Overview

Ample Labs is a tech non-profit committed to using technology to empower individuals facing homelessness in Toronto and abroad. Our work started with broad research showing that even when experiencing homelessness, most people rely heavily on smartphones to find vital information. Our first product, Chalmers, is a web-based chatbot that helps you find local social services like free meals, overnight shelter, clothing, and more based on your specific real-time location and needs. Chalmers has recently been featured on Forbes, Fast Company, and Toronto Star!

Head over to www.chalmers.app to give Chalmers a try!

The Business Development Co-op Student plays a critical role in growing the sales and business team at Ample Labs. We are looking for enthusiastic, driven, top performers to join a fast-paced, high-performing sales and fundraising team. As an effective BDR, your main focus will be reaching out to prospects to qualify and create new sales opportunities to expand Chalmers in new geographies across Canada and the United States.

Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain a database of qualified leads, and opportunities from within our customer segments.
  • Identify, research, and qualify leads.
  • Use our CRM (HubSpot) to track leads and log tasks and follow-ups with the goal of pushing leads through the sales funnel.
  • Email, cold call, attend online conferences, and set up online webinars to generate new leads.
  • Provide sales pitches, pitch decks, briefing documents, and materials, including proposals, for customer meetings and negotiations.
  • Report on sales targets and goals on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Assist in the preparation of proposal and report submissions for funding opportunities in addition to sales such as corporate sponsorships, and grants.

Requirements

  • Registered as a full-time student in a Canadian post-secondary institution program
  • Either a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or a protected person defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Pursuing a Degree in Business/Commerce
  • Exemplary presentation and communication ability (both verbal and written)
  • 1-2 years of sales experience or transferable experience, including cold-calling
  • High attention to detail, with a process and solution-oriented mindset
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, startup environment
  • A continuous improvement mindset

Nice to haves:

  • Experience working with HubSpot CRM preferred

Who we’re looking for

  • You want to make a difference with what you do
  • You’re passionate about what you do
  • You’re socially minded & genuinely care about the work we do
  • You’re proactive, a problem solver, and a go-getter
  • You’re collaborative and are a team player
  • You’re curious and self-motivated
  • You know how to take and give direction
  • You can adapt to change quickly
  • You value impact-driven work

Duration & Hours

  • 40 hours a week
  • Available to start immediately