Latincouver (Business Development Specialist)

Organization Name: Latincouver
Opportunity Title: Business Development Specialist
Category: Communications / Marketing / Media
Commitment: Less than 6 months
Start Date: May 1, 2019
End Date: July 23, 2019

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
Opportunity Description:


Business Development Specialist

Latincouver Cultural & Business Society – BC

(Paid  Internship – May 1, 2019 till July 23, 2019)


Latincouver is a non-profit organization that brings together both Latin Americans and Latin enthusiasts living in BC. Latincouver activities cover a variety of areas like business and culture, creating signature events tailored to connect and empower people.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • To develop unprecedented relationships within Latincouver key accounts
  • Play an integral role in new business pitches
  • Maintain and build on the existing partners  base
  • Work plan approach and pitches. Work with the teams within to develop proposals that speak to our potential sponsor/partners`s needs, concerns and objectives, continual follow up and check-ins with our partners to ensure we are bringing in the most up to date info on a project.
  • Gather information from our partners/ potential partners and develop good relationships with our potential and current partners and sponsors
  • Help with arranging of  database of our sponsors and partners.
  • Attend industry related functions, such as Association events, tradeshows and conferences, which can be useful for development of Latincouver projects
  • Develop new strategies and analyze business trends within Latincouver  to report back where we need to look at for future growth.
  • Promote the brand of Latincouver  throughout different sectors and markets
  • Complete reporting as required by the management team
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Promote opportunities for Latino immigrants to develop English language skills, learn about Canada’s labour market, network and develop professional and social networks through the Latin-Canadian Professional Network program from Latincouver
  • Facilitate connections between job seekers, newcomers and students and influential entrepreneurs in the local community




  • 20-30 years old
  • Citizenship, PR or refugee status holder
  • University or college in business administration, project management or other relevant discipline is a plus
  • Experience in event planning/business development is a plus
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills both in public and customers relationship maintenance
  • Deal effectively with non-routine matters and coordinate various activities
  • Take responsibility, problem solve and make independent decisions
  • Ability to work cooperatively and to coordinate with a variety of individuals both within and outside the organization in a supportive and efficient team environment
  • Cross-cultural competence and sensitivity
  • Knowledge in Latino American culture and Spanish or Portuguese are an asset
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines, fulfil client requests on short notice, work on multiple tasks and adapt to change
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Drive



  • Reference letter upon completion to upgrade your resume
  • Expand your professional contacts through Latincouver’s rich network
  • Feedback on your learning progress
  • Be part of a fun professional staff team
  • Learn new skills and an opportunity to practice different languages.
  • Salary: 13.85 CAD per hour/30 hours per week/16 weeks.


How to Apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to the email or fill out the application on our website and check out the many possibilities you can have with us.

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