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Director, Business Development

Location Toronto
Job Type Full Time

Our client is looking for a talented Director of Business Development to join a Toronto based not-for-profit. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in sales and relationship management. The Director is primarily responsible for managing relationships with board members, existing partners, organizational stakeholders, and driving revenue through events, conferences and traditional fundraising.

As a key funding pillar, responsibilities around the Conference includes, but are not limited to, building the agenda, sourcing speakers, facilitating capital introductions in advance of the event, liaising with the event management team and managing the conference committee.

Building strong and meaningful relationships across a cross-section of capital markets and institutional investors (pension plans, family offices, UHNWI, hedge funds, asset managers, etc.) will be an integral part of this role.


Revenue Generation

  1. The Conference is one of North America’s most prominent and well-regarded institutional investment conferences. In this role, the Director will be tasked with the success of the conference, which has generated $1.5M+ in each of the last 3 years.
  2. Fundraising efforts in which the Director will be tasked with the success of the yearly event, targeted to raise $250K in 2019.
  3. In addition, traditional fundraising is growing in the overall revenue mix. Building strong relationships with existing and prospective donors and understanding where this company fits into their philanthropic priorities in order to unlock incremental capital for the organization.

Relationship Management

  1. Deepen existing relationships with all existing stakeholders
  2. Building new relationships with prospective stakeholders.
  3. Help maintain a robust database/tracking system (CRM)  to improve shared communication and monitor/optimize deal generation activity.

Qualifications & Skills

  • 2+ years of work experience in financial services sector.
  • Strong communications skills across all mediums.
  • A proven ability to be resourceful and persistent in building relationships and closing deals.
  • Self-starter with a resilient attitude.
  • Ability to take ownership of work, and be accountable to achieve results.
  • A natural connector who is always thinking about adding value to others.
  • A collaborative, team player who goes the extra mile for his/her teammates.
  • Tremendous integrity, professionalism, work ethic, and always doing the right thing.
  • Passion for social impact & philanthropy.
  • Energized by engaging with new people.
  • An interest in finance and investments.

Please send your resume to Tannis Reddy.

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