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Marketing & Design Coordinator

The team

DMZ is a world-leading startup incubator based at Toronto Metropolitan University that equips the next generation of tech entrepreneurs with the tools needed to build, launch, and scale highly impactful startups. By providing connections to customers, coaching, capital, and a community, DMZ’s customized approach helps innovators reach the next milestone in their entrepreneurial journey – whatever that might be. Through its award-winning programming, DMZ has helped more than 820 startups raise $2.58 billion in capital and create 5,000+ jobs. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada with globally-accessible programming, DMZ has a widely-recognized international presence with offices in Vietnam, India, and the U.S., and partnerships across North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

The Opportunity

The Marketing and Design Coordinator will provide marketing and communications support to DMZ at Toronto Metropolitan University and its affiliated space(s) by creating and designing high quality print and digital marketing and communication materials, such as the website, impact reports, info packages, social media assets, event branding, physical space design, and branded swag.

The successful candidate will also coordinate marketing activities and program communications for DMZ’s programs, partnerships, and affiliate spaces ensuring that initiatives effectively promote the objectives and key messages of DMZ.

Other responsibilities will include but are not limited to:  

  • Participates in project planning and implementation of marketing and communication initiatives, providing input into the development of DMZ’s annual marketing plan.
  • Generates marketing and communication ideas tailored to project requirements, analyzing and interpreting design perspectives.
  • Assists in the design and development of digital and print marketing materials, creating concepts and coordinating with external suppliers.
  • Coordinates and implements marketing activities for DMZ’s partnerships, aligning messages with established strategies and timelines.
  • Liaises with internal and external stakeholders, including sponsors and community organizations, to achieve DMZ’s marketing goals and maintain client satisfaction.

Qualifications
To help us learn more about you, please provide a cover letter and resume with a link to your portfolio, describing how you meet the following required qualifications:

  • Completion of a post-secondary diploma program or 3 years of specialized training in a relevant field such as Marketing, Communications or Business Management.
  • Courses in the theory and application of graphic design, layout and composition as related to print material, user interface/user experience design, visual communication, typography, computer software applications, photography (including design, processes and techniques), colour theory and application, prepress responsibilities, printing processes and applications, etc. are preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of direct field experience in a dedicated marketing/branded communications or similar environment with the following requirements:
    • Experience applying technical skills in a practical work setting in the graphic design and/or advertising industries; user experience and user design.
    • Excellent command of contemporary applications and tools such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Figma is required as well as the ability to streamline design variables in order to maximize output;
    • Knowledge of UI/UX design principles is considered an asset for creating visually appealing and user-friendly websites.
    • Basic understanding of HTML and CSS for collaboration with developers and to ensure designs can be implemented accurately on the web.
    • Familiarity with accessibility standards when designing print and digital assets
  • Strong knowledge of full colour work.
  • Solid problem solving skills.
  • Ability to write and summarize information precisely.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with good client service focus in order to work with various stakeholders.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and coordinate multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Must have a demonstrated understanding of the brand and ensure that the creative content of all projects reinforce the key components of DMZ and Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Computer proficiency and knowledge of various systems and software applications, including Google Suite.
Job Type: Full Time Paid

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Community and Startup Recruitment
Specialist

The team 

The DMZ is a world-leading startup incubator based at Toronto Metropolitan University that equips the next generation of tech entrepreneurs with the tools needed to build, launch, and scale highly impactful startups. By providing connections to customers, coaching, capital, and a community, the DMZ’s customized approach helps innovators reach the next milestone in their entrepreneurial journey – whatever that might be. Through its award-winning programming, the DMZ has helped more than 800 startups raise $2.5 billion in capital and create 5,000+ jobs. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada with globally-accessible programming, the DMZ has a widely-recognized international presence with offices in Vietnam, India, and the U.S., and partnerships across North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

The Opportunity

The Community and Startup Recruitment Specialist plans, develops and administers the recruitment policies and procedures for DMZ programs to reflect the goals and objectives of the DMZ. You will also evaluate a company’s business status, model and profile to determine qualification to apply to a DMZ program. All while maintaining a direct connection with prospective startup teams and its founders, fostering relationships with current and alumni of DMZ, building new relationships with founder-focused organizations/events, and maintaining a pulse on high potential founders to strengthen the DMZ’s entrepreneur-driven environment and enhance the reputation of TMU.

