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Employment Opportunity: Project Coordinator, MSVU Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre

Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Director, Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre

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Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Education and Department of Child and Youth Study, is seeking a Project Coordinator at the Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre.

About the Opportunity
The Project Coordinator position will support the organization and delivery of the Building Policy-Relevant Early Childhood Research in Nova Scotia project at the Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre. This position requires familiarity with recent early childhood initiatives in Nova Scotia, including the Pre-primary Program, Before and After Pre-Primary Pilot and Quality Matters. The Coordinator’s duties will include preparing ethics applications, developing data collection protocols and tools, coordinating data collection, and analysis, and leading the development
of project reports, research publications and other deliverables. The Project Coordinator will oversee timelines, supervise Research Assistants working on the project, support liaisons with project sponsors and collaborators, and provide regular summary reporting to the ECCRC Director. Preparation and coordination of meetings and presentations and providing logistical support (e.g., develop agenda and power point presentations, record meeting notes, book meeting rooms, order catering, coordinate travel) will all be part of this position. Occasional travel (mostly within Nova Scotia) will be required. This is a full-time, eight-month term with the possibility of extension.

About You
• Completion of a related Master’s degree.
• Knowledge and experience with qualitative and quantitative research and/or evaluation.
• Experience in administration and project coordination.
• Familiarity with early childhood education and care provincial initiatives in Nova Scotia.
• Superior organizational skills to manage multiple projects in a timely manner and flexibility to adapt to changing workload.
• Proactive with an ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision, and collaborate well as a member of a team.
• Excellent writing, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
• Demonstrated strong work ethic, professional demeanor, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and sound judgement.
• Competence with basic administrative functions and working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Experience with data analysis and visualization software (SPSS, NVivo) an asset.
• Bilingual in French language an asset (please identify in cover letter).

Classification: 8 Month, Term Contract, 35 hours/week
Starting Salary: $21 per hour
Start Date: July 29 2019

Application Process: Please email a cover letter and resume that outlines your specific experience related to the job information and required skills to [email protected]. This competition closes on July 12 2019.

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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