Business Development Associate [Job Posting]

The American Camp Association® (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the more than 15,000 year-round and summer camps in the US that annually serve 26 million campers.  ACA is committed to collaborating with those who believe in quality camp and outdoor experiences for children, youth, and adults and expanding the reach, relevance, and equitable access to camp experiences for all.

ACA provides professional development, evidence-based education, public relations, research, and advocacy to the field of camp and is the only independent national accrediting body for the organized camp experience.  ACA accredits more than 2,400 diverse US camps.  ACA Accreditation provides public evidence of a camp's voluntary commitment to the health, safety, risk management, and overall well-being of campers and staff.

ACA is seeking an individual to join our team as a business development associate.  We are eager to find an individual who is passionate about the benefit of a camp experience.  To be successful in this role, an individual must be:

  • Detail and solution-oriented.
  • Organized and able to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects simultaneously

Reporting to the director of business development, the business development associate works in person at our headquarters in Martinsville, IN. They are accountable for various duties and responsibilities in support of and advancing the mission of ACA.  The business development team secures non-dues financial support to ensure the success of ACA programs through sales of partnerships, sponsorships, exhibits, and advertising opportunities.

 What would you do if hired?

  • Support the business development team with administrative duties
  • Process and track event sponsorships, advertisements, and materials
  • Prepare exhibit and business affiliate applications for processing
  • Enter and maintain prospects & leads in customer relationship management software
  • Assist with planning event layouts and booth assignments
  • Assist with editing and proofing advertising and marketing materials

What are we looking for in a candidate?

  • Associate degree required or equivalent demonstrated experience.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience as an employee or volunteer in a sales-oriented work environment
  • Customer relationship management experience and/or data entry a plus
  • Customer service experience a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proofreading, writing for business, and basic business contracts experience a plus
  • Ability to regularly work within the ACA's normal hours of operation of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday – in the Eastern time zone. 

Why will you love it here?

  • We are committed to helping children and youth grow into engaged, responsible adults by providing them opportunities to appreciate, respect, and care for the world in which they live through the camp experience.
  • The work is exciting, challenging, and rewarding, offering the opportunity to make a difference in the field of camp and youth development across the US.
  • We offer a strong benefits package, 403b, generous time-off plans, a flexible work schedule, and other perks.

How to apply

Pease submit your resume and (optional) cover letter to

The American Camp Association celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or other employment practices for reasons of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetics, or any other non-job-related factor.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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