Do you have a passion for entrepreneurship and seeing companies grow in Edmonton? Are you interested in being part of diversifying the Edmonton economy?
The Startup Edmonton Community Coordinator will be the first point of contact for individuals looking to engage with Startup Edmonton and the broader tech/innovation community. This role will be passionate about connecting entrepreneurs with supports that best suit their tech-enabled companies' needs. This resourceful individual will actively reach out to the community to build awareness about Startup Edmonton, share what’s happening in the Edmonton tech community and identify access to supports.
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.
EEDC staff embody the five cultural values of the organization; Public Stewardship, Selfless Approach, Lead The Way, Make An Impact, and Caring For One Another. Our people are city builders who embody the spirit of EEDC and Edmonton; open, inventive, courageous, cooperative and willing to take a risk. In recognition of this work and focus on our people and culture, we were recently recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Getting Started Inquires
First point of contact for online and in-person inquiries from entrepreneurs on Startup business supports
Provide information about Startup Edmonton & other community supports
Develop tailored plans for individuals and companies
Conduct follow up, incorporating next steps and additional opportunities
Keep up to date records in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system
Building Community Awareness
Coordinate and present info/awareness sessions on Startup Edmonton and the local tech community
Organize meetings & events for entrepreneurs
Follow up with attendees to identify opportunities for success
General Startup Edmonton Support
Assist with set-up and take down of events & workshops
Provide a positive experience for workspace members and events
General Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Completion of a high school diploma. Post-secondary education is preferred.
Minimum of 2 years of related work experience
Passion for entrepreneurial community
Ability to identify needs of customer and create/drive solutions
Professional demeanor and ability to maintain confidentiality
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills
Experience in customer service, sales, or project management an asset
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel), and CRMs
Ability to work evenings and weekends
If this unique opportunity speaks to you and you would like to become part of a team dedicated to building an incredible tech and innovation community, we want to hear from you!
Submit your cover letter and resume highlighting your key accomplishments and abilities by April 18, 2019. Click HERE to submit your resume.