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Closing December 3, 2021 - Coordinator, Entrepreneurship - City of Brampton

23 Nov 2021 11:21 AM | Taylor Chamberlain (Administrator)

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Reporting to the Manager, Entrepreneurial Services, this role is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and delivery of Brampton Entrepreneur Centre (BEC) entrepreneurship programs, including those supported by the Province of Ontario. The Coordinator attracts participants and delivers programming by working with stakeholders, internal departments, program speakers, mentors, trainers, and program participants. Additionally, this role will administer, organize and provide training and mentorship including, but not limited to, organizing seminars and events, facilitating training, publicizing program schedules, booking resources as required, maintaining appropriate data and contact information for each participant, and the preparation of program related reports, briefing notes, and memos.


  • Manage, facilitate and lead strategic projects and initiatives to advance the vision, priorities and goals of the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre work plan.
  • Contribute to the development of entrepreneurship programs, services and projects, assuring quality of instruction, appropriate selection and development of facilitators and administrators, contributing to the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre’s Key Performance Indicators.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to ensure successful program delivery at all stages for the program participant: application; vetting; granting (when necessary); mentorship; and program completion.
  • Lead and participate on cross-divisional project teams within the City and with other stakeholders as required to implement approved projects
  • Manage community-led projects which involve facilitating meaningful multi-stakeholder dialogue and liaising with internal departments, external agencies, organizations, cultural and business communities and the public, and may require contracting and managing outside consultants.
  • Provide overall leadership and direction to cross-functional project teams by assigning tasks and managing the performance of these teams to ensure the successful implementation of new initiatives.
  • Identify factors which may impact project success and provide mitigation strategies to address these factors.
  • Provide support to the Manager of Entrepreneurial Services on corporate wide initiatives.
  • Attends and represents the City at Provincial and Regional Business Enterprise Centre network meetings and information sessions as required.
  • Use effective resource and expense management at all times to meet corporate policies and guidelines.
  • Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements, assists in preparing annual budgets, scheduling expenditures, analysing variances and initiating corrective actions.


  • Develop strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, ensuring a thorough understanding of and positive support for projects and initiatives.
  • Organize and direct effective project teams for the successful delivery of projects and initiatives.
  • Escalate complex issues to the appropriate level for resolution.


  • Manage communication plans to ensure timely communication with Mayor and Councils, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Create and maintain detailed project documentation and ensure all necessary sign-offs and approvals meet corporate policies and confidentiality requirements.
  • Achieve departmental operational objectives by contributing expertise, information and recommendations to strategic plans and progress reviews, including preparing and completing business and action plans.
  • Prepare presentations and reports that include measurement of progress against set project goals and objectives.


  • Lead and facilitate research and engagement strategies using internal and external project teams to support project planning and implementation objectives.
  • Participate in business reviews to improve service delivery and integration of Entrepreneurial Services goals and objectives with other key city departments
  • Maintain knowledge of collective agreements, City policies and practices, legislation, regulations to assist in the revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure the needs of Entrepreneurial Services stakeholders are continually met.


  • Manage, lead and facilitate project coordination and team meetings as required to meet project needs
  • Work well within diverse groups in support of project and operational goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate corporate values at all times.
  • Liaise with similar small business development organizations, governmental and educational agencies as required in order to be aware of existing programs and opportunities that will assist small business development and success for program applicants and participants
  • Provides advice and guidance to other staff members


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in economic development, business administration, public relations, sales and marketing or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in a related field
  • Project Management experience, with proven ability to create and interpret business cases and financial proposals
  • Experience in developing and providing entrepreneurial programming and supports.
  • Expertise in working with the small business sector Knowledge of Municipal, Regional, Provincial and Federal Governments and applicable Legislations is an asset
  • Ability to identify business needs, initiate and coordinate project resource requests
  • Exceptional communication and analytical skills
  • Solid customer service and people management skills; ability to interface with internal and external customers to meet corporate service standards
  • Solid organizational skills; detail oriented, well organized able to coordinate activities and tasks meeting conflicting priorities and timelines
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft office/software
  • Ability to travel between work locations within the GTA
  • Partial or full completion of EcD professional designation an asset.

**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

Job Status: Contract

Job Type: Management and Administration

Applications must be received by: December 3, 2021

Alternate formats will be provided upon request.


As part of the corporation’s Modernizing Job Evaluation project, this position will undergo an evaluation which may result in a change to the rate of compensation. Any changes affecting this position will be communicated as information becomes available.

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at: quoting reference #104436 by December 3, 2021 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

In accordance with the City of Brampton’s Vaccination Administrative Directive, new employees are required to disclose their vaccination status and provide proof of full vaccination* before their start date. Employees who are unvaccinated or do not disclose their vaccination status will be required to:

  • a) complete the City of Brampton’s mandatory learning regarding COVID-19 vaccination; and
  • b) take regular COVID-19 tests prior to attending the workplace. Employees must demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result in order to attend the workplace.

The City of Brampton strongly encourages candidates to be fully vaccinated prior to your start date. New employees who are not fully vaccinated may request accommodation based on medical (disability), religious, or other protected grounds. Employees with an approved accommodation will only be required to adhere to item b) above.

* Fully vaccinated means the two-week anniversary after receiving a vaccination series approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization. Acceptable proof includes an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine receipt which you can obtain through the Provincial portal , or other government-issued vaccine passport or certification.

The City of Brampton continues to follow COVID-19 workplace control measures including physical distancing, masking, hygiene, personal protective equipment (e.g. medical masks, eye protection), and capacity limits to create a healthy and safe environment for both employees and the public.

Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send ti me sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.

The City is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact or 905.874-2150 with your accommodation needs, quoting the job opening ID#, job title. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

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