Student Symposium Event Coordinator

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]
This is a 5 week full-time term position, this position will be posted until filled.

The Student Symposium Event Coordinator will support the success of our upcoming Student Symposium, scheduled for March 27-29 in Vancouver. Reporting to the Director, Skills Development and working closely with other divisional staff, the Coordinator will be responsible for the logistical planning and execution of the event.

The Student Symposium is an opportunity for First Nations Technology Council alumni to gather and hear from exciting presenters, participate in interactive workshops, and provide feedback about the future of Indigenous technology training in BC.

This role will involve the tracking of participant response to invitations, and the coordination of speakers, workshop facilitators, and vendors. Guided by First Nations Technology Council input, the Coordinator will also take lead on planning around venue, equipment, room set-up, and catering.

This position requires a highly organized and motivated individual who is committed to creating a high-caliber event within a short timeframe. Strong communication skills and ability to work with a defined budget are essential.

About the First Nations Technology Council

The First Nations Technology Council is an Indigenous-led organization that serves all 203 First Nations communities across British Columbia, working to ensure that Indigenous peoples have full and equitable access to the tools, training and support to maximize the opportunities presented by technology and innovation. The Technology Council sees the strengthening of local Indigenous economies and the empowering of Indigenous innovators as contributing to Indigenous self-determination and nationhood.

About the Role

Primary Responsibilities:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supporting on communications and scheduling of speakers, workshop facilitators, and vendors.
  • Researching and presenting recommendations for venue, equipment, and catering option.
  • Keeping clear line of sight on the event budget.
  • Creating contingency plans to help mitigate unforeseen challenges during event weekend.
  • Being present during the event weekend to ensure smooth operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to deliver on tight timelines.
  • Strong organizational and logistical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Flexibility, creativity and agility in responding to challenges.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a divisional team.
  • Takes initiative and follows through.

Requirements

  • Educational background in Event Planning, Business, Hospitality, or a relevant combination of experience.
  • Ability to start immediately and commit full-time until the first week of April.
  • Class V Driver’s License preferred.
  • Experience working with indigenous communities or organizations, and/or tech companies.

Supervision

This position reports directly to the Director, Skills Development Division, and works closely with all other Divisional staff, specifically program managers and program coordinators.

Location

FNTC Office 102- 70 Orwell Street North Vancouver, BC V7J3R5

FNTC’s central branch is located on the unceded Squamish Nation land in North Vancouver, BC