The Career Foundation

Business Development Specialist

Feb 22, 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Organization Profile:  The Career Foundation offers a wide range of career and job related programs. Since its inception in 1988, The Career Foundation has steadily expanded its services.  Operating out of seven locations, we now help thousands of people each year successfully accomplish their employment goals. The Career Foundation receives funding from Employment Ontario, Service Canada, and private sector companies. For more information please visit our website at

At The Career Foundation we value inclusiveness and embrace diversity in the workplace.  We are a professional, result-driven organization that has been described by our employees as caring, compassionate, innovative and team-oriented.

We also offer:

    • Competitive compensation
    • A comprehensive health benefits plan that includes massage therapy, naturopath services, and travel coverage
    • An Employee & Family Assistance Program
    • An RRSP matching plan
    • A wellness program


Position Type: full time 12-month contract (very good possibility of renewal)

Location: Toronto 

Years of Experience: 2 +

Start date: Immediately 


Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Visits employers to initiate and maintain strong professional relationships
  • Develops new employer contacts each week to promote COJG (Canada-Ontario Job Grant)
  • Assists employers with identifying their employment and training needs to secure COJG applications with new hires and existing employees
  • Negotiates and administers COJG placement agreements and employer incentives (wage subsidy, on-the job training)
  • Meets individual monthly targets allocated for COJG budget
  • Conducts site monitors in accordance with trainers schedules and complete paperwork as needed
  • Reports weekly progress results to 5 (EO) Employment Ontario hub offices
  • Coordinates with hub staff regarding COJG applications and placements
  • Prepares and submits claims, ensuring all documentation is in place for processing to finance department
  • Monitors budget commitments and expenditures using Microsoft Excel, ensuring timely expenditures
  • Reconciles claims with budget allocations for each application/placement to ensure accuracy
  • Follows up with employers to obtain proof of payment/pay stubs in a timely manner in coordination with 5 EO offices
  • Serves as a resource for employers and advises them on human resources and other employment related issues
  • Maintains ongoing relationships with employers and engages them in ongoing activities of The Career Foundation
  • Prepares accurate documentation of contacted employers, applications, job leads and any other job development activity for information retrieval and submits weekly reports on activities/results
  • Enters Employer and Participant information, follow up notes and claims into The Career Foundation’s internal database system (CRM)
  • Enters any additional information regarding employers and participants into the application trackers as needed
  • Conducts 3, 6 and 12 month follow up on closed files, which includes entering outcomes and recording follow up in client files
  • Assists with maintaining and closing client files, including data verification, binding of documents, filing and collecting data about service satisfaction
  • On a regular basis, promotes The Career Foundation’s fee for service and fundraising projects to employers

Qualifications/ Skills Required:

  • University Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related
  • Sales and business development experience considered a strong asset
  • Must have outstanding administrative skills both written and verbal
  • Connections to local business communities and networks
  • Knowledge of hiring and training development practices
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proven record of demonstrating tact and diplomacy when facing challenging situations
  • Flexible to work evenings and weekends if required
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is essential for local travel
  • Superior computer skills and strong math skills
  • Extremely detail oriented with ability to recognize, track and resolve errors


Candidates please submit your cover letter and resume, addressed to The Hiring Committee, to  Please remember to quote the Job Title of the position you are applying for in the Subject Line of your email.  No phone call please.  Thank you for your interest in working with The Career Foundation. 

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