Director, Venture Programs (12-Mon Term)

Venture Programs · Ottawa, Ontario
Department Venture Programs
Employment Type Term (12m+)
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor




Do you have a passion for innovation? Are you interested in joining a collaborative team? If yes, we strongly encourage you to apply to our posting and join the Invest Ottawa Team! 


Reporting to the Vice President, Venture Development, the Director, Venture Programs (12-Mon Term) is responsible for overseeing Venture Programs for early and growth-stage technology companies: (IO Pre-Accelerator, IO Flex, and IO Accelerator). This individual is also responsible for managing a team of direct reports and a team of advisors, budgeting, reporting, analyzing KPI data points and strategizing billable services/programs for generating additional revenue. 


  • Overseeing Venture Programs for early and growth-stage technology companies: IO Pre-Accelerator, IO Flex, and IO Accelerator
  • Overseeing a team of direct reports, including day-to-day coaching, prioritizing workloads, delivering feedback, problem-solving, and performance evaluations  
  • Overseeing a team of advisors across all Venture Programs, including recruitment, onboarding, contracts, evaluation, offboarding etc.  
  • Overseeing budget for all Venture Programs 
  • Overseeing process for collecting and analyzing key KPIs 
  • Collecting and evaluating feedback from founders and executives as a means to improve programming and assistance for supported firms 
  • Developing and overseeing the client journey process between Venture Programs and other client-facing teams at IO   
  • Building out additional billable services/programs within Venture Programs as a source of revenue generation  
  • Drafting and finalizing quarterly and annual reports for funders 
  • Other duties requested by the VP of Venture Development 




  • Experience working for or with tech startups or scaling firms and understanding the unique challenges that they face as they grow  
  • People-centric management approach with experience leading, inspiring, and coaching a team of emerging leaders    
  • 10+ years of experience in program/account management or a related field in a leadership role, preferably within the tech sector.  
  • Ideally have demonstrated involvement in the startup community as a member or supporter of the local ecosystem. 
  • Experience liaising with high-profile private and public sector stakeholders  
  • Ability to navigate difficult conversations and situations in a professional and proactive manner. 

Do you have some of these skills but maybe not all?  We still encourage you to apply as we would love to review your unique application and learn more about you! 

At Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards, we know that diversity, inclusion and a sense of belongingness are critical success factors for globally competitive organizations and are required to drive sustainable wealth creation and prosperity across our region. We prioritize the creation of an inclusive culture and infuse diversity into our programs, operations and governance. As an equal opportunity employer that doesn’t simply accept difference but celebrates, support and thrives because of it, we invite all qualified candidates to apply, and especially encourage those who identify as members of underrepresented groups.  

Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards are determined to provide a barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please contact to request specialized accommodation. Do know, all information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.  

At Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards, we are focused on doing better and committed to leading by example because it’s what’s best for us, our culture and our community.  



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  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Department
    Venture Programs
  • Employment Type
    Term (12m+)
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor