- Monitor current and prospective partners. Keep an eye on key agency accounts (read their budgets, agenda items, meeting minutes — and whatever other public docs you can dig up — to identify upcoming opportunities, and pass these off to your friends on the partnerships team).
- Find the opportunities. Use traditional channels and ones of your own clever devising. Read all RFP docs when they come out. Prepare summaries of all important info and questions for the partnerships team to answer. Communicate with partners as needed, and in monthly meetings.
- Project-manage bid responses. Coordinate with the partnerships and graphic design teams to build responses — and get our response partners on board. Make sure every requirement box is ticked, every appendix, section, sub-section and sub-sub section is referenced before sealing and delivering. Feel the serotonin kick into overdrive as you get the “submission received!” email.
- In collaboration with the comms and partnerships teams, build and maintain a content library containing the latest and greatest screenshots and product descriptions.
- Keep in touch with our response partners to make sure they have the most up-to-date information and pricing about app features when responding to bids.
- Assess success (and failure). After a win, make sure our service delivery team is 100% informed on what was promised, and ensure that the handoff is seamless. After a loss (womp womp) figure out why we lost, who won, and keep track of the reasons for our respective W’s and L’s for future proposals.
- Prepare quotes and other materials for non-RFP opportunities, and help the partnerships team turn around responses on the quick-quick.
- Oh-so-organized. You can figure out what conditional formatting is on Excel, and you regularly scare people with your opinions on task-tracking software (when you see organizational post-it notes on someone’s computer screen, you sigh. Sorry! Not everyone can be like you.)
- Meticulous. You spot details others miss, and read books cover to cover, looking up all the definitions along the way.
You are voluble in your epistolary habits and sesquipedalian in the manner in which you elucidate your convictions. You have a clear and succinct writing style.
- You are an Owner's Manual reader who loves knowing how things work.
- You are a creative problem solver who sees the bigger picture and can envision how the product fits into that picture (when someone says “jump” instead of “how high?” you might ask if instead you could install a trampoline so they can jump regularly.)
- You’ll remember to add “3 hard copies and 1 copy on a floppy disk” to the subject line when you apply.
- You have 1-2 years of experience or are a recent college grad who can show they are qualified (e.g., you have a degree in communications or English, you applied for grants for your university association, or you were on your college newspaper staff.)
- You have an abiding love for public transit so profound that not even the most obscure RFP requirement can get you down!
- This position is located in Montreal. We strongly prefer candidates currently in Montreal or who are willing to relocate, so we can regularly talk shop over mountains of poutine and/or Kem CoBa ice cream.
💯 Would be nice if…
- Bilingual: fluent in both written French and English
- You’ve worked with or in government
Don’t feel like all the requirements apply to you but you still think you’d be a great fit for Transit? Don’t hesitate to apply!
💰 Compensation and benefits
$50,000 CAD - $65,000 CAD per year
- Stock options
- Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
- 5 weeks vacation
- Four-day work week for everyone
- Apple laptop and equipment
- $1,500 annual mobility allowance. STM? BIXI? Uber? E-bike? Scooter? Going car-free is free at Transit.
- A training and development budget
- Generous maternal/paternal/parental leave policy. Gotta fill out our tandem bicycles somehow!
- Flexible work hours
- Spend your days surrounded by first-rate teammates and the best view of Montreal and/or [insert exotic Zoom background]
- When you’re in the office: you’ll be in urbanist heaven, surrounded by Mile End’s urban gardens, bike paths, BIXI docks, bus stops, a metro station, and limitless restaurants… cafés… bars… concert halls… bagel boutiques…
- Communal lunch-and-learn with free food in the office each week
👨💻 A note on diversity
Public transit is used by overwhelmingly more women and people of colour than other modes of transportation. We try to make sure the diversity of our users is reflected in the team that serves them. Because when we include people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and identities — we end up building a better app for everyone who uses Transit.
We encourage candidates of all ages, genders, origins and orientations to apply. If you’d like to specify which pronouns you’d like to be referred to, feel free to include that in your application email.
And if your lived experience has given you a unique perspective on all things transportation, mobility, accessibility, urbanism? Let us know, and we’ll make sure your application gets the attention it merits.
📬 How to apply
Send your resume, a brief explanation of why you want to work for Transit, links to any online presence you’re particularly proud of (blog, Twitter), and any other information you find relevant to [email protected].
PS: When you apply, let us know how you heard about the position! Whispers, grapevines, middle-of-the-night Google searches? We’re dying to know.