Business Development Coordinator

Post Date:  May 20, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62703

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  29945
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 


At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.


Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission. Read more about the incredible recognition that we received!


If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – Gateway Is The Place For You! 

Business Development Coordinators are responsible for:


  • Develop and implement marketing and sales strategies to identify prospective referral sources. Develop and maintain relationships, and assess referral potential. 
  • Executes plans to grow referral business in key accounts to drive referrals to residential and outpatient substance use disorder treatment facilities.
  • Expectations are to meet a minimum call standard through individual contacts, group in-services, community outreach, and trade show attendance.
  • Prepares strategic plans for top active prospective accounts, while maintaining accurate records on prospective and active accounts and ensuring the timely completion and submission of itineraries and call reports.



Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor degree in business administration, sales and marketing or a closely related field preferred
  • Three to Five years (3-5) sales experience, including direct sale
  • Valid state driver’s license, driving record in good standing
  • Comprehensive knowledge of sales strategies, techniques and practices
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills
  • Strong ability to develop and deliver presentations and ability to interface at customer’s most senior levels
  • Interpersonal skills to gather and exchange information and relationships
  • Active listening skills
  • Critical thinking, persuasion and negotiation skills



Physical Requirements:


  • Ability to communicate with others in person or by telephone
  • Ability to proofread, check and verify data and information, both in printed form and on a computer monitor display
  • Ability to use a keyboard and display monitor to enter, retrieve, and/or audit information and data
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely, and remain alert to traffic conditions and to identify and comply with traffic signals and signs
  • Ability to stoop and bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, and lift and carry up to 20 pounds to transport and set-up displays and distribute literature
  • Ability to remain alert to traffic signs and conditions

Competitive Compensation and Benefits


Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:

  • Health Insurance - Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off - Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
  • Short Term Disability - Accrue up to seven days annually, to be used during an extended personal illness
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs


Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield