We’re hiring! Community and Events Manager

We’re hiring! Community and Events Manager

R+T Park is seeking a fantastic Community and Events Manager to join us in continuing to grow one of Canada’s largest, most successful innovation districts. 

To apply, go to https://careers-uwaterloo.icims.com/jobs/11382/community-and-events-manager/job

Hiring Range $49,349 – $61,686


The incumbent is responsible for community management, tenant relations, and the planning and execution of social and community events aimed at fostering connections between tenants and with the University. The role supports the Director in the attraction of new tenants, the retention and expansion of existing tenants, and the creation of mutual benefit between tenants and the University of Waterloo.


  • Tenant Relations
  • Develop and effectively manage relationships with tenants and landlords in R+T Park to understand their needs, challenges, and identify opportunities for collaboration
  • Anticipate and address issues or challenges that may arise during events or within the community
  • Adapt strategies and plans as needed to ensure successful outcomes

Event Management

  • Develop, manage and execute events within R+T Park to build community, create a sense of belonging and foster relationships with University stakeholders
  • Develop opportunities to engage prospective tenants, the University, and the broader community in events to highlight R+T Park as a desirable location
  • Collaborate and partner with internal and external stakeholders, sponsors, and vendors to ensure the success of events and community initiatives
  • Coordinate all logistical aspects of events, including budgeting, catering, and registration

Rec Leagues Management

  • Coordinate and manage the R+T park recreational leagues, including communicating with participants, handling registration, posting updates (rules, schedules, scores, etc.) to the R+T park website
  • Managing an end of season celebration for winning teams
  • Ensures a positive, enjoyable, and safe recreational experience for participants
  • Understands and advocates for the impact that physical activity can have in proactively supporting mental health, developing resilience, and building social connections
  • Considers the experiences of equity-deserving groups and potential challenges faced by our diverse community
  • Continually evaluates and evolves programming to overcome barriers to participation

Social Media and Digital Content

  • Working with the Director to develop content for R+T Park’s website newsletter and social media channels to promote events and opportunities in R+T Park
  • Explore new ideas and innovated approaches to enhance community engagement and create memorable events
  • Ensures consistency, accuracy and excellence in quality and content of messaging in all materials


  • College Diploma or University Degree in a related field
  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience will be considered
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of communications planning, event marketing and digital media
  • Ability to liaise with various stakeholders and maintain relationships
  • An understanding of community relations best practices and event management
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Basic photography and graphic design an asset but not essential

Equity Statement

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within the Office of Indigenous Relations.

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuk (Inuit), Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwaterloo.ca or 519-888-4567, ext. 45935.