Career Opportunities

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TEC Edmonton Jobs

Early-stage technology-based companies are a large contributor to the economic vitality of a community. They provide highly skilled employment opportunities, reinvest in research at post- secondary institutions and buy supplies and services locally. However, start-up technology-based companies often require hands-on assistance in bridging the gap between a research and development mind-set and a business perspective. These companies often require assistance in articulating viable business models, developing market entry strategies and business plans, attracting management talent, accessing financial support and networking with the private sector.

TEC Edmonton has an immediate opening for a Business Development Associate specializing in biotechnology, medical device and health care areas. This position will provide assistance to early-stage companies in biotechnology and health care companies. This position will provide support to TEC Edmonton’s Business Development group and to early-stage technology companies, entrepreneurs and inventors by providing detailed market research and analysis, strategic advisory and other business development support. The successful candidate will analyze research findings and develop recommendations based on those findings, as well as potentially play a role in implementing recommendations and supporting clients as they transition from concept to investment- and market-ready companies.

Duties include:

  • Collecting and analyzing market, industrial, financial and economic information to assist in the development of appropriate business strategies for technology clients
  • Conducting primary in-person and telephone interviews with potential customers, suppliers, competitors and industry experts
  • Working with companies to develop optimal commercialization strategies
  • Analyzing findings and producing written reports to support research
  • Formulating strategic business recommendations
  • Assisting clients in developing business plans, marketing plans and investor information packages
  • Participating in client meetings to discuss findings and recommendations
  • Liaising with funding agencies (public and private) in order to understand their requirements and strategic direction; supporting companies in the preparation of presentation to funding agencies

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in biological sciences, chemistry, health science related fields or business; MBA preferred; equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered
  • 2-4 years experience in market analysis or industry would be beneficial; relevant experience in business, biotechnology, medical device and health care sectors would be an asset
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently, manage multiple concurrent projects and be well organized
  • Able to act decisively and work with a variety of teams and clients

In accordance with the Sessional and Other Temporary Staff agreement, this Level 1 position has an initial appointment of one year, with the possibility of renewal, offers a comprehensive benefits package found at: www.hrs.ualberta.ca, and annual salary commensurate with education and experience.

Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and arrangements made for three confidential letters of reference to be provided upon request. Although this position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found, please submit your application by May 22, 2017. 

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Will remain open until filled.

TEC Edmonton, a joint venture between the University of Alberta and Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), is looking for a talented individual to join its Communications and Marketing team.  The Director of Communications and Marketing will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic communications plans that increase public awareness of TEC Edmonton, communicate its mission and accomplishments, and those of its clients. The Director is also a senior advisor to the CEO and other executive members of TEC Edmonton on strategic internal and external communications issues.

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement overall strategic plans, including communications plans that identify objectives, strategies, stakeholders’ issues, communication vehicles and key messages
  • Develop TEC Edmonton’s marketing plan to promote TEC Edmonton, its clients, and corporate events
  • Advise CEO on communications strategies and arising issues
  • Act as TEC Edmonton spokesperson and the first point of contact for dealing with the media when appropriate
  • Oversee formal public participation and community consultation activities to establish positive, two-way communication to ensure stakeholder groups are involved as appropriate in key decisions at TEC Edmonton
  • Develop and oversee central media relations strategies to ensure TEC Edmonton’s and its clients’ accomplishments are effectively targeted and regularly communicated through appropriate media locally, nationally and internationally; initiating and pitching positive TEC Edmonton stories and responding to daily media inquiries
  • Coordinate with TEC Edmonton program managers to ensure high quality and consistent branding across internal and external communications, publications, media relations, community consultations and advertising activities
  • Identify potential marketing opportunities to promote programs and services to existing and new clients e.g. presentations and prepare copy for all communication media
  • Oversee the ongoing development and maintenance of TEC Edmonton’s corporate branding, social media, website, and digital communications strategies
  • Recruit departmental staff as required, establish clear accountabilities and ensure effective performance evaluation, management and training as needed
  • Manage budgets and resources assigned to the area

