Job Posting – Business Development Officer

Position title Business Development Officer  
Organization Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
Department Development
Reports to Director of Development
Posting type External
Term Full time
Location 185 Carlton St, Toronto

Our Organization…

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (Egale) works to improve the lives of LGBTQI2S people by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education and community engagement. Egale’s vision is a Canada, and ultimately a world, without homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and all other forms of oppression so that every person can achieve their full potential, free from hatred and bias.

Our Team…

Our work, individually and collectively, is guided by a set of six commitments which are at the very heart of everything we do:

Integrity – We Lead with Integrity
Diversity – We Embrace Diversity
Growth – We Foster Growth
Learning – We are Always Learning
Collaboration – We are Stronger Together
Intention – We Act with Purpose

This Exciting Opportunity…

Reporting to the Director of Development, and in collaboration with other members of the Egale Canada team, the Business Development Officer is responsible for leveraging new business opportunities through corporate partnership development, community engagement, sponsorship procurement and training product sales pitches. The Business Development Officer uses networking and communications strategies to foster positive and productive experiences for organizations, foundations and all levels of government who engage in funding relationships or product design collaborations with Egale. Additionally, they are responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of Egale’s knowledge mobilization products within a national scope, as well as managing the lifecycle of client relationships.

Business Development (60%)

  • Maintain relationships with existing clients and stakeholders and prospect new potential workplace inclusion clients
  • Maintain external relationships with community-based organizations and organizations that serve LGBTQI2S communities
  • Determine new avenues for growing Egale’s fee-for-service training programs
  • Develop proposals to maximize public and private interest in existing and potential diversity and inclusion training products
  • Research and identify potential partnership/sponsorship prospects for project-specific and undesignated funding\Use an entrepreneurial approach to leverage new and diverse funding opportunities
  • Work closely with communications to develop marketing and outreach strategies relating to workplace inclusion
  • Prepare tailored proposals to potential clients and partners based on mutual organizational objectives
  • Attend networking events to develop relationships with community-based organizations, government bodies and foundations that support Egale’s priority areas
  • Source opportunities and deliver presentations at conferences, workshops and symposia to showcase work of Egale related to workplace inclusion
  • Promote Egale resources, services, events and training
  • Represent Egale at events and on relevant committees
  • Provide or contribute to reports, statistics, written narratives and other administrative documentation as required for funding and organizational reports and materials
  • Provide support to existing development programs, networks, and events across Canada

Community Engagement (20%)

  • Develop and communicate a business expansion, acquisition and marketing plan
  • Guide community-based research toward effective product development
  • Support community engagement through forming focus groups to receive information and test products for effectiveness
  • Determine most effective approach to issues-based community engagement through product design and distribution

Product Design and Implementation (20%)

  • Identify community issues as guided by Egale’s mission and vision
  • Determine a strategy to address priority area issues through community research
  • Participate in strategic planning sessions with executive and senior management to advise on business-related functions and idea design
  • And other duties, as directed, for the delivery of the department’s strategic priorities and/or to meet key deadlines.

We’re Passionate About Finding Someone Who…

  • Post secondary education in Business Development, Learning & Development, Non profit management, marketing, or related disciplines
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in business development experience with demonstrated success in building partnerships, relationship management, stewardship, and client relations
  • Ability and flexible to travel 10-30% of the time, along with a valid G driver license is strongly preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of community engagement strategies from a business development perspective
  • Experience with knowledge mobilization products is definite asset
  • Exceptional communicator with excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills, with experience and capable to work effectively with various stakeholders of different levels.
  • Excellent problem solver with strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Bilingual (English/French) is a definite asset
  • Brings a strong understanding of intersectionality and Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppression practices
  • Has experience working in a not-for-profit, LGBTQI2S community and/or social justice environment
  • Has knowledge / lived experience with the diverse experiences and identities of LGBTQI2S communities

We’d Like You To Know…

Applications will be considered as they are received until the position is filled. While we thank all candidates for their application, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require an accommodation (including alternate format materials, accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Egale’s Statement on Employment Equity and Diversity
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is committed to ensuring that members of traditionally marginalized groups, from a broad range of communities, feel empowered to apply for positions within the organization. We encourage qualified applicants to consider work and volunteer opportunities with Egale as we recognize that a diverse work force and volunteer base are critical to accomplishing our mission. The organization is dedicated to taking proactive steps to overcome historical patterns of discrimination in our society which have created barriers of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, language, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression for some individuals and have resulted in the denial of their full participation in society.

Join Our Team and Be Part of Our Mission!

To put forward your candidacy, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Egale Canada HR Department


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