Interested in working to advance opportunities for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families? Kids Brain Health Network is looking for a Research Project Manager and Research Coordinator.

For more information about each position, you can read more below:

About Us

One in nine children worldwide have a disability of some kind. Millions of people from infancy to adulthood need access to diagnosis and targeted treatment. Families need help giving the best possible support to their loved ones born with brain-based conditions, including autism, cerebral palsy, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.  As a national Network of Centers of Excellence, Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN) is funded by the federal government to make a difference.

The goal of the Kids Brain Health Network science program is to prepare the next generation of developmental neuroscientists to become leaders in neurodevelopmental disability research for early diagnostics, therapeutics, and family/community support.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to experience real-world aspects of early work experience in a Canadian not-for-profit organization that are fundamental to ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of Network’s research and training initiatives.

Bring your project management expertise, understanding of child health research and the Canadian health sector research funding landscape to join the senior management team at KBHN.

Reporting to the CEO, the Senior Project Manager supports the day-to-day operations of KBHN and the work of the Board of Directors, Standing Committees and KBHN team members to ensure that the KBHN strategic objectives are on schedule and within the allocated budget.

You will understand how not for profit organizations work and have experience in governance and operations. Critical thinking and the capability to integrate long term strategic considerations and short-term tactical requirements is an asset.

As the ideal candidate, you have a keen interest in stepping out of the academic path and gain valuable experience and skills in research administrative that furthers your knowledge in academic research and your skills in research administration.

You also have a focus on career path alternatives to health research.  In this position, you have a unique opportunity to learn and facilitate the administrative and communications side of basic research and health sciences for supporting the research and patient/family communities that make up the network.

Key Job Duties

Coordinates and prepares project documentation and reports for meetings of the Board of Directors, standing committee of the Board, and other ad hoc committees.

  • Supports Board and committee work by reviewing and writing briefing notes, reviewing and editing minutes, organizing meeting materials and packages in conjunction with Executive Assistant/Governance Coordinator
  • Collects, consolidates relevant information and data from multiple sources in order to write briefing notes.
  • Prepares project tracking reports, analyzes and monitors project status.
  • Prepares reports and PowerPoint presentations as needed.

Attends Board, standing committee, and other meetings as required.

  • Prepares meeting notes and/or packages as required.
  • Takes detailed meeting notes as required.
  • Tracks changes and follow-up actions as required.

Assists in coordinating the oversight of data collection, data analysis, and preparation of the NCE (Networks Centres of Excellence) annual reporting and requirements for other funding partners.

  • Track deadlines and benchmarks for the NCE and other funding agencies.
  • Checks and verifies data. May require database creation and data input.
  • Responsible for coordinating and drafting the NCE Annual Report (statistical and narrative) in collaboration with KBHN team members who will contribute within their own project areas.
  • Responsible for coordinating and gathering the necessary data from key KBHN team members to develop required reports for other funding partners
  • Responsible for meeting required deadlines for CEO review and sign off and/or Board as required
  • Works with KBHN team to prepare project plans and assists with timelines. Assists KBHN team members with strategies to complete their projects within the allotted timelines.

Creates a system and documentation for tracking individual KBHN team member work plans as they relate to KBHN strategic objectives.

  • Conducts oversight of aligning individual work plans to the KBHN performance management framework and key performance indicators.
  • Responsible for the ongoing monitoring of KBHN team annual objectives and key performance indicators.
  • Monitors project progress regularly and reports project process, status and issues to the CEO.
  • Works with the Communications Manager to assist in preparation for meetings with current and potential funding partners and stakeholder groups (environmental scans, situational assessment, briefing notes and packages).
  • Works with the Executive Assistant to coordinate Board of Director and Committee packages.

Identifies new policies and/or policy updates and procedures that could result in more efficient resource utilization for KBHN.

  • Review terms of reference for Board and all standing committees and makes recommendations for updates.
  • Assists in drafting new policies and procedures for review by CEO.

Develops strategic proposals, including research, data gathering, and assessment of a strategic initiative, event and/or program as directed by the CEO and for review by the Board of Directors.

Handles sensitive and confidential information with the utmost discretion.

Qualifications

Must have a post-secondary degree and/or related education in health research.

Must have a minimum of 3 years’ project management/administrative work experience from an NGO, government health agency, and/or health research institution.

PMP certification is an asset.

Familiarity and capabilities to prepare and contribute to annual budgeting.

Must have an understanding of NGO organizational operations and systems, and an understanding of the Canadian research funding landscape both federally and provincially.

Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to synthesize information and effectively communicate with stakeholders.

Has the demonstrated ability to produce accurate, relevant and timely reports, briefing notes and other written correspondence.

Must have good analytical and critical thinking skills.

Must be computer literate: advanced Excel and Power Point skills

Must be highly organized, deadline driven and able to multi-task and prioritize work.

Works cooperatively and effectively with others.

Job Details

  • Initial one year term position, full time. Potential for term extension
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM
  • Evening and weekend work may be required
  • Travel may be required
  • Salary Range: $85, 000 to $95, 000 per year (salary will be based upon candidate qualifications and experience)
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Location: Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus
  • Group Health Benefits Package and Pension Plan included

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to:

hroutsourcevancouver@gmail.com

Please include the title “Research Project Manager” in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only qualified individuals will be contacted.

