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Manager, Virtual Incubation Program (VIP)

Date: August 1, 2012
Reports to (Job Title): Founding Director, CBET
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles):
  • Contracted specialists (TBD)
  • One or more co-op students as required from time to time
Location: Main Campus

USG 10

35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

This position is responsible for the overall development, implementation, monitoring and management of the Conrad Centre’s Virtual Incubation Program (VIP), in collaboration with Conrad faculty. 

Key Accountabilities:

1.Technological management, including but not limited to:


2.Program management, including but not limited to:



3.Other administrative functions, including but not limited to:

Position Requirements


Bachelor’s degree required. Education or training in entrepreneurial business environments preferred.



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Working knowledge of educational platforms such as Desire2Learn

Working knowledge of social media platforms

Familiarity with CRM system implementation

Ability to set up and run virtual competitions

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

The Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre (Conrad) has recently received a generous grant to develop and implement a Virtual Incubation Program (VIP). The purpose of VIP is to establish a global, online network of students, community groups, local entrepreneurs and international university partners to support the development and launch of new businesses. VIP will be a catalyst that leads to the production of meaningful, profitable new ventures on campus, in the community, and globally through academic partnerships. The duration of the grant is 5 years.  Conrad is now seeking an individual to champion the development and implementation of VIP.

The project will be implemented in phases. In year 1, VIP will be introduced to the 2012/13 class of MBET students. In subsequent years, it will be expanded to on-campus groups, external groups in Canada and finally to international partners. VIP deliverables include an on-line video pitch, an investor pitch and an investor community pitch successful completion of which will enhance the likelihood of a commercializable venture.

Internally, makes contact with Conrad Centre faculty, staff and colleagues across campus to present and discuss information and problems relating to the VIP Program. The VIP Manager must collaborate, negotiate and “sell” ideas.



Externally, makes contact with mentors, advisors, service personnel and contractors to deal with, influence and motivate.


Maintains and cultivates strong relationships with alumni, Advisory Council members and other VIP stakeholders.

Level of Responsibility:

The job has specialized work with minimal supervision and has direct reports reporting to


Decision-Making Authority:

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal demands typical of an administrative position within an office environment

Working Environment:

Travel: Limited

Working Hours: 



Risks  – physical and psychological:

Physical risks


Psychological risks