Sales Lead

Join our team! TalentLift is a mission-driven, collaborative, and high-impact start-up expanding the job and skilled visa opportunities available to talented candidates living in refugee circumstances globally. We are hiring a full-time Sales Lead who will have the opportunity to make a clear impact on individual and systemic levels and to create the scaleable and human-centred processes that power our work. 

The team

TalentLift is a non-profit talent agency. We support Canadian employers to recruit and relocate talent from within refugee populations to fill skills shortages, enabling candidates along with their families to lift to their potential as they advance their careers, secure their futures, and leave displacement behind.

There are more than 27 million people living as refugees worldwide with few options to achieve livelihoods and security. Many thousands have the skills and potential to qualify for jobs and skilled visas in Canada, just like talented people anywhere, but they’ve been historically excluded from recruitment and visa systems. This is changing as TalentLift and our partners drive more equitable access to these transformative opportunities.   

TalentLift offers employers and the displaced candidates they hire in-house services encompassing talent search, visa application, and settlement coordination. We believe that access to opportunities should depend on potential and not the privilege of living without fear. 

The role

Our Sales Lead will report to the Managing Director and be responsible for:

  • Independently identifying potential customers and generating new opportunities for employer partnerships with TalentLift using cold calls, emails and other marketing channels
  • Contacting and qualifying potential employer partners 
  • Setting appointments with Recruitment Leads and nurturing partnership leads 
  • Tracking progress towards meeting sales goals 
  • Collaborating with the Recruitment and Technology teams to develop strategies for reaching engagement targets with potential employer partners 
  • Reporting on lead generation activities and results to management
  • Implementing effective communication strategies for various platforms to drive awareness and engagement
  • Developing content for TalentLift’s communication channels
  • Exploring and recommending customer relationship management (CRM) software to manage leads and sales activities
  • Attending in person and virtual networking events to build relationships and generate leads 
  • Supporting the organization through other development and communications activities as needed

Must have: 

  • Minimum 1 years of work experience in sales
  • Post-secondary diploma or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent people skills  
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Knowledge of the sales process, negotiation, and strategy
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Empathy, reliability, adaptability and willingness to continuously learn

Nice to have:

  • Work experience or volunteerism in cross-cultural contexts
  • Experience supporting people living in refugee and displaced situations
  • Experience with producing high-quality and impactful content for various communication channels (i.e., blog, online magazine, marketing collateral, website, and social media)
  • Developing and promoting branding initiatives outside of sales
  • Knowledge of how to optimize content for search engines for lead generation 

What we offer

  • Salary of $70,000-$72,000 depending on experience
  • Dental and extended healthcare benefits
  • 4 weeks vacation
  • Flexible hours and work from home in Canada
  • Equipment provided
  • A supportive team – ask us more!

TalentLift is committed to equitable hiring. All candidates are welcome to apply and we warmly invite those who have lived experience in refugee or displacement circumstances, Indigenous backgrounds, and different abilities.

To apply, please send your CV and a message using this application form.