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Coordinator, Programs — Job ID 202114

About ventureLAB

ventureLAB is a not-for-profit leading global founder community for hardware technology and enterprise software companies in Canada. Our organization is led by seasoned entrepreneurs and business leaders with decades of industry experience in building IP-rich start-ups, scale-ups, and global multinationals to help businesses scale. Located at the heart of Ontario’s innovation corridor in York Region, ventureLAB is part of one of the biggest and most diverse tech communities in Canada. Since 2011, ventureLAB has enabled over 2,000 tech ventures to create over 4,000 jobs and raise more than $200 million in investment capital through our initiatives focused on raising capital, talent retention, technology and IP commercialization, and customer acquisition. Together with our community of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and partners, we enable technology startups to accelerate the commercialization of transformational products on a global scale. ventureLAB is home to the Hardware Catalyst Initiative — Canada’s only lab and incubator for hardware and semiconductor-focused companies. At ventureLAB, we grow globally competitive tech titans that build-to-scale in Canada — for global markets. 


Our Mission

We grow globally competitive tech titans that build-to-scale in Canada.


Our Vision

Born Global. Built to Scale. Inclusive by Design. Inspire a new generation of global founders who choose Canada to scale IP-rich tech titans creating innovative hardware and scale-ready enterprise software solutions that transform communities and establish a blueprint for a more sustainable, inclusive tech ecosystem.


Our Values — Team RIVIR


  • Relentless: We are tenacious, resilient, resourceful, and open-minded. We follow through and remove barriers so others can succeed.
  • Inclusive: We embrace diverse opinions, ideas, and perspectives to make better decisions. We empower each other to do better, we are positive, and we do not judge ourselves or others.
  • Visionary: We inspire a prosperous future predicated on diversity and inclusivity for our clients, partners, and community.
  • Innovative: We ensure everyone is able to contribute to new innovative ideas and strategies. We are curious and ask questions for clarity.
  • Results-Driven: We are proactive and decisive. We do what we say we will do. We are accountable. We have fact-based discussions and challenge each other respectfully.


Position Profile

Reporting to the Manager, Programs, this role this role provides the operational support required to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of program offerings to our amazing startup companies, including but not limited to: administrative duties, connecting clients with relevant resources, planning and executing educational workshops and special events to ensure an exceptional program experience for our clients. In this role, you will have plenty of opportunities to work cross-functionally with other departments, as well as be exposed to a wide range of disruptive ideas, products, and people.



The Coordinator, Programs will:

  • Provide operational support required to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of the ventureLAB Programs
  • Support ventureLAB program clients from intake to completion, and manage all logistics and communications before, during and after to ensure a smooth, spectacular program experience
  • Assist with the scheduling of program activities and meetings by coordinating calendars from various clients, advisors, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Execute programming and special events, including but not limited to: liaising with facilitators, creating appropriate communications, managing virtual event logistics and registration, and working with Marketing on promotions
  • Curate educational content, events and opportunities available to technology entrepreneurs, for the monthly Programs Newsletter and Community Slack channels
  • Actively engage with entrepreneurs to better understand their needs, and offer programming and event recommendations based on observations and client conversations
  • Ensure all client metrics and records are accurately updated within Salesforce on a timely basis, and that relevant reports and program dashboards are created to measure impact and provide valuable insights to management and other relevant stakeholders




  • Enrolled in a post-secondary institution program in event management, marketing, business, entrepreneurship, or a related-field with 1-2 years of related business experience, preferably in a not-for-profit or government organization
  • Programs and/or event coordination experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and G-Suite
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrates great interpersonal skills along with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A self-starter that can work under minimal supervision and can juggle multiple projects and priorities
  • Strong service mentality and a great team player
  • Experience working with Salesforce, Eventbrite, MailChimp, Zoom and/or Asana is an asset 
  • Experience working with start-ups is an asset


Additional Information


Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, this position will work remotely for the duration of this contract. 


Please also note that the position availability is contingent on the approval of the Career Ready Program.


Candidates must meet Career Ready program criteria to be eligible for consideration:

  • Either a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or a protected person defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Must be registered as a full time student in a Canadian post-secondary institution program (unofficial transcript will suffice)
  • The student must not be an international student with a work permit

Compensation is $16/hr with an up-to 35-hour work week. Please note this is a contract position ending on or before December 23, 2021.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.


How to Apply

Apply by Monday, September 6 to quoting “Coordinator, Programs — 202114” in the subject line. Include your resume and a brief note telling us why you’d be a great addition to the ventureLAB team. Early submissions are encouraged as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


At ventureLAB, we value diversity, inclusion, and respect. Diverse experience, perspectives, and backgrounds bring great ideas and create stronger teams — we embrace it, because we know that by including everyone, we all thrive. Accommodations are available on request for candidates with disabilities taking part in the recruitment process.

position type Full Time
Location Remote
Deadline September 6, 2021

Apply for $10K in funding through ventureLAB's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund

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