Qualifications

  • Degree in public relations, journalism, communications or humanities
  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in marketing and communications
  • Significant experience as a communications professional with an outstanding record of leadership in a complex administrative environment with multiple stakeholder groups
  • Strategic thinker with an extensive and diverse background with demonstrated accomplishments in internal and external communications
  • Advanced knowledge of communications strategies, frameworks, principles and techniques
  • Superior understanding of the various communications tools (i.e. web, digital media, newsletters, special events, brochures, video, etc.)
  • Credibility, collegiality and self-assurance working with all levels of people
  • Superior ability to mentor and coach a strong and cohesive team of professionals, focused on common goals and objectives
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills, high energy, a spirit of optimism and dedication
  • Ability to propose and implement original and creative solutions to communications needs and challenges
  • Well-developed planning and organization skills; ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities, often in a high-paced environment
  • Effective project management, resource and human management skills.

In accordance with the Sessional and Other Temporary Staff agreement, this position has an initial term of one year, with the possibility of renewal, and offers an annual salary commensurate with education and experience and comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at www.hrs.ualberta.ca.

Please submit your curriculum vitae, cover letter, and the names of three references. This competition will remain open until filled; however, applications will start to be reviewed on June 15, 2017.

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Located at Enterprise Square in downtown Edmonton, TEC Edmonton is a joint venture between the University of Alberta and Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC). This partnership provides TEC Edmonton with the opportunity to expand its services into the larger community to seek innovation partnerships. TEC Edmonton delivers entrepreneur services and programs in a collaborative, cost effective manner, in seeking novel approaches to link academic research and innovation with commercial opportunities. For further information, please visit www.tecedmonton.com.

Reporting to the CEO, the Vice-President – Public Sector and Government Relations is responsible for providing vision and strategic leadership to develop and advance TEC Edmonton’s public sector and government relations activities in order to build reputation and  relationships, advance public policy, and secure resources that support TEC Edmonton and its joint venture partners.

As a member of TEC Edmonton’s executive team, this position will provide strategic counsel and intelligence, identify and advance key relationships, and ensure coordinated communications. In collaboration with the CEO, the Vice-President ensures that the messaging and strategies guiding TEC Edmonton’s public sector and government relations activities are integrated into and coordinated with TEC Edmonton’s strategies and tactics for reputation building, relationship development and fundraising objectives. Integral to this position is the importance of ensuring TEC Edmonton’s stakeholders (the University of Alberta and Edmonton Economic Development Corporation) are effectively represented and that the joint venture is positioned to achieve its mission.

Major areas of responsibility for this position include:

  • Developing and executing an integrated public sector and government relations strategy in a manner that advances TEC Edmonton’s vision, presence and impact locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally
  • Providing guidance and strategic direction on emerging and controversial issues across all orders of government and public sector
  • Providing strategic counsel to stakeholders regarding capacity building and the integration of public sector and government relations
  • Leading and overseeing intelligence gathering and issues scanning to ensure TEC Edmonton is fully aware of policy options and developments at all levels of government
  • Fostering and developing effective liaison with key stakeholders including industry, government and community partners
  • Identifying and leading applications to major new federal innovation programs and securing ongoing commitment for TEC Edmonton
  • Building on and leveraging new and existing relationships
  • Implementing a coordinated communications plan that introduces and advances the government relations function to internal and external stakeholders, engages stakeholders, and positions government relations for success
  • Providing leadership for TEC Edmonton’s role in the Edmonton Health City initiative
  • Monitoring key initiatives and projects to ensure the continued strength of, and return on public sector and government partnerships
  • Establishing performance measurements and benchmarks for public sector and government relations and strategic partnerships activities
  • Manages budgets and resources assigned to the area

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: 

  • Baccalaureate degree, with an advanced degree preferred
  • 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in public sector and government relations with a significant portion of this experience in higher education
  • Substantive leadership experience in an organization of considerable organizational and political complexity
  • Superior knowledge of government (officials, public policy and mechanics) partners across all orders: local, provincial and national, as well as a knowledge of international issues and activities
  • An open and collaborative leadership style that motivates, engages, energizes and focuses on staff results
  • Proven success in building productive, long-term relationships with senior government officials and other external stakeholders
  • Strong commitment to team building and professional development
  • Creativity and the ability to foster creativity in others
  • Familiarity with best practices in public sector and government relations
  • Ability to think creatively and conceptually, and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Sense of urgency and commitment to priorities, with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a  complex environment

In accordance with the Sessional and Other Temporary Staff agreement, this position has a term of one year with a possibility of extension, offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at www.hrs.ualberta.ca and annual salary commensurate with education and experience.

