, and activities we initiate.
  • Respond to Inquiries that are "normal" and templated.
  • Respond to Inquiries that are "exceptional" by working with design staff on strategy, research, and response.

This involves these people:

  • Partner in charge of Business Development
  • Writer/ Editor
  • Graphic Designer

You Must Have:

  • 3+ years in a marketing position, preferably in an architecture or design firm. Have marketing experience in another field? Just describe how your skills are applicable.
  • Strong interest in architecture and design
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Photoshop, In-Design, Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Experience with contact databases and mobile marketing tools, like Filemaker Pro, is preferred
  • Excellent graphic, communication and organizational skills
  • A proactive, self-disciplined and confident attitude, at ease in a fast-paced working environment
  • Good interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate with and direct others
  • Detail-oriented, accurate and hands-on approaches to projects
  • An ability to manage and balance tight deadlines
  • Possess all legal permits and visas required to work in the U.S.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

We Have:

  • Pride for our employee’s diverse backgrounds and interests within a community of inclusivity.
  • Passion for the creative community. We regularly host art exhibitions, book signings, and lectures in our studio.
  • Commitment to healthy and balanced lifestyles by offering comprehensive benefits including a very competitive health care plan, dental, and vision plans, as well as commuter benefits, Corporate Gym Membership program, and enrollment into a 401k retirement plan.
  • Generous Paid Time Off and Paid Family Leave policies.
  • Encouragement of professional development through reimbursement of certain licensures, exams, classes, and professional memberships and events.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. This is a full-time position
offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience.  Only
candidates whose skills match the minimum requirements above should



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