Career Opportunities

Business Development Associate – Election Cycle (Temporary)

For more than 15 years, Catalist has been a leader in civic data and data science innovation. Our mission is to provide progressive organizations with the data and services needed to better identify, understand, and communicate with the people they need to engage and mobilize. Our clients include the largest, most influential organizations in the U.S. engaged in civic engagement, advocacy, and political campaigns. 

Catalist is home to a dedicated, creative team of technologists, data scientists and campaign experts who build best-in-class data tools and science. Catalist is committed to using our talents and technology to nurture a vibrant, growing, progressive community.    

Catalist is currently seeking applicants for a Business Development Associate. The position is a temporary extended cycle hire, set to start immediately and run through December 2022. This is a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience at the intersection of technology and politics. The Business Development Associate will regularly interact directly with clients and data.

This is both a forward-facing and a behind-the-scenes role, and requires an individual with comfort and interest in both sides of supporting progressive organizations’ data needs. The Business Development Associate will work across departments alongside other members of the Marketing team and will take ownership of numerous projects from start to finish. Success in this role requires a balance of personable “customer service” communication with clients, excellent follow-through, and ability to translate client needs to data deliverables. Personal responsibility, an eagerness to learn, and disciplined project and time management are essential for this position. 

Your support will help Democratic candidates and progressive organizations conduct successful advocacy and electoral campaigns. A willingness to occasionally work outside of normal business hours is required.

This position reports to the Director of Business Development and Chief Client Officer and is part of the Marketing Team.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Fulfill inbound projects as assigned from start to finish; successfully deliver requests on time, accurately, and in a client-friendly format with actionable insights where applicable
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with clients verbally and through email to define client requests
  • Use Salesforce to document the sales process
  • Work closely with the Data, Analytics, and Finance teams to scope and fulfill client requests
  • Support the work of the Business Development team by researching clients and preparing briefing materials 

Skills & Experience:

The ideal candidate will have an interest in working with progressive clients of all backgrounds and have a strong desire to learn more about how those clients leverage political data in their work.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail
  • Excellent project management skills including ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Demonstrated interest in campaigns, organizing, or advocacy is required
  • Comfortable communicating through Zoom (or similar software) and phone
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills and software quickly
  • Knowledge of Google and Office Suites, including Excel/Sheets
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work well within and across teams
  • Knowledge of Salesforce is a plus
  • Background check required 


There are no formal educational requirements for this position. 


This is a full time political cycle position and will run from May 2022 to December 2022. Catalist is currently working remotely due to the pandemic. Compensation for this position is $52,000 - $59,000, based on experience. Catalist offers a strong benefits package, detailed below.  

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line "2022 Business Development Associate." Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 29th, 2022. Start date can be flexible if needed.


Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug coverage

Catalist offers comprehensive PPO medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage. Coverage for eligible staff begins the first of the month following the date of hire.   

Group Term Life Insurance & Long Term Disability

Group Term Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Coverage is available for eligible full-time employees  provided at no cost to Catalist’s employees. Enrollment will occur automatically on the 1st of the month following your date of employment. 

Betterment 401(k) Safe Harbor Plan

The Betterment 401(k) Safe Harbor Plan is available to all full-time employees from date of hire. Employees may contribute pre-tax or post-tax from their salary up the legal limit set forth by the IRS.

  • Employer Contribution: All participants are eligible for this contribution.
  • Catalist, LLC will contribute up to 3% of your compensation into the plan for each eligible participant.
  • Catalist, LLC 401(k) plan allows qualified employees to enroll on their first day of work.

Transit Benefits

Catalist, LLC also makes available Transit Benefits to its employees. These benefits allow you to have funds deducted on a pre-tax basis from your gross salary amount to pay for Transit.  

Student Loan PayDown or SaveUp

Catalist is pleased to offer a Student Loan PayDown and College SaveUp benefit. We have partnered with Gradifi to make direct contributions to either your student loans or 529 college savings plan. You get to choose which one will be most impactful to you!

Professional Development Benefit

All Catalist employees are eligible for an Individual Development Budget of $750 per calendar year. We have seen, and want to recognize, the immense interest Catalist staff has demonstrated in expanding knowledge and improving skills. We are committed to your professional development and are excited to support this benefit for our staff.

Personal Leave & Vacation

Catalist offers vacation benefits to all full-time, permanent staff. During the first year of employment, employees will accrue one vacation day per calendar month. Employees are eligible to take vacation leave after the initial ninety days of employment. At the beginning of the second year of employment, employees will be issued fifteen days of vacation per employment year. In addition to vacation, each employee will be allowed three personal days per calendar year, to be used as needed, but no more than one personal day may be used in any calendar month unless approved in advance by a supervisor. Personal leave may be used for medical appointments scheduled during work hours. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Catalist commits to fostering a culture of equity, inclusion, and accessibility and to serving the community by finding strength in our diversity. We commit to data as a force for good in the world, where we use data to tell stories, effect change, and have a positive impact in the progressive community. As part of our commitment, our Diversity Equity Inclusion and Accessibility committee focuses on four key areas: Data, Talent, Language, and Training & Education. This work consistently improves our data, communication, and company culture and also benefits the larger progressive data ecosystem.

Catalist, LLC (Catalist or Company) is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, veteran's status, or any basis prohibited by the law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the Company, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a Company employee.

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