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Halifax, NS
Business Analysis
Experienced
Full-time - Permanent

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada's leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region's intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 19,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

As part of a cross-country expansion of the leading seed-stage program in Canada, the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), of the Rowe School of Business, provides startups with access to a network of accomplished entrepreneurs and investors. Reporting to the Associate Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Venture Analyst will support the CDL Atlantic operations including venture recruiting, business development support and initiatives to support the growth and continuous improvement of the program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with investors, incubators and accelerators and technology associations to secure a strong pipeline of high quality CDL Atlantic applicants.
  • Support CDL Atlantic operations, including venture recruiting, providing business development support to CDL Atlantic Ventures, and supporting the growth and continuous improvement of the program.
  • Provide business development support to program participants, including coordinating the participants to receive feedback by their mentors.
  • Support CDL Atlantic operations including event planning as required.

Note: As dictated by business needs, occasional travel within Atlantic Canada and Ontario may be required. Evening and weekend work is also occasionally required.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in Business or related field with 3 to 5 years of experience (or equivalent combination of training and experience) is required. Masters Degree in Business or a related field is an asset. Experience in STEM/ technology-related fields and demonstrated experience with start-ups, technology companies or venture capital would be highly preferred. Tact and diplomacy in order to build and maintain strong relationships with program participants and multiple levels of stakeholders is required. Understanding of business models and drivers of success in start-ups across several verticals is a strong asset. Strong analytical and organizational skills are required.

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.

Apply online by February 12, 2019 to competition DPMG-19016.

Salary Range: $50,240 - $67,973 per annum (ADM-05). This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Compensation & Job Evaluation Unit in approximately six months. This is a 2 year term position.

This position is part of the Dalhousie Professional & Managerial Group (DPMG).

Applications from university employees and external candidates are given concurrent consideration. Among short-listed candidates, university employees will be given special consideration. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

A little bit about us

Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada's leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region's intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 19,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.