Simon Fraser University

Job Description

Administrative and Professional Staff (APSA)
Pay range:
$75,285 to $89,904 annually
SFU Department Descr:
VP Research – Business Acceleration
Position Grade:
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Who We Are

Get involved in the startup world and innovation community in Vancouver. We’re SFU VentureLabs, one of Canada’s leading business accelerators helping science and technology-based new ventures grow into profitable businesses. Stemming from our ties with SFU and the entrepreneurship and innovation community, we work with industry, government, startups, and other innovation support organizations to help companies bring tech and science to market. Our team works closely and collaboratively to provide customized support for our portfolio companies (30+), deliver programming and events that advance the innovation ecosystem, including SFU Innovates initiatives, and increase diversity and inclusion.

About the Role

This truly dynamic role will have you leading marketing initiatives for the most promising science and technology companies, spearheading marketing programs for entrepreneurs, and branding one of BC’s top business accelerators, VentureLabs. You’ll interface with CEOs and founders while managing student teams and collaborating with mentors daily to bring in-demand marketing projects and events to life. You’ll use your excellent project management skills to organize ideas into action, whether it is building a program from scratch with a new funder, executing hybrid events, or helping a member company with a 3-month social media plan. If this sounds like a fit for you, and you want to join an organization dedicated to helping startups scale up, we’d love to hear from you. The “more formal” job description is below.

Self-starter? Multitasker extraordinaire? Love to roll up your sleeves to dive into social media analytics and messaging development? Obsessed with helping organizations tell their stories and move their brand forward? Awesome client relationship skills? Team builder who enjoys helping other grow and succeed? SFU VentureLabs is looking for a top-notch and experienced Marketing Manager with a Swiss army knife combination of skills: content development, project management, client management, strategic planning and delivery, communications, and event production. Previous experience managing and mentoring student teams an asset.

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