Other responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Plans, implements and monitors the full recruitment cycle for DMZ programs:

  • Develops, implements and recommends recruitment policies, procedures and sourcing tools and techniques to meet DMZ program targets for enrolment.\
  • Provides direction, advice and guidance with respect to the interpretation of recruitment and acceptance policies and the status of targets during the recruitment cycle.
  • Identifies and sources companies through a data-driven approach, including info sessions/webinars, pitch competitions/demo days and conferences/meetups.
  • Maintains and leads communication to promote, to advise and to update on the progress of recruitment efforts for DMZ programs.
  • Resolves recruitment challenges with the Manager by examining feedback collected and identifying appropriate courses of action in a timely manner.

Leads the recruitment and screening process from initial meeting to acceptance:

  • Organizes screening panel members; collects feedback from panel members and DMZ staff, and coordinates business and technology due diligence.
  • Ensures the enrolment of quality companies by assessing company applications based on a thorough review of pre- and post-acceptance conditions.
  • Advises the Programs and Partnerships staff regarding applicants with exceptional qualifications or issues.
  • Researches, documents and analyzes document fraud including communication with DMZ staff for the verification of company information including funding and human resources available, financial statements and customer verifications, etc.
  • Provides detailed verbal and written advice to prospective companies regarding DMZ programs and requirements, DMZ activities, services and programs, and assists potential applicants to make educated choices in the selection of program/s.
  • Makes final recommendation of companies’ suitability for DMZ programs and makes referrals to other Zones or entrepreneurship programs and services as needed.
    Supports and/or participates in outreach activities:

Supports and/or participates in outreach activities:

  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with prospective community partners and founder focused organizations that are strategic to pipeline development of overall programs and to create a strong partner referral network.
  • Represents the DMZ and TMU at community events both locally and globally, including conferences, tech summits and participates in public speaking engagements.
  • Presents information about the Zone Learning framework and its objectives to prospective entrepreneurs, partners and members.
  • Collaborates with the Manager and the Startup Recruitment team to research, review and provide input in building recruitment materials.
  • Advises on key messaging in recruitment material to prospective startups and entrepreneurs.

Provides ongoing support and administration to improve delivery of service:

  • Reviews and recommends changes or improvements and priorities concerning administrative policies and procedures, application processing and acceptance requirements.
  • Organizes, leads and facilitates sessions with DMZ staff to review existing practices, and to discuss and find solutions to issues of mutual concern.
  • Monitors application deadlines and adjusts document-processing workflow to meet the needs of programs.
  • Provides detailed reports to DMZ management regarding applications, offers, acceptances and withdrawals. Designs, analyzes and prepares summary reports (current and historical) relating to recruitment efforts.
  • Conducts relevant industry research to identify trends and the needs for DMZ programs. Conducts environmental scans and needs assessments, and identifies current and emerging markets and areas of opportunity to be leveraged by emerging technologies.
  • Reports insights and research to the Manager to inform the ongoing development and improvement of recruitment efforts.
  • Responsible for keeping all company records and activities up to date in the CRM system.

Assists in other day-to-day activities:

  • Assists in training new Programs and Partnerships Assistants regarding recruitment functions, policies and procedures. Provides day-to-day coaching and on-the-job training to DMZ student staff.
  • Leads special projects that may be assigned by the Manager, including assigning and coordinating the work of PnP Assistants, student staff, and other DMZ staff involved in the project.
  • Represents the DMZ and TMU at external meetings amongst other professionals within the tech ecosystem.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications
To help us learn more about you, please provide a cover letter and resume describing how you meet the following required qualifications:

