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New Bedford Ocean Cluster Inc Business Development Manager in New Bedford, Massachusetts

The New Bedford Ocean Cluster (NBOC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 2021 to leverage New Bedford\'s coastal position, marine knowledge base, and landside capacity to drive employment and wealth creation for New Bedford residents through a dynamic approach of targeted business recruitment, the creation of unique economic infrastructure, skill development, and support for homegrown ocean economy companies. The Business Development Manager will provide day-to-day support across all four of the NBOC\'s marine industry pillars at an operational and strategic level. An initial focus of the position will be to support the NBOC\'s core program, Act Local, a pilot launched in partnership with Vineyard Wind to support the development of a diverse and equitable supply chain for offshore wind in greater New Bedford through outreach, information sharing, and assistance to local businesses. The position is hands-on and demands an energetic, self-starter with experience, or a strong interest, in business development and advancing ocean economy companies. In return, the position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and evolution of an innovative model and early-stage nonprofit organization that is well-positioned to directly impact the future of greater New Bedford?s blue economy. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: The Business Development Manager will report to, and work closely with the Executive Director to ensure the NBOC\'s business engagement and recruitment efforts align with the priorities and strategic direction set forth by the organization\'s Board of Directors and industry-led advisory committees (being established). Professional & Personal Qualifications: Good understanding of business development, marine industries a plus Strong knowledge of the New Bedford area and its strengths and challenges a plus Confident networker with excellent communication skills, both written and oral Good administration, research, and people skills Good facilitation skills Organized and able to operate in a small team, independently and across several projects/deadlines IT literate with experience using Microsoft applications including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word and virtual platforms such as Zoom and Teams Able to handle a busy and varied workload Attention to detail, keeping the NBOC\'s members and stakeholders front of mind A passion for the blue economy and drive to establish New Bedford as the leading on the East Coast Resourceful and able to humbly roll-up one\'s sleeves to take on the administrative aspects of the role Relevant university degree, at least a bachelor\'s level Salary & Benefits The NBOC offers a competitive, nonprofit salary plus benefits including employer contributions towards health Insurance, retirement savings plan with matching contributions, and more. The position is full-time, exempt, and grant funded for three-years. For a complete job description, please go to: