Our first jobs of the week column this year features an interim position leading Charlottetown’s newest incubator, and two openings at IT companies that have been on a hiring binge lately.
The Startup Zone in Charlottetown is looking for an interim CEO while its current boss is on maternity leave. Launched last June, the Startup Zone is the province’s newest business incubator. The interim CEO will continue to develop the programming and manage the financial aspects of the organization.
Meanwhile, Dash Hudson of Halifax is looking for an account executive. Dash Hudson helps clients analyze their Instagram and SnapChat data. It collects data on how major brands are connecting with customers on Instagram. The photo-sharing app is one of the most popular social media tools available but before Dash Hudson they were unable to analyze what effect Instagram posts were having with customers. It is now moving into providing the same service for SnapChat users.
And in St. John’s, HeyOrca has an opening for an experienced web developer. HeyOrca is an online platform that helps marketers collaborate on social media content.
The Jobs of the Week column features openings posted on the Entrevestor Job Board, which focuses on jobs in technology, innovation and startups in Atlantic Canada. The Entrevestor Job Board helps match job openings and candidates in the tech and start-up communities and is operated by Entrevestor and Alongside (formerly Qimple).
The Startup Zone
The interim CEO will be responsible for helping with the growth of an incubator that has already graduated its first five-team cohort. The successful candidate will have to develop a plan to meet the objectives of the strategic plan, working with the board of directors to develop the incubator. The duties will include organizing day-to-day activities, and building relationships with startups, community outreach and managing finances. The interim CEO will have to work at the Startup Zone during office hours, as well as some evenings and weekends. He or she will be required to adhere to the confidentiality and standards set out by the Startup Zone Employee Handbook.
The account executive will work with Dash Hudson’s sales team on the business development process, contributing to such tasks as lead generation, sales outreach, progress tracking and closing deals. He or she will engage with new and existing leads through creative outreach and follow-up communications. The duties include meeting monthly and quarterly sales quotas, reviewing and qualifying inbound leads, and managing CRM and sales pipeline. Dash Hudson is looking for someone with one to four years of experience in a similar role, and someone with analytical, business development, strategy, and sales skills. The successful candidate must be hyper-organized with equal parts diligent and creative.
HeyOrca’s goal is to build a great team, which will lead to the development of great software. Developers should add value not just by coding, but by changing the way the team works. The company is therefore seeking members who can contribute in some way to most aspects of the software from ideation to maintenance and support. The successful candidate should be skilled in Amazon Web Services, other ORMs, other PHP Frameworks, other JS Frameworks, Redux, React.js, Doctrine, and Laravel.