1. Provide leadership and high-quality guidance and support to the University Research Centres and Institutes engaged in public policy, in particular the working group established as part of the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue. As such, the incumbent will help foster close relationship with governments, understand their needs, and build a pipeline of high-impact public policy research.
2. Provide information and support to the OVPR, the Centres/Institutes and the working group regarding key activities, initiatives and advice on partnerships and funding opportunities.
3. Engage the Centres/Institutes and public sector partners in the development of strategic initiatives, and provide oversight of high profile events.
A master’s degree in public policy studies, or in a related field, or equivalent experience. PhD is an asset.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in similar or equivalent positions or responsibilities.
A good knowledge of the internal operations at all levels of government is an asset.
An established network of political and senior level government contacts, as well as the capacity to grow this network, as changes occur in government to support the key priorities of the university is an asset.
Demonstrated and extensive experience networking and building internal and external partnerships to support the strategic priorities of executive and senior management.
Active bilingualism; Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and in French; Experience making presentations in both official languages and creating presentations for various audiences
Ability to manage highly confidential and sensitive information and to deal with high profile individuals on critical issues
A good knowledge of the internal workings of a University and/or other research-intensive environments.
Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation plans across multi-disciplinary teams.
Experience in using computer systems and software, such as Windows, PowerPoint, word processors, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet
Demonstrated ability to think strategically about complex issues, leading to thoughtful recommendations and action plans.
Ability to work independently, manage overlapping deadline and shifting priorities while exercising excellent judgment at all times.
Exercise foresight, tact and diplomacy when interacting with university administrators, researchers and private sector employers of varying rank, as well as key stakeholders.
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 36 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).
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