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Platform Calgary 
Empowering people // building the next economy. 
Calgary, Alberta

Who is Platform?

Platform Calgary is laser focused on making Calgary a global hub for startups and innovation. We believe that an inclusive, tech-led approach to economic growth and diversification will unlock new avenues of prosperity for current and future Calgarians. Already one of the world’s top 100 emerging innovation ecosystems, our goals are ambitious: over the next 10 years we want to see a 10x increase in the rate of startup creation and growth lead to the creation of 30,000 future proofed jobs.

To make this vision a reality, we are opening the Platform Innovation Centre, Calgary’s Home for Innovators. With 60+ partner organizations already connected and aligned in vision under one roof, we are collectively what our name suggests: a platform upon which to build, with an expansive, efficient and well resourced network of support at its foundation. Along with our partners we offer innovators everything they need to get started and get growing: educational programming, community, advice and a globally-connected network of resources.

At heart we are trusted collaborators with our partners that work alongside us, and are tireless champions for every innovator that comes through our doors.

What’s it like to work at Platform?

Yes, our goals are ambitious. Some might say aggressive. (Yes!) We’ve set the bar high for ourselves and for Calgary’s tech community. The only way we’ll get there is if a) the next 10 years in tech are the best in Calgary’s history (for everyone) and b) we are a catalytic organization that, at its core, is highly collaborative AND highly entrepreneurial.

Our team is passionate about supporting startups and innovators no matter where they’re at, but is equally enthusiastic about seeing our partners thrive as they deliver on our shared vision for Calgary. At the end of the day, we’re all working together to empower the people building the next economy.

We hire experts and generalists with complementary skills and a shared attitude: we value integrity, creativity and diversity, and we thrive as part of integrated teams that revel in delivering results. If you’re considering joining our team, it is important that you understand we are blazing new trails in our city. A lot of what we need to be able to do in the future is being built today. (Hint: look elsewhere for well-worn playbooks and a slow moving routine.) Read our Guiding Principles for the litmus test on how we determine and prioritize the work we do.

Diversity in the people we hire is essential for truly collaborative work, and for the impact we are accountable for in the community we serve. We foster a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, and respected to fully develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths.

We operate a hybrid and flexible work environment to support the best results from our highly collaborative teams.

Our beliefs are the foundations of Platform’s growing culture. Written by all of us, we are each accountable to these beliefs and work to reinforce them in our daily work:

  • Ship It: I do what it takes to get work out the door even if it’s not perfect, and learn how to make it better.
  • Shout Out: I revel in my coworkers’ efforts and accomplishments.
  • Move the Needle: I drive transformational results by focusing on opportunities that create measurable impact at scale.
  • All Hands: I take initiative to listen, ask and contribute in whatever ways I can because I have experiences and knowledge that matter.
  • Build to Last: I make decisions today that create foundations for the future of Calgary.
  • Top Priority: I safeguard my health and wellness and know I am supported by the team to take care of myself.

If you’re ready to be a part of a highly collaborative team that is making a difference in the future of Calgary, come talk to us.

The Opportunity:

At any given moment, the Platform Innovation Centre will be alive with activity. Our objective is to activate this place while also welcoming our community to fill it with its own buzz and excitement.

As the Lead of Event Services for the Platform Innovation Centre, the work you do will be impactful for founders, the startup community and for our organization. You will be responsible for working with our community to activate as many as 600 (or more) events every year. This role is ideal for an individual passionate about building community by helping people meet and learn from each other. You’re probably also a logistics ninja, one of the most dependable people you know, and someone who’s sleeves are rolled up more often than not.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Coordinate and liaise on all aspects of on-site events according to requirements set by Platform team, partners or community, including setup and teardown, catering, AV and IT requirements.
  • Ensure events are aligned with Platform’s mission and vision.
  • Coordinate with internal teams (Marketing, Finance, Advisors, Growth) as required to ensure all event elements are managed efficiently.
  • Other duties as required as part of an “all hands on deck” culture.

What you will bring:

  • More than 5 years’ relevant experience in event management and execution.
  • Strong communication skills to be able to work with customers and stakeholders internally and externally to ensure efficient event delivery.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities concurrently.
  • An ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders and teams.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where competing priorities and iteration is the norm, without dropping the ball.
  • Competency in G-Suite, Asana, Slack, Eventbrite, Thinkific, HubSpot are considered an asset.

What will you receive?

  • Full Medical & Dental Benefits including a Health Spending Account.
  • Group RRSP matching program & Group Life Insurance.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • Salary Range: $61,000 - $85,000.

Platform Calgary is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including aboriginal persons, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women. We will provide any requested accommodation to candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.

Platform Calgary requires its team members to have up to date vaccinations to minimize risks associated with COVID-19.

We thank all applicants for their interest and sending their resume to [email protected] but only those shortlisted will be contacted. We are hoping to undertake first interviews by November 22, but the role will remain open until filled.