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Velocity is hiring an Administrative Assistant

The search has begun for an Administrative Assistant at Velocity, Canada’s leading entrepreneurship program, based out of the University of Waterloo. We are looking for someone who is organized, has strong communication skills, and a high level of attention to detail. Is that you?

The Administrative Assistant will report to the Associate Director and will help ensure Velocity programs run smoothly, particularly the Velocity Garage startup incubator, home to 80+ startups. This position will work primarily from the Velocity Garage in downtown Kitchener, and occasionally on the University of Waterloo campus, where the incumbent will work to support Velocity’s other campus programs, which enable and develop the entrepreneurial talents and ambitions of Waterloo students.

The ideal candidate for this position has strong organizational and project-management skills, and is able to manage multiple tasks and deadlines, while working in an exciting and dynamic startup hub. We are looking for someone who has a customer service orientation, and who will represent Velocity well as our receptionist, greeting visitors with a positive attitude and answering inquiries. They will assist with everything from day to day financials to monthly reconciliations and government reporting. The incumbent will help maintain our salesforce startup database and update key metrics for government reporting. They will coordinate scheduling meetings for our business advisors, as well as implement the intake, onboarding, and exit process for Velocity companies. The Administrative Assistant will periodically be asked to help support Velocity events during the evening.

Qualifications for this role include a university degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Up to two years of business experience in an administrative role is preferred. 

Applications for this job are now closed.