Apply to join the team behind Canada’s #1 private business accelerator via email by September 20, 2020.
Salary Band: $46,328 to $57,910
The Accelerator Centre (AC) seeks a qualified, energetic and flexible Jack or Jill of all trades to fill an exciting position in our fast-paced and dynamic entrepreneurial workspace. The ideal candidate is organized, an excellent communicator, a master of multi-tasking and is ready to take on projects and initiatives with minimal guidance. This is a newly created role at the AC and this person will be responsible for developing and implementing two important strategic initiatives, namely our alumni relations, as well as partnerships/special projects.
Working closely with and reporting to the VP, Strategy and External Relations, the Specialist will contribute to setting the direction in this dual role, leading the implementation of plans that drive major sponsor growth and alumni engagement. With over 200 alumni of our award-winning programs, the AC is prioritizing the creation of an alumni engagement program to ensure relations with our graduates become life-long.
The successful candidate will possess a strong fundraising, partnership and business development mentality, and have the capability to switch seamlessly between strategic thinking, proposal and tactical work. They will also be a strong communicator and be able to convert strategic goals into multi-year, revenue-generating sponsorship opportunities and programs. The role requires a demonstrated ability to collaboratively build relationships, both internally and externally, manage complex projects and competing priorities, as well as track, report and optimize the performance of partnerships, sponsorships and partner programs.
This position will be Waterloo-based, but given the current public health climate, AC staff have the option to work remotely as needed. This position is initially proposed as a 12-month contract, contingent on funding/success in the role.
The Accelerator Centre’s signature programs build start-ups from ideation to scale, and prepares them to compete globally. Traditionally, after leaving the programs and the Accelerator Centre, our work with these companies comes to a close. A new strategic priority for the AC is to develop an alumni network to build lifelong relationships with our clients, even after they have left the AC.
Please submit your resume and cover letter in a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 20, 2020 at 5pm.
We thank all interested candidates for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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