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree program is required to attain the appropriate analytical, research and organizational skills needed to synthesize complex information and concepts.
  • A minimum of four (4) years or relevant work experience in a startup ecosystem, including a focus on pipeline development in a technology organization and understanding of program development.
  • Significant experience in entrepreneurship, including building and managing relationships.
Job Type: Full Time Paid

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Marketing & Communications Lead

The team

The DMZ is a world-leading startup incubator based at Toronto Metropolitan University that equips the next generation of tech entrepreneurs with the tools needed to build, launch, and scale highly impactful startups. By providing connections to customers, coaching, capital, and a community, the DMZ’s customized approach helps innovators reach the next milestone in their entrepreneurial journey – whatever that might be. Through its award-winning programming, the DMZ has helped more than 820 startups raise $2.58 billion in capital and create 5,000+ jobs. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada with globally-accessible programming, the DMZ has a widely-recognized international presence with offices in Vietnam, India, and the U.S., and partnerships across North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

The Opportunity

The Marketing And Communications Lead Will Oversee DMZ’s Core Brand And Communications To Increase Its Profile As a World-class Startup Incubator In Local, National And International Markets. The Successful Candidate Will

  • Develop and implement integrated marketing initiatives for various stakeholders within DMZ’s international network, including startups, private and public funders, corporate sponsors, and global clients, with oversight from the Director.
  • Act as the primary liaison for specific DMZ clients, leading high-profile projects that support revenue-generating activities for the DMZ, the University, the DMZ’s clients and their constituents, while ensuring efforts are aligned with institutional brand strategies.

Responsibilities Will Include But Are Not Limited To

 

  • Oversee the development and execution of DMZ’s global portfolio of brands to achieve clients’ marketing goals and objectives by building marketing plans/campaigns and provide communications support and strategic communications advice to internal and external clients within startup and innovation ecosystems globally.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders and external service providers, including tech startups, national sponsors, government officials and global clients to provide fully integrated marketing and communications recommendations and maintain contact with service providers and stakeholders through communication draft and production stages.
  • Coordinate print and web-based projects to drive brand awareness and startup recruitment activity at DMZ’s Toronto headquarters, including, researching, writing, editing and coordinating the production of various marketing materials, both print and digital, on behalf of DMZ Toronto startup clients.
  • Oversee project scheduling and budget requirements, monitor project’s progress and update schedules as necessary.
  • Keep abreast of current trends and industry standards by researching and monitoring key industry developments and competitive activity to apply to the day-to-day development of client marketing programs.

Qualifications

To help us learn more about you, please provide a cover letter and resume describing how you meet the following required qualifications:

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree program in Communications, Business or Marketing, or a related field is required. At least five (5) years of relevant experience in a busy marketing, branding, public relations or advertising agency or similar environment with the following requirements:
  • Experience in sponsorship management, advertising, social media, website management, brand management, budget management, and stakeholder and community relations.
  • Experience working with clients and stakeholders such as startups, investors, incubators, governments and other large enterprises focused on technology and innovation.
  • Strong knowledge and application of marketing principles, digital strategies, print production and overseeing multi-channel campaigns from start to finish.
  • Strong knowledge of digital and print production and experience and knowledge of developing marketing strategies to achieve defined objectives.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Strong strategic, execution and decision-making skills, project management, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written and presentation skills.
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills to share the vision of the DMZ with and build the support of various stakeholders, and to facilitate participant assessment and liaise with key stakeholders to promote the program.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively deal with various stakeholders.
  • Strong flexibility and time management skills to allow efficient management of tight start-up and delivery schedule.
  • Proven research skills to conduct environmental scans and needs assessments, identify trends and modify program directions as indicated.
  • Strong analytical skills to metric companies in the programs and provide quantitative analysis on their progress to modify program as needed.
  • Ability to effectively write curricular materials, reports and proposals.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in community/organizational development and capacity building initiatives.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of current economic development issues, and in-depth understanding of emerging markets and area of opportunity to be leveraged by emerging technologies.
  • Ability to handle high pressure/high velocity environments.
  • Computer skills, web skills.
  • Creativity, imagination, innovation and teaching facilitation.
Job Type: Full Time Paid