Please submit your curriculum vitae, cover letter, and the names of three references.

Industry Jobs

KMT Hepatech, Inc. provides in vivo research services to companies who are in development of Hepatitis C (HCV), Hepatitis B (HBV), and Malaria therapeutics and vaccines, as well as studies of toxicity, drug and lipoprotein metabolism, utilizing our proprietary platform technology small animal model, the KMT Mouse.

KMT Hepatech Inc. has an immediate opening for an Animal Technologist. This person would perform general colony maintenance and husbandry activities as well as provide technical support for experimental studies, on an as needed basis.

The successful candidate will have previous experience in animal care and handling, as well as ongoing or completed formal education in a related field. This individual must be able to work with minimal supervision and will be organized and reliable.

This is a full-time position, located in Edmonton, Alberta and the salary range is commensurate with experience and education. Off hours and weekend rotation may be required.

Please apply via e-mail to kaz.fortuna@kmthepatech.com or via mail to 11421 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2M9
No phone calls please.

Do you have a passion for technical SaaS sales and a proven track record of meeting and exceeding revenue targets? Are you a ‘hunter’ that loves to close and has a list of sales strategies that’s a mile long? Join GFI Systems as our Sales Consultant! We’re looking to welcome a metrics oriented, self-motivated, strategic sales and business development professional into our team where your expertise in sales will be applauded.

What You’ll Do

● Lead the development of sales processes and implementation of company growth strategies.
● Generate customer sales and meet revenue target through inbound lead conversion, cold calling, networking, tradeshow events, and other sales tactics.
● Develop and execute strategies to increase the number and quality of GFI Systems’ business leads.
● Identify, prioritize, and communicate the needs of potential clients and newly signed clients.
● Conduct internal/external sales presentations and overcome objections of prospective clients.
● Negotiate contract details and complete sales agreements for approval of purchaser and seller.
● Record, track, and report on sales calls, customer contracts, sales cycles, and all other sales activities.
● Develop and engage corporate partners.

About You

● You’re a highly adaptable, persuasive, client-focused sales professional looking for constant growth.
● You can juggle a million and one things while keeping your eye on the prize.
● You know the difference between being busy and being productive and you love measurable results.
● You’re all about communication. It has to be clear, concise, and persuasive.

What You’ll Need

● 5+ years of directly related SaaS sales experience, preferably in a lead role
● Strong knowledge of sales principles, methods, strategies, practices, and techniques
● Proven sales record of meeting and surpassing targets and goals
● Refined communication and interpersonal skills
● Ability to quickly learn and communicate new product and service features and benefits
● Highly effective prioritization, multi-tasking, and time management skills
● Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, and occasional overtime
● Ability to accept on-call responsibilities for a minimum of seven (7) days each month
● Willingness to travel frequently with overnight absences, occasionally even internationally
● Valid driver’s license with a clean driving abstract

What’s in it for you?

● Competitive compensation and three weeks paid vacation
● One week paid personal/sick time
● Excellent health benefits package
● In-office yoga twice per week
● Parking/transit allowance
● Freedom to put your skills to the test and be creative in your tactics and approaches.
● A team-oriented culture that believes in supporting and encouraging its people.

Sound like a deal you want to be part of? Apply today with your resume and cover letter! For more information on GFI Systems, please visit www.gfisystems.ca.

About GFI Systems

GFI Systems is a premium fleet management provider in North America. With over 20 years of experience and innovation, GFI Systems leads the industry in location-based technology solutions. Our GPS-driven telematics solutions provide industry-specific tools and client support services that help our clients operate safer, more profitable fleets.