University of Waterloo

Entrepreneurship Experience Coordinator

Requisition ID 2021-6895
Job Category
Employment Type
Time Type
Hiring Range
$48,376 - $60,471


Term: 1 Year 


The Entrepreneurship Experience Coordinator’s main priority is to lead the coordination, planning and implementation of Concept’s programs at the University of Waterloo. The Coordinator is also the primary initial touchpoint for students interested in Concept programming and coaching. Concept’s mandate is to inspire, inform and guide those in the campus community who are curious about entrepreneurship and effectively support those who are looking to turn their idea into a startup. The incumbent will be responsible for both the overall logistics of the events, as well, work very closely with Concept’s network of entrepreneurship coaches and various other mentors. The incumbent must have extremely strong organizational and communication skills. 


Program Execution

  • Lead and execute 15-25 events per term ranging from 10-300 people
  • Coordinate programs which may include but is not limited to, application form creation, speaker communication, room bookings, catering bookings, technical support (AV bookings), rental bookings
  • Obtain and track all feedback, maintaining event statistics and records, and other administrative duties
  • Assist with operational processes within the department including, but not limited to data collection/tracking, reminder emails, microfunding processing and maintaining databases
  • Tracking all expenses within the programs termly budget
  • Prepare all supplies and gifts for events
  • Dealing with third party vendors as needed (internal and external to UWaterloo)
  • Point of contact for all events and triage requests as relevant
  • Responsible for hosting or finding a host for coordinated programs
  • Responsible for booking judges, mentors and coaches for coordinated programs
  • Book all boothing for on campus promotional awareness
  • Support the Manager with administrative tasks for customized offerings Concept develops with external organizations
  • This includes but is not limited to the creation of application forms, student messaging, set up and tear down of events, statistics collection

Student Innovation Portal

  • POC for all student inquiries about Concept programming
  • Meet with students to determine their interests and find the most suitable program for them to join throughout the UWaterloo innovation ecosystem

  • Coordinate with other organizations within the UWaterloo innovation ecosystem to handoff students that will benefit from that programming 

  • Collaborate with other innovation groups to deliver joint programming

  • Maintain the Innovation Portal with updated information


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma 
  • 2 years experience in an events logistics role

  • Experience within a student environment is an asset

  • Knowledge of Airtable, Calendly, Eventbrite, Asana, and Canva is an asset

  • Knowledge of Google Drive, and Outlook

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and meet strict deadlines

  • Experience interacting with the public

  • Experience planning and executing events

Equity Statement

The University of Waterloo is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.


The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at or 519-888-4567, ext. 45935.


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