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Position: Volunteer, Project and Event Coordinator

Interested in pursuing a career in science policy? If you are seeking an exciting career opportunity, and can bring a positive attitude to our team, then wait no longer!

The Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC) is seeking a dynamic and ambitious Volunteer, Project and Event Coordinator to support new and existing programs and projects and the associated CSPC volunteer Committees.

About Us

The Canadian Science Policy Centre is a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-advocate organization established in 2009. You can find CSPC’s five-year strategic plan here.

MISSION: CSPC’s mission is to operate as an inclusive hub for connectivity, convening, capacity building, and catalyzing research in support of an effective science and innovation policy community.

VISION: CSPC’s guiding vision is a strong, inclusive, and effective science and innovation policy community that contributes to the well-being of Canadians.

About the Position

This position, reporting to the CEO and Program Manager, is a full-time opportunity that involves coordination of CSPC’s Volunteer Committees, diverse projects, and events that link with CSPC’s portfolio of new and existing programs including: the annual and regional conferences, virtual events, workshops, awards, Science Meets Parliament and other programs. The Coordinator is responsible for coordinating between seven to nine CSPC Volunteer Committees, which usually consist of approximately 60-80 active volunteers annually.  This position involves remote working.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Coordination of CSPC Volunteer Committees and their operations, coordinating and arranging meetings, preparing notes supporting documents, monitoring adherence to deadlines and supporting the delivery of the actions.
  • Communicating between volunteers, other staff, and relevant external stakeholders.
  • Building a professional and respectful relationship with all CSPC volunteers and staff.
  • Supporting the Program Manager and CEO in the development of new and existing programs in all four pillars of CSPC: Convening, Connecting, Capacity Building, and Catalyzing Research.
  • Coordinating and monitoring project activities.
  • Coordinating the planning of CSPC events, including the annual and regional conferences, virtual events, symposiums, workshops, and other CSPC programs.
  • Drafting and editing emails, communication materials, letters, proposals for grants, other related documents, and preparation of relevant background material.
  • Coordinating other organizational tasks within CSPC office.
  • Carrying out analyses and research projects and preparation of relevant background material.
  • Other tasks to support the operation of the CSPC upon request.

Requirements / Qualifications


  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in program/project management and coordination
  • Knowledge of Canada’s science and innovation policy landscape
  • Experience working with volunteers and/or coordination of volunteer committees
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations and federal and/or provincial governments
  • Experience in building and maintaining stakeholder relationships
  • Previous working experience with associations or universities is an asset
  • Knowledge of Project Management principles


  • Excellent proficiency in Google Drive, Zoom, Microsoft applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Exceptional coordination skills
  • Outstanding time management and the ability to prioritize work
  • Superb organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Diplomatic behaviour
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to implement procedures in a fast-paced and evolving environment
  • A self-starter; works well independently and within a team environment
  • Outstanding command of written English and excellent verbal communication; French language skills are an asset


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University

Employment Salary and Conditions

  • Full-time
  • Depending on experience $60,000 - 65,000
  • Remote working environment


Fill out the application and submit a resume and cover letter outlining qualifications and interest for the position.

The deadline to apply is December 14th, 2023. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We will contact you with the next steps if you are selected for an interview.

Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

CSPC invites applications from all qualified candidates. We are committed to employment equity and building a diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society and especially welcome applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas. If you require any accommodation to participate in any aspect of the hiring process, please contact us at info@sciencepolicy.ca .  

We thank everyone for their expression of interest and are truly appreciative of the time individuals put into applying. However, with the limitations on time only those selected for an interview will be contacted