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

Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Director, Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre (ECCRC)

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Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education and Department of Child and Youth Study, is seeking a Research Project Manager to support with the overall management of her research program.

About the Opportunity
Reporting to the ECCRC Director, the Research Project Manager will provide leadership to manage projects that support and enhance Dr. McIsaac’s research program. The Research Project Manager will provide operational oversight of the ECCRC, including human resource and financial management and the development and application of policies and procedures. They will mentor and supervise the work of the ECCRC team, lead regular team meetings and perform recruitment, onboarding, training, and performance management. Together with the Director, the Research Project Manager will support the submission of grant proposals, negotiate data sharing agreements and manage research ethics applications. They will liaise with collaborators, track and maintain project objectives, oversee ECCRC communications, outreach, and reporting. Other related administrative duties will also be required as needed. This is a full-time, eight-month term with the possibility of a longer term extension.

About You
• A Master’s degree in a related field.
• Demonstrated advanced skills with and experience in implementing and managing highly collaborative projects.
• Strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and inspire teams.
• Knowledge and experience with evaluation and research designs, research ethics, evaluation theories (e.g., theory of change, logic models) and complex systems approaches.
• Familiarity with research funding landscape in Canada and experience with grant proposals and budget management, particularly within a post-secondary institution.
• Excellent communication, organization, planning and decision-making skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, resolve conflicts and solve problems with sound judgement and minimum supervision.
• Competence with basic administrative functions and working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required. Experience with data analysis software (SPSS, NVivo), web design and Adobe Creative Cloud an asset.
• Bilingual in French language an asset (please identify in cover letter).

Classification: 8 Month, Full-time Term Contract, 35 hours/week
Starting Salary: $24 to $26 per hour, depending on experience
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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