Career Opportunity: Strategic Program Manager

Do you have a passion for entrepreneurship and seeing companies grow in Edmonton? Are you interested in being part of diversifying the Edmonton economy?

Edmonton is at an exciting point in time to foster a swell of tech startups, and Startup Edmonton plays a key role in this endeavour.  The Strategic Program Manager will identify and develop strategies focused on the expansion of Startup Edmonton programs. This role will report to and work directly with the CEO of Startup Edmonton. 

Operating in a fast-past environment, this individual will lead the team in the growth of programming through partnerships, curriculum development and increased program awareness.  This capable professional will mentor and coach team members while being strategically focused on evolving and developing programming that maintains relevance and impact.

 At Startup Edmonton, we connect entrepreneurs and product builders with skills, community and space to support them as they take ideas to reality. We create collisions – between developers, designers, makers, founders and mentors – and deliver programs that transform ideas into companies.  Startup Edmonton is 14,000 square feet of program, community and co-working space at the historic Mercer Warehouse.

We are looking for a passionate individual who is enthusiastic about building the startup community and helping entrepreneurs find success.

Innovate Edmonton’s mission within EEDC is to create the best possible environment for technology innovation and tech-enabled startup and scaleup company growth. We are focused on creating new tech businesses, helping high potential businesses scale and inspiring action to fuel growth in Edmonton’s innovation and technology business community.  We perform this work through our four entrepreneur communities: Startup Edmonton, the Edmonton Research Park, Edmonton Made and our partnership with the University of Alberta in TEC Edmonton.

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) cultivates the energy, innovation and investment needed to build a prosperous and resilient Edmonton economy.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Strategically expanding and executing programs that support and promote tech-enabled companies

  • Identifying and implementing strategies that deliver on business objectives

  • Delivering on established sales targets and effectively managing a budget

  • Developing and enhancing partner relationships

  • Making an impact on the innovation community 

The successful candidate will have:

  • Post-secondary degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or another related field. A combination of education and work experience will be considered.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a strategic, program development role

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience leading, mentoring and coaching a team of professionals

  • Aptitude in identifying the needs of customers and creating/driving solutions

  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills

  • Passion about the entrepreneurial community

If this leadership opportunity represents you and you would like to become part of a team dedicated to building an incredible tech and innovation community in Edmonton, we want to hear from you! Submit your cover letter and resume by May 13, 2019.  Click here to register on our applicant tracking system and submit your resume.