Conference Coordinator


Term: 6-weeks, 35 hours per week, $15 per hour


From September 23 – 28, 2018, Unama’ki College at Cape Breton University will host an international symposium which will explore Indigenous roots in the North Atlantic. Over 70 international delegates will be in Cape Breton for one week to take part in cultural exchange events and academic discussions. Reporting to the Special Projects Manager, the successful candidate will be an energetic self-starter with a keen eye for detail.


  • Assist supervisor with various tasks related to conference planning
  • Create conference materials
  • Work with external conference contacts, such as stakeholders, sponsors, and partners
  • Attend and participate in team meetings
  • Create and coordinate communications materials
  • Work with internal CBU contacts
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum two years of completed college or university
  • Advanced knowledge of the use of Microsoft Office Suite is necessary
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized with workflow
  • Familiarity with CBRM/Cape Breton attractions
  • Experience with event and/or meeting planning is an asset
  • Self-motivated and able to work semi-independently
  • Outreach/engagement experience
  • Events coordination experience

Applicants of Indigenous heritage are preferred.

Qualified candidates should send (in PDF format):

  • a letter of application identifying your education and experience as it relates to this position;
  • a resume; and
  • complete contact information of three work related references.


Alyce MacLean, Special Projects Manager


Ph: 902 563 1395