About Futurpreneur Canada
Futurpreneur Canada has been fuelling the entrepreneurial passions of enterprising young Canadians since 1996. We’re the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentorship and resources to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. More than 13,000 young Canadian entrepreneurs, spanning every province and territory, have successfully launched their business with Futurpreneur’s support. Their main street businesses help drive Canada’s inclusive economic prosperity in communities from coast to coast to coast.
Futurpreneur is a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, the Canadian member of Youth Business International, and the Canadian host of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Our Purpose (why we exist): To drive inclusive Canadian prosperity by fueling the success of young enterprise.
Our Mission (what we do every day to achieve our purpose): To provide early-stage financing, mentorship and other resources to help aspiring diverse entrepreneurs age 18-39 launch successful businesses that contribute to sustainable economic development in their communities and for Canada.
Our Values (how we work – our core principles & commitments): We are mission-driven, collegial & collaborative, diverse & inclusive, and accountable & transparent.
Here is the opportunity:
Futurpreneur is seeking a bilingual Director, Black Entrepreneurs whose sense of purpose, mindset and lived experience will help our team attract and support the success of young Black entrepreneurs and Black-focused community partners for Futurpreneur. In other words, we are looking for a self-starter, who is a resourceful and business savvy leader to engage and inspire our team to make an impact.
The successful candidate will play a key role in leading a multi-region team of Business Development Managers and will work with cross-functional colleagues to build and oversee our national support for young Black entrepreneurs. You will also be an active participant on the Futurpreneur Canada Leadership Team, comprised of key national and regional leaders. You will build and maintain relationships with three primary external stakeholder groups: our young Black entrepreneurs and mentors (our clients); our Black community partners; and our funders and partners, both corporate and government.
Your primary focus will be to strategically plan, develop and enhance Futurpreneur’s program for young Black entrepreneurs and build meaningful relationships designed to increase lead generation and participation in Futurpreneur’s Start-up program for both Black entrepreneurs and volunteer mentors. As the Director, you will maintain and strengthen our robust community network of community and strategic partners and influencers in the market. As an established leader with a strong existing network, your keen awareness of the market and the needs of young Black entrepreneurs will enable you to lead your team, so they can successfully achieve their business development objectives, and help young entrepreneurs realize their dreams of starting a business.
As the main point of contact for this initiative, you will actively collaborate with your cross-functional colleagues in marketing & communications, client & mentor experience, corporate & public affairs, client service, programs, regional team leads and most importantly, the Diversity & Inclusion Council. You will report to the Regional VP of British Columbia, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
What you will do:
Leadership, Coaching and Team Management
Community and Strategic Partnerships
This is a permanent, full-time position located in Montreal or Toronto working a flexible schedule depending on timing of business development events. Periodic travel will be an important component of this job, post COVID.
In addition to salary, Futurpreneur offers a comprehensive benefits package, health spending account, RRSP matching plan, learning and development opportunities, and 4 weeks starting vacation.
What you have:
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