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MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)
Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 bachelor degrees and 38 majors.
Mount Royal U ni versity is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where th e Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.
Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.Job Title: Part-time Project Manager for Alberta Innovates - Summer
Research Studentship Program
Are you interested in gaining work experience in project coordination, communications and marketing? This temporary casual position will provide you with the opportunity to expand your leadership and organizational skills while supporting an exciting new initiative at Mount Royal University.About the Alberta Innovates - Summer Research Studentship (AI -SRS)
The SRS program provides undergraduate students with paid experiential learning opportunities at post-secondary institutes in Alberta, enhancing their interest and success in health research and innovation. This program is for students interested in learning about emerging technologies and cross- disciplinary research in health. Students will be provided with the opportunity to develop skills for networking through primary research activities, workshops, speaker series, career mentorships, and other events.
Increase awareness and interest in research and innovation careers that are at the intersection of health and emerging technologies.
Create opportunities for emerging talent to acquire experience and connections in Alberta's health research and innovation ecosystem.
Increase the competitiveness of Alberta as a destination for research and innovation talent.
The studentships will run from May - August of 2024 and May to August 2025, however there will be a launch and closing event each year outside of this timeframe.
The project is being funded by Alberta InnovatesAbout the Role
This flexible, casual position supports the AI-SRS program with organizing meetings, program logistics, communications, events planning and coordination. The time commitment will vary throughout the year and will depend on the stage of the project. It is anticipated that the position will require an average of 8-10 hours per week. It is an ideal position for a person looking for flexible, casual employment, with the opportunity to gain experience in project coordination, event planning, marketing and communications.Responsibilities
Assists with application process for students and faculty supervisors (i.e. developing google forms; collating data from forms to be presented to adjudication committee; populating website with information and application links etc.)
Sets up meetings with administration and adjudication committees and faculty supervisors (i.e. setting up Zoom calls, recording minutes, securing and prepping meeting venues if in-person)
Coordinates the launch and closing events for each year. (i.e. secures room booking; AV equipment; printing and advertising of materials; transportation and parking reimbursement, catering etc.)
Supports the creation and distribution of marketing and communication efforts where identified (e.g. web-based information, social media, advertising to students, faculty, and external MRU community etc.)
Provides ongoing follow-up with participants in program to gather and provide feedback to administration committee and Alberta Innovates
Assists with setting-up students to receive their monthly stipend
Tracks budget and expenditures, and ensures students receive their monthly stipend
Helps in preparing and presenting information to the broader group of community partners, other students and on-campus stakeholders, and/or the broader public
Participates in committee meetings
At least two years of undergraduate or work experience in a related field (for example, project management, marketing, communications, business administration, event management, etc.).
Previous project coordinator or management experience is preferred.
Strong project management and organizational skills
Website management skills
Basic understanding in marketing and advertising strategies
Demonstrated interest and passion for working with a diverse team
A self-starter and able to work independently, with only occasional supervision
Excellent email etiquette and professionalism in a work environment interacting with many diverse stakeholders
Proficiency using google docs, google forms, virtual meeting platforms, excel spreadsheets etc.
For any questions please contact Jocelyn Rempel, [email protected], 403-440-8846.
If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify [email protected] and we will work together on the accommodation request.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.