ShiftKey Program Coordinator

Dalhousie University

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Position Title ShiftKey Program Coordinator
Department/Unit Computer Science
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S459-23
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) 1 year
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $51,234 – $68,435 per annum
Classification ADM-04
Provisional Statement This is a provisional classification. Formal regular review classification procedures may be initiated at any time by the incumbent or supervisor after the incumbent has worked a minimum of six months in the role.
About Dalhousie University Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary ShiftKey is a non-profit organization based in the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie which is responsible for extensive extra-curricular programming for Computer Science students. Reporting to the ShiftKey Manager, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the design, development, execution and evaluation of all ShiftKey Academy programming and events including extra-curricular programming focused on skill development through certifications, workshops and courses.
Key Responsibilities
  • Work collaboratively with the ShiftKey Manager and partners to develop a robust program portfolio including the development of new programs and activities.
  • Identify new partners or opportunities to enhance ShiftKey’s capabilities in expanding our programming.
  • Support the planning of events through the coordination of communications, schedules, venue, catering, and supplies for all the attendees, which include mentors, sponsors, students, entrepreneurs, professors and all other invitees.
  • Represent ShiftKey at relationship building events (networking events, conferences, student engagement activities, etc.)
  • Coordinate communications & marketing for ShiftKey programs.
  • Support the ShiftKey Manager in administrative tasks, such as program budgeting, data collection and management, etc.
Note The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Required Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree with approximately two years’ experience in a coordinator role (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • A high degree of organizational skill, interpersonal acumen and problem-solving ability is required to provide oversight in balancing the many responsibilities related to this role.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and an enthusiasm for working with students.
  • Must be able to work both independently, as well as part of a team, and be proactive.
  • Demonstrated event planning and marketing experience.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have experience working in the tech industry of Nova Scotia (in a technical or project management role).
  • A proven interest and understanding of trends and needs in computer science.
Job Competencies The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:
– Respect & Inclusion
– Adaptability
– Knowledge & Thinking Skills
– Communication
– Service
Additional Information Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.
We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 12/04/2023
Close Date 12/18/2023
Open Until Filled No
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