Do you want to work daily with awesome founders? We're on the search for a Lead Program Manager!

We are looking for a passionate person who is excited about building the startup community and helping entrepreneurs find success!

Edmonton is at an exciting point in time to foster a swell of tech startups, and Startup Edmonton plays a key role in this endeavor.  The Lead 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.  This capable professional will mentor and coach team members, while being strategically focused on evolving and developing programming that maintains relevance and impact.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Deliver programs and ensure it is a dynamic learning environment.

  • Meet with founders about the progress of their business and direct them to additional mentorship and resource opportunities

  • Ensure that program curriculum is delivered professionally and effectively to meet desired learning objectives.

  • Coach and manage program managers and facilitators

  • Ensure that program facilitators are equipped to deliver curriculum professionally and effectively meet desired learning objectives.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Passionate about the entrepreneurial community

  • Dynamic public speaker and workshop facilitator

  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills

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

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

  • 2 – 5 year experience in leading workshops and developing curriculum

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

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 Thursday, July 4.


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 StewardshipSelfless ApproachLead The WayMake 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.

Innovate Edmonton, a division of EEDC, supports our city’s most driven tech-sector entrepreneurs and visionaries. The division’s purpose is to help founders and their teams bring ground-breaking ideas to market – whether as a startup or a high-potential scaleup – by bringing together the right people, resources and funding. For more information, visit edmonton.com/innovate.

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.