Founded in 2010, Startup Calgary is a non-profit organization focused on cultivating the information and communications technology startup community in Calgary by providing startups with a platform to engage with one another, share ideas, and exchange best practices. Startup Calgary connects startups with essential resources and education and promotes the community through events and media relations.
Each year Startup Calgary hosts over 30 events, including Launch Party, BarCamp, Mobile Monday, Startup Drinks, Cofounder Speed Dating, Founders Forum etc., to help further this mandate.
Due to the exponential growth of Calgary’s startup community in the past year, we’re looking for a President to provide leadership and ensure that the mission and vision of Startup Calgary are achieved.
The President is accountable to the Board of Directors and may delegate specific duties to staff, volunteers, and/or Board members as appropriate; however, the accountability for them remains with the President.
Strategy. Build and execute a two-year strategic plan covering fund raising, events, marketing, human resources, budget and milestones.
Fund Raising. Ensure that structures and procedures are in place for securing the resources required by Startup Calgary and play a leadership role in fundraising campaigns.
Event Co-ordination. A significant part of this role is co-ordinating events, collaborating and identifying future community event needs.
Management. Ensure that staff, volunteers and Board Members understand their responsibilities and are able to fulfill those expectations.
Community. Serve as a link to the community and act as the public face of the organization, ensuring that Startup Calgary maintains positive and productive relationships with the community, government, media, funders, donors, and other organizations.
Marketing. Work with staff and volunteers to ensure that Startup Calgary’s agenda, events, and activities are promoted via social media, blog, email, local media, and other organizations. Ensure that Startup Calgary’s website, blog and social media channels are active, engaging and regularly updated.
Recruiting. Help recruit new volunteers and ensure that structures and procedures are in place for effective recruitment and training.
Passionate about technology and startups
Experience in fundraising, event management, or marketing
Past experience working in or around tech startups a plus
Past non-profit work a plus
Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing or technology
Commensurate with experience.