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Business Development Trainee - Washington D.C.

Washington, Dist. of Columbia, US
Closing date
Jan 29, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Climate Change
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Who we are:

ICAST (International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that delivers green upgrades to multifamily affordable housing (MFAH) properties to fight the affordable housing, climate change, and social equity crises. We motivate people to act, leading to results that foster local economic development, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility in under‐served communities. By 2025, we aim to serve 100,000 LMI households annually, reduce their utility costs by $270 Million and Carbon emission by 1.5 million tons, create 2,000 sustainable jobs and invest over $100 Million in local communities.

ICAST may be a fit for you if:

You consider yourself a go-getter and innovator. You are dedicated to saving the planet and helping others less fortunate than you. We are looking for the smartest, entrepreneurial, and committed, up and coming professionals who wish to make a difference.


The Business Development Trainee will learn the mechanics of executing Multifamily, Energy Efficiency Retro-Fit sales through supporting and shadowing ICAST Business Development Managers in their day-to-day operations. The ultimate goal of the BDT will be to transition into a BDM within ICAST's Sales Department.

This position might be a fit if:

You are keen to build a future in helping apartment communities become greener and more efficient in ways that save their tenants on utility costs. If you are able to pick yourself up after a customer complains or says ‘no' to our proposal. If you have a ‘can do' attitude.

Your typical day might include these activities:

  • Networking with professionals involved with or connected to the Multifamily housing industry
  • Performing on-site assessments of Multifamily properties as required
  • Interacting with customers to obtain required data to prepare proposals and help with any changes to the project
  • Preparing retrofit proposals (Scopes of Work, Contracts) for customers
  • Maintaining up to date customer and project records in Salesforce CRM

Location: Washington D.C.

Reports to: Director of Sales

Skill Level: Beginner

Areas of Interest: B2B Sales, Energy Efficiency

Compensation: $20-$25/hr DOE


Must Have Qualifications:
  • Desire to build a career in Sales
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly

Desired Qualifications:
  • Some Customer Service or Sales Experience
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Excellent time management skill and ability to be punctual
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft 365 (email, calendar, Word, Excel etc.)

  • Comprehensive Company Health Insurance Plan (Employee covered at no cost)
  • Day 1 Eligibility for 403b Retirement Savings Plan
  • Up to $400 in annual gym/fitness membership reimbursement
  • Unlimited PTO

ICAST is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff and will honor your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. We strive to create and maintain a working environment that is inclusive, equitable and welcoming. ICAST is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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