Member Development Associate

New York, NY
105/Council Development
New York, NY
Depends on Experience  Annual
Full Time

About The Conference Board

Founded in 1916, The Conference Board is the member-driven think tank that delivers trusted insights for what’s ahead. Our agenda is simple: to help leaders navigate the biggest issues facing business and better serve society. We believe in innovative approaches that make you think- and act- differently. And everything we do reflects the input of our members and their real-world challenges. 

We do this by delivering business insights. We connect senior executives across industries and geographies to share ideas, and our experts create fact-based research and consensus-driven policy statements to help leaders address their most important business issues.

Because we are independent, non-partisan, and non-profit our work is trusted. If you learned it at The Conference Board you can count on it.

What it’s like to work here:

While it’s serious work to operate a global business think tank, it’s also fulfilling — and fun! Our people enjoy what they do and know their ideas matter. 

We encourage everyone to take personal ownership for outcomes: we collaborate, share a purpose and commit to each other and to our Members. It’s all about doing our very best - which means we succeed as our Members succeed - together we improve society.

The Conference Board invites all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities. If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance with our online application system and would like to request a reasonable accommodation,  please email Alana Trimmier at or call at 212-339-0324. Please indicate your full name, contact information and the specific accommodation needed.


Are you an ambitious, competitive go-getter with a positive attitude?

If so, The Conference Board, an award-winning global economic research organization, is searching for you – THE person to fill the Member Development Associate (MDA) position.

Founded in 1916, The Conference Board (TCB) has convened collaborative executive networks and learning programs, known as Councils, for 100 years.  Our mission is unique: To provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society.  Through collaborative effort, innovative thinking, and supportive management, the Councils Program has grown to 100+ peer learning forums with global membership of over 2,500 executives coming from Fortune 1000 companies.

We’re looking for a motivated business development professional to join our established Member Development Team.

  • You have:
    • The following qualities in spades: Drive, Curiosity, Resilience, Coach-ability, and Attention to Detail
    • Excellent communication, writing, and people skills
    • A goal-oriented work ethic – committed to achieving organization goals, performance objectives, individually and part of a team
    • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university with 1-2 years post graduate experience
    • Background and passion in business development, account management, or marketing
  • What you will do:
    • The Hunt: Researching companies for the key decision maker whose responsibilities are the perfect fit for our best-in-class Councils
    • The Message: Crafting insightful talking points, emails, and voicemails that will resonate with high-level executives
    • The Relationship: Establishing peer-to-peer conversations with C-suite and senior executives with the objective of setting up introductory membership meetings
    • The Team Player: Brainstorming with Program Directors, peers, and clients to improve tactics, process, and business acumen
  • Why Work at The Conference Board:
    • Setting: Highly motivated individuals in a laid-back environment
    • Professional Development: Ongoing training and mentoring within a culture of continuous learning; cross-training to exponentially develop sales skills and business acumen.  Professional on-site training in Sandler Sales Management Training.  In addition, TCB partners with the American Management Association (AMA) and employees have complimentary access to the full suite of training courses 
    • Career Development: Promotions are based on achievements and merit, not on seniority. Become an Account Manager, Account Executive, or Senior Account Executive.  Leverage and learn from our best-in-class research, publications, reports, and Centers to invest in your human capital and build your network with stakeholders throughout the organization
    • Fun: Upside! Team outings, intramurals, quarterly celebrations, state-of-the art remodeled office in Midtown East (NYC)
  • Compensation and Benefits:
    • Competitive base compensation with spot bonuses paid out to those that exceed quota
    • All full-time employees are eligible for our exceptional benefits program, which includes 403(b) contributions, health/dental/vision coverage, 4+ weeks of vacation and holiday, as well as happy hours, team celebrations, sporting events, resource groups, and other social and cultural outings.
    • This is a full-time position in our NYC office, located in Midtown East.

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Any internal candidate must first contact Alana Trimmier in Human Resources at