RECENT OR POTENTIAL CBU GRAD – Lead Entrepreneurship Educator, (CEED) Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development Incorporated


Applicants MUST have graduated after March 7th 2016 to qualify for this position. (Graduate to Opportunity program funding guidelines)

  • Bachelor of Education, Experience and/or education in the areas of teaching, facilitating, business and/or entrepreneurship
  • Drive and passion to make a difference in the lives of young people
  • Experience in proposal writing and project development
  • An understanding of learning styles and their impact on participants’ ability to engage and participate fully
  • Highly developed oral, written and communication skills
  • A proven ability and desire to use social media to create new connections and build existing relationships
  • Training in conflict resolution and strategies for non-violent interventions would be an asset


Reporting to the Senior Manager, Social and Youth Entrepreneurship, the Lead Entrepreneurship Educator is responsible for outreach, coordination, design and delivery of CEED’s entrepreneurship education initiatives in Nova Scotia, from elementary to post-secondary levels and including community groups serving at-risk and marginalized youth.
The Lead Entrepreneurship Educator works as part of CEED’s Education Team to support teachers in developing entrepreneurial competencies in youth. To this end, the Lead Entrepreneurship Educator will be involved in the design and delivery of experiential workshops that contribute directly to the educational outcomes approved by the Government of Nova Scotia. This activity aligns with both the education and economic strategies set forth by the province to build a prosperous Nova Scotia.
Decisions related to the final design of experiential workshops and the implementation of special projects will require the support and approval of the Senior Manager.
CEED’s Core Competencies:

  • Collaboration – working effectively and respectfully with others
  • Community – delivering high quality client services
  • Innovation – thinking things through and solving problems
  • Impact – showing initiative and being action –oriented.

Technical Competencies:

  • Planning and Implementing
  • Plan, develop and deliver group and/or individualized training to students from within NS, from elementary to post-secondary and including marginalized and at-risk youth.
  • Plan, develop and deliver group or individualized training and supports to teachers within NS.
  • Plan, develop, deliver and lead education initiatives that inspire entrepreneurship.

Creativity and Empathy:

  • Identify strengths and challenges in student groups during workshop delivery to ensure all youth benefit from CEED’s entrepreneurship learning programming.
  • Stimulate creativity and encourage entrepreneurial thinking in youth by working with them to explore ideas and design solutions.
  • Customize CEED’s education programming based on the learning needs and life experiences of youth and adult learners.
  • Develop innovative new education sessions and materials to increase/maintain CEED’s relevance in Nova Scotia’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Ability and willingness to see the “silver linings” and teachable moments in each day.

Communication and Leadership:

  • Provide day-to-day guidance for the Education Team
  • Champion CEED’s Education Department including tools, products, services and clients when given the opportunity in the community.
  • Research and share information on trends and best practices as related to entrepreneurship education.
  • Grow CEED’s Education Department by supporting the Senior Manager in developing funding proposals for new initiatives and securing continued support for existing programs.
  • Build new connections and strengthen existing relationships with partners and funders.
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic and a drive to excel

Measuring and Reporting:

  • Communicate and problem solve issues related to program delivery, human resources and financial resource allocations with the Senior Manager
  • Track and compile reporting information pertaining to education activities.

Team Building:

  • Participate actively in CEED initiatives and committees that support the overall operation of the organization.
  • Attend and contribute to the discussion in regularly scheduled team and staff meetings.
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism while working in a team oriented and fast-paced environment.

Application Details

Additional Information:

  • A typical work day is from Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm; however occasional evenings/weekends/overnights will be necessary.
  • Travel within HRM and across NS will be necessary.
  • This is a full-time position (minimum of 35 hours per week) offering a competitive benefits package and compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications.

CEED is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve, and creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.

Applicants can send their CV and Cover letter to my attention, Francois Tardif, at this adress: