Market Development Manager- MidAtlantic Region

Sales/Marketing Silver Spring, Maryland


Position at Little Leaves Behavioral Services

Cover Letter Required for consideration

Market Development Manager
Based in Washington, DC metro area

Little Leaves Behavioral Services provides high quality, critical early intervention programs designed to nurture the growth and development of young children with social, behavior, and/or language challenges. Little Leaves provides a range of in-home, at-school, and clinic-based ABA services for children with developmental delays, especially Autism Spectrum Disorders in Northern VA, the DC metro area, the Baltimore metro area and Ft Lauderdale area in FL.

The Little Leaves is a center-based ABA program for young children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder run in a preschool-like setting. The Little Leaves Center Program runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 5 pm. During the day, children have the opportunity to participate in individual therapy time, small group activities with peers, and activities of daily living. While many clients are at Little Leaves for the full day, an individualized schedule is developed for each child based on his/her therapeutic needs. Little Leaves currently has centers in Silver Spring, MD; Reston, VA; Alexandria, VA; Germantown, MD; White Marsh, MD and Weston, FL.

Little Leaves is building a community of professionals who are looking to:

  • Have a meaningful impact on the lives of children
  • Grow professionally
  • Work with others who share a passion for our clients and who have an interest in ABA

Little Leaves is looking for a Market Development Manager, with knowledge of Autism or possessing Autism-related experiences, who will be responsible for establishing relationships and building partnerships within the Autism community in DC/Baltimore Region to drive referrals to the Little Leaves behavioral health clinics. The Market Development Manager will create local awareness of Little Leaves services and work with stakeholders to become a trusted partner for ABA services in the Autism community. Key stakeholders include Pediatricians, Pediatric Neurologists, Developmental Pediatricians, Psychologists, parent networks, Autism organizations, associations, local school districts, daycare facilities and other local businesses.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create meaningful engagement with local Autism community
  • Establish and grow relationships with regional stakeholders – Pediatricians, Pediatric Neurologists, Developmental Pediatricians, Psychologists, parent networks, Autism organizations, associations, local school districts, daycare facilities and other local businesses – in support of Little Leaves overall goals in the region
  • Help design and execute marketing initiatives – including events and partnerships – that grow the Little Leaves brand
  • Leverage mission objectives and core capabilities of Little Leaves to build presence and support within this high potential community
  • Follow up with key stakeholders to discover relationship needs and satisfaction levels
  • Drive business relationships in cooperation with key internal staff
  • Keep abreast of industry and competitive landscape while promoting Little Leaves brand
  • Track and manage leads/prospects and activity in a CRM system
  • Partner internally to prepare marketing collateral and materials, including creating presentations and communications

Position Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Autism with Autism-related experience is essential
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in field marketing, market development, building partnerships and referral networks
  • Understanding of healthcare networks
  • Proficient in MS Office suite
  • Local travel required

 Specialized Skills:

  • Excellent relationship-building skills
  • Ability to be persuasive and develop referral partnerships
  • Local event management
  • Public speaking
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Disciplined approach to setting and achieving goals
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to think creatively and organize multiple projects simultaneously

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Prior relevant experience in working in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Experience in provider’s office or school program highly preferred
  • Highly organized and detail oriented; strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Customer-service / problem-solving orientation
  • Proficiency with Excel; technologically adept
  • Clear oral and written communication
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently
  • Record of success in previous positions as evidenced by excellent references
  • Experience and preference for working in a high-growth start-up environment

Compensation and Benefits: 

  • Highly competitive compensation, commensurate with experience 
  • Generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, retirement, paid time off, life and disability insurance  

Our Company:

We are a professional organization with a powerful social objective: to become a national leader in programs for children with autism and unique learning needs. Little Leaves is a division of FullBloom, Impact for Life.

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Little Leaves and FullBloom are Equal Opportunity Employers