At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here.
As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Project Co-ordinator, User Experience Partnership Program.
Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Project Co-ordinator will provide leadership, oversight and administrative support in bringing Design Thinking, Design Sprints, UX Research and Usability Testing to external partners in the industry, government and non-profit agencies.
The role will be to serve as a liaison between Laurier and the UX industry, community and government partners. The successful candidate will work with partners to understand and develop solutions to their research and design sprint activities.
This position will be based on the Brantford campus.
Accountabilities : Partnership Development
• Develop and implement a marketing plan to develop brand through relationship building and managing numerous, multi-faceted interpersonal relationships with internal, industry, community and government partners;
• Work towards sustainability of the program by applying for external grants, developing continuing education offerings and securing partner contributions;
• Develop new partnership opportunities in coordination with the Development and Alumni Relations Office, SIVC, Community Outreach, the Library and other related departments:
• Work with organizations to identify and frame their research and design needs in order to create an effective design sprint and/or research proposal.
• Leverage design sprint partnerships to develop expanded research funding opportunities.
Student Experiential Learning
• Facilitate targeted design sprints for partner organizations, manage the student team
and ensure deliverable dates are met;
• Liaise with external partners and with Co-op and Career Development Centre to create internship and co-op opportunities for students;
• Liaise with partner organizations to provide design challenges for students’ 4th year capstone projects.
Partnered Research Development
• Meet with partners to identify opportunities for funded research;
• Work with UX Faculty and the Office of Research Services to support research proposals with our partners suitable for funding.
• Meet with partners to identify training opportunities and needs;
• Work with Teaching and Learning to conduct market analysis and determine revenue potential for various program offerings;
• Assist with the financial planning and tracking for project activities, managing monthly spending, and completing all project expenses and summary reports;
• Write, edit and revise annual reports and provide support for grant writing;
• Co-ordinate and participation in regular meetings including taking and circulating minutes;
• Other related administrative duties as required.
Qualifications: • Minimum Masters Degree in UX design or related field, PhD preferred;
• Minimum 2 years of demonstrated experience and knowledge of UX design, and coordinating research grant functions;
• Previous exposure to grant proposal writing.
• Strong writing skills as evidenced by academic publications;
• Managerial skills as evidenced by prior project management experience in industry and/or academia;
• Strong organizational and time management skills;
• Experience with budget management and budget creation;
• Works well in a team environment and independently
• Easily able to adapt to change and competing priorities.
Grade : EX-F
Salary : $42,689 to $53,362
Salary Notes : The normal hours of work is Monday to Friday, 28 hours per week. Flexibility in hours may be required to accommodate meetings and/or events.
This is a full-time, limited term role from March 1, 2018 to April 30, 2020.
Please Note : Please submit a cover letter and resume.
Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.
Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Diversity and Equity Office at email@example.com. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.