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Prospect Development Officer

The team

DMZ is a world-leading startup incubator based at Toronto Metropolitan University that equips the next generation of tech entrepreneurs with the tools needed to build, launch and scale highly impactful startups. By providing connections to customers, coaching, capital and a community, DMZ’s customized approach helps innovators reach the next milestone in their entrepreneurial journey – whatever that might be. Through its award-winning programming, DMZ has helped more than 820 startups raise $2.58 billion in capital and create 5,000+ jobs. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with globally-accessible programming, DMZ has a widely-recognized international presence with offices in Vietnam, India and the U.S., and partnerships across North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

The Opportunity

The Prospect Development Officer:

  • Provides partnership relationship management, including prospecting, prospect management, pipeline analysis, records management and discovery activities to help qualify leads for DMZ, secure partners, and forge closer ties between DMZ and the broader communities.
  • Coordinates and engages with the central Prospect Development team to ensure synergies and efficiencies in the prospect development activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides advancement research services for DMZ initiatives by designing and implementing prospecting and research strategies to support DMZ’s goals, including, preparing Research Profiles, financial assessments of partnership’s capacity and brief biographies.
  • Build engagement capacity through proactive prospect identification and pipeline management activities.
  • Mobilize partner engagement through outreach and discovery opportunities by initiating strategies to conduct discovery calls with suitable prospects and partners, incorporating the insight, interests and passions during the call to the overall picture of the prospect.

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience in an advancement/development role within an academic, non-profit or corporate environment with the following requirements:
    • Experience in engaging prospects, corporate partners; must be comfortable communicating over the phone, over e-mail and in person; experience and enthusiasm to contact, meet and learn about the interests of prospects and funders.
    • Demonstrated experience in working in a client-focused manner, providing Advancement support services and advice to front-facing staff members.
    • Proven record of achievement in fundraising programs, information services or related fields.
    • Successful track record submitting proposals, and a good understanding of the foundation and corporate proposal submission process.
    • Superb advancement research and analysis skills, superb prospecting skills and abilities to surface leads and ideas.
    • Solid understanding of the role of research in fundraising; understanding the role of records management in fundraising, partnership development, and stewardship.
  • Experience in the tech start-up entrepreneurial and incubator ecosystem is a definite asset.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal to synthesize information gathered effectively, when corresponding with the funder and delivering a compelling proposal.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an aptitude and ability to organize the discussion with the prospect and make ongoing adjustments to the conversation in order to draw out the prospect’s interests in the DMZ; to ensure the conversation flows effectively, and capture details from the conversation to review and then strategize on next steps after initial contact.
  • Superior judgment skills are required to execute strategies that surface precise and accurate intelligence, in the most time efficient manner.
  • Exercises excellent judgment and tact with the appropriate handling of confidential information.
  • Strong decision-making skills must be demonstrated in determining which information will be distributed, and to which members of the divisional community.
  • Excellent knowledge of various prospecting strategies is required along with the determination to execute these strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with colleagues in an Advancement setting to deliver projects and services and flexibility to effectively prioritize and ensure completion of work; to change priorities as the need arises; to work independently with minimal supervision and to work overtime as required by the demands of the position.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and patience; sound judgment and demonstrated professionalism are required to effectively carry out the requirements of the position
Job Type: Full Time Paid

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CTO and Co-founder

JustBooked.com is in need of a CTO and co-founder to enhance our technology and help us dominate the business food ordering market. We serve various industries and strive to boost company culture through tasty food. Interested? Email anthony@justbooked.com. Thank you.

Required skills
software engineering, ruby, rails, reactJS, artificial intelligence/machine learning (nice to have)

Desired skills
ReactJS, Ruby, Rails, Ruby on Rails,

Employment type
Full time

Email or website to contact for job submissions

anthony@justbooked.com
Deadline to apply
2024-05-27

Job Type: Full Time Paid Apply until: May 27, 2024

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