Business Development Assistant

Location: Sacramento

Organizational Context:

LEAF, a program of Parents In Training Inc. was created to provide an intensive trauma-responsive, love-based wraparound services program for at-risk adoptive families in California. Our mission is to reduce the parents stress while teaching them how to be therapeutically available to their children. In this manner, we engage the entire family unit in the healing process. We believe healing happens inside the home throughout the diverse network of hidden communication patterns in the various family relationships. In instances that children cannot remain in the house, we provide temporary therapeutic respite services to enable the family to develop a therapeutic, healing environment.


Job Summary:

The BDA works directly with the Business Development Officer and Marketing Teams.

The duties are as follows: 

  • Assist and supports the BDO and Marketing team with daily functions of communication via phone calls, email and or text.
  • Supports events with attendance.
  • Supports BDO/Marketing deadlines.
  • Edits power point as requested.
  • Supports events on-site with organizing, set up, registration and other duties included in the event processes.
  • Provide research results as requested.
  • Communicate with professional community contacts.
  • Coordinate and maintain meetings.
  • Schedule and maintain events calendar.
  • Schedule and maintain database.
  • Schedule and maintain events.
  • Coordinate with company event planner to plan external and internal marketing events
  • Other duties as assigned by BDO or Marketing team.

Key function, accountabilities, and related duties:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Have excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office and programs (Word/Excell/Power Point)
  • Have basic knowledge of Audio/Visual and technology systems to assist with events.
  • Able to take direction and implement requests without supervision.
  • General knowledge of research pathways
  • General knowledge of internet navigation
  • General knowledge of database navigation
  • General computer skills
  • Manage, coordinate, and provide support to BDO and Marketing Team
  • Ability to learn internal database and operations app
  • Coordinate, communicate and follow up on proper implementation of the tasks set before
  • Perform regular assessments of daily workload and adjust as necessary.
  • Have excellent organizational skills.
  • Report to BDO with update on completed tasks.
  • Documents all activities as requested.
  • Review and edit written material as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Experience and prior training working with children and adolescents with mental health, substance abuse, and co-existing diagnoses are preferred.

  • Ability to support the agency’s culture, growth, and success through communication, accountability, and positivity.
  • Ability to be clear headed and decisive based on the scope of the position.
  • Ability to travel to support marketing events, including overnight stays when needed.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively both individually and as part of a team.
  • Ability to appropriately accept feedback through the supervision process – thus displaying the willingness to learn, grow, and improve.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Well organized and adaptable
  • Effective conflict resolution skills
  • Possesses an engaging and enthusiastic personality.
  • Dedicated to the success of children and family teams.
  • Proof of valid driver’s license (Type C)
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Proof of valid/current auto insurance
  • Copy of official state driving record
  • Three (3) employment references
  • Cleared criminal background check
  • Completion of the California Mandated Reporter training
  • Completion of the California Sexual Harassment Prevention training
  • Completion of Child Abuse Prevention training

Competencies required:

  • Caring about People – Displays sensitivity towards the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others.
  • Dependability – Performs work in a reliable, consistent, and timely manner.
  • Planning and Organizing – Coordinates and directs activities to help achieve business objectives.
  • Handling Stress – Manages pressure without getting upset, moody, or anxious.
  • Relationship Building – Develops collaborative relationships to facilitate current and future objectives.
  • Engagement – Demonstrates loyalty and commitment through enthusiasm and extra effort.
  • Teamwork – Collaborates with others to achieve goals.
  • Managing Conflict – Resolves hostilities and disagreements between others.
  • Solving Problems – Identifies solutions given available information.

Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma required.
  • Associate Degree in Business preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience as an administrative assistant or an office manager.

Core Values

  • Love – Our organization and each of its members are guided by love, which we believe is the most important driving force in all that we do.
  • Responsibility – To take 100% ownership of our role in fulfilling the promise that we have made to our clients, our peers, and ourselves.
  • Integrity – Our actions adhere to the values of Love and Responsibility.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Employee is regularly required to use hands; reach with hands and arms; and see, hear, and communicate with sufficient acuity to successfully perform all aspects of the job.
  • The employee may sit for extended periods of time
  • The ability to drive long distances.
  • Employee must be able to demonstrate manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination and perform simple grasping and fine manipulation.
  • A reasonable accommodation will be made as outlined by law. Reasonable accommodation is defined as any modification or adjustment to a job or the work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to perform essential job functions.





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