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Now Hiring: President (Remote, Canada)

Updated: Apr 3

Are you passionate about shaping the future of CPG innovation and entrepreneurship? We are seeking dynamic and visionary individuals to join our team as the President of Venturepark Labs.


About Venturepark Labs

Founded in 2015 by entrepreneur and investor Arlene Dickinson, Venturepark Labs' mission is to lower barriers for entrepreneurs in the consumer goods industry by increasing access to resources, mentorship, and networks to support their growth journeys. Our non-profit initiative has led to over $1B in economic output, and program graduates collectively generate over $200M in annual revenue. 

 

Our team is located across Canada but is united in our values: putting entrepreneurs first, making an impact, and striving for better. 

 

Venturepark Labs is entering a transformational period. Our organization is taking the next step in growing its value and resources for the entrepreneurial community – which will result in new offerings, such as an annual conference and membership platform to drive connectivity for early-stage CPG entrepreneurs, an extension of our current program and resource offerings which include Canada's number one accelerator for consumer goods, our Concept to Market sprint program, which supports new product development, and our start-up kitchen for food manufacturers. 

 

Job Description:

 

The President will play a pivotal role in leading and advancing the mission of Venturepark Labs. You will foster a positive organizational culture and drive growth and impact by working closely with our CEO, Arlene Dickinson, the Board of Directors, colleagues, and stakeholders to ensure the successful execution of the organization's goals.

 

This is a remote position that will require travel to Calgary, Alberta, and Toronto, Ontario.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide effective leadership to the management team and staff, promoting a collaborative and inclusive work environment.

  • Engage Venturepark’s Board of Directors and advisors to support our organizational objectives.

  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including sponsors, funders, partners, and alumni. 

  • Organize fundraising efforts to secure diverse funding sources and support the organization's programs and initiatives.

 

Qualifications: 

  • Experience in a senior leadership role within the non-profit or consumer goods industry. 

  • Exceptional strategic thinking and decision-making skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

  • Track record of successful fundraising and sponsor relations.

  • Financial acumen and experience managing budgets effectively.

  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with diverse stakeholders.

 

Benefits:

  • Compensation comprises a base salary of approximately $120,000 with a bonus component earned by achieving set outcomes.

  • Venturepark also offers health and wellness benefits, including an annual fitness stipend, professional development support, and generous vacation and leave policies.


How to Apply: 

 Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter detailing their qualifications, relevant experience, and commitment to the mission of Venturepark Labs.






Venturepark Labs is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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