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This position is expected to be filled by promotion/reassignment and is included here to inform you of its vacancy at the University.
The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a unique program for massively scalable seed stage science-based technology startups. CDL provides milestone-based coaching to early stage companies with the goal of maximizing equity-value creation and technology cluster development in the region. The program's mentors are successful entrepreneurs with years of experience in building and scaling technology-oriented companies. The Senior Venture Manager will be responsible for several elements of day-to-day CDL-West operations; including, venture recruiting, account management for the ventures in the cohort, supporting the delivery of CDL programming, and managing and mid-level staff. Additionally, responsible for the coaching, mentoring, training, development and performance evaluation of existing employees as well as staff planning requirements. The Senior Venture Manager is responsible for a portfolio and oversees communications, research and advise cohorts on the growth within CDL-West.
Reporting to the Director (CDL-West), the Senior Venture Manager will be responsible for several aspect of the CDL-West operating cycle, which includes evaluating and recruiting early stage technology companies, and delivering programming to help accelerate their growth.
Venture Recruiting - Proactively seeks out, negotiates and closes new Joint Venture arrangements to maximize the profitability of the business. - Identify and build relationship with centres of innovation in BC, Canada & US Universities, venture capital funds, incubators & accelerators, and tech. - Liaise with centres of innovation in Western Canadian & US Universities, venture capital funds, incubators & accelerators, and tech associations to build a strong pipeline of CDL applicants. - Represent CDL-West at startup and technology events in the region. - Develop outreach strategy for recruitment and outreach strategy of new CDL-West cohort and mobilize and oversee venture managers and analysts in execution of the strategy. - Build pipeline of CDL-West prospects and implement system for monitoring. - Create analytical tools and evaluation frameworks to assess fit for early-stage science and engineering-based start-ups that apply for the CDL program. - Conduct advanced screening of all CDL-West applicants and provide recommendations to decision committee - Meet with high priority CDL-West applicants to educate and recruit them into the cohort. - Assess fit for early-stage science and engineering-based start-up ventures that apply for the CDL program. Venture Management - Act as senior account manager and primary point of contact with CDL ventures. - Provide business development support to CDL-West ventures and supervise MBA/BComm students working with cohort. - Facilitate interactions between Ventures, CDL Scientists, investors, and MBA/BComm students - Utilize project management systems and generate reports for senior management on weekly basis. Review work of Venture Managers. - Organize cohorts and offer forecasts on how much production of time needs to occur. CDL Operations - Project manage strategic process improvement initiatives. - Review and report on CDL-West KPIs. Provides advice to senior leadership to ensure that KPI's are being adhered to. - Support rollout of integrated communication strategy (social media, PR, etc.) in collaboration with CDL Toronto team - Provide ad hoc event planning support to CDL-West Project Manager.
Reports to the CDL-West Director.
Manages Venture Managers and other staff associated with CDL-West
Consequence of Error/Judgement
The CDL is a high priority and high profile initiative for the Sauder School of Business and UBC. Program outcomes can be expected to have a significant impact on Sauder and UBC's public profile and standing in the eyes of Universities, the startup & technology sector, and the general public in both Canada and the US. In accordance with its agreement with the CDL at the Rotman School of Management, CDL-West has committed to ambitious short and long-term targets for equity value. Failure to meet this objective will reflect poorly on Sauder, UBC, and the high financial backers, and corporate sponsors who are associating themselves with CDL-West. If successful, CDL-West will complement and enhance the other centres of innovation at UBC, and will create significant regional economic impact.
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Master of Business Administration preferred. A minimum of 5 years of experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. STEM Degree/technology background preferred. Significant experience working with startups, technology companies, or venture capital. Strong analytical ability and understanding of business models and drivers of success in startups across several verticals. Experience analyzing and systematically evaluate ventures - proficiency with financial modeling, conducting market analysis, and strategic planning is an asset. Experience and confidence leading high performing teams and engaging with multiple stakeholders. Entrepreneurial and highly motivated with strong interest in startups and venture capital. Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to interact and build relationships with a diverse and challenging personalities with a high degree of tact is critical. Highly organized with strong project management experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Passion to consistently meet or exceed performance objectives. Strong, team-oriented work ethic with willingness to work independently and autonomously.
. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.