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UncommonGoods Business Development Assistant in United States

Business Development Assistant at Uncommon Goods (View all jobs)



Uncommon Goods offers a constantly evolving assortment of original, creative products. We partner with independent makers and small businesses to offer our customers a wide variety of items that they love to surprise loved ones with (and treat themselves, too)!

We are built on better business practices and committed to having a positive impact on people and the planet. Learn morehere ( .

The best part of Uncommon Goods is us—our team. We've been around for over 20 years because of all the wonderful people who make UG the one-of-a-kind company it is.

Learn more about our products ( , B Corp ( certification, guiding principles ( , Better to Give ( program, and team members ( you might be working with. Listen to the story of Uncommon Goods from our Founder and CEOhere ( andhere ( .


At Uncommon Goods, we believe we’re all out of the ordinary. That’s why we’re committed to making diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging part of everything we do. In pursuit of that goal, we’ve made significant changes to our business, from how we find our products to how we build and cultivate our team. Our hope is to be everyone’s favorite place to work!


We are seeking a Business Development Assistant to join our team in a seasonal role for 30-40 hours per week through mid-January 2022. This role will support cultivating existing partnerships, researching new opportunities, exploring business development opportunities, gathering data and supporting the organization (project management duties) that ensures the team can operate efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment.

You are a well-organized, quick learner with a can-do and positive spirit who is passionate about learning the ropes of business development and supporting revenue-generating opportunities as they come to life.

This role collaborates cross-functionally with teams including but not limited to Experiences, creative, marketing, merchandising, product development and analytics.

The Business Development Assistant will report to Head of Strategy and New Business.


This is a fully remote role, and you must be a resident of New York State. You will provide your own computer, internet connection, and headset device.


  • Supporting the head of business development with research, competitive benchmarking and other projects to help build go-forward plans for the department.

  • Creating tracking tools to help communicate prospecting progress for partnerships and experiences to internal partners.

  • Joining meetings and capturing notes, next-steps and keeping projects on-schedule via project management ownership.

  • Working collaboratively with internal and external parties to gather information and ensure projects are executed in a timely fashion.

  • Researching potential partners, instructors, and organizations to ensure values alignment. Provide advice and guidance on priority of outreach based on potential.

  • Oversee and lead timeline management to ensure all projects and partnerships are on-track.

  • Facilitating classes on an as-needed basis.

    Candidates must be open to working non-traditional hours to support facilitation of classes on nights/weekends.


  • A bachelor's degree in business, marketing, communication, or an equivalent field preferred

  • 1-2+ years of experience

  • Skills: Microsoft Suite including Excel, PowerPoint, Project Management software (we use Asana and Trello), Zoom

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.


  • Casual work atmosphere, fun company events.  (Thanks to our team's creativity, we've devised ways to feel connected remotely, too, and it's still fun.)

  • 40% discount on our products

  • Safe working environment. Many of our COVID-19 protocols exceed NYC and NYS safety standards. Those who can are working remotely. In our office and warehouse, COVID-19 testing is required of all new hires and monthly for all team members; PPE, including masks and gloves, is required for all team members; and workspaces provide recommended social distancing.

To apply, please submit:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter