Business Development Associate

MASS Design Group MASS Design Group Employer:
Boston, MA, USLocation:
Thu, Feb 20 '20Posted on:

Our Philosophy

Architecture Can Change Lives

Architecture is not neutral; it either heals or hurts. Architecture is a mechanism that projects its values far beyond the buildings walls and into the lives of communities and people. To acknowledge that architecture has this kind of agency and power is to acknowledge that buildings, and the building industry that erects them, are as accountable for social injustices as they are critical levers to improve the communities they serve.

Since 2008, MASS has developed a reputation for our pioneering commitment to social impact and environmental sustainability through award-winning and innovative work. We are driven by a focus on maximum impact for the constituents our projects serve. In an era of “starchitecture,” where novel form and urban branding is prioritized over performance and social justice, MASS strives to demonstrate that great design can engage civic responsibility, deliver economic and social outcomes, and inspire by bringing beauty and dignity to those most often denied or displaced by architecture.

The Position

MASS is seeking a Business Development Associate to support the growth of our US-based offices and studios. In the last ten years our work has expanded to over twenty countries around the world with a portfolio of design services that spans architectural design, master planning, landscape architecture, engineering, furniture design and strategic planning. This is an opportunity to support the strategy and projects that will help to define our next ten years. Working with Principals and domain leads this individual will be responsible for coordinating day to day business development processes, working to identify and cultivate leads, and produce successful responses to RFPs, RFQs, and other proposals. 

This role is ideal for someone who...

  • is highly organized and feels comfortable in the role of a project manager

  • is a skilled writer with strong attention to detail

  • has a high level of interpersonal maturity and is comfortable communicating internally and externally with potential partners

  • has a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, while simultaneously managing multiple projects and effectively prioritizing time and tasks

  • values our mission at MASS and has a strong interest in social and environmental justice


  • Coordinate day to day business development production processes, including preparing responses to RFPs, RFQs, and similar proposals

  • Facilitate weekly business development meetings

  • Oversee new collateral development and maintenance of existing collateral

  • Assist in the qualification and cultivation of new partnerships and clients

  • Support broad U.S. based business development

  • Monitor online tender subscription services for new business opportunities

  • Develop strategic relationships to expand MASS’s presence

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 1-5 years of experience in marketing, advocacy or development

  • Experience using Salesforce 

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop) a plus

  • Prior experience working in a business development role in architecture or design firm preferred


Please apply through the post on our website

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