Job Opportunity: Canadian Network Coordinator

Written on August 2, 2019

This position has been filled! We are thrilled to welcome aboard Alix Linaker as our new Canadian Network Coordinator. 

CityStudio Vancouver is seeking a highly professional, creative, service-oriented Canadian Network Coordinator with outstanding past experience to join the team!

We’re hiring a team member to design, build and coordinate the next iteration of our Canadian CityStudio Network and the question of ‘how’ will become the centre of your work. You’ll be working with the team and network members to create and coordinate all aspects of the growing nine-city CityStudio network.

Curiosity, generative thinking, co-design, experimentation and delivery are your key characteristics. You are a highly organized, marketing and business leaning, collaborative and self-directed network coordinator who shares our vision of collaborative city-building and spreading the movement of civic action within the post-secondary sector across Canada. This role will require skills for network administration, stakeholder analysis, member management and product development. In past jobs, you have demonstrated professionalism, strategic thinking, excellence in communications, project management, network coordination and relationship building. 

POSITION:

Full time, 2-year position, with a standard 3-month probationary period, and a possibility of extension.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Download as a PDF

REPORTS TO:

Director of Global Sharing

LOCATION:

CityStudio Vancouver, 1800 Spyglass Place

HOURS: 37.5 hours/week, Monday to Friday

COMPENSATION:

$57,000 – $63,000 per annum based on experience, plus benefits after probationary period.

START DATE:

No later than October 1, 2019

ABOUT CITYSTUDIO:

CityStudio Vancouver is an innovation hub that brings together city staff, students, faculty and community to design experimental projects that make Vancouver more sustainable, liveable, inclusive and joyful. Since 2011, CityStudio has engaged 5,611 students, 318 faculty and 250 City of Vancouver staff, contributing 782 projects and over 154,000 hours of skills training and public sector innovation towards Vancouver’s Greenest City, Engaged City and Healthy City Strategies.

In 2013, CityStudio was the first Canadian recipient of the Ashoka U-Cordes Innovation Award and was recognized nationally as one of the Tides Canada Top 10 for a groundbreaking initiative leading social change and innovation in Canada. Most recently, CityStudio was awarded the Inspired Educator Award by the Canada Green Building Council.

With the strategic aims of robust local programming and partnerships; sharing of the Vancouver model towards a movement that grows around the world; and defining our role in the network of global actors, our 100-year vision creates engaged and energized cities worldwide where city builders, planners, faculty and students are actively engaged in co-creation.

In addition to Vancouver, eleven other cities have adopted the CityStudio model of city-campus collaboration, including Abbotsford BC; Victoria BC; North Vancouver BC; Brantford ON; Waterloo ON; London ON; Montreal QC; Corner Brook NFLD; Logan Australia; Bendigo Australia; and Oslo Norway.

SOME OF YOUR TRAITS ARE:

●  A highly professional, service-oriented and experienced Network Coordinator

A self-set high standard individual that holds the organization and team members accountable to the best practices in network creation, management and growth

●  The ability to refine strategy and deliver on outcomes with a commitment to the process

●  Minimum 2 years in a similar position

●  Demonstrated experience with network tools and practices

●  High comfort in initiating, building and maintaining effective relationships

●  Excellence in writing, editing, synthesizing and summarizing

●  Authentic professional curiosity for city building, higher education, and collaboration

●  Masters degree in a related discipline, or equivalent

●  Committed to continuous improvement and refinement

●  Comfortable working in a creative, experimental environment

●  Experience with communications and event management

Please read the full list of desirable traits in the Job Description link above.

APPLICATION DETAILS:

Submit your CV and cover letter with salary expectations to: hr[at]citystudiovancouver[dot]com.

Please also provide with your application a pdf with relevant, publicly available work samples or documentation created in previous positions; we are not requesting new or confidential materials to submit with your application. Include your full name along with the job title “Canadian Network Coordinator” in the subject heading of your email.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Thursday, August 22nd, 2019, midnight

A group interview will take place at 11 am, Thursday, September 5th, 2019. Our group interviews are quite unique. If selected for an interview, we will be happy to have a chat with you beforehand.

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

CityStudio Vancouver is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce which strengthens our ability to achieve our mission through inclusion. We strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and with a range of life experiences to apply. We will make accommodations if needed for candidates that we interview.