Stories of venture creation, venture growth, commercialization, economic and social impact are the narratives that surround Velocity’s work. Our history of equipping founders to build companies that scale is 13 years strong. As we move forward into Velocity’s next era, communication to a larger and more varied network of stakeholders will be important to the success of Velocity’s portfolio companies and to Velocity.
Velocity is hiring a Senior Communications Officer (SCO) to lead Velocity’s communication strategy including media relations, social media, internal and external stakeholder relations, story development and writing, public outreach and brand marketing at a regional, national and international level. Velocity’s SCO coordinates closely with the University of Waterloo Media Relations team and processes. A full list of the wide ranging accountabilities in the role are available at the application link below.
Candidates should be energized and have experience in fast paced and complex operating environments. We are seeking someone with 7-10 years of media relations experience and is highly motivated with a passion for entrepreneurship and commercialization. Reporting to the Executive Director, the successful candidate will provide insight to current marketing and communications efforts and bring to attention arising opportunities that amplify Velocity’s signal in the innovation economy.
If you are ready to jump in and help shape the voice of Velocity and amplify the voices of the Velocity companies, then we want to hear from you! Interested candidates should provide a cover letter and CV connecting past experience to the opportunities in this role. Velocity believes equity is foundational to the success of all organizations and we encourage applications from all individuals.
Velocity equips founders to build large, high-impact companies by providing business advice and a productization support system backed by the University of Waterloo to de-risk technology. Since 2008 Velocity has supported >400 companies who have collectively raised >$1.7B in private investment and have created >5,000 jobs. Velocity’s student innovation support arm, Concept, helps thousands of University of Waterloo students over >10,000 engagements every year. We also operate two micro-VC funds and 10,000 square feet of lab space in our 37,000 square feet incubator facility.Apply Here