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MIST Project Manager, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 26960

Updated: October 17, 2022

Location: Foothills Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Overview

The Hotchkiss Brain Institute in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a MIST Project Manager. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension. 

The Mental Health Initiative for Stress and Trauma (MIST) is a collaboration between the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Mathison Centre. The Initiative focuses on understanding and responding to the challenges on mental health caused by stress and trauma. This is a new Initiative focuses on five key areas impacting emotional and mental well-being.

This position reports to the MIST Chair. 

The key purpose of this position is to ensure the successful development and launch of the MIST program, in addition to supporting and developing communications.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Project Management
    • Undertakes research activities including the design and methodology, collection, analysis, and evaluations
    • Coordinate and undertakes data collection (e.g., survey based, literature reviews, interviews, focus groups and sharing circles)
    • Work with project teams to contribute ideas and assist with developing evaluation frameworks
    • Utilize survey tools to collect and analyze data
  • Program Administration
    • Evaluates services and program success, conducting environmental scans, assessing data and results and reporting on programs
    • Prepares community documents and information packages for engagement activities
    • Facilitates the dissemination of information of information and knowledge related to projects, programs, and initiatives under the identified mandate areas through a variety of vehicles
    • Develop and fosters relationships with key internal and external stakeholders necessary to build networks and support projects.
    • Monitors program budgets, processes expenses, and prepares reports
    • Oversee the maintenance of accurate records in compliance with university policy (i.e. retention and destruction)
  • Communications:
    • Assist with the preparation of abstracts, reports, manuscripts, and presentations
    • Prepares written communications including letters of reference, CV updates, Annual reports, etc.
    • Prepare program evaluations, statistical reports, and other documents for partner organizations that meet their content requirements and deadlines
    • Prepare budgets and financial reports as needed

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Post-secondary undergraduate degree in either neurosciences or mental health or related field
  • Project management experience (3 years minimum)
  • Certificate or training in project management, PMP preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in established skill sets
  • Ability to plan and lead concurrent and complex projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered
  • Proven ability to undertake scientific communications for a variety of audiences required

Application Deadline:  October 17, 2022

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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