DIRECTOR OF Business development

Join our Team to Make Government Decisions Better


You will be responsible for creating new sales revenue for the Proof platform inside and outside of Canada at all levels of government from municipal to federal. You will be an ambassador for Proof, always keeping in mind our mission to help make government decisions better. In addition, you will:

  • Quickly develop a deep understanding of the paper-based government approval process and the pain points for those who use it

  • Quickly develop a good working knowledge of the Proof software, how it works, and why it is superior to the paper-based system

  • Be able to confidently and accurately demonstrate how the software works

  • Make in-person or virtual presentations to government and stakeholders about our platform

  • Develop and maintain networks of key players within government

  • Establish and maintain a high level of daily sales calls

  • Create a superior level of trust with potential and current clients, and other stakeholders

  • Travel may be required


Above all, we look for great people. For us, that means curious, creative, growth-minded, hard-working, empathetic, self-starters excited about collaborating on a project that is ultimately aimed at growing a thriving business and making a big impact on people’s lives.

Given the large scope that this job will require, particularly in the initial phase, you must thrive in an unstructured environment, be resourceful and show initiative in your problem-solving delivery.

You should exhibit the following:

  • You are competitive with a proven track record of exceeding goals and targets

  • 2 years of sales (or related) experience with a successful track record

  • You are analytical, everything we do is based on data

  • You have strong negotiation skills and a “never give up” attitude

  • You strive in an ambiguous and fast paced environment

  • You are driven, motivated, and have a hunger to learn

  • You think outside the box and think creatively. Proof is doing something new in government so we don’t have all the answers. You are expected to take initiative and figure things out yourself or as a team

  • You must be curious, tech-savvy, and quick to pick-up new apps and software. We use several on a daily basis (Slack, GSuite, Hubspot, etc).

  • Highly proficient in verbal and written communication. You will be communicating with Deputy Ministers (French is a big plus).

  • Previous or current experience as an entrepreneur or in government is a big plus.

  • You don’t let constructive feedback get you down - we practice Radical Candor.

  • You are a self-motivated team player, creative and determined, passionate about improving government, success-oriented, and demonstrate a high degree of emotional intelligence

  • You form connections with and relate well to people from all socio-economic levels

  • You are well-read with a keen interest in politics/gov’t, startups, growth-hacking

  • You are motivated to excel in this position and grow toward leading a sales team

Why Join? 

  • Incredible learning in an empowering, impact-driven startup with an empathetic team.

  • This will predominantly be a position located in Toronto or Ottawa. You will be representing the team in meetings with prospective and current clients in Ontario.

  • A salary that supports you while you earn equity in a growing startup.


Proof strives to support diversity and equal opportunity by building a balanced team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more diverse we are, the better we can be.


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