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Business Development Associate

Posted: 08/17/2023

Business Development Associate

Shift Hours: Full Time 

Location: Tampa, FL or Kansas City, KS 

Compensation Range: $60-80k / year


Position Summary: 

Our Business Development Associate will coordinate and manage the treatment of our patients within our behavioral health facilities; the associate is fluent in the practices, services, and organization of the medical model and liases among patients, families, medical providers, executive leadership, and staff. The Associate also represents our company in the local community, networking at speaking engagements and building authentic relationships with referrals and community partners. 


About the Company: 

We are an integrated behavioral healthcare management company providing dedicated, inpatient care for the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders, and mental health issues. We are passionate about coordinating care, resources, and recovery for our patients and are seeking candidates passionate about using their skills, professionalism, and motivation to change the lives of the clients we serve. 

With networks of facilities across the U.S., we have been furthering our mission to provide advanced, nuanced, and individualized care for our patients. Every facility in our network strives to provide the highest quality of care, using evidence-based therapeutic models that really work. Our goal is to help men, women, and adolescents live healthy, happy lives without the burden of substance abuse or mental illness.


Our Ideal Candidate: 

We are seeking candidates who have a background in behavioral health treatment (as a case manager, social worker, alcohol and drug addiction counselor, etc.) and a passion for serving this population. Moreover, our candidate will need to possess strong interpersonal, public speaking, and networking skills in order to spread our organization’s mission and foster relationships and partnerships with stakeholders in the community. 


Core Responsibilities: 

Building Community Partnerships 

  • Create, establish, maintain, and strengthen relationships with referral sources within the assigned area

  • Identify local speaking opportunities and speak at and/or attend local community events.  

Providing On-Site Support 

  • Assist patients seeking treatment to find appropriate treatment locations. 

  • Builds rapport with patients onsite. 

  • Collaborate with facility leadership at treatment centers, working with senior management, physicians, clinicians, admissions, and members of the business development team.

  • Organize and plan onsite facility-specific events and tours. 

  • Consistent communication with Case Management / DOA/ Ops/ Clinical/ Medical 

  • Organize quarterly CEU presentations and facility-specific conference registrations.

Building the Patient Alumni Network 

  • Host quarterly alumni events in the territory (may plan larger events biannually if necessary). 

  • Family Weekend Attendance/participation (Friday sessions).

  • Coordinates patient alumni events and activities, collaborating with the alumni coordinator to maximize participation in the alumni group, and online reviews from patients, families, and referral sources. 

  • Builds and maintains the client database, assisting with follow-up calls when needed.



  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in healthcare in a behavioral health setting (mental health treatment, detox center, psychiatric hospital, therapy practice, or related setting)

  • REQUIRED - Knowledge of the treatment industry. (Prefer former case manager, social worker, counselor, addiction and substance abuse aide or technician, registered nurse, etc.) 

  • Flexible, adaptable, and eager to learn with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to exercise professional judgment and discretion.

  • Effective use of Microsoft Office Suite and Salesforce.

  • Excellent project management, organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, writing skills, communication, and presentation skills including the ability to effectively communicate cross-functionally with senior levels of management.

  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, psychology, public relations, sales, business development, marketing, nonprofit management, or a related field. 

  • Good driving record that meets safety and company insurance standards

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement - The company requires all employees who work in any facility or office to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.


Physical Requirements:

Travel within one’s territory is required. Must be able to complete essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. 


Work Environment: 

  • On-site in the company’s treatment facilities

  • Office environment 

  • Networking in the local community 



  • Competitive salary 

  • PTO - Up to 3 weeks of paid time off per year

  • Retirement: 401K + match

  • Insurance: Health, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance. PLUS Teladoc access and visits at NO cost to the employee.

  • Matching HSA  


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement:  

The company is an equal-opportunity employer. It is our policy to recruit, hire and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation 

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