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.
Innovate Edmonton’s mission within the 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 and Edmonton Made.
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 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 Student Program Manager will deliver and execute the Startup Edmonton’s student program and events. This role is a full-time 9-month term and would report directly to the Startup Edmonton Community Program Manager.
Operating in a fast-past environment, this individual will help these key community members understand the opportunity in Edmonton to build a tech-enabled company and connecting them to the startup community and programs to grow their understanding and skills.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
§ Delivering and executing events/programs that will engage students with the startup community and Startup Edmonton member companies.
§ Building awareness with students across Edmonton’s post-secondary schools about the opportunities to work for or create a tech company in Edmonton.
§ Delivering presentations about Startup Edmonton to a variety of student groups both on and off campus
§ Engaging talent members in events and programs to build their company brand with post secondary students.
§ Fostering relationships with entrepreneurs to assist with guidance in their company progression through student connection
The successful candidate will have:
§ Passion for entrepreneurial community, particularly connecting post secondary students to the Edmonton community
§ Collaborative, solutions and results-oriented with an entrepreneurial spirit.
§ Possessive of superior interpersonal and communication skills
§ Detail oriented, thorough, proactive and resourceful.
§ Team player with a positive attitude.
§ Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
§ Post Secondary Degree or a combination of schooling and experience.
§ Able to demonstrate 2 - 3 year experience in leading events and connecting with the 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 Tuesday, July 23. Click on the APPLY button to submit your resume.