The University of the Fraser Valley’s South Asian Studies Institute (the Institute) invites applications from qualified Project Managers who wish to be considered for the position of Project Manager: South Asian Canadian Legacy Project (SACLP) for a two-year term. Terms of the position are subject to government funding guidelines. Under the direction of the Director of the South Asian Studies Institute at UFV and a Working Team, the Manager will take a management role in implementing the SACLP in a responsible manner and in creating legacy projects with strong relevance to stakeholders, the government and the community. SACLP is a multi-faceted diverse history-heritage research project that includes initiatives on public education, K-12 curriculum, travelling exhibits, social history, and a Canadian digital archive.
The Project Manager is imbedded in an interdisciplinary SACLP strategy to engage with the South Asian Canadian community in BC. The strategy will engage community stakeholders, government agencies, the historic and heritage sectors, the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) sectors, civic centers, and businesses in BC to capitalize on inter-connected networks.
The Manager will work with research staff and program partners internally at UFV and externally across BC. The Manager will be a catalyst to facilitate connections around emerging/existing programs and research in relation to South Asian Canadian history, archives, exhibits and collections (including digital and online).
Duties & Responsibilities:
Managing the implementation of the two-year SACLP for the Institute
Managing contractors and staff
Contributing to relevant project committees and engaging with stakeholders
Developing and maintaining clear communications and collaborative relationships with project staff, students and volunteers, and with external partner organizations and advisors
Developing an active public engagement profile
Assisting with mentoring undergraduate students in the research projects.
Building program content
Managing program budget and finances
Developing and implementing program accountability measures
Creating timely program and financial reports for funding agency
Managing contractors and staff
Managing relevant project committees and engaging with stakeholders
Developing partnerships and public engagement across BC
Assisting with supervision of undergraduate students in the research projects
Degree in Project Management or relevant education
Minimum of three to five years of related experience in project management.
Preference will be given to candidates who have planned and managed projects that include research that links to education, heritage, history and archives.
Demonstrated evidence of progressive career development,
Experience with managing complex budgets, managing large project teams, tracking deliverables, monitoring and reporting on project progress, and timely evaluations.
Proven ability in conflict resolution.
Applicants should have a demonstrated record of work with South Asian Canadian heritage organizations, communities, and research partners.
Experience liaising with government, external agencies/ institutions/partners is required.
The applicant will be a creative thinker, possess superior diplomacy skills and have the ability to draw together stakeholders from a diversity of backgrounds.
The applicant will have excellent interpersonal, written/oral communication skills in English, Hindi and Punjabi.
They should have exceptional organizational and time management skills: be self-directed, proactive, accountable, and discrete.
They will have a proven ability to work in a collaborative team environment, and work to deadlines, multiple demands, and priorities
The University of the Fraser Valley has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.
How to apply
Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, written reports of three (3) relevant projects, a brief statement of their management strengths towards the proposed program of work in relation to the responsibilities of the Project Manager. Please direct applications to firstname.lastname@example.org, referring to Posting #2020.124. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to provide three (3) reference letters and the contact information for these referees.
The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on June 8, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled.