Job Posting 86344

Bilingual Community Engagement Coordinator
Futurpreneur Canada
Montreal Metro area
closed 4 days ago (Mon, 8 Aug)
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 fulfil 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 sustainable and inclusive 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’s the opportunity: Bilingual Community Engagement Coordinator

 

The Bilingual Community Engagement Coordinator, Quebec is responsible for supporting the business development regional team in Quebec with overall coordination and logistics of events, business development duties, partners outreach and sponsor coordination and some marketing administrative support geared to the Quebec market.

 

The coordinator will work with the Quebec regional Business Development Team Lead to identify and work with French-speaking community partners and sponsors, providing them with the materials required to promote both Futurpreneur and partner-/sponsor-driven initiatives.

The ideal candidate will be very familiar with the Quebec startup/small business market, and able to develop new community partnerships that extend Futurpreneur’s reach in Quebec, as well as support French PR/media efforts (primarily in Quebec) by working with the national marketing team to coordinate outreach to key French language media. 

 

This is a permanent, full-time position based in Montreal, QC. The incumbent will be working on our hybrid work model (minimum 2 days in the office).  

 

What you will do

 

Coordination/logistics of business development and community partnership events – 40 %

 

  • Provide project management support for in-person and digital events delivered in French working closely with the Business Development Team Lead (BD Team Lead)
  • Lead the delivery of in-person and digital events aimed at a French-speaking audience (primarily in communities throughout, coordinating all logistics, including but not limited to: securing the venue, booking catering, negotiating contracts for suppliers, making travel arrangements, tracking invoices, ordering event collateral/marketing material where necessary, publishing through our CRM (Microsoft Futurverse), managing the delivery of materials required to market the event effectively both on time and on budget, managing the digital platform (Teams or similar) for digital events, including booking the platform, recording attendance, managing Q&As etc.
  • Manage budgets for French-speaking events, including tracking, invoicing and reporting
  • Assist with managing on-site production and wrap-up for in-person events as necessary
  • Record photos/videos at in-person events, working with the national marketing team to distribute as necessary (for example, photos/video for Instagram stories, photography for post-event promos, etc.)
  • Serve as the liaison with vendors and partners on event-related matters
  • Work with the national marketing team to create and distribute event-related material (invitations, programs, signage, speaking notes, biographies, thank you messages, etc.)
  • Co-ordinate pre- and post-event meetings, training with event participants etc.
  • Gather internal/external feedback from participants and organize data capture for events; and
  • Attend and support in-person French-speaking entrepreneur and mentor recruitment events, providing support as necessary

 

Business development duties – 40%

 

  • Assist the BD Team Lead with follow-up on our entrepreneur leads to Futurpreneur program for any appropriate programs via emails, telephone, social media
  • Identify and recommend opportunities and events to augment visibility and reach young entrepreneurs
  • Assist with the BD Team Lead in sending lead generation and pipeline-related communications via our CRM (Futurverse) to young entrepreneurs, mentors and partners as needed
  • Support the BD Team Lead with mentor recruitment & engagement opportunities, as required
  • Support the BD Team Lead with community partners initiatives and administration, as required

 

Partner/sponsor outreach and coordination – 20%

 

  • Research, identify and reach out to potential new community partners and sponsors in the Quebec market and work with regional Quebec team to develop appropriate pitches/messaging for collaboration
  • Help maintain current relationships with key stakeholders and community partners in the Quebec market, ensuring they have up-to-date materials to market Futurpreneur initiatives effectively and looking for new ways to collaborate
  • Work with BD Team lead and identify gaps and areas for improvement for B2B partnerships and initiative
  • Support with administration, sponsorship packages and provincial personalized community partner agreements

 

What you will have:  

 

  • Relevant experience may include education with a focus in Business, Communications, Marketing, and event management or equivalent hands-on career experience
  • Experience in event coordination, sales and/or business development
  • Experience working with entrepreneurs, mentors & partners
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to influence 
    Proficient with computer skills and experience working with a Customer Relationship Management system is required 
  • Proactive and self-motivated, able to work with minimal supervision 
  • Team Oriented and able to collaborate with various stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational skills with proven experience managing multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Proven experience coordinating the delivery of successful in-person and digital events
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the Quebec small business/entrepreneurship market
  • Experience working with community partners and key stakeholders, managing existing relationships and developing new ones
  • Bilingualism in French & English (spoken & written)
  • Knowledge of the trends in the entrepreneurial, startup, small business industry 
  • Strong administration experience including budget management, report writing, etc.
  • Understanding/Knowledge of engaging on social media accounts (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Tiktok) – nice to have  
  • 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

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:  

 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter and salary expectations by August 8, 2022.

 

 

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 accommodation is available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process.

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