Research Impact Canada (RIC) Network Manager, Future Skills Centre

Posting Number: CPM-12092
Position Title: Research Impact Canada (RIC) Network Manager, Future Skills Centre
Department: Vice-President Research & Innovation
Affiliation: CPM
Salary Grade: F
Hiring Salary Range: $84,461 – $95,018
Maximum of Salary Range: $116,134
Duration: Contract Full-Time
Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Position Start Date: September 16, 2019   Position End Date: March 31, 2024


PLEASE NOTE: This position requires bilingualism in English and French.

Broadly focused on dissemination and capacity building for knowledge mobilization, the Manager will collaborate with Research Impact Canada (RIC) member institutions as well as the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) to operationalize RIC’s commitments to knowledge mobilization for the Future Skills Centre (FSC) ensuring results of skills research and projects are disseminated to Canadians with a focus on youth and marginalized populations . Under the direction of the Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services at York University, the RIC Network Manager for Future Skills will oversee effective RIC network operations as well as dissemination and capacity building activities for FSC.

This is a mandatory bilingual (French/English) position. This is a contract position ending March 31, 2024.

About RIC: Research Impact Canada is a pan-Canadian, bilingual network of 17 universities committed to maximizing the economic, social and environmental impacts of academic research. RIC is committed to developing institutional capacities to support knowledge mobilization by developing and sharing knowledge mobilization best practices, services and tools. York University was a founding member of RIC in 2006 and remains the lead institution. RIC is partnered with the Conference Board of Canada to provide knowledge mobilization and stakeholder engagement for the Future Skills Centre (

Post-graduate degree (Master’s or higher) required.

Five years’ experience related to knowledge mobilization required. Experience managing budgets required. Note this is not a communications position. Professional communicators are welcome to apply so long as they have demonstrated knowledge mobilization experience beyond communications. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in, and existing relationships with, stakeholders (public, private and non-profit sectors) in the Canadian skills sector. Experience in the development of proposals, strategic plans, reviews, or other complex written documentation required. Experience working in a research setting and/or university is preferred.

Excellent bilingual French/English written and verbal communications skills. Excellent presentation skills and comfort with speaking before an audience. Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities. Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment. Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills. Proven ability to develop credibility and effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and other relevant internal stakeholders and RIC members. Ability to determine the nature and urgency of inquiries and issues, and triage appropriately. Ability to analyze problems, identify key information and issues, and effectively resolve. Ability to take complex information and fluently translate into clear and succinct language for a broader audience in both English and French. Ability to demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness and sound judgment. Ability to conduct needs analyses, plan, organize, manage, monitor, complete, and evaluate projects within allocated time and resources. Ability to exercise and discretion. Knowledge of workforce development and/or Canadian skills and training ecosystem in the context of the future of work considered an asset. Proficiency in MS Office, desktop publishing and web design applications.

Recruitment Checks:
This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.
Cover Letter Required: Yes



Internal Posting Date: August 26, 2019
Internal Application Deadline: Posted until filled
Extended Posting Date: August 26, 2019
Extended Application Deadline: Posted until filled
External Posting Date: August 26, 2019
External Application Deadline: Posted until filled


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