Business Development Officer

Our client, a leading post-secondary institution, is looking for a highly experience Business Development Officer. The successful candidate will be results-driven with experience in relationship management, and demonstrable acumen in budgeting, proposal writing, and contract management.

*Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

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  • Develop new business opportunities through prospecting, identifying, and engaging companies who could benefit from training opportunities and other services.

  • Plan, develop, and submit proposals in response to RFP’s and prospecting results.

  • Deliver agreements and negotiate contracts to provide a positive experience and mutually beneficial agreements with clients.

  • Develop and maintain client stewardship to maintain relationships with existing customers.

  • Collaborate with other departments to create customized training opportunities and meet other client needs.

  • Attend industry functions, events and conferences, and client functions to network and develop relationships while learning market and industry trends.

  • Identify and develop unique selling proposition and differentiators to inform new products and service offering to add value to customers’ needs.

  • Research, budget, plan and develop activities, training initiatives and other services, recording events performance and feedback to inform future offerings.


  • 5+ years’ experience in product / market development, fund development, advancement, or related field.

  • Undergraduate degree in related field (social sciences, business, communications).

  • Experience or knowledge of adult education and /or diversity inclusion may be considered an asset.

  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Office.

In addition to being an organized, forward thinking professional, you are:

  • A multi-tasker with the ability to work well under pressure including budget and timeline constraints.

  • A natural relationship builder, eager to meet new people and develop your network.

  • Able to prioritize, organize and manage multiple projects and competing demands.

  • Autonomous and self-directed in your work, requiring minimal supervision.

  • Confident in reading, interpreting, and acting on financial reports.


  • Competitive salary

  • Comprehensive benefits package.

If you feel you are the right person for this position or would like to learn more, please send your resume in confidence to

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