Job Opportunity at Catapult Entrepreneurs - Associate Business Development Advisor


FULL TIME
ONE YEAR TERM-CERTAIN

Catapult Entrepreneurs, a project of the Red Deer Downtown Business Association funded by Alberta Innovates, is a business incubator, serving Central Alberta entrepreneurs in the start-up phase of their business. We are seeking an experienced, self-motivated, dynamic individual to be part of our team and help us take our exciting initiative to the next level.

In this role, you will:

  • Work closely with the Senior Business Development Advisor to deliver a strong Catapult program to the entrepreneurs;
  • Manage the intake process for all Act entrepreneurs entering the Catapult program and/or seeking business training;
  • Support the Catapult Coaches in meeting the program and business development needs of the entrepreneurs;
  • Manage the funding voucher application process with the entrepreneur and his/her coach;
  • Support the Senior Business Development Advisor in delivering training, sitting on regional community committees, participating as a strategic partner in other entrepreneurship-focused initiatives, and delivering presentations as needed;
  • Support the Business Development Advisor to build a strong and stable organization.
  • Support the Business Development Advisors with the development of reports to funders and the program’s governance body.

This position is currently funded until March 31st, 2019 but will be extended and made permanent dependent on successful program funding pursuits.

This position is perfect for someone with a combination of strong marketing and commerce/business skills and experience. An understanding of economic development in the region, business incubation and government-funded programs is also an asset. Occasional travel is involved in this role.

Apply with your resume and references via email to dklooster@catapultentrepreneurs.ca before 4:30 on Friday, May 18th, 2018. The successful candidate should be prepared to start work on Monday, June 4th.

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