Technical Education Specialist

Employer
Vector Institute
Location
Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Sep 4, 2022

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Role
Specialist
Industry
Non-profit
Hours
Full-time
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Details

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Technology is accelerating at an unprecedented rate, and more so in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). With this acceleration comes changes in the workforce, including new and exciting roles!

 

The role of Technical Education Specialist combines data science machine learning skills, technical education, business insights, and the social impact of AI. This interdisciplinary role requires an understanding of data science and machine learning methods and approaches, as well as a wholistic commitment to life-long-learning and professional development.

 

This role resides in the Professional Development (PD) team, which forms part of the broader Industry Innovation team at Vector. The PD team takes the cutting-edge research in AI by Vector’s world-class researchers and packages it into programming that the industry can absorb, through courses, workshops, talks, academic papers, blogs, and events.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Work with Vector industry sponsors, the Director of Professional Development, and select third parties to determine needs, requirements, and content for courses that support the deployment and operationalization of AI.
  • Design, build, implement, and continue to improve upon artificial intelligence and machine learning training programs for executives and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Design, build, implement, and continue to improve upon machine learning training programs for data scientists and engineers related to data science and machine learning.
  • Ensure learning and performance objectives are appropriate to the audience, and that the training materials meet the learning and performance objectives.
  • Regularly undertake a variety of administrative tasks to help organize and facilitate the activities of the Professional Development (PD) team including:
    • Manage educational programming events such as Endless Summer School (ESS) and Business Insights;
    • Manage registrations and user updates in the D2L Learning Management System;
    • Management content in the D2L Learning Management System (e.g., generating, uploading lessons or slides);
    • Manage attendance and all other completion requirements (including assignments and grades) for the courses and workshops in collaboration with various members of the course team (Manager, Instructors, and TAs);
    • Assist with calls for speakers from Industry, including working with the Directors of Industry Innovation to ensure appropriate engagement from industry sponsors;
    • Manage cross-functional relationships i.e., activities performed in collaboration with other teams inside Vector (e.g., Communications/Events, Academic Partnerships, Health, Research, etc.); and,
    • Manage PD administrative documents and content.
  • Overall data management and reporting for the Professional Development team including contact metrics for internal and external (including government) reporting purposes.
  • Other relevant duties as assigned.

 

 

KEY SUCCESS MEASURES

  • 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.
  • The professional development education and upskilling program trains a minimum of 3,000 participants by 2023.
  • Internal and external stakeholder feedback is such that Vector's Industry Innovation team provides high quality service, support, and impactful data/resources as required.

 

PROFILE OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • You have, at minimum, a graduate degree in computer science, engineering, business administration, business analytics, statistics, mathematics or another relevant field
  • You demonstrate interdisciplinary interests that include technical and non-technical fields such as engineering, business analytics, computer science, ethics, graphic design etc.
  • You have a combination of domain expertise in data science and/or machine learning and practical industry experience. This experience may include designing, planning, and delivering on professional development courses or other programs for technical and non-technical audiences
  • You are an educator at heart who enjoys translating technical concepts to different audiences
  • You have experience facilitating workshops for diverse audiences
  • You have excellent organizational and management skills and are committed to forging relationships that will advance AI education and related activities
  • You are a creative problem solver and enjoy collaborating within a small results-driven intrapreneurial environment
  • You have impeccable verbal, presentation, and written English communication skills
  • You have strong time management and organizational skills
  • You are comfortable working with a diverse range of clients (e.g., leadership teams, operations staff, graduate students, and external partners), maintaining confidentiality and providing all with a trusted, respectful point of contact
  • You are technology savvy and are open to learning and mastering new software
  • You are motivated by continuous learning and the opportunity to make a difference and a real contribution to the AI ecosystem
  • You possess a positive attitude, integrity, a sense of humour, and bring positive energy and outlook to a high performing team 

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Please address applications (cover letter and resume) to Sameera Ali, Talent Acquisition Specialist, using the link provided. The deadline for submission is August 12, 2022. 

 

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, 2SLGBTQ+, 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 hr@vectorinstitute.ai and we will happily work with you to meet your needs.

Company

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.

Find Us
Telephone
6472673621
Location
710-661 University Avenue
Toronto
Ontario, CA
M5G 1M1
CA

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