Business Development Associate

This is a full-time position based at Texas International Education Consortium’s headquarters in the West Campus area of the University of Texas. TIEC offers salaries appropriate for a non-profit organization of its size, and offers generous benefits and leave.

Salary range for this position: $35,000 - $45,000, depending on experience.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.


The TIEC Development Associate works to support TIEC’s finance and business development units. Under the direct supervision of the TIEC Chief Development Officer (CDO) and in close coordination with the TIEC President/CEO, the BDA provides administrative, budgetary and research support to develop new program opportunities and secure renewal of existing programs. The BDA is instrumental in the pre-project research stage, most notably around budget preparation and tracking, and analysis of the appropriateness of new opportunities to the TIEC mission and goals. Secondarily, the BDA assists in developing proposal narratives and implementing programs. The BDA is seen as an organizational resource on budget and finance, plays an integral support role in budget and proposal development, and assumes an expert role for the organization on budget tools (Excel), as well as and other databases of funding opportunities. The BDA works with all units of the organization. Specifically, the TIEC Business Development Associate will:

  • Identify and analyze funding opportunities from donors such as US Government agencies, other government entities, international funders, and education institutions, and present recommendations to senior leadership;

  • Support all aspects of the preparation of proposals and applications for funding opportunities by creating a project budget, conducting background research, contributing to written submissions, collecting and managing supporting documents, interacting with external experts, submitting documents to the donor, and other duties as needed;

  • Work closely with the finance and accounting team, and program coordinators to track project and program cash flows, budget for new programs, and comply with grant financial reporting requirements;

  • Lead the creation of programmatic budgets, design programmatic budget templates, train staff on budget development, organize SOPs on proposal budget development

  • Support program design and implementation as needed

  • Manage files, processes, and information for the Business Development Team to include a system to track development of programs and a database(s) of TIEC partners, experts, and resources;

  • Support coordination of business development opportunities and projects by managing meetings and communications with project partners and external consultants;

  • Research and analyze topics of interest to the organization, including market and government funding trends; and

  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and the President/CEO.

What makes you a good fit for this position?

  • You have earned a Bachelor's degree or higher in one of the following areas: Business Administration, Economics, Finance, International Relations, Public Policy or Public Affairs (required);

  • You have experience in Excel/Google Sheets (required);

  • You have experience leading or supporting the budget preparation process (required)

  • You have experience conducting research and synthesizing ideas into a deliverable such as a memo, report, paper, or presentation (required);

  • You have experience writing proposals or applying for grant funding from corporations, foundations, institutions, and/or government entities (preferred);

  • You have experience organizing events, including preparing budgets, arranging logistics, working with vendors, and/or marketing events (preferred);

  • You have managed projects and worked across teams (preferred)

About you

  • You are interested in education and internationalization;

  • You want to make a positive impact on the mission of a small non-profit organization aiming to improve education for people all over the world;

  • You are detail-oriented and your deliverables are accurate and complete;

  • You are systems-minded and able to manage internal processes;

  • You are enjoy creating and explaining budgets;

  • You enjoy conducting research and analyzing information for insights;

  • You can manage a variety of tasks at the same time and communicate with your supervisor if an assignment doesn’t make sense;

  • You are comfortable with your priorities changing if given an urgent task;

  • You enjoy working on a team;

  • You are comfortable in an intimate work setting;

  • You operate well both under pressure and in a self-directed capacity;

  • You take pride in your work product;

  • You learn quickly and work effectively with Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook), Google suite apps (i.e. Docs, Sheets, Slides), and Airtable; and

  • You like to laugh and have fun with your co-workers.


Founded in 1985, the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) is a uniquely-situated organization that brings together 31 senior public universities and colleges in Texas with the shared goal and mission to create strong international educational opportunities for Texas university students and faculty, and markedly advance the globalization of Texas higher education. Over its history, TIEC has provided a diverse array of consulting services to the global educational community.  TIEC’s ability to call upon the knowledge and experience of more than 25,000 faculty and administrators from its 31 consortium universities provides TIEC access to a unique breadth and depth of expertise and potential that few can match.

Located in Austin, Texas, TIEC occupies a multi-purpose headquarters facility including both its partnerships, consulting and consortium services programs and its study and training programs. TIEC headquarters is home to offices and classrooms of The Texas Intensive English Program (TIEP), a wholly owned subsidiary of TIEC that provides English as a second language instruction to international students from around the globe.

TIEC operates on a revenue-generation model that includes its English and global learning programs and its consulting services that address the strategic, management, and operational needs of government agencies and educational organizations of all sizes and complexity.  TIEC has successfully completed international development projects around the world, including across Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and East Asia Pacific.   

TIEC is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of the presidents of its 31 affiliated universities. These universities include members of the Association of American Universities, the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Further information may be obtained on the organization’s website:  WWW.TIEC.ORG