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International and Newcomer Entrepreneurship Coordinator

Barrie, ON
Full Time
6 days ago
Department: Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre
Campus: Barrie
Classification: Support Staff
Posting Date: May 13, 2022
Salary Range: $30.56 (start rate) - $35.42 (4 year rate)
Hours Per Week: 40 hours per week
Status: Full Time
Effective Date: ASAP to April 2024

THIS IS AN INITIATIVES / OPPORTUNITIES POSITION. Terms and conditions of employment are as outlined in the Support Staff Collective Agreement.

Reporting to the Director, Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre (HBEC), the incumbent will support The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre with providing specialised entrepreneurial and innovation support for International students, Newcomers, Immigrants and Refugees, and will focus on inclusion and ensuring that access to appropriate supports is provided to these groups on all campuses. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Creating materials and arranging supports, mentorship and guidance for international students starting a business within the complexities of doing so in Canada
  • Providing access to mentorship and guiding international students through the onboarding process of HBEC
  • Providing workshops, events and activities specifically designed to increase awareness and participation in groups mentioned above
  • Building relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Marketing on-campus (across all campuses) and within the community to ensure active participation
  • Creating marketing strategies, campaigns and content that drive engagement and ensure regional awareness and participation
  • Working with the info-media team to design social media posts and automated marketing campaigns
  • Building out Facebook/Instagram targeted paid ad campaigns
  • Ensuring marketing and branding guidelines are following Georgian standards
  • Working alongside internal stakeholders (ie. Georgian College Student Association) to cross-promote to a wider student audience
  • Working alongside external stakeholders (ie. Local Immigration Partnership Groups) to market to their audiences and members
  • Leveraging existing and current activities and events to ensure add-on marketing takes place (ie. RISE)
  • Analyzing event participation to ensure that marketing efforts have been fruitful and the audience is increasing in diversity
  • Writing success story pieces
  • Supporting the development of a workshop series to address the professional development needed to start and grow a business ensuring these are available for on-line consumption
  • Organizing a Newcomer, Refugee, and Immigrant Entrepreneurship event including all event preparation and recruitment of entrepreneurs from this target population through marketing efforts as outlined above and networking
  • Conducting a full research study across Simcoe County to understand the demographics of these populations by community to determine where further support needs to exist
  • Matching entrepreneurs from this target audience to mentorship offered within HBEC
  • Supporting the creation of international student summer entrepreneurial programming
  • Exploring the opportunity to become an accredited Angel Visa Accelerator and work alongside the Director to explore other funding opportunities

  • Successfully completed a two-year postsecondary diploma in a relevant field of study that may include, but is not limited to Communications, Marketing, Business or other related field
  • A minimum of five years experience working in a marketing or communications role
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to different cultures
  • Strong computer skills and experience using the MS Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access), Adobe Suite (i.e. InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), and Social Media
  • Fluency in a second language is an asset
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) including culturally competent communication skills
  • Experience planning and executing events
  • Experience gathering, analyzing data and preparing reports
  • Knowledge of international business is an asset
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Georgian College supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination and is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. We invite applications from all qualified candidates and actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to persons of Indigenous ancestry, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and members of the 2SLGBTQ community. If you are contacted to participate in the interview, please advise the coordinator of any accommodations needed with respect to any materials or processes used to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

Alternate formats will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Applications for this position must be received by 11:59 p.m. May 19, 2022. While we thank all applicants, only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged.