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Coordinator, Event and Community Engagement

Employment Group


Position Number



Student Affairs


Gymnasium/Student Activities


Nanaimo campus


British Columbia, Canada

Appointment Type

regular full-time




35 hours per week; will include some evening and weekend work.

Pay Level

CUPE 8: $27.48 per hour

Appointment Start Date


Applicant Documents

CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Driver's Abstract, Qualifications , Referees/References

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Closing Date


Job Reference



A division of Student Affairs, Mariner Athletics and Recreation delivers outstanding sport and recreation experiences for students, staff, faculty and the community.

Reporting to the Manager of Athletics and Recreation, the Event and Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating and overseeing activities related to the staging and delivery of VIU Mariners varsity events. The Coordinator will also contribute to the development of community programs and partnerships for Mariners Athletics.

This position is also primarily responsible for the oversight of all campVIU and Mariners in Training camps. The Coordinator is responsible for the program planning, general safety and overall enjoyment of the patrons attending the program as well as coordination of daily program operations, including customer relations, guidance and leading of camp staff.

The Coordinator will also collaborate regularly with other divisions and coordinators to contribute to and improve the overall planning and delivery of activities that support student recruitment, engagement, retention, and success at VIU.

  • In consultation with the Manager, ensuring that all VIU Athletics events meet the requirements of CCAA, Pacific Western Athletic Association and VIU policies and procedures;
  • Coordinating the set-up of athletic facilities for events;
  • Coordinating and overseeing game day staff, which may include, but not be limited to, video-tapers, scorekeepers, game assistants, and statisticians;
  • Working closely with the Communications and Sport Information Coordinator to schedule game day staff necessary for all VIU Athletics events;
  • Coordination and implementation of campVIU and Mariners in Training camps;
  • Collaborating regularly with other student engagement units to ensure the successful delivery of programming and events designed to enhance student engagement and student experience;
  • Assisting the Director with other Athletic and Recreation department activities, including but not limited to fundraising activities, awards banquets, and community development activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field from an appropriately accredited institution
  • Valid BC Class 5 Drivers License and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record (as specified in Vancouver Island University policy and procedures).
  • Occupational first aid level 1
  • Experience in a post-secondary athletics and recreation setting or equivalent
  • Event management and kid's camp experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Valid Class 4 BC Drivers License
  • Knowledge of statistical and video software for basketball, volleyball, and soccer

VIU is pleased to offer employees a comprehensive benefit plan; ample paid holiday time; professional development opportunities and a desirable pension plan that takes the worry out of retirement. As part of the VIU campus community, our employees work with supportive colleagues within an encouraging environment and are provided with the tools and training that promote learning and development. The perks of VIU employment are multiple, and include well-being initiatives and services, strategic discounts and hybrid work opportunities.


  • Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Vancouver Island University (VIU) is collectively committed to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students. In our journey towards greater diversity, we invite applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all gender identities and sexual orientations who bring value to the VIU community through their lived experiences. We encourage members of all equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their application cover letter. When a candidate voluntarily discloses this information in their cover letter, the information will be used only for the fulfillment of the career opportunity. Disclosure and/or self-identification with an equity-seeking group will not lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified.

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