Business Development Specialist – University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario
3d ago

Do you want to be part of our innovative and entrepreneurial team?

Do you thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and enjoy working in a team atmosphere? Are you an outside the box thinker who strives to implement continuous improvements?

Do you take a strategic approach to your work? Do you enjoy in a fast-paced culture where your opinions are valued and respected?

Mitacs is a national not-for-profit that helps industry and non-profit partners solve strategic challenges by leveraging Canada’s world-class post-secondary talent and a global network of industry, academic, and government partnerships.

Through these collaborations, Mitacs helps business and community partners succeed, improves students’ on-the-job skills development, and strengthens Canada’s world-class innovation ecosystem.

At Mitacs, we strive to develop the next generation of innovators with vital research and business skills. In partnership with domestic and international companies, governments and academia, we support a new economy using Canada’s most valuable resource its people.

To get a better understanding of Mitacs and read more about our values please visit our


This is not your ordinary sales job. Our business development team members are the bridge between academia and industry.

They spot opportunities and take action on behalf of Mitacs. They are at the forefront of marketing Mitacs programs to businesses and professors.


  • Work closely with members of Mitacs Business Development, Research, and Programs teams to deliver high quality programming
  • Work closely with stakeholders at University of Windsor to fully understand the needs of the researchers and students, find industry opportunities and identify the best programs to leverage the research opportunities uncovered
  • Create and maintain a network of partners / clients in industry and academia
  • Introduce companies and not-for-profit organizations to various Mitacs programs
  • Introduce companies to various university researchers
  • Provide support to the Business Development Team as needed
  • Provide business development support to all Mitacs programs as needed
  • Provide business development and student engagement support to University of Windsor.
  • Assist in negotiating the necessary agreements to facilitate discussions and collaborations between University of Windsor and industry partners
  • Provide pre-departure orientations and ongoing support to students so that they have a smooth transition to their life abroad.

  • Recent MSc or PhD (within 1 2 years), ideally from University of Windsor
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Enthusiastic and high energy self starter
  • Team player
  • Ability to think creatively and try new things
  • Desire to pursue a career outside of research and academia
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high performance culture
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants with an active social network with proven ability to promote participation and sponsorship in programs or initiatives in their community.

  • Please note that this position is available only at University of Windsor *
  • Mitacs fosters a culture where creativity, innovation, diversity, and inclusion are valued, encouraged and fostered. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and a team-based work environment, and we are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian immigration laws may dictate that Canadians and permanent residents are given priority.

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