Job Posting 83767

Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Indigenous Entrepreneurs
Futurpreneur Canada
Calgary area, Edmonton area, Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island ...
Anywhere in Canada
closed yesterday (Thu, 26 May)
full time

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 15,000 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 fostering the success of young entrepreneurs.

Our Mission (what we do every day to achieve our purpose): To provide early-stage financing, mentorship and other resources to help diverse aspiring entrepreneurs age 18-39 launch successful businesses that contribute to inclusive and 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:


The Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR), Indigenous Entrepreneurs will work primarily with Indigenous young entrepreneurs and act as a resource in the idea & business plan development phase. This role provides coaching, advisory services, and additional support around starting a business and building a business plan and cashflow. The EIR will also be the primary facilitator of Indigenous Entrepreneur Startup Program educational content. This role requires frequent cross-departmental coordination, specifically working closely with the Indigenous Entrepreneur Startup Program, Marketing & Communications, as well as liaising with other internal and external partners and contributors to achieve programmatic goals.


This is a permanent, full-time position that can be located in anywhere in Canada. The incumbent will be working remotely (due to COVID) in the first instance and will then be located at one of our offices, working within our hybrid work model (from June 2022). 

What you will do:


Coaching and training (75%)


Coaching Entrepreneurs

  • Provide coaching and feedback to potential entrepreneurs on key elements of business financial resiliency, a business plan including realistic cash flow projections, marketing initiatives, legal or insurance requirements, competitor analysis, logistics and operations, SWOT, as well as an understanding of personal credit
  • Support entrepreneurs via phone, on-line webinars/meetings, email and in person presentations
  • Offer guidance to entrepreneurs with our online business resources and business plan writer
  • Offer guidance on how to access and complete forms and documents necessary to start a business, such as licenses, registration, and other regulations

Educating Entrepreneurs

  • Deliver programming, webinars, bootcamps, workshops to entrepreneurs educating on essentials of a business plan; key elements of a business launching process (idea stage to business plan completion)
  • Support the Programs Team in the creation of specialized programming
  • Deliver customized workshops to Indigenous youth and young entrepreneurs across Canada, both online and in person within community
  • Recommend and present Futurpreneur Canada resources and programs to entrepreneurs during workshops, presentations and seminars
  • From time to time, write blogs and articles on Indigenous entrepreneurship for Futurpreneur Canada’s website and social media use


Subject matter expert responsibilities (25%)

  • Contribute point of view during ongoing updates and revisions of current programs and services
  • Be an integral part of the creation and on-going development of internal and external Indigenous entrepreneurial education and support programs
  • At times, act as a subject matter expert as an educator or presenter for in-person external events or interview for media opportunities
  • Work closely with the Programs department on different initiatives that arise, including regular meetings and check-ins
  • Establishing relationships with the entrepreneurial resource ecosystem as it relates to Indigenous entrepreneurship
  • Refer young Indigenous entrepreneurs to external resources that will progress their business success

What you bring:

  • Relevant experience may include education with a focus on business administration, economic development, entrepreneurship or equivalent hands-on career experience
  • Experience working with entrepreneurs or business start-ups, business plans and cash flows
  • Education or experience in business coaching and/or advising business start-ups
  • Sense of purpose, entrepreneurial mentality and/or experience working with entrepreneurs and community organizations
  • Strong network and sense of purpose, entrepreneurial mentality and/or lived experience working with Indigenous Entrepreneurs and community organizations
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by young Indigenous entrepreneurs and Indigenous-led and Indigenous-focused community organizations
  • Bilingual – fluency in both French and English (oral and written) is a considered an asset
  • Proven customer service skills
  • An interest and passion for youth entrepreneurship
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • A “can-do, roll up your sleeves” attitude
  • Professional phone and email etiquette capabilities & confidentiality at all times
  • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with shifting priorities
  • Experience in more than one industry is considered an asset
  • Alignment with Futurpreneur’s values and commitment to the mission/purpose of the organization
  • Be a role model for Futurpreneur’s organizational culture by creating a positive impact at every touchpoint with people
  • Superior interpersonal skills with strong written and verbal communication skills




Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter and salary expectations by May 26, 2022. 


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What we offer:


Futurpreneur offers you the opportunity to work for an organization with a clear and compelling purpose - To drive inclusive Canadian prosperity by fueling the success of young enterprise. Respect, teamwork, diversity and inclusion, transparency, empathy, impact, innovation, high performance, recognition and working hard and having fun are important to us!


We offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a competitive salary, amazing benefits such as, health and dental benefits package plus RRSP contribution matching, health spending account, flex hours and more.


Futurpreneur Canada is committed to an inclusive, equitable workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. We embrace the unique perspectives and experiences within our team. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process. 





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