Program Coordinator

Vector Institute
Toronto (City), Ontario
Closing date
Jun 8, 2022

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Reporting to the Executive Director of Applied AI Programs, the FastLane Program Coordinator will play a key role in the development of a program that accelerates adoption of AI in Canadian small-to-medium-sized enterprises.




  • Provide operational support in the daily tasks, planning, implementation, and marketing of the

   Fastlane program;

  • Assist in scheduling meetings between Fastlane team staff and prospective SME clients;
  • Communicate regularly with Fastlane team members on progress updates and resource requirements;
  • Communicate to Vector staff on program progress and coordinate with other staff members for client

   referrals to other functions;

  • Host and facilitate team meetings weekly, complete with program-related topics for discussion and

   updates on progress;

  • Assist in analyses, tracking, and discussions surrounding program offering changes;
  • Assist in the collection, analysis, meeting, and decision-making processes needed to vet for

   prospective SMEs;

  • Outreach to SMEs and AI ecosystem networks to onboard prospective clients.
  • Act as the first point of contact for client or internal requests;
  • Track program objectives, timelines, and metrics through well-organized documentation; and,
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • The Industry Innovation team reaches its metrics and targets (i.e., renewal and sponsorship growth) as

   approved by Vector’s President & CEO and Board of Directors;

  • Internal and external stakeholder feedback is such that Vector's Industry Innovation team provides

   high quality service, support, and impactful data/resources as required;

  • Sponsor and SME feedback is such that Vector's programs and offerings are valuable and help to

   improve and inform various internal processes;

  • Program progress tracking is accurate and captures meaningful metrics from individual events.




  • Currently close to completing, or recently completed bachelor's degree in business administration,

   commerce, economics, or similar discipline;

  • 0-2 years of relevant experience in non-profit or corporate working environments;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (including Excel) and Google Suite;
  • Proficiency and experience in project management, resource planning, scheduling, and cross-team


  • Experience working with companies in the AI, Big Data, or IT space is considered an asset;
  • Ability to format and create visually compelling and professional strategy and planning documents;
  • Ability to adapt planning documents based on SME demand and internal events scheduling;
  • Deep interest and understanding of Canada’s innovation and knowledge economy.


Please note that all interviews are currently being held remotely due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic.


At the Vector Institute we are committed to driving excellence and leadership in Canada’s knowledge, creation, and use of AI to foster economic growth and improve the lives of Canadians.


We strive for greater inclusion in the programs and culture that we build by welcoming and encouraging applications from all qualified candidates. This includes but is not limited to applicants who are indigenous, LGBT2Q+, racialized persons/visible minorities, women, and people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any point throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact and we will happily work with you to meet your needs.




Please address applications (cover letter and resume) to Richard Haldane, Talent Acquisition Specialist, using the link provided. The deadline for submission is May 23, 2022.

If you require an accommodation at any point throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact and we will happily work with you to meet your needs.


The Vector Institute is an independent, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to research in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), excelling in machine and deep learning.

The Vector Institute launched in March 2017 with generous support from the Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, and private industry, and in partnership with the University of Toronto and other universities.

The Vector Institute will work with institutions, industry, start-ups, incubators and accelerators to advance AI research and drive its application, adoption and commercialization across Canada.

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