Business Development Agent
The Lavin Agency
Toronto, ON

Organization Description

A home for brilliant misfits!

The Lavin Agency is the largest intellectual talent agency in the world. We represent the world's leading thinkers, writers, artists, and scientists including Pulitzer Prize winners, Guggenheim Fellows, TED Prize Winners, and Nobel Laureates. We represent people who are making the world a smarter place, and manage their speaking engagements, public appearances, consulting, and more. We are 35 diverse, engaged, and curious professionals working globally from King West in Downtown Toronto.

We provide competitive salaries, health benefits, professional development opportunities, weekly social affairs, birthday celebrations, and a kickass workplace! For a glimpse into our workplace culture, check out

Job Description

Business Development Agent is a sales support role — responsible for finding, contacting, and optimizing new opportunities for the company’s keynote speakers through consultation with corporations, associations, and meeting & event planners. It’s the perfect place to learn about the ins and outs of our business as you develop your sales skills. This job is for the engaged and engaging. The curious and the opinionated. But it’s also a tough job. You must have a proven ability to deal with large ongoing tasks, work hard, and stay focussed & motivated. Exceptional communication skills are a minimum requirement. After all, your job will be to convince people to work with our agency and consider new ideas.

We need people to do market research, qualify potential clients, and pitch our speakers. You must be smart, curious, and have excellent research and communication skills. This is a full-time 3-month contract position with the possibility of extension.

We’re Looking for Someone Who:

  • Is intellectually engaged (as demonstrated by education, experience, and interests) and can think on their feet
  • Has 1 to 3 years experience nurturing business relationships
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, multi-tasking work environment
  • Possesses superior phone and email etiquette — a great communicator and even better listener
  • Loves research and connecting the dots, while keeping the big picture in mind
  • Is a thorough, detail-oriented problem solver

The Fine Print:

If you are a brilliant misfit wanting to work with big ideas that challenge big issues, apply now!

Please submit an original cover letter and a worn-out resume to careers(at) by August 30, 2019. In your cover letter, please touch on the following: What is a thought-provoking book you read recently?

Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.

We appreciate your interest however, due to the high volume of applicants, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. As such, we are unable to entertain phone calls and office visits.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year