Indigenous Entrepreneurship (Contract)

Job Opportunity

Employee Group: USW CASUAL

University of Toronto Entrepreneurship

University of Toronto Entrepreneurship (UTE) and the University of Toronto community have created more than 600 companies, securing more than $2 billion in investment over the past decade. UTE supports and champions the activities of 10+ campus-linked accelerators (CLAs) and entrepreneurial initiatives across the tri-campus and manages the ONRamp – 16,000 square feet of co-working and event space in the Banting Institute on the St. George (Downtown) campus.

UTE is seeking an individual to support Indigenous Entrepreneurship activities.  In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the design of a network and related programming for Indigenous entrepreneurs, under the direction of Director, University of Toronto Entrepreneurship. The goal of the network is to create a welcoming and inclusive community that will provide entrepreneurial skills and resources to support Indigenous-identifying students, faculty and alumni.  Your efforts will help identify existing gaps and help with the creation of more Indigenous-led companies.

Your responsibilities will include:

Essential Qualifications:

Assets (non-essential)

HOURS OF WORK:  Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm

DURATION: CASUAL contract duration approx. 6 months 

LOCATION: University of Toronto, St. George Campus.

Submission Process

Submit your cover letter with resume by email to Anett Trifonov, Manager, Systems and Operations – Division of the Vice-President Research & Innovation:

Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a continuous basis until the position is filled.

Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.