Director, Applied Research & Innovation

January 10 2020
Industries Education, Training
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Education, Training, R&D, Scientific
Thunder Bay, ON

Director, Applied Research & Innovation - AD-F-20-01

Requisition # AD-F-20-01

Job Title Director, Applied Research & Innovation

Employee Group Administration

Job Type Full-time

Organizational Unit Confederation College -> Applied Research

Location Thunder Bay Campus - Thunder Bay, ON CA (Primary)

Position Reports to Vice President Academic

In keeping with our strategic plan commitment to fostering Access and Success, Community Prosperity and Institutional Excellence, we encourage applications from persons of Indigenous ancestry. In accordance with Confederation College's core values of respect, caring and openness we are committed to providing our current and future employees with a workplace that is safe, healthy and fair. As such we are fragrance free, fully accessible and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact Human Resources Services at (807) 475-6148 to make appropriate arrangements.

Job Description

The Director will lead the coordination of applied research and fee-for-service business opportunities in the Applied Research Department at Confederation College.  The Director supports business development efforts such as actively pursuing targeted and strategic funding sources, preparing funding proposals/applications, establishing and maintaining effective relationships with external partners and representing the College at various external events. Through the establishment of positive relationships both internally and externally, the Director is responsible for ensuring that applied research endeavors are responsive and relevant to the needs of students, industry and the community in alignment with the College's Strategic and Business Plans. Duties include but are not limited to:

• Fosters an environment that promotes innovation through experiential learning as well as applied research opportunities;

• Develops and implements Confederation College's Centre for Research and Innovation (CIR) Strategic Plan;

• Provides guidance and support to applied research endeavors within the CIR and provides oversight of faculty and staff engaged in applied research activities in the CIR to ensure consistency with identified college strategic objectives as well as compliance to all internal policies and external funding agency requirements;

• Develops funding proposals/applications, including all associated documentation required;

• Maintains relationships with external parties and organizations and works closely with the CIR Manager to maintain and enhance research business activities in areas of strategic importance to Confederation College;

• Ensures the effective deployment of the CIR financial resources and the effective maintenance and use of physical resources, allocating appropriately as required; and,

• Leads efforts to provide opportunities for students and faculty to carry out applied research projects and ensures compliance with funder expectations and requirements.

Job Requirements

• Master's Degree with experience in Management, Leadership, Strategic Planning or a related field together with:

o Seven years of progressive experience in leading people, preferably in a post-secondary institution;

o Demonstrated understanding of the value and practice of applied research;

o Excellent track record in research proposal development and grant writing;

o An equivalent combination of education and experience would be considered.

• Expertise in industry, retail and government relations - ability to bridge gaps between business, education and government mandates;

• Project Management skills ensuring stakeholder and financial outcomes are achieved;

• Demonstrated human relations, financial and organizational skills; and,

• Excellent research, writing, editing, and communication skills.

Salary Range Admin Salary Band 12: $90,376 to $120,501

Shift Type 8:30am - 4:30pm

Other Shift Type (if applicable)

Hours of Work 35

Contract Duration (if applicable)

Category Research

Application Deadline 1/30/2020

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