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TIGed Sales and Business Development Coordinator (Volunteer)

TIGed | Toronto, ON, Canada

Job Description

The Opportunity

Reporting to the TIGed Program Manager, the Sales and Business Development Coordinator will coordinate efforts towards the sales of TIGed’s paid professional development offerings.

This part-time volunteer opportunity is perfect for a student or recent graduate in the field of sales or marketing who is interested in the non-profit sector and education. We are looking for someone with sales experience to assist us in securing revenue for our online and in-person professional development offerings for educators. Our ideal candidate has previous sales experience and strong verbal and written communication skills. If this describes you, or someone you know, please apply for or share this opportunity!

Why volunteer at TakingITGlobal?

  • Have an impact! TakingITGlobal's programs reached millions of users last year, empowering young people in over 200 countries to express themselves, develop understanding, and take action to address social issues in their communities and around the world.
  • Expand your horizons! TakingITGlobal has a strong international reputation within the non-profit, government, and corporate sectors. Your experience and strengthened skills will be respected by future employers and TakingITGlobal's collaborative nature means volunteers grow a solid professional network and gain experience vital for future job opportunities.
  • Be part of a vibrant team! TakingITGlobal is a open, collaborative environment recognized as a WorldBlu Democratic Workplace and committed to fun wellness activites. Although headquartered in Toronto, TIG is an international organization and you'll have the opportunity to be inspired by partners and team members from all over the world!

Roles & Responsibilities:


  • Developing and refining sales materials for TIGed’s professional development offerings

    • pitch decks

    • promotional packages

    • emails

    • follow-up call guidelines

  • Informing the ongoing development of a strategic plan for the sales of TIGed’s PD offerings

  • Developing and expanding existing strategies for lead generation in partnership with the TIGed team

  • Drafting and editing sales slide decks and proposals

  • General lead generation & following up with online leads

  • Making follow-up calls to school administrators and affiliate organizations regarding TIGed’s PD offerings

  • Sending promotional packages to school administrators and key decision-makers at school districts

  • Outreach to potential partner organizations for the purpose of creating cross-promotional  partnerships


  • Developing a solid understanding of our professional development products

    • auditing past sessions of professional development e-courses

    • reviewing past workshop proposals

  • Helping to identify “customer pains” and performing research related to relevant news articles, white papers, industry trends to drive leads

  • Leverage our charitable status by seeking out pro-bono advertising in educational publications, and exhibit space at events/conferences to share our PD model and sell our offerings

  • Research potential sales/marketing partners who could sell our offerings in specific markets

  • Building on a market analysis in the field related to the demand for teacher professional development, funds available at schools, and the decision-making processes for purchasing


  • Liaise with TIGed Communications Assistant to ensure materials are editorially reviewed and meet professional writing standards

  • Participate in TIGed Team Meetings every two weeks

  • Share thoughts, ideas, and suggestions as they arise – especially as they relate to marketing and promotional efforts

  • Keep staff updated by posting to "My Week" every Friday and maintain regular communication with the Manager of Education Programs

  • Share interesting education related articles, news items, and resources with the team

  • Add relevant bookmarks to the TIGed Delicious account utilizing the established tagging system

  • Contribute to the Internal TIGed Operations and Training Manual as relevant

  • Prepare a handover note to help to orient the next individual filling this role


  • Degree or current studies in a related field (Sales/Marketing/Business Development)

  • Passion for marketing and sales  

  • Ability to work well with minimal supervision and take initiative

  • Effective time management, prioritization and organizational skills

  • Belief in the vision and mission of TIGed and TakingITGlobal

  • Strong writing and editing skills

  • Creativity

  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Salesforce or other Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems

  • Significant interest in youth-related issues and experience working with young people from a wide variety of cultures

  • Fluency in languages other than English

  • Experience working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector

  • Education or experience in the field of education
Commitment Level:

This position is offered on an initial 4-month volunteer basis with possibility of renewal. We are looking for someone who is able to commit 20 hours per week, working 2 days per week at the TakingITGlobal office and 4 hours weekly working remotely from their home. The successful candidate may request a travel stipend.

This volunteer position is part of the TakingITGlobal Fall Internship Program Cycle with the following details:

Duration: 4 months (September - December)
Hours: 20 hours per week (16 in Toronto office, 4 remote)
Application Deadline: July 19, 2013
Orientation Day:  September 3rd, 2013

Application Process:

Application screening will be conducted on an ongoing basis. Please electronically submit a resume and cover letter at your earliest convenience via the JobScore platform. TakingITGlobal is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports applications from diverse backgrounds and communities.
About TIGed
TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed) is a community of globally-minded educators interested in empowering their students to think and act as world citizens, a collection of resources that facilitate the inclusion of global perspectives in the classroom, and a virtual classroom that allows students to use collaborative technology in order to connect with people from around the world and learn about global issues. Learn more at
About TakingITGlobal
TakingITGlobal (TIG) provides innovative global education programs that empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. Often described as a "social network for social good," the award-winning is available in 13 languages and offers a diverse set of educational resources and action tools intended to inspire, inform and involve. Since being founded as a charity in 2000, more than 40 million people have accessed the website to learn, grow and realize their potential. Learn more about us and explore our latest annual report.