The Alzheimer Society’s vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Our mission is to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and to promote research.
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The Alzheimer Society is an equal opportunity employer and we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We are also committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Human Rights Code and AODA and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Research and Knowledge Translation & Exchange (KTE) Lead, Research Program
Reports to: Director of Research & KTE
Reporting to the Director of Research & KTE, the Research & KTE Lead, Research Program will manage administration of the Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) and provide leadership in implementing new strategic projects. Key responsibilities will also include supporting the Director, Research & KTE in fostering partnerships with the scientific communities, government and other funding agencies to support research program initiatives.
The position plays a key role in working toward the organization’s vision of “a world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias” and the Research mandate of ASC which is to administer the Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Administration of the ARSP:
- Administration and coordination of all aspects of the annual national research competition, peer review processes and updates of the online grants and awards platform.
- Manages the development of the peer review panel meetings and supports the peer review process including liaison with research experts in offering orientation, assignment of reviews and ensuring the integrity of the peer review process
- Tracks all partnerships contracts and Memorandums of Understanding with regard to the administration of grants and awards, in order to ensure that requirements are met.
- Maintains responsibility for managing the ASRP and associated partnerships, including ongoing grant and award administration, monitoring funding program effectiveness and recommending changes to the nature and scope of programs to the Director of Research & KTE
- Provides information and support to research applicants, recipients and funding partners in collaboration with the Director of Research & KTE.
- Promotes the ASRP, including public speaking engagements, newsletters etc. for federation members, local Chapters, external organizations, etc.
- Manages annual ASRP Grants & Awards announcements.
- Manages research guidelines in communicating with organizational partners and international researchers and investigators
Analytics and Evaluation:
- Oversees management of the departmental information storage and retrieval systems.
- Extracts and analyses statistical information, as assigned for a variety of projects
- Provide statistical and evaluative support for Federation partners under the guidance of the Chief Research & KTE Officer
- Project management of Special Projects within the Research Program to support research initiatives related to the Alzheimer Society strategic plan as assigned
- Completion of a university degree
- Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
- At least three to five years or related experience in working with a grants and awards funding program and in dealing with peer review processes.
- Previous experience working within research environment, particularly in a not-for-profit organization, is an asset.
Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:
- Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
- Strong Attention to detail
- Ability to maintain confidential information
- Ability to take initiative, work proactively and anticipate the needs of Supervisors and external stakeholders
- Ability to be productive while working in a busy workplace environment with multiple and competing demands
- High level of interpersonal skills
- Experience using MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook), jotform, SurveyMonkey, DoodlePoll, FluidReview and various social medial platforms is a strong asset.
- Knowledge of Alzheimer disease and related dementias is an asset.
- Written and verbal bilingualism (English/French) is an asset. Fluent bilingualism in both English and French (written, verbal and comprehension) is an asset
Please submit your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the ‘Job Title’ in the subject line.
Closing Date: February 21, 2020
We thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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