Business Development Associate - Center for Healthy Women & Children at Altarum Institute

Posted in Business Development 26 days ago.

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Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Job Description:

Altarum Institute

# Positions 1
Location US-MI-Ann Arbor
Category Current Opening


Altarum is seeking a Business Development Associate to work in the Center for Healthy Women and Children (CHWC). The position will be located at one of our offices in Washington, DC, Ann Arbor, Michigan or Portland, Maine. Altarum is a national nonprofit organization focused on advancing health among vulnerable and publicly insured populations. We work with federal, state, philanthropic, non-profit and private sector clients.

Altarum's CHWC provides advisory, training, program implementation and evaluation services related to:

  • Maternal, child and adolescent health

  • Food and nutrition

  • Oral health

  • Sexual and reproductive health

  • Health promotion

  • Workforce development, including Continuing Medical Education and Maintenance of Certification programs

Under the direction of the CHWC Director and Deputy Director, the Business Development Associate is responsible for actively participating in setting the strategic direction of the Center; coordinating new contracts and grants from pre-proposal to proposal submission; researching and monitoring funding opportunities, potential partnerships and competitors; and supporting relationships with potential funders.

You'll use your energy, drive and creativity to support planning and execution of business development strategies, track progress, and other duties to support day-to-day business development and advance the mission of the organization. You'll work with a diverse team of public health and healthcare experts to expand our work, and preference will be given to individuals with knowledge of health issues and challenges experienced by women, children and families.


  • Identify and recommend innovative applications of CHWC's core offerings, partnerships and opportunities that will contribute to the Center's growth.

  • Coordinate and support proposal development efforts in collaboration with the Center's domain experts, including developing technical content, pricing and formatting.

  • Facilitate timely review of opportunities and provide information needed to inform go/no go decisions.

  • Track business development activity, including meetings with potential clients and partners, proposals in progress and won/declined opportunities.

  • Identify and leverage existing relationships among staff in CHWC and the other Centers for business development pursuits.

  • Conduct research to obtain business intelligence, maintain market awareness and position the Center to compete for contracts/grants.

  • Schedule and participate in meetings between potential clients and Center staff.

  • Coordinate and/or support the creation of materials and collateral to support brand awareness and promotion of CHWC services. Prepare and submit abstracts and applications for conference presentations, posters and exhibits. Facilitate materials, supplies and other preparation for conferences and meetings.

  • Collaborate with other Center's business development staff and the Business Development Manager in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer, and the Communications and Public Affairs department.


  • Three or more years of business development or related experience in healthcare or public health.

  • Knowledge of health issues affecting women, children and families preferred.

  • Competency and proficiency with structured business development and proposal processes.

  • Strong communication, writing and editorial skills.

  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Word, OneNote, Adobe, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Creative, friendly, energetic, approachable and reliable.

  • Must be able to work under tight deadlines, with multiple/simultaneous bid efforts, and occasional travel.

  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational, time-management, and interpersonal skills.

If this sounds like you and you are up to an exciting challenge, please apply!


Altarum Institute (Altarum) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Altarum serves the public good by solving complex systems problems to improve human health. Altarum creates and implements solutions to advance health among vulnerable and publicly-insured populations. Public sector clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, Department of Veterans Affairs, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and various state agencies nationwide. Altarum also serves clients in the philanthropic and private sectors. Areas of expertise include health data and analytics; value-based care; public health systems design, development and information exchange; behavioral health and substance use disorders; childhood and adolescent health; medical education; food and nutrition; consumer engagement; elder care; health disparities and equity; and military and veterans' health.

Altarum's dynamic work environment emphasizes integrity, personal commitment, and teamwork. In addition to the meaningful and challenging work, Altarum offers an outstanding benefits program that includes paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401k (5% employer contribution), a flexible work environment, and much more. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.