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Events Specialist - NIA

Job ID371580-1-8374
CompanyToronto Metropolitan University
Date Posted2023-02-01
Job TypePart-time
Job CategoryEducation

About Toronto Metropolitan

At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In April 2022, the university announced our new name of Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. Learn more about our next chapter.

The team 
The National Institute on Ageing (NIA) is a Toronto Metropolitan University think tank focused on the realities of Canada’s ageing population. The NIA aims to improve outcomes for Canadians as they age through better health-care and retirement-planning policies, as well as encouraging Canadians to make better, more informed decisions about their health and wealth. Our mission is to help governments, health-care systems, the financial sector, businesses and Canadian families to enhance successful ageing through evidence-based policy initiatives and to make Canada the best place to grow up and grow old.

The Opportunity

Are you a #bold event management professional? Are you passionate about supporting Canada’s ageing population? We have a meaningful and exciting opportunity as part of the National Institute on Ageing. Read on to find out more about the Events Specialist position and how you can support the innovative and groundbreaking work done by the NIA.

The Events Specialist coordinates the planning, implementation and logistical support for events and other special projects to enhance the reputation of the department/faculty, including planning, on-site event management and follow-up. They administer the day-to-day operations of the unit including budgets, and develop and execute event work plans using project management tools.  

To help us learn more about you, please provide a cover letter and resume describing how you meet the following required qualifications:

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree in project/event management, hospitality and tourism management or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience coordinating small, medium and large-scale events, preferably in an educational, corporate or public setting.
  • Experience overseeing all aspects of an event.
  • Knowledge of event coordination and management planning, budgeting, and reporting practices and processes
  • Excellent on-site management skills and promotion planning, skills

Additional Information

Position Number(s)  20004224
Reports To  Manager, Operations and Special Projects
Vacancy Type TERM 
Employee Group OPSEU
Work Location Hybrid
Start Date ASAP
End Date 1 year from start date
Hours of Work  36.25
Grade and Step 11
Salary Scale $66,620.63 - $79,548.49 per annum
(Hiring Salary Range: $66,620.63 - $72,798.18 per annum)
HR Advisor  Claudiu
Application Close Date February 24, 2023

Additional Notes: 

  • Qualified OPSEU candidates will be considered before members of other employee groups.
  • This is a term vacancy with a guarantee to return to home for OPSEU FTCE employees only.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Applicants who do not meet all of the posted qualifications may, upon the University’s sole discretion, be considered to fill a vacancy on an underfill basis.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated record of dependability/reliability and a commitment to maintain confidentiality.
  • We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications.
  • As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.  
  • Applications will only be accepted online through Toronto Metropolitan University's career site.
  • Toronto Metropolitan University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and aims to ensure that independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of the university culture.
  •  We will provide an accessible experience for applicants, students, employees, and members of the Toronto Metropolitan University community.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the recruitment process.   If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please reach out to:  All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

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