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OFFICE OF THE PROVOST

LEAD, FUTURE SKILLS INNOVATION PROJECT (C1952)


Posted on: December 4, 2019
Deadline: December 17, 2019
Grade: N/A

Note

This posting represents a full-time contract position effective until January 10, 2021 (possibility of extension).

Scope

Reporting to the Vice-Provost, Innovation in Teaching and Learning (VPITL), the incumbent plans, coordinates, evaluates, and communicates about Future Skills Innovation Network (FUSION) projects focused on innovative approaches to student skill development. He/she undertakes project planning, task prioritization and coordination, evaluation, communication, information sharing, and network building.

Primary responsibilities

  • Manage Concordia’s FUSION projects by effectively collaborating with academic leaders, faculty and administrators to develop and achieve shared goals, and manage many competing priorities.
  • Develop work plans, coordinate project activities, schedule meetings and work sessions; articulate roles and contributions for project participants as well as developing efficient tracking, reporting and project evaluation methods.
  • Guide project development and iteration; lead ongoing developmental assessments to glean learnings from project activities and develop strategies for refocusing, redirecting, or ceasing projects.
  • Create interest in and identify opportunities for FUSION projects in collaboration with other internal units; develop excellent working relationship with Curriculum Developers in the Centre for Teaching & Learning, who will be key collaborators on the implementation of FUSION projects.
  • Administer Concordia’s FUSION project budget, draft and track project budgets; develop strategies to revise project budgets as contingencies emerge.
  • Compile funding reports for the VPITL, draft financial reports for Concordia FUSION projects in collaboration with VPITL project coordinator.
  • Facilitate communications activities for FUSION, draft project reports and work with University Communication Service to create internal communications about FUSION projects; contribute to national network communications efforts by providing content, arranging interviews, etc.
  • Organize and participate in Concordia FUSION team meetings; attend other FUSION-related meetings as appropriate.
  • Act as a key operational liaison to the FUSION network; ensure good communication with the National Director and project participants at other FUSION institutions; share information, resources, good practices, project outcomes, and develop strategies to advance FUSION objectives.
  • Develop relationships with local and provincial labour market organizations, industry groups, data providers, and other key stakeholders to help validate and contextualize the university’s FUSION projects; cultivate connections with other provincial and institutional networks and initiatives with goals similar to FUSION, and externally (e.g. industry, community partners, postsecondary institutions, government departments).

Requirements

  • Master’s degree with two to four years of experience in project coordination, financial management and relationship development responsibilities;
  • Experience working in higher education teaching and learning, experiential learning, and/or curriculum development
  • Excellent knowledge of the skill development literature and practices, particularly as they relate to curriculum development
  • Good knowledge (intermediate level) of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe (to format documents, review/comment/redline documents, do mail merges, create spreadsheets/charts and create presentations). Basic Knowledge of Outlook (to maintain schedules, organize meetings, tasks, group emails, contacts and other information and follow-ups).
  • Experience using Microsoft Teams (for communication, collaboration, and resource sharing).
  • Very good knowledge (Level 5) of spoken and written English and basic knowledge (Level 3) of spoken and written French to write and edit correspondence, provide and interpret detailed information, take minutes and deal with complex situations.
  • Demonstrated leadership, team-building, and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrated professionalism, rigour, initiative, and follow-through.
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship management, and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to multitask.

Salary

$76,831.00- $91,763.00 per annum

Union/Association

N/A

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by December 17, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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