MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


People who teach. People who research. People who support. People who inspire. This is who we are. In 2021, MacEwan University was named one of Canada’s best employers by Forbes Magazine and was the top Alberta-based employer on the list. Want to be a part of this great team? Available opportunities are listed below.

Program Coordinator
Social Innovation Institute

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. More than 15,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include university preparation, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.


The Social Innovation Institute has an opportunity for a term position as Program Coordinator. The term is up to 18 months. The Program Coordinator, Social Innovation Institute is responsible for leading programs across MacEwan University that involve community engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration, related to social innovation.  Reporting to the Director, Social Innovation Institute, the Program Coordinator will lead the development of social innovation programs, and identify and implement opportunities for students and faculty to partner with community members to work on change-making initiatives.

The successful candidate will work with the Social Innovation Institute Director to assist in the development of annual plans that support the strategic direction of the Institute.  Program development and management with faculty, staff, students and community partners is a vital piece of this role.

This is a full-time term position for up to 18 months.


•    Ability to manage multiple initiatives
•    Experience designing, implementing, and evaluating programs
•    Facilitation experience
•    Stakeholder engagement/partnership management experience
•    A basic understanding of the social innovation landscape in Edmonton
•    Passion and commitment to community development
•    Public speaking experience
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills
•    Actively engaged in making your community a better place
•    Ability to be adaptable and take on new challenges
•    Creative and imaginative


A Bachelor’s degree in business, management or commerce; or equivalent experience will be considered. The successful candidate must have a least five years of project management or program coordination experience.  One year of experience within a non-profit or social innovation sector, as well experience within an academic institution are desirable assets.  


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

•    Competitive base pay
•    Generous vacation time
•    Excellent benefits package
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association Collective Agreement. Please note, initial salary placement for external candidates is limited to the first five steps of the salary grid.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you have special assessment needs, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please disclose any requirements when contacted for an interview. This information will be kept confidential.

Category Full-Time Replacement Term
Salary MSA Band F (Steps 1-5): $32.70 - $40.51 per hour
Closing Date July 23, 2021
Competition No. 21.07.101

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