TechAlliance 999 Collip Circle, London, ON, Canada
Mar 20, 2019Any
TechAlliance empowers London and Southwestern Ontario’s technology sector. We prepare today’s entrepreneurs to launch new ventures, provide education and networking opportunities to accelerate business growth for small-to-medium enterprises, and serve our 175+ members as advocates for the region’s thriving technology, life sciences and advanced manufacturing companies. We are currently seeking a passionate individual to cover a one-year maternity leave on our management team as the Director, Programs & Engagement (DPE). Reporting to the President & CEO, the DPE is responsible for developing and providing strategic direction on TechAlliance’s business education programming, membership strategy and community partnerships. Acting as a key member of the leadership team they aim to create high-value business acceleration, knowledge-sharing and professional development opportunities for the companies TechAlliance serves across Southwestern Ontario. This position will require occasional work outside of regular business hours, and access to a personal vehicle is ideal. Core Responsibilities Program Management Manage all program plans including timelines, deadlines, milestones and objectives for program year running September-June. This includes: Programs for startups and early-stage companies such as our Entrepreneur 1.0 course in partnership with the Ivey Business School, Office Hours and the 60-Second Pitch Competition. Programs for growing and established companies such as our Biz Clinic Series, Breakfast Club and the Peer-2-Peer program. Special annual events such as London Tech Week, the Holiday Mixer and the Meet & Meat Summer BBq. Work with the Programs Coordinator to ensure Critical Paths for all signature initiatives are kept up to date Develop or approve budgets for all programs in collaboration with the Manager, Finance & Human Resources Follow evaluation strategies to determine if program objectives are being achieved and if improvements are required Supervise and address needs of staff involved on any program to provide feedback and resolve complex problems Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies Sponsorship Seek out sponsors for all levels of required support as outlined in the Sponsorship Menu Work with the Communications Manager to develop all collateral required in soliciting sponsorship opportunities Foster and maintain relationships with current and potential sponsors Membership Work with the Membership Coordinator to support the program needs of the 175+ members that TechAlliance supports Ensure identified annual goals and revenue objectives for the growth of the membership community are being met Manage and evaluate strategies identified for engaging, retaining and growing the membership community Communications Work with the Communications Manager to develop marketing plans, and promotional calendars for all programs, events and initiatives Provide oversight to the communications team in the development of marketing and promotional materials/collateral for all internal programs Business Services Work with the Business Services team to ensure the educational needs of the several hundred early-stage companies that TechAlliance supports are being met Act as the primary contact for the MaRS Venture Programs team Community Partnership Management & Development Maintain the organization’s community engagement strategy which enhances relationships and partnership opportunities for the organization, its stakeholders and the companies we serve Maintain external partnerships that enhance the capacity of TechAlliance and support the work we do for the entrepreneurial community Key partners for which the DPE acts as the primary contact include, but are not limited to: Western University, Ivey Business School and affiliate colleges Fanshawe College London Economic Development Corporation Small Business Centre Pillar Nonprofit Network & Innovation Works Immploy Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board Thames Valley District School Board London District Catholic School Board MaRS Discovery District & other Regional Innovation Centres Management The DPE has two direct reports: The Programs Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the planning and execution of all initiatives as of part of TechAlliance’s annual program year. The Membership Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the planning and execution of all member-related activities, largely focused on the recruitment and retention of TechAlliance members. Qualifications Education Bachelor’s degree or equivalent post-secondary education Working knowledge of business fundamentals Experience Minimum 5 to 7 years of prior work experience in a program management role with previous supervisory experience Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques Ability to analyze and organize data/feedback An analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written Excellent organizational skills with the ability to assess priorities and multi-task in a fast-paced environment Knowledge of performance evaluation methods The ability to delegate while providing guidance and direction The ability to address difficult situations and resolve conflict in a professional and respectful manner Ability to work effectively as a team member in achieving goals outlined by TechAlliance Working knowledge of program and customer relationship management software (ie. Salesforce, Monday, Eventbrite etc.) Assets Knowledge of, and involvement with the regional tech and/or business community Experience with the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs or another Regional Innovation Centre Additional Information The term of the position will be a 14-month contract to cover a one (1) year maternity leave, including overlap and transition training. First round interviews will be taking place the week of April 1st. Candidates selected for a second interview will be invited back on April 12th or 15th. The expected start date for the successful candidate is April 29th. Please send your cover letter and resume by end of day Thursday, March 28, 2019 to the attention of: Jennifer Starcok Manager, Finance & Human Resources email@example.com We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.