Careers

Join our Team to support the growth of the Indigenous economy through entrepreneurship.

"We are building new entrepreneurial pathways to instill confidence, elevate role models and invest in entrepreneurs creating impact through their businesses." - Sunshine Tenasco

FLEXIBILITY

Our Team works remotely with flexible hours and holidays. 

BENEFITS

A comprehensive benefits plan will be in place by April 1, 2023.

WELLBEING

Five mental health days and a $1,000 holistic well-being perk.

TRAVEL

Opportunities to travel across Turtle Island to support our growing programming.

CURRENT OPENINGS

Explore opportunities to build your career and make an impact on the Pow Wow Pitch Team!

Pow Wow Pitch General Manager

Pow Wow Pitch is a grassroots community of Indigenous entrepreneurs across Turtle Island, purpose-built to provide a safe, collaborative, supportive and empowering platform for inspiration, education, mentorship, celebration, and reconciliation through entrepreneurship.

We enhance, develop and accelerate growth for current and aspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs in a sustainable way through programs and resources. Our programs are rooted in community leadership through volunteerism as a reflection of respect and reciprocity.

Pow Wow Pitch is looking for an experienced General Manager to manage and oversee all business operations, people and programs and be responsible for the overall success of our programs and initiatives.

We are looking for a self-motivated and results-driven professional to direct and manage our organization's activities and to develop and implement effective business strategies and programs. 

Duties for the General Manager will include allocating budget resources, formulating policies, coordinating operations, monitoring and motivating staff, managing operational costs, ensuring good stewardship of funders, partners and entrepreneurs, improving administration processes, engaging with vendors, hiring and training employees, identifying business opportunities, and monitoring financial activities. 

Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision in directing business functions will assist our organization in maintaining relationships with funders, generating new funding, increasing staff productivity, improving service, ensuring sustainability, and meeting organizational objectives.

The successful candidate for this role should possess excellent communication skills, superior knowledge of business functions, exceptional budgeting and finance skills, and strong leadership qualities. 

The General Manager should account for all business activities, support staff development, enhance efficiency, improve revenue, maintain relationships with funders, enhance the organization's image, and meet overall growth objectives.

The ideal candidate will be a collaborative leader with strong communications and managerial skills who leaves their ego at the door and can provide hands-on execution of the vision, mission and long-term goals of Pow Wow Pitch with the support of a small and committed Team and a network of contractors. 

The goal of the Pow Wow Pitch General Manager is to ensure the organization is constantly moving towards fulfilling its short-term and long-term objectives and does not diverge from its values and community.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Overseeing daily business operations.
  • Developing and implementing growth strategies.
  • Training low-level managers and staff.
  • Creating and managing budgets.
  • Improving revenue.
  • Hiring employees.
  • Evaluating performance and productivity.
  • Analyzing accounting and financial data.
  • Researching and identifying growth opportunities.
  • Generating reports and giving presentations.
  • Build and maintain trusted relationships with the team, funding partners, program partners, Alumni and entrepreneurs 
  • Direct all Pow Wow Pitch programming, marketing and communications with on-time and on-budget delivery while achieving KPIs
  • Delegate to empower, lead, manage and evaluate a small team and contractors to execute Pow Wow Pitch programming and communications 
  • Reward performance, prevent issues and resolve problems
  • Act as the public speaker and public relations representative of the organization in ways that strengthen its profile in concert with the Founder and Chair of the organization
  • Analyze problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure organizational survival and growth
  • Formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects
  • Coordinate cross-project activities
  • Develop and manage deadlines, budgets and activities
  • Apply change, risk and resource management
  • Assume responsibility for the program’s people and vendors
  • Assess program performance and aim to maximize ROI
  • Resolve projects’ higher scope issues
  • Prepare and communicate reports

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS:  

  • Degree in business management or a masters in business administration.
  • Good knowledge of different business functions.
  • Strong leadership qualities.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Highly organized.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Computer literate.
  • Proactive nature.
  • Proven experience in a managerial position 
  • Demonstrable experience building a strong internal culture and nurturing high-performing teams
  • Thorough knowledge of market changes and forces that influence Pow Wow Pitch
  • Strong understanding of non-profit finance and measures of performance
  • Familiarity with management best practices
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles
  • Excellent knowledge of Google Suite and stack; working knowledge of program/project management software (Zoho/Asana) is an asset
  • Outstanding leadership, and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Reliable beyond measure 

Opportunities for advancement as the organization develops and grows.

Hybrid | Full-time | Travel Required | Indigenous required.

Email your cover letter and CV to hello@powwowpitch.org. If this position is posted, it is available. 

Pow Wow Pitch Coordinators

Pow Wow Pitch is a grassroots community of Indigenous entrepreneurs across Turtle Island, purpose-built to provide a safe, collaborative, supportive and empowering platform for inspiration, education, mentorship, celebration, and reconciliation through entrepreneurship.

We enhance, develop and accelerate growth for current and aspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs in a sustainable way through programs and resources. Our programs are rooted in community leadership through volunteerism as a reflection of respect and reciprocity.

We are looking for competent and entrepreneurial Program Coordinators to undertake various administrative and program coordination tasks. You will help plan and organize programs and activities and carry out important operational duties.

To be an excellent program coordinator, you must be organized and detail-oriented, comfortable working with diverse teams online and literate in the Google Cloud environment. If you have further skills in program development and human resources support, we’d like to meet you.

