Term: 1 year
As Manager, Programs, the candidate’s main priority is to develop and execute a cohesive program strategy for Velocity. Entrepreneurship is a foundational pillar of the University, of which Velocity plays a key role. Velocity has two mandates: 1) University of Waterloo community mandate (students, faculty and staff) and 2) a mandate to support startups out of the Velocity Garage startup incubator.
This role is based at the Velocity Garage and focuses on programming for our startups and founders. At a strategic level, the Manager, Programs ensures effective programming for our companies and founders is in place. The incumbent needs to have a high level of understanding of the founder needs in order to create relevant programming. Furthermore, the Manager, Programs will display outstanding planning and execution of these programs in large part through the execution of events that include workshops, dinners, training sessions, socials, pitch competitions and other special events. Furthermore, the incumbent will identify and implement successful outreach strategies and collaborations with external partners in the form of events and networking sessions that would bring value to Velocity companies.
This role is contingent on funding.
Overall Strategy and Cohesive Approach (30%)
Startup Outreach (20%)
Special Projects/Relationship Management (20%)