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Business Development Manager

Seeking an entrepreneurial, mid-level professional who likes to win. Bright, proactive, highly organized, a strong communicator with a great ability to network, and excellent written skills.

Type: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Come work with us!

Innovate By Day is seeking an entrepreneurial, mid-level professional who likes to win, for the role of Business Development Manager. Reporting to the CEO,  the Business Development Manager position offers a tremendous opportunity for growth and expansion for the right person. We build deep and long-term relationships with our clients. We are looking for someone bright, proactive, highly organized, a strong communicator with a great ability to network, excellent written skills, and keen to support our CEO and her team.

The Business Development Manager will partner with the CEO to effectively set company goals, advance business development and special projects. Work at Innovate By Day is dynamic, fast-paced, and demanding.  The person filling this position must be an independent hard worker capable of relentless prioritization, rapid problem solving, and highly effective communication. Humility and team orientation is a requirement in a role that will tasks from the strategic to the mundane.

Innovate By Day is a fully-inclusive, queer-friendly, values-led company that employs and celebrates people of diverse identities and backgrounds, all working collaboratively in an equitable, supportive, and accountable environment. We’re a diverse, dynamic, and fun creative team that works closely on cool, important and interesting projects.

The primary responsibilities of this position are anticipated to include:

Internal Communications

  • Draft key communications and pitches to potential business leads to be sent by the CEO or Business Development Manager
  • Speak on behalf of the CEO as necessary to advance client development and business targets
  • Be present in the company culture and work to help us celebrate wins, small and large

Business Development and Special Projects

  • Support CEO in developing key external relationships by conducting research, assembling briefs/proposals, networking, developing pitches/proposals, coordinating and/or leading  conversations with potential clients and partners
  • Research potential business opportunities and best practices relevant to the business
  • Develop detailed plans to implement new projects and advance priorities
  • Lead the quarterly “Rocks” process to brainstorm, prioritize and generate buy-in and clarity for S.M.A.R.T. goals; continuously improve the process each quarter with input from co-workers with the goal of hitting 100% of goals every quarter
  • Uncover capability gaps in the organization and work proactively to find solutions

Requirements

  • Four or more years experience in business development, strategy, marketing, or a related function with proven success working alongside leaders in fast-paced, resource-constrained growth company environments
  • Low ego, high EQ
  • Entrepreneurial spirit who:
    • Excels at developing and maintaining great systems for workflow, projects and teams
    • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously and independently
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Mastery of Google Docs, Google Slides, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Results driven
  • Able to adapt and succeed in a changing environment
  • Ability to thrive in a remote work environment
  • Willingness to travel as needed
  • Bachelor's degree required, MBA preferred
  • Honest, trustworthy, respectful, punctual, and reliable
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • The ability to speak, read, and write in French is considered a strong asset
  • Experience working in the arts & culture or for a not-for-profit organization is an asset
  • Experience running professional social media accounts is an asset

Compensation:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 12 days mandatory paid vacation (to increase by 1/day per year for each year served)
  • 5 paid medical or personal days/year

Location:

  • Toronto, Ontario (hybrid work - remote and in-person required)

Sound like a fit? Fill out Job Invitation here: https://bit.ly/IBD-BDM21 by Monday, September 27, 2021 

Innovate By Day is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, provincial, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Innovate By Day makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Thank you to all interested folks. Please note that we will only contact candidates that will proceed to the next phase.

Administrative Assistant

Type: Full-time Contract with possibility of moving to a full-time permanent position with benefits

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Come work with us! 

Innovate By Day is seeking a well-rounded, outgoing emerging professional to fill the role of Administrative Assistant to start June 16, 2021. We’re a diverse, dynamic, and fun creative team that works closely on cool and interesting projects.

Reporting to the President, the Administrative Assistant position offers a tremendous opportunity for the right person. We are looking for someone bright, proactive, highly organized, a strong communicator with excellent written skills, and keen to support our president and her team. We are a fully inclusive, values-led company that employs and celebrates people of diverse identities and backgrounds, all working collaboratively in an equitable, supportive, and accountable environment.

This person will need to work in-person (once restrictions have lifted) and remotely, so will need to be based in the Greater Toronto Area. As this position receives partial funding from Canada Summer Jobs, the candidate must be under 30 years old and be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person granted refugee status. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist president with her day-to-day requirements, including meeting coordination, client follow up, research, and manage internal operations (i.e. office cleaners, suppliers)
  • Minute taking at meetings as required, and follow through on action items
  • Receive, direct, and relay telephone messages and general email inquiries 
  • Track projects with Head of Projects and team reporting
  • Assist with writing and reviewing proposals, blogs, and reports
  • Ensure clients receive accurate and prompt responses to requests 
  • Handle all incoming and outgoing mail and couriers 
  • Aiding in employee event planning 
  • Assist in moderating the company’s social media presence – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn 
  • Assist in recruiting new employees or freelancers, including sourcing, phone screening, and scheduling of interviews 
  • Proofread and edit documents as needed 
  • Execute on projects and special assignments as assigned by the CEO & President (may include creative problem solving, working with multiple departments)
  • Tracking of client surveys and reporting
  • Stay informed on trending topics and emerging news in association with the current projects
  • Commit to ongoing learning and development

Preferred Attributes

  • University or college education is an asset
  • Robust and proactive communication and interpersonal skills are a must 
  • Collaborator, Communicator, Agile, Accountable, Leader, and Empowering
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Team-building skills
  • Strong organizational and written skills in English
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Excellent verbal and listening communications skills
  • Experience running professional social media accounts is an asset
  • A driver's licence is an asset
  • Proficient in the following software:
    • G-Suite (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, Meet)
    • MS Office, including Word and Excel
    • macOS, including Mail
    • Pages, Keynote and Numbers an asset
    • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud is an asset
  • Ability to interact patiently, tactfully, and effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to function professionally and pleasantly during periods of high-intensity
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Respectful, Punctual, and Reliable
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • The ability to speak, read, and write in French is considered a strong asset
  • Experience working in the arts & culture or for a not-for-profit organization is an asset

Requirements

This position will be partially funded through Canada Summer Jobs, and applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Under 30 years of age
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person granted refugee status

As this position requires some remote work, a stable and fast Internet connection is required.

Sound like a fit? 

Tell us about yourself and why you should be the candidate of choice in a cover letter together with your resumé by 6 pm Thursday, June 10, 2021.

Submit via email: careers@innovatebyday.ca.

Thank you to all interested folks. Please note that we will only contact candidates that will proceed to the next phase.

AUTHENTICITY

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transparency, kindness,
and respect.

TRUST

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understand our roles and
get the job done.

TEAMWORK

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and camaraderie—and
we love what we do.