SP is hiring a Senor Research Officer and a Network Coordinator.
Senior Research Associate
Sustainable Prosperity (SP) is a policy and research network of business, policy and academic leaders who hold a shared objective of fostering solutions to transition Canada to a greener, more competitive, economy. We are looking for an experienced professional with a background and knowledge in environmental economics and policy with a deep interest in research, debate and implementation of market-based instruments for better environmental and economic outcomes.
More specifically, the position will involve:
- Leading, organizing and carrying out targeted research and writing projects on environment-economy issues;
- Managing the “translation” of research reports and products coming out of the SP Research Network into policy products (such as the SP Policy Briefs);
- Communications planning and execution for research products;
- Managing relationships with academics, consultants, reviewers, and other stakeholders; and,
- Carrying out other assignments as needed.
The ideal candidate will have experience working on environment and economy issues, and should:
- Have a graduate degree, preferably in environmental economics or a related field;
- Possess strong written and oral communication skills (writing samples are required as part of the application process);
- Possess strong relationship management skills;
- Be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of environment-economy policy issues, and specifically of the role and potential contribution of market-based instruments;
- Work well independently, with a capacity to multi-task;
- Have past professional research and writing experience (3-5 years);
- Thrive in a dynamic and entrepreneurial work environment; and,
- Bilingual (French and English) capacity is an asset.
Pay will be commensurate with experience.
Please apply through the uOttawa HR profile(Job ID J0113-1234) at http://bit.ly/SPapplications from June 6th to 16th. Make sure to upload your cover letter, C.V. and writing sample (max 2 pages, can be an excerpt from longer piece).
Sustainable Prosperity (SP) is a policy and research network of business, policy and academic leaders who hold a shared objective of fostering solutions to transition Canada to a greener, more competitive, economy. We are looking for a professional with an interest in environmental economics and policy research and who can thrive in a dynamic and entrepreneurial work environment to help coordinate and manage the activities of this Network.
Specific Network Coordinator Accountabilities:
- Oversee management of nation-wide Call for Proposals for SP’s and the Environment Canada Environmental Policy and Economics Research Networks.
- Keep track of upcoming SP academic and knowledge mobilization publications.
- Support the Director of Research with managing committees, research projects and portfolios, meetings, conference calls and research-related events.
- Assist with fundraising activities so the organization can achieve its objectives. Activities include researching potential funders, assisting with proposal writing, managing existing relationships with granting representatives, tracking deliverables and milestones, coordinating narrative reports and assisting with financial reporting.
- Maintain master lists of publications, media stories, events, event participants, student funding, etc. for reporting purposes and transparency.
- Proofread SP’s reports, policy briefs and other communications to ensure SP becomes a highly visible and credible leading voice on market-based instruments in Canada.
- Contribute to SP’s social media presence and engage directly with and increase the audience for our work.
- Assist with communications, events and other administrative matters as needed for the good coordination of the office.
The ideal candidate should:
- Have at least an undergraduate degree and past professional experience coordinating projects (1-3 years);
- Possess excellent organizational skills, be able to work under pressure, and meet tight and sensitive deadlines;
- Be able to work efficiently on a number of projects simultaneously, with delivery of high-quality outcomes;
- Initiate and manage projects with minimal supervision and be able to adapt to the shifting demands if necessary;
- Possess strong interpersonal skills to liaise effectively with researchers, administrators and research facilitators, to network with external agencies, to interact with personnel of collaborating services;
- Demonstrate problem-solving, conflict-resolution, analytical, and administration skills; and,
- Be bilingual – French and English (spoken and written).
Pay will be commensurate with experience.
Please also apply through the University of Ottawa Human Resources website (Job ID J0113-1234) at http://bit.ly/SPapplications from June 6th to 16th.