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Elderwerks specializes in assisting older adults, seniors, and families with senior living coordination, advocacy, and education. We are currently hiring a Business Development Specialist.  

Position Summary:

The Business Development Specialist oversees the branding, marketing, and promotion of Elderwerks to its community partners through community engagement, community education, new business development, and leadership roles in major professional groups.

  • Builds and maintains relationships with both the professional community and public-at-large to increase the visibility of Elderwerks in the community.
  • Reaches across all levels and departments to identify what makes Elderwerks unique and communicates it to the public.
  • Represents Elderwerks at networking events, outreach opportunities, trade shows, and conferences in conjunction with Elderwerks employees.
  • Create a respectful reputation representing Elderwerks as a not-for-profit.
  • Advances the mission and goals of Elderwerks through planning, developing, implementing, and organizing special events, including community outreach programs, that will positively influence public opinion and promote Elderwerks.
  • Help create and deliver innovative marketing campaigns.
  • Passes inquiries from community members and other interested parties to Strategy Director for distribution to the Advisors.
  • Creates unified brand identity to maintain, enhance and solidify the positive reputation of Elderwerks and drive brand recognition and growth.
  • Assists with and helps manage Continuing Education events. All CEs are managed and approved by the Director of Education.
  • Partners with the Director of Education, Education Specialist, and Strategy Director to help meet the needs of the professionals with continuing education.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Understand marketing components in various markets.
  • Ability to meet multiple demands and diverse needs in fast-paced, changing environments.
  • Able to work independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent time management and planning skills.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work extremely well as part of a team.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent persuasion and negotiation skills, and ability to build rapport.
  • Strong analytical skills partnered with a creative mind.
  • Skilled in developing and delivering engaging, articulate audience presentations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint, or related software.
  • Ability to evaluate the cost of a program and determine the relative benefits for the organization.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage sensitive or controversial subjects with tact, kindness, and professionalism.
  • Must be proficient in Apple iPhones and iPads.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field.
  • At least three years of work in Community Relations or Marketing OR at least five years of work in a field related to the company preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard, reach, stoop, or kneel to set up trade show booths.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to uphold the stress of traveling both locally and across the state.
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk, working on a computer, or driving.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle.
Interested parties should email their resume to

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