The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) is the not-for-profit corporation that serves as the real estate developer and property manager of the Yard on behalf of its owner, The City of New York (the City). BNYDC constantly strives to provide an environment in which businesses and careers can take root and grow.

The Impact & Partnerships team is seeking a Business Development Manager. This position will oversee key strategic business ecosystem initiatives to develop Yard industries and grow our 550+ businesses, with special focus on our MWBE (minority and woman-owned business) community. They will sustain and build new strategic relationships among private, public, and nonprofit sector partners, and create programming to promote discovery, connection, and activation within the Yard’s innovation ecosystem.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Design engagement initiatives with Yard businesses, such as education & consulting programs, technical assistance, and networking events
  • Provide market insights inform strategic programming and outreach, identifying City and mission-aligned trends amongst various Yard sectors
  • Build trust and sustain impact-driven relationships with Yard businesses
  • Direct small business resource programs and partnerships, acting as a primary liaison with community partners and consultants
  • Pursue new partnerships that serve the Yard community
  • Manage communications including, but not limited to, the monthly internal news letter, brand development, drafting proposals, and representing BNYDC at public events
  • Oversee business ecosystem data collection and initiatives, such as the annual Ecosystem Survey
  • Analyze the impact of program delivery and synthesize information in reports
  • Implement continuous improvement based on research findings, data analysis, and feedback
  • Project manage key initiatives by working across all BNYDC departments and business units
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated program and end-to-end project management
  • Track record of relationship cultivation and management within a diverse network
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical and presentation skills
  • Systems-level thinker with ability to multitask and work with multiple projects in a portfolio
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM preferred


  • BA/BS in business, marketing, or similar field preferred. We will consider candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education in lieu of a degree
  • 5+ years of experience working with businesses in manufacturing, retail goods, design engineering, biotech, or similar sectors
  • Ability to attend evening/weekend meetings and events

About Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

The Brooklyn Navy Yard (the Yard) is a mission-driven industrial park that is a nationally acclaimed model of the viability and positive impact of modern, urban industrial development. The Yard is home to 450+ businesses employing more than 11,000 people and generating over $2.5 billion per year in economic impact for the city. Building on the Yard’s history as the economic heart of Brooklyn, the 300-acre waterfront asset offers a critical pathway to the middle class for many New Yorkers.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) is a not-for-profit corporation that serves as the real estate developer and property manager of the Yard on behalf of its owner, the City of New York. BNYDC strives to provide an environment in which innovative companies can take root and grow.