• Full Time
  • Toronto


About Ryerson
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

Legal Innovation Zone

The Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) is the first legal tech incubator with a focus on building better legal solutions for the consumers of legal services. The LIZ helps support, foster and develop solutions and techniques to improve legal services and the justice system.
The Opportunity
The Start-up Experience Coordinator for LIZ will work with the Director in planning and implementing an overall member experience strategy for the Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ), to include relevant programming for the entrepreneurs.  You will assist in monitoring the progress of the clients from application through to graduation, and in ensuring continual improvement of start-up programming, mentorship and strategies based on entrepreneur feedback and industry best practices. tor in developing and executing relevant metrics and reporting strategies to satisfy the stakeholders and quantify LIZ impact on the university and overall economy.  You will facilitate investor and stakeholder relations activities and initiatives to include going on out of town travels to support you and or the Director in the conduct of workshops, presentations and other relationship building activities. You will also coordinate the advisor/mentor program, including support for the in-house Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EiR) team.


Successful completion of a post-secondary degree in Business, Media, Entrepreneurship or a related field and a minimum of 3 years relevant experience working in the start-up ecosystem, including, developing, implementing and monitoring and evaluating programs related to entrepreneurship, mentoring and advising startups/entrepreneurs, administration, relationship management, engagement, conflict resolution and event planning.
Demonstrated experience in leading and implementing programs, identify student-focussed programming and integration with entrepreneurship activities.
Strong relationship building skills to forge good client relationships within and across team; initiate activities that foster team-building and communication within the LIZ and other stakeholders.
Exemplary written and verbal communication skills working with Director in the planning and implementation of unique programming and services for member entrepreneurs. Leveraging new and existing programs/services to facilitate the learning and networking between startups/entrepreneurs and ensuring a valuable experience for members.
Demonstrated experience in project and financial management to monitor progress of the complete life cycle of projects, understanding and addressing any existing or potential issues/concerns; monitor the progress of clients from application through to graduation through pitch and business development support, progress reports, peer meetings, and gathering of data to satisfy stakeholder reporting requirements.
Superior coordination skills to organize and participate in peer-to-peer sessions of members. In addition, a demonstrated ability to assess and recommend opportunities for improving peer-to-peer sessions, to ensure relevance, member engagement and overall value to member participants.
Demonstrated successful track record in building and the maintenance of a robust and sustainable mentorship/advisor program infrastructure.
Strong research and analytical skills to develop member surveys to generate relevant feedback on the effectiveness of programs, and to generate ideas and opportunities for programming; fostering the continual improvement of start-up programming, mentorship and strategies.
An ability to work independently and as an effective team member and flexibility are required to effectively multi-task and prioritize to ensure completion of assigned work under multiple and strict deadlines.
Demonstrated commitment to excellent client service; maintaining strong knowledge of University and policies and procedures in order to effectively articulate information to member companies, students, staff, faculty and external partners.

To apply for this job please visit careers.ryerson.ca.