Member Development Associate

New York, NY
105/Council Development
New York, NY
Depends on Experience 
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 Liza Wu at or call at 212-339-0240. Please indicate your full name, contact information and the specific accommodation needed.


Job Opportunity:

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.

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, 3+ 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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