Bureau Blank is hiring a

Sales Associate

Bureau Blank is looking for someone to join our team that is passionate about using design and technology to improve people’s everyday lives.

Are you interested in solving problems with the companies and organizations at the forefront of issues like public health, education, social equity, cities and physical infrastructure, economic empowerment and public policy? At Bureau Blank, those are the clients we work with every day. We are looking for someone to help us grow our business by sharing what we’re learning from our work and by building strong relationships with the people in these fields.

It’s bringing qualified leads and strategic partners together that align with our values.

You’ll be trained in all aspects of our business development process and work side by side with our team to bring our inside expertise outside –to the people, companies and organizations who can benefit from it most. Success is a robust cycle of engaging with the GAIN community, sharing knowledge and expertise and turning relationships into new business.


  • Engaging with the GAIN community: sourcing and attending events to build our presence and expand our network of relationships
  • Sharing knowledge from across our team with new and existing clients via our blog, social media, presentations and conferences
  • Reaching out to prospective clients and connectors by email, phone, social media and in-person to make new connections and build strong relationships
  • Responding to new business opportunities by diagnosing needs, qualifying engagements, estimating, writing and presenting proposals
  • Setting goals with leadership and working toward those goals weekly, monthly and quarterly with a responsive, consistent and systematic workflow
  • Tracking key metrics across the business development lifecycle
  • Strategizing with the delivery team on ways to continuously improve the alignment of market needs with our expertise and offering
  • Building your own and our team’s knowledge, expertise and awareness of key issues in the Government, Academia, Infrastructure and Nonprofit sectors
  • Skills & Experience

  • Interest in using design and technology to drive social change and improve everyday life
  • 1-3 years of experience in a creative agency or GAIN sector organization, this is a junior to mid-level position
  • Strong presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop an understanding of client context, challenges and opportunities through active listening, questions and research
  • A passion for people, social environments and building new relationships
  • Perks

  • Salary is a combination of base + commission
  • Benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 15 vacation days to start; 20 vacation days after your first full calendar year
  • Bagel Fridays, monthly team lunches, team happy hours and an in-office kegerator
  • We’re located in Chinatown/Lower East Side — heaven for foodies and art lovers
  • Relaxed atmosphere and great people to work with
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