The ArcticNet Network Manager requires a motivated and independent individual to act as a Partnership and Networking Specialist for the ArcticNet Network Centres of Excellence. The position is supported by the ArcticNet Executive Director and Scientific Directors, but direct supervision will be provided by Dr. Jackie Dawson who is one of the Scientific Directors of ArcticNet. Dr. Dawson is also the Canada Research Chair in Environment, Society and Policy and is a Full Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Geomatics at the University of Ottawa.
A. Partnership Development
- Develop, foster and maintain partnerships with Inuit and First Nations organizations, universities, and government (federal, provincial, and territorial).
- Facilitate opportunities for funds leveraging to support program activities.
- Remain knowledgeable about ArcticNet partnerships, regardless if lead on the file.
- Maintain positive relationships with ITK, ICC, regional Inuit Land Claims Organizations (ILCOs).
- Build positive relationships with new Indigenous groups, including but not limited to Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN), Arctic Athabaskan Council (AAC), Dene Nation, etc.
- Advise directors and AN Secretariat on navigation of partner politics.
- Timely reports to partners, responsible for narrative, seeks financial approval from Finance and Executive Director.
- Lead and assist in writing funding proposals, grants, MOUs, and new partner agreements.
- Oversee the long-term success of partnerships, seek new opportunities and propose to Directors.
- Manage Annual Science Meeting (ASM) partnerships.
- Support Executive and Scientific Directors in partner presentations, pitches, and meetings as required.
B. Human Resources and Management
- Maintain regular and strong communication with the ArcticNet Scientific Directors, Executive Director, and Research Officers.
- Supervise uOttawa-based ArcticNet staff.
- Responsible for training, onboarding, and management of Communications, North-by-North Program, and Data Technical staff(n=3-4) (i.e.,uOttawa-based staff).
- Coordinate HR and financial paperwork with the university on behalf of the uOttawa staff and office Committee Management.
C. Operations and Network Activities
- Coordinate initiatives related to the ‘legacy proposal’ (science bibliometrics, social network analysis, access and organisation of data, impact reports, and videos, etc.
- Support the Training and Knowledge Mobilisation Coordinator and Program Officers in all legacy and knowledge mobilization initiatives.
- Oversee UOttawa-based finances and HR needs (i.e., salary account for Ottawa based staff).
- Support development of communications material for events, workshops, media releases, etc.
- Contribute where appropriate to the drafting and submission of papers to peer reviewed journals/conferences/workshops/reports, etc.
- Contribute to a diversity of tasks as required by the ArcticNet Secretariat.
Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience
- Excellent verbal and written English and French;
- Master’s degree or PhD, with at least 5 years’ experience directly related to northern program management;
- Experience supporting governance committees;
- In depth knowledge of the Northern environment and its inhabitants;
- Experience working with Indigenous populations;
- Exceptionally skilled in interpersonal relations and communications;
- Strong organizational, problem solving, and time management skills;
- Superior accuracy and attention to detail;
- Adept at working in a high-pressure and high performance environment and handling diverse tasks;
- Strong computer proficiency using MS Office applications
Contract Details and Working Conditions
- Willingness to live and work in Ottawa, ON
- 12-month contract renewable
- Competitive salary
- Position to be filled at the end of August
- DEADLINE: 12 June 2023, 17h eastern.
- APPLICATION: Email 1) one cover letter, 2) your CV, and 3) three references in one single PDF to: Christine Demers: email@example.com
- Only candidates retained for an interview will be contacted.