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Director of Community Engagement & Business Development -- TechShop Brooklyn
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Job Number: CEBD-BRK

We seek a charismatic individual who brings a genuine passion for accelerating the pace of innovation, entrepreneurism, and STEAM learning within Brooklyn as well as a deep knowledge of the Brooklyn/NYC business and civic communities, and experience closing deals ranging from $50 to $750K/year. Success in this position requires achieving financial goals in the form of sales agreements with supporting partners, membership signups and class registrations.

This position has twin areas of responsibility: (1) community engagement and (2) business development.

Community Engagement
Will engage the greater Brooklyn maker community to create awareness and build support for TechShop Brooklyn among makers, artists, students, teachers, DIY enthusiasts, hackers, hardware startups, incubators, and local supporting suppliers and vendors.

Business Development
Will develop partnerships with corporations, foundations, and civic and institutional partners for the purpose of gaining financial support for TechShop Brooklyn in the form of commitments for memberships and training services. A partner’s commitment to purchase membership/training packages can be for their own employees or as “scholarships” for deserving communities such as veterans, high school students, minority entrepreneurs, or under-­employed individuals seeking experience and skill development.

The ideal candidate will have the following experience and skill set:
  • Excellent knowledge of the Brooklyn maker community with extensive network of key influencers
  • 4 to 6 years of B2B sales experience (local market preferred)
  • Experience with engaging C-level decision makers
  • Extensive experience in sales pipeline management and reporting
  • Razor sharp sales presentation, proposal writing, and communication technique
  • Proven ability to achieve sales quotas

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