Term: 3 years.
Velocity supports approximately 46 health technology companies that engage in entrepreneurship programming offered by Velocity and its collaboration network across Ontario and Canada (collectively known as Velocity Health Platform). Programs offered under the Velocity Health Platform support the entrepreneurial learning and journey of students, researchers and founders, covering areas such as idea and product validation, regulatory and quality, sales and marketing, venture capital and growth.
The Program Officer is responsible for constantly improving the level and variety of experiential entrepreneurship engagement at Velocity through the development and maintenance of internal and external partnerships. The Program Officer will be responsible for developing the required relationships as well as the planning and execution for all Velocity Health programming and events taking place within the platform. This position will require a high-level understanding of the health innovation ecosystems across Canada to identify potential relationships to ensure rich entrepreneurial experiences that benefit a broad range of interests and outcomes. Through effective planning, feedback and analysis, the Program Officer will ensure that Velocity offers programs and resources that inspire, inform and guide health technology entrepreneurs at Velocity create and maintain programming that will help these individuals explore the extent of their interests in commercialization.
The Program Officer is responsible for improving the level and depth of engagement of students, researchers and entrepreneurs with Velocity Health programming. This role contributes significantly to the success of the positioning, image and reputation of our entrepreneurial ecosystem as a leader among entrepreneurship programs in Canada and as a critical component of the University of Waterloo’s strategic plan.
Developing and managing health entrepreneurship programming, including but not limited to (90%)
Strategic advice and support, including but not limited to (10%)
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within our Office of Indigenous Relations.
The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuk (Inuit), Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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