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Third Sector Capital Partners
Business Development Associate


Who we are

We are a non-profit advisory firm whose mission is to accelerate America’s transition to a performance-driven social sector. Founded in 2011, Third Sector has positioned itself as a driver of innovative financing solutions and leading practitioner of Pay for Success (PFS) in the United States. Third Sector is able to drive government resources toward proven, evidence based social programs that effectively improve the lives of America’s most vulnerable populations. Third Sector accomplishes this by working with governments, social service providers, impact investors, and evaluation/data experts to design, fund, and implement Pay for Success projects and practices around the country. Third Sector has nearly 40 employees with offices in San Francisco, Boston, and Washington, D.C.


The role we are hiring for - Business Development Associate

We are looking for a highly driven, entrepreneurial, passionate, and rigorous professional to join our fast-paced, innovative, and growth-oriented firm advancing outcomes-oriented contracting across the United States. You will work closely with Third Sector’s CEO, Revenue Team and other Managing Directors, Directors, and Managers to support and execute strategic partnerships, business development and fundraising efforts to support the firm’s $6 million+ annual budget.

Why this role is compelling

Working directly with Third Sector’s directors and CEO and Co-founder, Caroline Whistler, you will experience first-hand what it means to lead a growing organization toward an exciting vision. You will be exposed to a wide range of people, issues and sectors, as well as the diversity of revenue streams and strategic partnerships of a unique nonprofit enterprise.

A successful candidate will develop and grow a broad set of professional skills, honing them to the level of excellence in a demanding and fast-paced environment. You will work with, learn from, and grow alongside a high-performing and diverse team in which each individual is committed to rapid development of themselves and others. There is potential for the role to evolve based on the particular strengths that you bring the team, making this a unique opportunity to launch your career in the social sector.


Responsibilities of this role include

Support Business Development, Fundraising, Strategic Partnership efforts (70%)

Coordination, Tracking and Reporting of Revenue and Business Development Activities (30%)


We’re looking for someone who brings

More specifically, we think of a successful Business Development Associate as someone who:



Our hiring process is designed to give candidates insight into the nature of the challenges that we face in our daily work and bring into focus the candidates that we have learned will be most successful in this role and at our organization. Here are the phases in our process:



If you want to learn more, please complete the following simple initial application. Applications must be submitted ASAP. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis so we encourage you to submit yours right away.




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