HIRING: Global Business Development Manager


Charleston Regional Development Alliance (www.crda.org) is looking for a dynamic professional to join our economic development team as Global Business Development Manager. This results-driven project manager will help us fulfill our mission of attracting the world’s best companies, talent and entrepreneurs to Charleston.

Our new project manager will join a team of experienced business development, marketing and research professionals. The manager will work with CRDA staff, our county economic development partners, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, and more than 100 private-sector stakeholders to present the Charleston region’s business case to C-level decision makers. The role will also include participating in targeted trade shows and business development missions in the U.S. and key international markets.

We are seeking a team member who understands business, has diverse life experiences, and a strong work ethic. If you are open minded, endlessly curious, appreciate different industries and cultures, and possess a spirit of collaboration, we want to hear from you.


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; advanced degree, certification, bilingual/multilingual and international experience are advantageous
  • Five years’ experience in economic development or related field; an understanding of industry clusters, corporate site selection, and the importance of innovation to economic growth are advantageous
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM tool is helpful
  • Must have strong attention to detail with an ability to multitask
  • Exceptional communicator with ability to perform well in a collaborative team environment
  • Office is located in Charleston, SC

CRDA welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and values creative approaches to every challenge. We offer competitive pay plus comprehensive employee benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance; 401(k) Plan with employer match; life insurance; paid holidays and PTO; and a flexible work environment.

Join us and be part of a team that is helping to share the future of the Charleston region!

Please forward your cover letter and resume no later than Friday, May 27 to [email protected]. Resumes submitted without cover letters WILL NOT be accepted. CRDA will not respond directly to inquiries.

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