Venture Analyst

University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Job ID:

Vancouver - Point Grey Campus

Employment Group:
Management&Professional (AAPS)

Job Category:
Business Operations Mgmt

Classification Title:
Business Operations, Level A

Business Title:
Venture Analyst

The Sauder School of Business

Sauder - Creative Destruction

Salary Range:
$49,090.00 (minimum) - $58,932.00 (midpoint) - $70,717.00 (maximum)

Full/Part Time:

Desired Start Date:

Job End Date:

Funding Type:
Budget Funded

Closing Date:

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Guiding principle: "Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.

Job Summary

The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a unique program for massively scalable seed stage science-based technology startups. CDL provides milestone-based coaching to early stage companies with the goal of maximizing equity-value creation and technology cluster development in the region. The program's mentors are successful entrepreneurs with years of experience in building and scaling technology-oriented companies.

The Venture Analyst will be responsible for managing several elements of day-to-day CDL-West operations including; venture recruiting, oversight of account management for active & alumni ventures, and supporting the administrative and operational delivery of CDL-West programming

Organizational Status

Reporting to the Director (who oversees the day-to-day operations of CDL-West), the Venture Analyst will support the full CDL-West operating cycle, which includes evaluating and recruiting early stage technology companies, and delivering programming to help accelerate their growth.

Work Performed

Venture Recruiting

  • Identify and create catalogs of centres of innovation in Western Canadian & US Universities, venture capital funds, incubators & accelerators, and tech associations to build a strong pipeline of CDL-West applicants
  • Support development of outreach strategy for recruitment of CDL-West cohort by managing operational systems and communications
  • Oversee venture candidate information in Salesforce and create reports for CDL-West Management to better analyze performance
  • Analyze recruiting systems and processes to create systems or plans/recommendations to yield better services for cohorts
  • Develop audit process on recruiting to ensure quality of cohorts
  • Oversees the day-to-day operations on CDL-West
Account Management

  • Oversee budgets and work with Venture Managers with account management activities
  • Makes decisions on behalf of CDL-West in terms of financial matters
  • Develop systems to records interactions between Ventures, CDL Scientists, and MBA/BComm students
  • Utilize project management systems and generate reports for senior management on regular basis
  • Drives systems and works with Venture Managers to drive and increase in numbers (both participants and financially)
CDL Operations

  • Provide regular and ad hoc event planning support to the CDL-West Project Manager
  • Support strategic process improvement initiatives
  • Assess and report on CDL-West KPIs
  • Create and review various pieces of outward facing collateral & briefing package documents for distribution to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Managing stakeholder information using a suite of documents, workbooks and eventually a CRM
Supervision Received

Reports to the CDL-West Director. Seeks advice from Venture Managers, the Senior Venture Managers and the Associate Director.

Supervision Given


Consequence of Error/Judgement

The CDL is a high priority and high profile initiative for the Sauder School of Business and UBC. Program outcomes can be expected to have a significant impact on Sauder and UBC's public profile and standing in the eyes of Universities, the startup & technology sector, and the general public in both Canada and the US.

In accordance with its agreement with the CDL at the Rotman School of Management, CDL-West has committed to ambitious short and long-term targets for equity value. Failure to meet this objective will reflect poorly on Sauder, UBC, and the high financial backers, and corporate sponsors who are associating themselves with CDL-West.

If successful, CDL-West will complement and enhance the other centres of innovation at UBC, and will create significant regional economic impact.


Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Minimum of two years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. .
  • Experience and confidence working with high performing teams and multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact and build relationships with a diverse and challenging personalities with a high degree of tact is critical
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Highly organized with strong project management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion to consistently meet or exceed performance objectives
  • Self-starter attributes, motivated and hardworking
  • Strong, team-oriented work ethic with willingness to work independently and autonomously
  • Eager to develop professional skills, willingness to take on unfamiliar tasks
  • Experience and/or strong interest working with startups, technology companies, or venture capital is an asset.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.