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MBDA Business Center in Sacramento, CA


The MBDA Business Center is hiring for two positions to support its business-and trade development activities – a Business Development Specialist and a Program Manager. The MBDA Business Center works closely with other federal and state programs to assist minority and disadvantaged businesses in accessing new markets, grow in size, and maintain competitiveness.


Business Development Specialist provides program and project management support to the Project Director.

Starting salary: $62,000

Experience: Applicants should have

  • At least 3 years of work-related experience in a program providing technical assistance and/or consulting in international finance, trade or business economic development sector.
  • Strong project management experience with attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Windows based software and willingness to learn MBDA CRM software.


Program Manager supports the Program Director to plan and execute events, webinars, and business development activities to serve potential and existing clients. S/he will work closely with partner organizations and subject matter experts to develop project activities and initiatives designed to attract new MBDA clients and support existing clients.

Starting salary: $62,000

Required skills and qualifications

  • University degree in business development, marketing, business management or international trade, and MBA preferred.
  • Strong understanding of small businesses, U.S. government grants and contracts, U.S. government reporting and planning process.
  • Excellent planning, project management and personnel management skills.



Position open until filled. Submit CV with cover letter by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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