The LaunchCode Foundation
  • 17-Sep-2020 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Company Relations
  • Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Commensurate to experience
  • Base + Commission
  • Full Time


Business Development Manager


LaunchCode is a non-profit solving the tech talent gap and paving new pathways to economic opportunity through apprenticeships and job placement in technology. Since 2013, we've launched over 2,200 careers across the nation and have provided free, skills-based training to over 6,700 driven individuals. Check out our most recent impact report here

Business Development Manager 

We're looking for a self-motivated Business Development Manager to help us expand tech greatness in the Kansas City area. 

The Business Development Manager lays the foundation of the sales effort by identifying prospective clients and articulating the value of LaunchCode. You will work strategically with our company team to find new customers that fit the LaunchCode ecosystem.  As the first line of contact, you are able to understand the diverse business needs of our customers.  You're quick on their feet and an expert in selling the value of non-traditional entry-level tech talent.  You use your convincing personality and passion to win opportunities and close business.  



  • Gain interest in new company partners through cold calling and cold emails
  • Sell LaunchCode's mission and success to new companies who are not current partners
  • Achieves meeting metrics set by leadership. 


  • Drive the sales cycle through MSA to placement 
  • Meet quarterly goals to achieve desired placement numbers
  • Generate a majority of placements through LaunchCode's on-our-books model


  • Serve as a general ambassador for LaunchCode - plan and host events designed to let the community know about LaunchCode programs and services, represent LaunchCode at community and stakeholder events, network with local organizations who can support LaunchCode students 
  • Work with the marketing team to develop and execute local social media and communication strategies.


  • Use LaunchCode's internal data system to make best decision on which candidates to choose for an opportunity


  • Organize interviews between candidates and company partners
  • Follow up with company partners immediately following the interview to ask for apprenticeship offer


  • Resilient and persuasive personality
  • Sense of urgency in generating activity and outcomes
  • Critical thinking and strong decision-making abilities
  • Impeccable communication skills
  • Intellect, passion, curiosity, hunger and grit
  • Operates comfortably in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

What it's like to work at LaunchCode

Are you a person who's always listening for connections? Got an earnest drive to open doors to opportunity for others and make an impact on their lives? If so, then you've come to the right place.

You're part of changing the tech landscape and changing lives - Traditionally, tech education hasn't been widely accessible to many demographics and populations. Of LaunchCode students enrolled in courses in 2020, 50% identify as people of color and 56% identify as women. 69% come from low-to-moderate income households. After being placed in a permanent position, the average LaunchCoder more than doubles their previous salary. 

You'll be part of a company that values diversity, equity, and inclusion among our staff, students, and board - In 2019, the St Louis Women's Foundation named LaunchCode as an honoree in its employment scorecard initiative for demonstrating a strong commitment to women in the workplace. Forbes also named us one of 2020's best startup employers in the U.S. But beyond the external recognition, we believe deeply in Black Lives Matter, celebrating Pride all year round, and uplifting women in tech

You'll be immersed in a culture based on shared values - We love to laugh, compete for the best GIF game on Slack, and show off our pets. We also share these values: collaboration, trust, appreciation, and being kind. 

Position Type

Full-time - 40 hours per week 

All full-time roles at LaunchCode come with: 

  • Competitive salary - This will be a salaried position in the range of $60,000-70,000, with eligibility for a commission-based bonus. 
  • A summary of all benefits is available in the full job description below.

To Apply

Apply online by filling out the form above.   No phone calls, please. References should be available upon request. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We highly recommend applying as early as possible for the best chance of moving forward.  The employment eligibility of all new hires will be verified using E-Verify. 

We Heart Diversity

Thanks for reading this far! LaunchCode supports and fosters leadership from underrepresented communities. We strongly encourage folks from immigrant communities and communities of color, as well as those who identify as women, LGBTQ or under-resourced to apply.  LaunchCode is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Program and employment policies of LaunchCode are nondiscriminatory in regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

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