Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Volta is looking for the right person to take a passionate community of entrepreneurs and an associated ecosystem to the next level. This visionary is excited to lead Volta in the transition from a startup to a sustainable institution that creates successful founders and companies and lots of them!

You are passionate about entrepreneurship and have been an entrepreneur yourself, ideally in the tech sector. If you can't change the system, you'll create an entirely new one instead, gaining support to make your vision a reality. You have operational chops but you never forget the vision that drives you. You are dedicated to supporting the growth and development of the Atlantic Canada technology startup community.


  • Position Volta as the hub for technology startups and establish connections between the Atlantic Canada startup community and similar communities across Canada and in other identified marketplaces
  • With the Board of Directors, develop a vision and strategy to drive growth, including fundraising, and guide Volta over the short and long term
  • Build strong, long-lasting, productive relationships with stakeholders, such as Universities, k-12 school system, Government and others as needed
  • Assist resident founders with simple problems and/or situations situations as they build their businesses
  • Oversee the community-led design and delivery of Volta programming, working closely with the executive team
  • Develop key metrics to monitor, understand, and report success
  • Build a team of visionaries and operators who can manage complex projects through to completion
  • Manage and report on a $1m budget
  • Read all of these bullets


  • Experience: 5 to 10 years experience in a similar role.
  • Language: English
  • Experience in a similar role, ideally in the technology sector
  • Experience successfully managing large-scale, multi-partner initiatives/ projects from concept through to completion
  • Excellent relationship manager: you have a strong network of contacts and business relationships on a national and international level
  • You have worked in a startup environment and know the struggles of an early stage startup
  • You understand what it means to be an entrepreneur
  • You are an Executive. You make bold and important decisions through intuition, data and experience
  • Able to gain buy-in into a company’s or initiative's vision working with multiple levels of an organization as well as with multiple external stakeholders


Strategy, Visionary, Fundraising, Stakeholders, Technology, Entrepreneurial, Operational chops, Vision, Metrics Driven, Budget management, Project Management, Excellent written and oral communication skills, Excellent interpersonal skills, Partnership Builder, You Finish Stuff, National and International Network, Startup experience, Ability to make difficult decisions, Strong Business Acumen

Date Posted:
Nov 25, 2015 9:50 AM PST

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Our Values Founders first. Community is the Framework. Accountability. We are a place of mentorship and community and we are NOT an accelerator. Our focus is on Quality and Quantity – not speed. Our Methods Provide World class mentorship and support to new startup and potential entrepreneurs. Encourage the establishment of new startups. Develop growth and maturity in existing startups.... more