CityStudio Project Lead

Capilano University


CityStudio Project Lead

Reporting to the VP of Academic & Provost (or designate) and with support from the University faculty and City of North Vancouver representative, the Project Lead is dynamic, highly organized, collaborative, self-directed and skilled individual who shares our vision of collaborative city building. The Project Lead is driven to develop and execute our Campus Course Network. This person is a natural relationship builder who will connect students and faculty from all five CapU Faculties to project opportunities with the City of North Vancouver. The Project Lead will work collaboratively with faculty, the City of North Vancouver, and the CityStudio network, utilizing established CityStudio models for support and resources, including the CityStudio database.

The Project Lead will possess planning abilities to identify project development and engagement opportunities and use their knowledge about impact evaluation in monitoring milestones. Using creativity and curation skills, they will facilitate the delivery of legendary project showcase events on and off campus and will receive administrative and event support from engagement staff, work-study students and volunteers.

CityStudio North Vancouver is an experimentation and innovation hub for the City of North Vancouver where City staff, faculty, and students from Capilano University co-create projects that support city programs. This new initiative is modelled on CityStudio Vancouver and will be dedicated to projects dedicated to advancing North Vancouver city goals for a vibrant and healthy city.

Project Management

  • Liaise with faculty and City staff to identify projects, including objectives, scope and requirements.
  • Design and deliver presentations to groups of students, faculty and City staff about the CityStudio network of courses and projects.
  • Co-present project opportunities to students and faculty with City staff.
  • Serve as an ambassador for CityStudio on and off-campus, supporting campus courses and project opportunities and logistics.
  • Maintain students’ contact information database.
  • Implement and manage special projects, developing and monitoring project and event budgets.

Curator – Project Showcase
  • Curate and oversee engagement events (at least 2 major events per year) and ensure engagement from priority courses, students, faculty, City staff, alumni and community partners.

Project Incubation, Development and Completion

  • Work with the CNV to identify and develop project opportunities for students, focusing on priority themes.
  • Build and manage relationships with CNV staff across priority departments and maintain an ongoing project opportunity database for CityStudio.
  • Facilitate the annual project development workshop and subsequent meetings with CNV staff, faculty and other stakeholders.
  • Scope CNV projects to be suitable for various university level curriculum and disciplines.
  • Serve as the bridge between CNV staff and faculty/students, and define project agreements between all parties.
  • Support the development and definition of project opportunities with CNV.
  • Host faculty engagement events 2x per year to engage and connect faculty with CNV project opportunities in upcoming academic terms.
  • Develop a network of educators to share ideas and resources, deepen projects and collaboration around the city.
  • Adapt and facilitate CityStudio supporting workshops for students on Starting Well, Working Well & Ending Well to foster group skills, project skills, and presentation skills.

Evaluation and Reporting
  • Maintain database of projects and report on metrics.
  • Maintain project documentation and reports for website and future sharing.

Program Identification and Development
  • Identify new opportunities to grow impact of CityStudio's local network activities.
  • Explore opportunities to expand the CityStudio model to include other municipalities within the University’s region in collaboration with the City of North Vancouver and the University’s senior leadership.
  • Ongoing management of inquiries from staff, faculty and students related to CityStudio projects, programs and courses.

  • Coordinate work-study students, event staff, assistants and volunteers for their support of projects/courses and activities.
  • Support project and grant proposals.


  • Able to identify and create opportunities and build relationships for collaboration and tangible outcomes with multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience with community-based experiential learning and collaborative research at the university and college level an asset.
  • Experience monitoring project outcomes through evaluation and performance metrics.
  • Experience giving inspiring presentations and engaging public speaking to diverse audiences and able to adapt messaging and style accordingly.
  • High comfort level facilitating large groups and stakeholders with various needs and priorities.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, self-directed and self-aware.
  • Proven warm and open relationship builder.
  • Seeker and supporter of new ideas.
  • Experience working with and mentoring students (teaching experience an asset).
  • Equal parts confident, curious and collaborative.
  • Self-set high standard in time management, organization and communication skills.
  • Ability to confidently make recommendations and take direction.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Experience supervising staff and volunteers.
  • Responsible, reliable and able to work in a dynamic and creative team environment.
  • Adaptable, energetic, willing and able to jump in to get things done as needed.


  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three years’ experience in project coordination and/or project management.


  • None

You can find more details of the role and apply online by visiting our careers portal.

Organization: Capilano University
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Project Management
Posted: May 21, 2019, 3:35 pm
Expires: June 21, 2019, 4:30 pm

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