RADIUS seeks a highly organized team player to join our team as Operations & Communications Coordinator. Reporting to the General Manager, the successful candidate will join a dynamic team in our new office space in downtown Vancouver.
Applications are due by 11:59pm on August 15 (see application details below).
RADIUS delivers cohort-based programs to empower innovators and accelerate innovation in support of social justice and social entrepreneurship. Housed within the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, RADIUS focuses on the following program areas:

  • RADIUS Edu: With people as our starting point, RADIUS Edu is transforming the learning journeys of SFU students and participants in our Fellowship in Radical Doing.
  • RADIUS Lab: Systems focused, RADIUS Lab works with community partners to understand problems and design, test, launch and scale interventions.
  • RADIUS Ventures: Built to amplify promising solutions, RADIUS Ventures focuses on market based solutions from business model validation to early stage growth.

The Operations and Communications Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:
Office Coordination Duties
On September 1 RADIUS will move into a brand new innovation centre at 308 West Hastings, within the newest SFU building downtown. The Coordinator will be responsible for day to day operations to ensure that the space runs smoothly and is welcoming.
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Creating and managing a hot-desk booking system
  • Basic bookkeeping and finance processing
  • Maintaining event and meeting room bookings and office calendar
  • Overseeing effective office systems (from copiers to audio-visual systems to coffee and everything between)
  • Event coordination and support
  • Supporting energy and operations in the space that reflect RADIUS’ mission

Communications Coordination Duties
RADIUS is thrilled to be part of the innovation community in Vancouver and abroad, and the Coordinator will help us to reach and engage them.  
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Compiling and distributing our monthly newsletter
  • Coordinating our social media calendar and feeds
  • Coordinating communication deliverables across the team
  • Supporting promotions for events, programs, and partner initiatives
  • Updating our CRM

RADIUS Team Support
On an ad hoc basis, the Operations and Communications Coordinator will be called on to support RADIUS program staff in a range of activities, which may include but will not be limited to:  

  • Program recruitment
  • Evaluation and reporting
  • Fundraising initiatives
  • Administration
  • Event planning and execution

The successful candidate will:

  • Be highly organized and detail focused
  • Have coordinator level experience in a dynamic professional environment
  • Thrive on designing and coordinating systems and structures for effective operations
  • Prioritize effectively in a high paced environment
  • Demonstrate competence with business applications like word, excel and powerpoint
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of team platforms like basecamp and slack
  • Demonstrate competence with social media platforms as well as aggregating tools
  • Be a strong written and verbal communicator
  • Have experience with basic financial management

Strong assets include:

  • Experience operationalizing office coordination systems
  • Experience in a shared workspace with hot desks
  • Competency with project management practices and tools
  • Copywriting experience

RADIUS strives to build a team that reflects the diversity of the communities we work in, and encourages applications from traditionally under-represented groups such as women, visible minorities, First Nations, people identifying as LGBT*QI, and people with disabilities.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Tovah Paglaro at tpaglaro[at]radiussfu[dot]com by August 15 at 11:59pm with the subject line “Application: RADIUS Ops/Comms Coordinator”. In your cover letter, please concisely address the following:

  • Why are you interested in the position?
  • Why do your experience and skills make you a good fit?
  • What would be the one question you would ask to better understand whether this job is a fit for you?  
  • Tell us about a time you coordinated something awesome (program, project, event, organization, etc!).

We thank all applicants for their interest in joining the RADIUS team. We expect to hold interviews between August 17-22. This is a 32-40 hour/week contract position with a three-month check-in to ensure mutual fit.

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