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Algoma University
JOB TITLE: CityStudio Innovation Hub Coordinator
Staff Bargaining Unit
DEPARTMENT: Experiential Learning and International Affairs
POSITION STATUS: Limited Term (35 hours/week), OSSTF
18 month term position
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Manager, Experiential Learning & Strategic
Student Assistants, as required

Project Coordination 60%
Communications and Partner Relationship Management 30%
Other Duties as Assigned 10%
Total 100%
Develop, nurture and grow relationships with CityStudio, faculty and staff networks to identify collaboration opportunities
Liaise with City staff and internal and external partners to source and curate project ideas, co-facilitating project development workshops and meetings
Liaise with faculty and key academic stakeholders to source program/course collaborations
Work collaboratively with CityStudio, NORDIK, the Interdisciplinary Committee, the SCEI Centre Steering Committee and relevant academic departments/programs
Coordinate and facilitate project scoping meetings
Vet course readiness according to CityStudio process and collaboration needs
Assist project progress connecting faculty, students and staff to existing resources; coordinating mid-project feedback sessions and troubleshooting
Co-curate and organize project showcase, needs and logistics ensuring effective engagement from students, faculty, internal or external partners and City staff
Organize two major project showcase events per year, ensuring participation from priority institutions, courses, students, faculty, City staff, alumni, internal and community partners
Collect and file project deliverables, metrics and impacts
Maintain students’, partners’ and relevant stakeholders’ contact information database.
Conduct debriefs with new faculty and staff; propose improvements
Follow and continuously improve project coordination process and systems, and develop resources as needed

Draft partnership summaries and annual report
Support knowledge transfer to partners, municipal and academic leaders, including coaching students and preparing presentations for partners, municipal or academic leaders
Participate in the global network of CityStudios
Other duties as assigned, including:
Assist with studio visits, tours and sharing the CityStudio story
Assist with studio events such as Celebration with the City
Support grant, report and award proposal writing

Other relevant duties as assigned by the Academic Dean or Future Director, Center for Social, Cultural and Economic Innovation


Physical Effort
Extensive time spent in the same position (e.g. standing at photocopier, sitting at computer)
Physical Environment
Front-line demands working with students

Sensory Attention
Demand for results and accuracy, demands made simultaneously, multi-tasking and adherence to deadlines
High demand for tact and professionalism to build relationships with partners

Mental Stress
Occasional non-regular hours to support special events

Minimum 3 years experience in project coordination in academic or civic, or non-profit environments.
Undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Community Development, Education, or related field
Experience with community-based experiential learning
Working knowledge of the City of Sault Ste. Marie priorities
Proven ability to create, facilitate and maintain relationships for collaboration with multiple stakeholders in an academic and/or municipal government environment.
Deep professional curiosity for city building, higher education, civic engagement, social innovation and collaboration
Proven warm and service-oriented relationship builder
Reliable to deliver on timelines and outcomes with commitment to process
Ability to take initiative and work independently
Self-set high standards in planning, organization and communication skills
Experience tracking project metrics and outcomes through evaluation frameworks
Experience working with and mentoring students (teaching experience an asset)
Trustworthy, kind, energetic, and confident
Excellence in writing, editing, synthesizing and summarizing
Demonstrated competence in MS Office (particularly Word and Excel) and GSuite.
Commitment to understanding Algoma University’s Special Mission and The Seven Grandfather Teachings
Vulnerable Police sector check is required


Salary Scale: $57,557 – $71,946 annually

Please submit a resume and cover letter (combined PDF) to People and Culture no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
Algoma University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our community and is an equal opportunity employer. The university invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our Institution, including equity-seeking groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment (Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQQIPA+ persons).
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Algoma University throughout the recruitment, selection, and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.
Please note that the successful candidate will be required to provide a Police Vulnerable Sector Check as a condition of employment.

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