Designs and manages knowledge-sharing events for the Smart Prosperity Institute, its partnerships, and its research and policy networks. Coordinates aspects of current partnerships, including the Smart Prosperity Initiative, and fosters the development of new partnerships. Supports stakeholder and community relations, strategic relationship building, and the attainment of research and recognition targets through knowledge-sharing and partnership activities. Manages events in a manner consistent with Smart Prosperity Institute standards. Maintains and builds on the Institute’s reputation for excellence in research and for convening in the green economy space.
Post-secondary degree in economics, public policy, environmental studies or a related discipline
Minimum of two years’ experience in managing high-profile public events, which includes managing budgets, event planning, stakeholder engagement and communications. Experience in managing environmental events is a valuable asset
Strong knowledge of the issues and politics of environmental economics in Canada and around the world, and ability to apply this knowledge to designing events
Knowledge of generally accepted social and university etiquette and protocol
Ability to formulate creative ideas, and to analyze, evaluate and negotiate details leading to a successful event
Ability to interact, cooperate and communicate well with team members and with a diverse clientele that includes prominent business leaders, government officials, bureaucrats, volunteers
Ability to address complex issues in a clear, thoughtful manner and to resolve them quickly and calmly without jeopardizing the event or the relationships
Proven integrity, dependability, sound judgment, team building skills and resourcefulness in dealing with senior administrators, colleagues, volunteers and members of the public.
Proficiency in using spreadsheets, word processing and presentation software, and databases
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills; experience in project management, including the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
Availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required
Availability to travel as required
Bilingualism in English and French is an asset.
Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.
Contract of approximately 12 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits will be determined upon hiring. This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. All applications will be considered equally. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).