Kids Brain Health Network Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Statement

The Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN) goal is to create a workplace welcoming for researchers, health professionals, families and communities to gather and learn and that all who work or study here feel a sense of belonging, inclusion, fairness and mutual respect.

KBHN adopts the Networks of Centres of Excellent of Canada (NCE) EDI Statement

The NCE program helps build a more advanced, healthy, competitive and prosperous country.  The participation of all qualified individual, inclusive of members of under-represented groups is essential to mobilize Canada’s best research, development and entrepreneurial expertise to create excellent, innovative and impactful results.  Recognizing and valuing diversity and equity must be and feel valued, respected and equally supported. Networks therefore must outline the measures that will be implemented to embed, promote and track equity, diversity and inclusion within the overall structure of the network, the creation and fine-tuning of the network’s strategic plan, and the execution activities.

Where applicable, networks are encouraged to pay particular attention to involvement of Indigenous peoples in network activities.

 

About Us

One in nine children worldwide have a disability of some kind, and millions of people from infancy and adulthood need access to diagnosis and targeted treatment. Families need help giving the best possible support to their loved ones born with brain-based conditions, including autism, cerebral palsy, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). As a national Network of Centres of Excellence, Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN) is funded by the federal government to make a difference.

The goal of the KBHN science program is to prepare the next generation of developmental neuroscientists to become leaders in neurodevelopmental disability research for early diagnostics, therapeutics, and family/community support. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to experience real-world aspects of early work experience in a Canadian not-for-profit organization that are fundamental to ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the Network’s research and training initiatives.

Reporting to the Research and Training Manager, the Research Coordinator supports the administrative and project management tasks within the portfolio that assist the Research and Training Manager organize, track, and communicate key information to the KBHN Board, Committees, funding agencies and KBHN team.

As the Research Coordinator, you have a keen interest in stepping out of the academic path and gaining valuable experience and skills in research administration that furthers your knowledge in academic research and your skills in research administration.

This position has a focus on career path alternatives to health research. Working in this position will give you a unique opportunity to learn and facilitate the administrative and communications side of basic research and health sciences from experts in their fields.

Key Job Duties

  • Quickly understand research project trajectories and identify administrative tasks required to keep the projects on track
  • Coordinate reporting procedures and practices, prepare templates, and liase with investigators
    • Prepare and update reporting templates and communicate this to researchers
    • Receive and review reports for administrative oversight
  • Evaluate research projects on an administrative level
    • Analyze project activities flagged by the Research Management Committee
    • Track project reporting and create subsequent reporting
    • Maintain and coordinate project reporting timelines
    • Track changes in funding directives and reporting requirements
    • Prepare briefing notes and summary reports for research administration
  • Using relevant data and information from a variety of sources, produce visualizations via spreadsheet data summaries, dashboards and Power Point presentations
  • Attend Research Management Committee meetings
    • Take detailed notes and coordinate required follow up with researchers and administration
    • Prepare notifications of review results to researchers
  • Work with the Research and Training Manager and the Trainee Advisory Committee to assist in organizing events
    • Skill and Career Development workshop
    • Webinar series for the summer/fall 2019
  • Work with the KBHN team to re-platform and update the KBHN contact management system
    • Communicate with members across Canada to update contact management information

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Must have a post-secondary degree or coursework in biological sciences, clinical psychology, behavioural sciences, health research, clinical research and/or program evaluation in a related field
  • Must be able to grasp new concepts quickly
  • Has the demonstrated ability to produce accurate, relevant and timely reports, briefing notes and other written correspondence
  • Is highly organized, deadline driven and is able to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Works well independently and cooperatively with others
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to synthesize information and effectively communicate with stakeholders
    • Technical writing skills are an asset
  • Must be computer literate and possess good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Working knowledge of databases is an asset
  • Social media experience and aptitude for video editing and/or organizing webinar meetings is an asset
  • Minimum of two years of work experience from an NGO, government health agency, and/or research institution is an asset

Job Details

  • Part time, contract position for six months, with the possibility of a three month extension
  • 20.0 hours per week
  • Flexible schedule
  • Some evenings and weekends may be required
  • $22.00 to $24.00 per hour
  • Immediate start date
  • Group health benefits package included
  • Located at Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to:

hroutsourcevancouver@gmail.com

Include the title “Research Coordinator” in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only qualified individuals will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids Brain Health Network Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Statement

The Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN) goal is to create a workplace welcoming for researchers, health professionals, families and communities to gather and learn and that all who work or study here feel a sense of belonging, inclusion, fairness and mutual respect.

KBHN adopts the Networks of Centres of Excellent of Canada (NCE) EDI Statement

The NCE program helps build a more advanced, healthy, competitive and prosperous country.  The participation of all qualified individual, inclusive of members of under-represented groups is essential to mobilize Canada’s best research, development and entrepreneurial expertise to create excellent, innovative and impactful results.  Recognizing and valuing diversity and equity must be and feel valued, respected and equally supported. Networks therefore must outline the measures that will be implemented to embed, promote and track equity, diversity and inclusion within the overall structure of the network, the creation and fine-tuning of the network’s strategic plan, and the execution activities.

Where applicable, networks are encouraged to pay particular attention to involvement of indigenous peoples in network activities.