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Position: Research Project Manager - Agriculture & Environment Innovation Centre
Institution: Niagara College Canada
Department: Research and Innovation
Location: Welland, Ontario, Canada
Duties: Reporting to the Manager, Projects & Operations, Research and Innovation, the Research Project Manager will be responsible for managing a wide range of applied research projects and related activities. The Research Project Manager will manage outreach activities with business and industry, liaise with funders and form and manage applied research project teams that include faculty, staff, students, and industry partners. The Research Project Manager is responsible for identifying and responding to research opportunities, developing concepts, generating funding proposals, preparing and managing documents and reports, managing financial and human resources for research projects, as well as coordinating dissemination and outreach activities
Requirements: At minimum a three (3) year degree/diploma with preference to specialization in Environment, Agriculture and/or Business Administration. Five (5) years of project management experience that includes significant industry liaison, with preference to experience in the Agriculture and Environment Industries. Experience in managing complex projects with responsibility for financial and human resource management. Demonstrated effective management, organizational and interpersonal skills
   
Text: Research Project Manager, Agriculture & Environment Innovation Centre Req #: 2019-008-JKC Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake Job Classification: Administration Position Type: Permanent Full-time Post Date: 1/31/19 Close Date: 2/22/19 Description Applications are invited for the position of Research Project Manager, Agriculture & Environment Innovation Centre, located at our Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, in the Division of Research and Innovation. Reporting to the Manager, Projects & Operations, Research and Innovation, the Research Project Manager will be responsible for managing a wide range of applied research projects and related activities. The Research Project Manager will manage outreach activities with business and industry, liaise with funders and form and manage applied research project teams that include faculty, staff, students, and industry partners. The Research Project Manager is responsible for identifying and responding to research opportunities, developing concepts, generating funding proposals, preparing and managing documents and reports, managing financial and human resources for research projects, as well as coordinating dissemination and outreach activities. Duties and Responsibilities: Managing current research projects, which includes identifying and in some cases hiring the research team, liaising with external partners, maintaining quality assurance and finances of projects, and reporting as required to funding organizations and/or clients/partners Developing new research projects, including responding to industry requests and developing proposal concepts Liaising with faculty and staff regarding potential research opportunities Preparing and managing budgets for projects, ensuring completion within approved budget Hiring, supervising and evaluating all staff hired for research projects, many of which are multiple-year projects Developing and assisting with project dissemination activities, including but not limited to, special events, conferences, print and web materials Preparing and delivering outreach strategies for promoting Niagara College Research to industry, educational institutions and other organizations Required Qualifications: At minimum a three (3) year degree/diploma with preference to specialization in Environment, Agriculture and/or Business Administration. Five (5) years of project management experience that includes significant industry liaison, with preference to experience in the Agriculture and Environment Industries Experience in managing complex projects with responsibility for financial and human resource management Demonstrated effective management, organizational and interpersonal skills Excellent written, communication and presentation skills Sound problem-solving and conflict-resolution ability Good judgement and strong analytical skill Preferred Qualifications: Experience in managing a team Familiarity with provincial and federal applied research funding programs for colleges, including those specifically related to agriculture and environment Industries Work experience in a post-secondary institution Understanding of the agriculture and environment landscape in the Niagara Region and beyond Relationships developed, and knowledge of agriculture and environment networks within the Niagara Region, Ontario and Canada Progressive background in agriculture and environment A Job Fact Sheet is available for review in Human Resources during the posting period. Candidates must present proof of education (i.e., original transcripts/credentials) at time of interview. Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit: World Education Services (http://www.wes.org/ca/). While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Niagara College is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Consultant.
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