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Acumen
Business Development Manager

 

About Acumen

Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling hundreds of millions of the poor to transform and improve their lives by providing them high-quality, affordable water, sanitation, healthcare, housing, energy, agriculture and education. We offer leadership programs that bring together the world’s best talent to focus their skills, capacity and moral imagination to solve the world’s toughest problems of poverty. And we invest in the spread of ideas to share what we are learning, in order change the way the world tackles poverty. We see each investment as a provocation, a chance to support entrepreneurs who dare to build solutions where markets have failed and traditional aid has fallen short.

 

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About the Opportunity

Acumen is looking for a bold, experienced fundraiser to join our Business Development team in San Francisco. Your relationships, knowledge, and savvy and ease in the technology sector and venture capitalism networks will enable you to be a key part of our team. You might not have previously closed deals, but in this role you will creatively approach high net worth individuals in your network to pitch new ideas for partnerships and engagement.

This role is not be for the meek and status quo. You’ll bring a strong ability to connect the dots across teams and the ability to move fluidly between pitching specific products within Acumen to general support for the organization. You know who needs to be in the room, and can provide coaching and support to program teams who are not as comfortable in business development.

 

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