The goal will be to facilitate the effective management of Pow Wow Pitch programs according to the organization’s standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Coordinate Pow Wow Pitch in-person and online programs, including the Pow Wow Pitch online program and on-the-ground at five powwows across Canada and three in the United States. 
  • Coordinate specialized online pitch programs - e.g. InstaPitch, Creative Pitch and offerings to Pow Wow Pitch entrepreneurs. 
  • Coordinate the Indigenous Startup Program; 
  • Coordinate the Pow Wow Pitch Box Program; and 
  • Coordinate associated Mentorship and Bootcamp Programming.

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS 

  • Proven experience as a program coordinator or relevant position
  • Knowledge of program management and development procedures
  • Tech savvy, proficient in Google Suite 
  • Ability to work with diverse and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and efficient
  • BSc/BA in business administration or relevant field

Remote | Full-time | Travel Required | Indigenous Preferred

Email your Cover Letter and CV to hello@powwowpitch.org. If this position is posted, it is still available.

Pow Wow Pitch Communications Coordinator

Pow Wow Pitch is a grassroots community of Indigenous entrepreneurs across Turtle Island, purpose-built to provide a safe, collaborative, supportive and empowering platform for inspiration, education, mentorship, celebration, and reconciliation through entrepreneurship.

We enhance, develop and accelerate growth for current and aspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs in a sustainable way through programs and resources. Our programs are rooted in community leadership through volunteerism as a reflection of respect and reciprocity.

Telling the stories of Indigenous entrepreneurs, Pow Wow Pitch and the growth of Indigenous entrepreneurship is important to Pow Wow Pitch and our community. 

We are seeking a talented and professional communications coordinator to join our dynamic team. Your duties will be diverse and multi-faceted. Therefore, excellent professional skills are vital for this role.

The successful candidate will help create promotional materials, manage the website, organize meetings and presentations, and interact with partners and stakeholders to effectively deliver our message to the community, public and the media. You must possess superb written and verbal communication skills and have in-depth knowledge of marketing trends.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Write content for both print and Web, including but not limited to the website, blog, brochures, newsletter, speaking notes, press releases, and social media copy for all platforms.
  • Manage the Pow Wow Pitch Podcast - including booking guests, drafting scripts and subsequent social copy. 
  • Manage Pow Wow Pitch social media and campaign content calendar. 
  • Issue eBlasts and monthly eNewsletters on time and to a high standard.
  • Monitor our social media and online presence and engage our community online daily.
  • Recommend and execute techniques to improve our public image - Wikipedia entries, etc.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with promotional partners and the wider ecosystem of support for Indigenous entrepreneurs.
  • Manage paid social media campaigns.
  • Make sure that all promotional and marketing materials meet our brand identity strategy.
  • Identify and resolve any issues with promotional content in a timely and professional manner.
  • Assess and report on the effectiveness of communication strategies.
  • Coordinate meetings, press conferences, and presentations.
  • Develop graphic and video content for social channels using Canva. 
  • Updating the WordPress website. 
  • Managing the hello@powwowpitch.org general inbox.
  • Media relations. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, English, public relations, or journalism.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years experience working in a marketing or communications position.
  • Possess a solid understanding of effective marketing techniques.
  • Must have excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills.
  • Saavy operating in a Google Cloud environment. 
  • Experience with graphic design, audio and video production and/or photography an asset. 

Remote | Full-time | Travel may be required | Indigenous preferred 

Send your Cover Letter and CV to hello@powwowpitch.org. If this position is posted, it is still available. 

Board Director, Finance / Treasurer

Pow Wow Pitch is seeking a talented and experienced CPA to serve as our Treasurer and Financial Expert on the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will have a strong finance background and be responsible for providing financial oversight and guidance to the organization.

In this role, the Treasurer will be expected to attend three board meetings per year and participate in three to four meetings with the Finance Director and General Manager for a two-year term. The Treasurer will also be responsible for reviewing and providing guidance on financial reports to ensure the good financial stewardship of Pow Wow Pitch as a non-profit organization.

Preference will be given to candidates who are Indigenous and have experience working with Indigenous entrepreneurs. The estimated time commitment for this role is 20 to 30 hours per year, and a stipend of $5000 per year will be provided.

If you are a CPA with a passion for financial oversight and a desire to make a positive impact in the Indigenous community, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Those interested should send their cover letter and CV to hello@powwowpitch.org with the subject line: NAME | BOARD DIRECTOR, FINANCE.

Board Director - Legal / Corporate Secretary

Pow Wow Pitch is seeking a talented and experienced lawyer to serve as the legal expert on our Board of Directors. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing good legal oversight to ensure that Pow Wow Pitch exemplifies good governance practices and remains compliant as a non-profit organization.

As the Secretary, you will be responsible for overseeing corporate documentation and ensuring the compliance and governance stewardship of Pow Wow Pitch. You will also be expected to attend three board meetings per year and three meetings with the General Manager.

It is preferred that the candidate is Indigenous and has experience working with Indigenous entrepreneurs. The total time commitment for this role is estimated to be 20 to 30 hours per year for a two-year term, and receive a stipend of $5000 per year.

If you are an experienced lawyer with a passion for Indigenous entrepreneurship and are interested in using your skills to make a positive impact, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to serve as the Secretary on the Pow Wow Pitch Board of Directors.

Those interested should send their cover letter and CV to hello@powwowpitch.org with the subject line: NAME | BOARD DIRECTOR, LEGAL.