Community Coordinator (Co-op Student)

Accelerate Okanagan


Who Are We
Accelerate Okanagan (AO) is a not-for-profit accelerator that exists to give entrepreneurs the mentorship, connections and community they need to build technology-driven ventures.

Located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, AO’s foundational values are:

  • Innovation: We choose boldness, act with agility and learn from failure.
  • Inclusivity: We are intentional collaborators, creating brave spaces for every voice.
  • Focus: We are effective in our delivery, accountable for results and clear on our purpose.
  • Sustainability: We support businesses, balanced founders, and healthy communities.

These values drive our three areas of focus, Engage the Willing, Unlock the Capital and Coach the Leaders.

The Role
The Community Coordinator (Co-op Student) position will be located in our North Okanagan office, The Vernon Innovation & Entrepreneur Workspace (The VIEW).  They will support the Accelerate Okanagan team with office administrative tasks, facilities coordination, event support, communications, and more. 

This role is a 4 month term and is applicable for those who have current standings as a student from an accredited institution who is doing a co-op/work integrated learning term fall 2021. The successful individual will have a passion for entrepreneurship, technology and community building. Problem solving and attention to detail will be key traits of this individual.

Key Functions

Community Building

  • Ensure tenants and guests have positive experiences with events, office space, booking processes, tours and all around interactions with The VIEW
  • Online and in person communications with tenants and community members
  • Provide resources and referrals for the greater entrepreneur ecosystem 
  • Relationship build with the OKGNtech community through event attendance and business development
  • Onboard and facilitate tours for members and OKGNtech community
  • Prospect new tenants and members
  • Source relevant content and events for sharing through our social channels
  • Stay up to date on local innovation and technology news 

Administration & Facilities

  • Coordinate and manage virtual and in person events and meetups
  • Respond in a timely manner to incoming inquiries that come over the phone or through email
  • Coordinate office technologies (printer, fob system, meeting room booking system, etc.)
  • Clean up Accelerate Okanagan data and content
  • Order materials and supplies for The VIEW (coffee, paper, cream, etc.)
  • Ensuring health and safety protocols are maintained
  • Attend meetings and take notes
Skills and Qualifications

Relationship Management

    • Able to develop meaningful relationships both internally and externally  
    • Builds rapport through empathy, treating others with respect and demonstrating credibility
    • Supports others by being helpful & resourceful
    • Person first focused approach
    • Uses clear, concise and considerate language in written and oral communication
    • Active listener and curious

Self Management & Organization

  • Organize, prioritize and balance a variety of projects and tasks simultaneously 
  • Emotional self-awareness; ability to be composed and rational 
  • Foresee problems and connect with their Manager proactively 
  • Proven attention to detail


  • Promptly follows through with requests, feedback and tasks
  • Holds self to both self-imposed and external deadlines
  • Exercises good judgment in recognizing scope of authority and protecting confidential information

Must have:

  • Must be currently registered as a student from an accredited institution
  • Going into a Work Integrated Learning term in Sept, 2021 (could be co-op)

Nice to have:

  • Familiarity with G Suite
  • Understanding or enthusiasm around the growing technology sector

The innovative nature of our organization and community demands team members who can thrive in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. This job description was designed to be a launch pad, responsibilities will continue to evolve as we continue to innovate and grow.

If you are looking for a Co-op role filled with excitement, challenge, and good people, you’ve found it. 

Please apply by August 13th for a start date of September 1st. To apply please email your resume and cover letter to us at