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Centre for Social Innovation

Community Animator

Centre for Social Innovation

This position sets the tone for everything.

You are a choreographer of connections. A weaver of networks. The heart and the glue of the new community.

You are the first face people see when they walk in the door and your skills and presence set the mood. This position is a tightrope act of juggling a million different things while also welcoming people so they immediately feel at home. This is as central as it gets - you'll be engaging with hundreds of change-makers every single day.

Make no mistake - this position includes significant admin work. You need to staff the front desk and make sure everything is running smoothly. You need to set up rooms, maintain supplies and keep the space clean. Constantly. And you better be prepared to be taken off task a dozen times a day to trouble-shoot member requests.

But it is also an opportunity to build systems and demonstrate leadership. Equal parts operations and culture-building, this position offers the right candidate the chance to excel in this emerging sector while making significant impact alongside a talented and passionate team.

Welcome everyone into our space with a smile and hello.

Manage the front desk, answer inquiries and solve member challenges.

Build CSI culture and community from the bottom-up, bringing your own passion, insight and skills to the mix.

Get to know members and facilitate connections among them.

Make sure copiers, internet and other shared amenities are working.

Contribute to programming ideas and opportunities.

Keep the physical space stocked, organized and clean.

Move furniture.

Initiate systems to improve efficiency.

Offer tours for people interested in our work. – i.e., pass around the Kool-Aid

Work in concert with the rest of the awesome CSI team.

Keep up with ever changing CSI developments and initiatives.

Manage a pool of volunteers.

Be very nice and also excellent.

Plus other duties as required.

You’ve got to be sharp as a knife, nimble as a cat, fast as a whip and smooth like butter.

- Facilitation - Nonprofit sector - Leasing or space management - Event coordination - Customer service/hospitality - Start-up or entrepreneurship experience - Volunteer management - Social media/marketing

We strongly support applications from diverse backgrounds and communities.

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About Organization:
The Centre for Social Innovation is a coworking space, community center and incubator for people who are changing the world.

This spring, we are opening a 24,000 sq ft space in Chelsea. This new space will be home to a dynamic community of social entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations, as well as a hub of learning and collaboration. We bring diverse sectors and organizations together to advance a movement for social innovation in New York City and around the world.

The Centre for Social Innovation was born in Toronto in 2004, where we currently operate 70,000 sq ft of space in support of more than 400 organizations and projects.



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