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Program Lead, RevUP

Posted on: September 18th, 2017 Kelowna, BC Accelerate Okanagan
Description

Accelerate Okanagan is looking for a talented individual to join our Program team. This role is designed to ensure the successful delivery and scaling of our RevUP program in an effort to build successful tech and tech-enabled companies and to foster and facilitate a collaborative technology community.

This new, full-time role focuses primarily on delivering our RevUP program both within the Okanagan as well as supporting partnered accelerators to deliver programs elsewhere in British Columbia. The Revup Program Lead reports to and is supported by the Program Manager. Program implementation and delivery, including initial client intake, founder engagement, ongoing assessment and reporting, through to post-program alumni engagement is being left in your capable hands.

What you’ll do:

  • Deliver RevUP within the Okanagan as well as support partnered accelerators to deliver programs in other regions of British Columbia. RevUP is a program focused on supporting growth stage tech and tech-enabled companies
  • Recruit, onboard, and then support companies as they participate in AO programs
  • Support the delivery of Startup Basics both within the Okanagan and with partnered accelerators in other regions of British Columbia
  • Collaboratively engage with staff, founders, partners, and executives in residence and provide orientation to the myriad of information, programs, and services available to developing businesses
  • Provide event support for various entrepreneurial events and activities that support effective program delivery and community building
  • Leverage tools and networks to help individuals, startups and high growth companies with your strong organizational, communications, and facilitation skills
  • Travel (when needed) to ensure those executing the program are being supported
  • Capture feedback and metrics from program participants and report to various stakeholders

Who you are:

  • Driven: You have a deep desire to help, and want a career that is rewarding and purposeful
  • Social: You are an active listener and effective communicator who’s comfortable in social settings
  • Passionate: Entrepreneurship, startups, and growth stage companies really light your fire
  • Strategic: Big picture thinking is a top strength but you also care about the details
  • Team Player: You love to collaborate, share ideas and work in a team environment
  • Fun: You are a vibrant, enthusiastic, and quirky cat who is not afraid to have a good time
  • Organized: Performing administrative and clerical duties with deliberate speed and accuracy without immediate and constant supervision is your thing
  • Tech Friendly: You can use a computer, a phone, and a printer without assistance

What you’ve done:

  • Demonstrated experience supporting founders and startups. Experience working with growth stage companies a strong asset
  • Sales experience and comfort leading a sales process is ideal
  • Ability to exercise good judgement in recognizing scope of authority and protecting confidential information is a must
  • Entrepreneurial experience is an asset
  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering effective presentations to diverse stakeholders. Comfortable with a facilitation role
  • Post-secondary school completed or equivalent work experience

Perks:

  • Competitive compensation and benefit package
  • Paid Personal Time Off days to recharge your batteries
  • Continuous career and professional learning opportunities 
  • A place at the forefront of tech innovation 
  • Part of the growing tech family #OKGNtech
  • Access to networking events, community events and meetups
  • Good people, sick swag 

How to Apply
Please forward your cover letter and resume to programs@accelerateokanagan.com. We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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