Manager, Business Development & Sponsorship

Small Business BC - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Manager, Business Development & Sponsorship

Status: Permanent, Full-time Employee

Small Business BC is a not-for-profit organization with the mandate to provide entrepreneurs with products and services that will assist their successful entry into small business ventures and to provide small businesses at every stage of development with products, services and support that assist in development and growth.

We are seeking a motivated individual with a proven track record in sales and sponsorship to join our growing and vibrant team. With a number of new projects on the horizon, the Manager, Business Development & Sponsorship will have a strong focus on prospecting and fostering new sponsor relationships to increase SBBC’s self-generated revenue. Reporting to the VP of Operations, this position will work closely with the Business Development team to ensure we are building and growing SBBC’s sponsorship community.


  • Lead generation and referrals for potential sponsors and partnership opportunities
  • Maintains relationships with current sponsors and ensures that their expectations are being met
  • Drafts all contracts and agreements for sponsors
  • Collaborates with other SBBC departments regarding sponsorship opportunities and execution of contract deliverables
  • Assists in the creation of sponsorship package materials
  • Manages the SBBC web advertisement accounts and in-kind contracts
  • Records all revenues in the Business Development department for quarterly and end-of-year reporting as well as tracks department budgets
  • Responds to phone, email and written enquiries from potential clients and current stakeholders
  • Assists in SBBC presentations, tradeshows, and outreach events – some travel may be required
  • Leads product and program development for SBBC sponsorable offerings
  • Performs other job-related duties as required


  • A degree or diploma in Sales and Marketing, Business Management, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, or Commerce, and extensive sales administration experience, or an equivalent level of education and business-related experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant work experience in business development, sponsorship or partnerships
  • Demonstrated experience in technical writing contracts and sponsorship agreements
  • Demonstrated experience working at a colleague working level with professional groups, government agencies, special interest groups and service providers
  • Strong communications skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and working with a CRM system an asset
  • High attention to detail and strong organizational abilities
  • Able to work in team environment and independently
  • Comfortable with public speaking & presentations is an asset
  • General knowledge of a wide variety of business subjects & an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Valid BC Driver’s License


  • The opportunity to work cross functionally on a variety of projects in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment
  • Comprehensive benefits and vacation package after 3 months of continuous employment
  • Employer RRSP matching contributions
  • Paid flex day off every three weeks


  • To apply for this position, please visit our website at
  • No phone inquiries please. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
  • We will commence reviewing applications on June 14, 2019 and the posting will stay open until filled.

Job Type: Full-time


  • business development: 3 years (Preferred)