University of Toronto Assistant Program Coordinator, International Development Studies in United States

The Centre for Critical Development Studies (CCDS) is the administrative home of our excellent International Development Studies (IDS) programs, now celebrating their 30th anniversary.

The CCDS community is committed to teaching and research in development studies that contributes to an understanding and mitigation of processes, policies, and practices that reproduce conditions of poverty, inequality, and oppression around the world.

Reporting directly to the Program Coordinator, International Development Studies, the Assistant Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting all non-academic programmatic aspects of the International Development Studies (IDS) Co-op Program and CCDS MA Program. The main areas of responsibility include assistance in student programming specifically for co-op, internships and placements, student safety and well-being, student recruitment and admissions, and internal/external communications and relations.


Bachelor degree in International Development Studies or equivalent combination of education and experience.


At least three (3) years of experience in the administration of student development programming, advising, facilitating, and career development; including at least two year of experience in international development. Experience working in an international development context is required.


Strong computer skills with working knowledge of MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, web editing software, relational databases, and social media communication. Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are assets.


Must have excellent negotiation, conflict resolution, and emergency management skills; tact, diplomacy, and professionalism; results-orientation and time-management skills with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines; highly developed presentation, verbal, and written communication skills. A strong team player with excellent networking skills. Excellent problem solving and analytical skills, with demonstrated ability to make decisions in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people at different levels of the University and with external stakeholders. Professional demeanor with a sensitivity to confidential matters.

Job: *Student Services

Organization: *UTSC: Centre for Critical Development Studies

Title: Assistant Program Coordinator, International Development Studies

Location: Scarborough

Requisition ID: 1804110