CityStudio Innovation Center Coordinator – Sault Ste. News Mary

POSITION TITLE: CityStudio Innovation Hub Coordinator

Staff Bargaining Unit

DEPARTMENT: Experiential Learning and International Affairs

JOB STATUS: Limited Time (35 hours/week), OSSTF

18 month fixed term position

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Manager, Experiential Learning and Strategy



Student assistants, as needed


Project coordination 60%

Communications and relationship management with partners 30%

Other assigned duties 10%

Total 100%

Develop, maintain and grow relationships with CityStudio, faculty and staff networks to identify opportunities for collaboration

Liaise with City staff and internal and external partners to source and organize project ideas, co-facilitate workshops and project development meetings

Liaise with faculty and key academic stakeholders to find program/course collaborations

Work collaboratively with CityStudio, NORDIK, Interdisciplinary Committee, SCEI Center Steering Committee and relevant academic departments/programs

Coordinate and lead project scoping meetings

Preparation for veterinary courses according to the CityStudio process and collaboration needs

Help advance the project by connecting faculty, students, and staff to existing resources; coordinate mid-project feedback sessions and troubleshooting

Co-organize and organize the project showcase, needs and logistics ensuring effective engagement of students, faculty, internal or external partners and City staff

Organize two major project showcase events per year, ensuring the participation of priority institutions, courses, students, faculty, City staff, alumni, internal and community partners

Collect and categorize project deliverables, metrics and impacts

Maintain database of contact information for students, partners and relevant stakeholders.

Organize debriefings with new teachers and staff; suggest improvements

Continuously monitor and improve the project coordination process and systems, and develop resources as needed


Write partnership summaries and annual report

Support knowledge transfer to partners, municipal and university leaders, including mentoring students and preparing presentations for partners, municipal or university leaders

Join the global CityStudios network

Other assigned duties including:

Assist with studio tours, tours and share the CityStudio story

Participate in studio events such as Celebration with the City

Support the writing of grant proposals, reports and awards


Other relevant tasks assigned by the Academic Dean or future Director of the Center for Social, Cultural and Economic Innovation


Physical effort

A lot of time spent in the same position (for example, standing in front of a photocopier, sitting in front of a computer)

Physical environment

Front line demands working with students

Sensory attention

Requirement for results and precision, simultaneous requests, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines

Strong requirement of tact and professionalism to build relationships with partners

mental stress

Occasional non-regular hours to support special events


Minimum 3 years of experience coordinating projects in academic or civic, or non-profit environments.

Undergraduate degree in business administration, community development, education or related field

Community experiential learning experience

Working knowledge of the City of Sault Ste. Mary Priorities

Proven ability to create, facilitate and maintain collaborative relationships 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

Warm, service-oriented relationship builder

Reliable to meet deadlines and results with a commitment to process

Ability to take initiative and work independently

Self-established high standards in planning, organization and communication

Experience tracking project metrics and results through evaluation frameworks

Experience working with and mentoring students (teaching experience an asset)

Trustworthy, kind, energetic and confident

Excellence in Writing, Editing, Synthesis and Summary

Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office (especially Word and Excel) and GSuite.

Commitment to understanding Algoma University’s special mission and the teachings of the Seven Grandfathers

Vulnerable police sector check is required


Salary range: $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 inclusion within our community and is an equal opportunity employer. The university invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our institution, including equity-seeking groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in employment (Indigenous peoples, racialized people, women, people with disabilities and 2SLGBTQQIPA+ people).

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodations will be provided by Algoma University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process candidates with disabilities.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Police Check as a condition of employment.