Program Officer

McGill University - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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Reporting to the Associate Director, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship (DCE), the Program Officer will be responsible for designing and delivering extra-curricular entrepreneurship programming and content for the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship. The core of our offering is to find, teach and develop entrepreneurs at McGill. This involves engaging with students, staff and faculty across all of McGill as well as numerous external stakeholders, including alumni, donors, funders and other parts of the Entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee the execution of new programs, events, competitions and services by establishing priorities and ensure efficiency and quality of output, along with managing program budgets.
Develop and deliver workshops and programs to the McGill community, including potentially targeted workshops or programs (ex: for faculties or other McGill priorities).
Participate in the unit's overall strategy, by providing insights and analytics to ensure continued growth and success of the DCE's long-term strategy; lead, direct and approve the strategic selection tools and software to support the IT infrastructure and operations at the DCE.
Review and analyze proposals for new programs by providing advice on their feasibility; provide expertise in the formulation, development, and implementation of new business ventures.
Lead and collaborate with directors and managers to develop an integrated strategy for business development across the University with the goal of identifying mentors and judge-mentors for DCE.
Foster and maintain business relationships with academics and other stakeholders to build networks both domestically and internationally and participate in these events as required.

Education and Experience:
Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years’ related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:
Experienced workshop facilitator and good public speaker. Strong event planning as well as project and budget management. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and meet tight deadlines. Is able to work independently, highly self-motivated, and proven organizational skills. Involvement in some aspect with an entrepreneurship community and/or connected to the McGill and Montreal entrepreneurial and/or academic ecosystem a definite asset. Demonstrated ability to work in a MS Office environment using word-processing, databases, spreadsheets and presentation software. Excellent communications skills, oral and written in both English and French, a requirement.

How to Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Desautels Faculty of Management:


McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management, Area Personnel Office

1001 Sherbrooke Street West (Samuel Bronfman Building), room 312/313

Montreal, Quebec

H3A 1G5


(514) 398-5116


hr.mgmt [at]

The deadline to apply for this position is December 12, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

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Desautels Faculty of Management
Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Salary Range:
(Grade 04) $51,600 - $64,500 (midpoint) - $83,900


One (1) year

Reporting to:
Associate Director

Reference no.:

Post Date:
Friday, November 29, 2019