Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Employment Opportunities

Manager, Business Development

Full Time
(Permanent, 35 hours a week)

Description:

Are you someone who is passionate about the work that you do? Do you want your next adventure to be part of a great cause? If so, look no further than the MS Society of Canada! Our team is looking for a Manager, Business Development located anywhere is Canada on a full-time basis working 35 hours per week.

Who we are

We have a bold vision of a world free of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Our mission is to connect and empower the MS community to create positive change and you can be part of that!

Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world, with an estimated 90,000 Canadians living with the disease.

We are privileged to be a part of a determined group of change agents who are working tirelessly to create a world free of MS. Some 1500 Canadians affected by MS serve as leadership volunteers on division and chapter councils and committees and an estimated 13,500 volunteers work tirelessly delivering programs, fundraising events, public awareness campaigns and social action activities.

Through discoveries, innovation, and collective action, we will work together to alleviate the uncertainty that MS causes, help provide accessible options for disease management, and reach out to partners to eliminate physical and social barriers in our communities.

Our strategy not only lays out the roadmap in our journey to create a world free of MS, but we hope it also provides inspiration for all in the MS community to connect and collaborate in order to advance treatment and care, enhance well-being, understand and halt disease progression, and prevent MS from happening. Discover. Innovate. Act.

What we offer

At the MS Society of Canada, we have a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, short-term disability, an employee and family assistance program (EFAP) and travel insurance, to name a few. We also offer a RRSP matching program. Not only do we close between Christmas and New Years, but we also have half day Friday’s before long weekends! On top of that, we offer flexible working arrangements and opportunities to work remotely as well! Who wouldn’t want all of that?

The role you will play

The Manager, Business Development builds and maintains corporate relationships. They identify and execute opportunities to generate revenue for the organization’s overall mission.

Key Areas of Impact:

  • Identifies, cultivates, and solicits new corporate partnerships to build relationships and generate revenue for the organization.
  • Acts as an internal expert for corporate engagement and helps build and grow expertise amongst other teams.

What you will bring

Are you someone who (has/is):

  • 3-5 years’ experience identifying, cultivating, and soliciting new business?
  • The ability to build authentic meaningful relationships with corporations by leading with trust, empathy and unwavering commitment to the MS Society’s mission and values?
  • Strong knowledge of the Canadian sponsorship, cause marketing and employee engagement environment?
  • Effective contract negotiation skills with the ability to provide strategic and creative ways for corporations to be involved with the MS Society?
  • Proven ability to take initiative and carry projects to completion with minimal supervision?
  • Experience in, and commitment to, using CRM systems (e.g. SalesForce) in support of corporate partnerships efforts?
  • Driven and dedicated, with the ability to work flexible hours and travel when required?
  • Thinks beyond the confines of traditional ways of doing things to recognize opportunities and find new and better approaches?
  • Works well with MS community members in a cooperative and supportive manner to achieve shared goals? Values and encourages diverse perspectives to achieve impact?

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you!

If everything you have read so far has made you want to be part of this fantastic team, please send your application that includes your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to joinus@mssociety.ca by May 31, 2022. Applications without salary expectations will not be considered.

All positions at the MS Society of Canada will require a criminal background check.

The MS Society is dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture amongst the whole workforce where people from all backgrounds can thrive.

To protect the health and safety of our employees and the MS community, the MS Society is requiring employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or obtain an approved exemption. Upon hire, we would need proof of vaccination or an approved exemption.

Our aim is to ensure that all employees, volunteers and those interested in joining our team are given equal opportunity and that our organization is representative of all sections of society. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

We are committed to accommodating applicants’ needs throughout the selection process. Please contact joinus@mssociety.ca should you need accommodation.

To learn more about the MS Society of Canada and the great work that we do, we encourage you to visit www.mssociety.ca.

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