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Senior Frontend Developer Apply

Job description


We’re hiring our first employee: a senior frontend developer to help us build and scale Pastel. You’ll be working alongside the founders, reporting to our CTO, to make Pastel more valuable to our customers by leading the development of new features. Your work will directly impact hundreds of customers and thousands of users. You’ll be expected to be self-directed and able to execute quickly towards your goals with a lot of autonomy.


As the first employee at an early-stage startup, you should be able to wear many hats simultaneously, be comfortable with uncertainty, and prepared for your roles and responsibilities potentially changing significantly as the company grows.

Your responsibilities

– Ownership of the Pastel frontend application
– Work with design to build out new features on the frontend to match customer needs and expand our product/market fit
– Fix bugs, and improve the UX of the Pastel frontend application
– Write high-quality, clean, comprehensible code
– Help level up our frontend development practices

Your qualifications

– You’ve built best-in-class web-based products people fall in love with
– You have 5+ years of experience working on the frontend
– Strong proficiency in Javascript, with 5+ years experience
– You’ve worked with, and have thorough familiarity and understanding of React and its core principles
– Ideally you’ve worked in startups, even better if at a B2B/SaaS startup
– Ideally you have experience working with accessibility tools and frameworks
– Bonus: You have experience working at an agency building web and digital products for clients

Required skills

Javascript, React

Desired skills

Next.js, Redux, Webpack, Node, PostgreSQL (Sequelize), Redis

Job Type: Full Time Paid Apply until: September 30, 2020

Mero Technologies

An IoT company providing smart labour and supply management with flexible sensor technology.

Channel Sales Manager Apply

Job description 

Mero is becoming the leading building cleanliness technology in North America. The platform combines hardware and software to allow buildings to minimize their environmental impact, control costs, and help the world return safely to public spaces. Mero is relied upon by millions of square feet of space around the world, including hospitals, offices, stadiums, and airports.

We are looking for a Channel Manager to win, maintain, and expand relationships with our commercial cleaner channel partners and distributors. The Channel Manager is responsible for achieving sales, profitability, and partner recruitment objectives as well as delivering training to empower our channel partners to successfully sell Mero to their end clients.

This person will be a driven relationship builder, can strike up a conversation anywhere, and understands the long game. They will be the lead point of contact for many of our customers, will intuitively follow-up at the right times, and will be a key driver of new business. You don’t shy away from after-work events, you are a skilled negotiator, and you seek to please customers to help both sides of the table.

Mero is committed to diversity in tech and is proud to employ people from all walks of life. You’ll find a place at Mero regardless of your race, color, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

Required skills

Establish productive relationships with channel partners in commercial real estate/commercial cleaning

Coordinate the involvement of company personnel and resources to meet partner performance objectives and expectations

Meets assigned targets for profitable sales volume and strategic objectives in assigned Partner accounts

Proactively leads joining partner planning processes that develops mutual performance objectives for a productive partner relationship

Proactively assesses, clarifies and validates partner needs on an ongoing basis and communicates partner needs internally

Manages hand-offs to Account Managers and installation partners

Ensures partner compliance

Drives Mero adoption within channel partner sales processes

Desired skills

You are ambitious, results-oriented and passionate about sales

You are passionate about negotiating win-win outcomes

You have a track record of exceeding targets

You demonstrate strong business acumen and are a strategic thinker

2+ years of experience in a relationship management role, preferably in a B2B company

Demonstrated interest in technology, real estate, and/or IoT

Job Type: Full Time Paid Apply until: September 30, 2020

Ample Labs

Community Lead Apply

Job description 


Ample Labs is a non-profit committed to using technology to empower individuals facing homelessness in Toronto, Canada. Our work started with broad research showing that even when experiencing homelessness, most people rely heavily on smartphones to find vital information.

Since then, our team has grown to include a dedicated and diverse group of designers, developers, researchers, consultants, public servants, and community members—all united by a common commitment to using tech for social good. Our first digital product, Chalmers, is a web-based chatbot that helps you find local services like free meals offered at shelters or drop-in programs based on your specific real-time location and needs.

Head over to to give Chalmers a try!

We are looking for a part-time Community Lead to join our team to help continue to make Chalmers the world’s smartest, most empathetic chatbot. We’re looking for someone to help us successfully launch Chalmers in all the various communities we’ll be going live in the fall of 2020! You are an energetic, creative, adaptive and strategic individual who uses a participatory, trauma-informed approach to working with others. You love project management and are open to listening and learning from the staff you work with, co-creating programs with staff and clients and recognizing that the diversity of your teams brings strength and different perspectives to the work.


Oversee stakeholder engagement for launches of Chalmers in different municipalities and regions within Ontario (in partnership with marketing and leadership: ensure we build brand awareness, meet timelines, hit our user acquisition targets)

Project manage and communicate with internal and multiple regional external stakeholders what all of the key launch milestones are and monitor & report on the progress to ensure execution meets the proposed timelines

Oversee and manage all stakeholder relationships within organizations in each region such as city local stakeholders (public servants, social service agencies, police departments, etc.)

Outreach to local stakeholders that will be important for launch in regions and get buy-in for launch; work with each stakeholder to identify which channels we can leverage to hit our user acquisition goals

Ensure there is qualitative feedback captured from key stakeholders during and post-launch to ensure that launch is successful

Oversee and direct all marketing efforts from all marketing channels for our upcoming launches of Chalmers in various cities/regions in Ontario

Oversee the creation of content & copy on channels like: website, newsletter, press releases, social media and partnership driven initiatives


3+ years of experience in a similar role in a NGO/Charity

Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree with a focus on community development or social work

Commitment to social change including working to end all forms of oppression: racism, ableism, sexism, classism, etc. Completion of Anti-Oppression, Anti-Racist training an asset

Excellent communication skills: clear written and verbal communication

Creative problem-solving abilities: flexibility and adaptability to change facilitation

Demonstrated active listening, consultation and conflict resolution skills

Proven record of building and maintaining community partnerships

Able to work collaboratively and strategically with funders, colleagues and service partners

Demonstrated commitment to the principles of social justice, cultural competency, accessibility, equity and inclusion

Criminal reference check with Vulnerable Sector Search completed within the past 12 months

Experience working with government, non-profit agencies, and public services

Nice to haves:

Experience in launching B2C apps is a bonus

Experience collaborating with individuals like: graphic designers, copywriters, content creators, etc.

Who we’re looking for

You want to make a difference with what you do

You’re passionate about what you do

You’re socially minded & genuinely care about the work we do

You’re proactive, a problem solver and go-getter

You’re collaborative and are a team player

You’re curious and self-motivated

You know how to take and give direction

You can adapt to change quickly

You value impact-driven work

Other Notes

This is a full-time contractor position

Looking for someone to start ASAP

Required skills

Project Management, Stakeholder Management, Community Development experience

Desired skills

Experience in a similar role in the past

Job Type: Full Time Paid Apply until: September 30, 2020


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Student Web Designer Apply

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LocalStudent is looking to add a top notch part-time web designer to redesign our home page and add some additional pages. We are looking to hire a University or College student!

We would preferably like to use WordPress for this, although we’re flexible.

This is not a small task that will take a few hours, we are looking to hire someone for anywhere between 75 and 200 hours over the course of the Fall and possibly Winter, depending on how many pages we decide to build.

Hours are extremely flexible. The pay depends on who we decide to hire, but it is highly negotiable. A really good portfolio is required for this position.

If interested, or if you have a friend who may be interested, send me a message as soon as possible to learn more!

Required skills

Web design

Desired skills


Job Type: Part Time Paid Apply until: September 21, 2020

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