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The Department of Cardiac Science in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative Program Coordinator. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to the Operations Director, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta. 

The main goal of this position is to lead the design and implementation of the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta.  The position requires strong leadership and networking skills to build the program and ensure connectivity not just in Alberta, but in Canada and beyond.  The position will advise on all aspects of the successful implementation of the program plan.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for research administration and grant management activities for the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Program
    • Serves as critical member of the Libin Cardiovascular Operations team, and attends meetings (team and Initiative leadership) and participates in relevant Libin activities.
    • Communicates openly with working group leads, the Initiative lead, and the operations director.  Advises on work processes and systems, improvement methods, etc. with others within the initiative
    • Prepares impact reports that highlight Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative activities for use by Libin Operations Director & Leadership Team (i.e., annual reporting, financial reporting, etc)
    • Monitors the ongoing process of grant development & administration (including coordinating internal peer review), submission, review and notification; discusses and resolves administrative problems that arise
    • Supervises assembly of grant applications.  Ensures that all of the required pieces of information are updated with current information
    • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all hospital and government regulations for research involving human subjects.  Monitors status of Ethics Review Board approval for pending and ongoing studies, works with investigators to submit new applications, annual reviews and notification of changes to study design and methods
    • Facilitate and lead cooperative and collaborative research initiatives within Women’s Cardiovascular Health at Libin and beyond
  • Strategy
    • Works in collaboration with the Libin Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative leadership to implement and maintain the strategic plan
    • Facilitates research and innovation, advises on education and knowledge translation activities to align with the strategic plan
    • Ensures Libin Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative members understand the strategic plan and alignment of individual activities and projects
    • Ensure dissemination and knowledge translation of research findings, internally and externally
    • Performs detailed management of the design, documentation and implementation of complex research projects
    • Liaise and manage relationships with academic and industry partners, develop collaborative research protocols that meet academic, industry and funding requirements
    • Remains on the forefront of emerging industry practices
  • Budgets
    • Investigate and pursue grant and Industry opportunities to support the sustainability of the Libin Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative and research team(s)
    • Manage Libin Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative budgets, advise Libin Operational Director on variance and budget requirements
  • Communication & Relationships
    • Ensuring key stakeholders are informed (e.g. U of C, AHS, U of A, government, governing bodies, industry and external collaborators)
    • Promote collaboration and knowledge translation with internal and external members at every opportunity
    • Advise on strategic outreach activities and ensure effective communications of research activities and outcomes
    • Facilitates team and client meetings effectively. Holds regular status meetings with working groups and Initiative leadership
    • Effectively communicates relevant information to Initiative leadership
    • Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations – mentors community ambassadors on how to deliver key messages
    • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion
    • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully
  • Leadership
    • Challenges others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model and mentor
    • Lead and manage the planning and implementation of multiple projects
    • Fostering a team-based culture, ensuring positive interactions with other team members and collaborators
    • Work with operations director, program manager and communications manager, PI’s, and researchers and project managers to develop, implement and monitor the annual and medium term projects, plans, and programs to meet overall strategic objects and deadlines

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree required, Masters level training desired
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience
  • Experience managing a diversity of projects
  • Experience with the University environment is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with senior staff in multiple disciplines to foster collaborative activities
  • Proven ability to develop local and external collaborations
  • Experience coordinating project teams
  • Experience writing ethics protocols, development of data collection forms, development of databases, and report generation
  • Familiarity with government, U of C, Industry and health sector stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and to accept responsibility for complex and sensitive decision-making
  • This position requires a high level of effective time and project management, leadership skills, facilitation skills, personal initiative and teamwork
  • Results-driven individual with a history of delivering high quality work
  • Strong collaborative and problem solving skills
  • Capable of juggling multiple tasks
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with a track record of meeting commitments and deadlines
  • A positive team player who is able to develop and foster strong working relationships with staff and external groups as well as an ability to develop critical partnerships
  • Outstanding organizational skills are necessary to manage many competing timetables and responsibilities.  Ability to effectively direct and lead project teams, and plan for the timely and successful completion of short- and long-term objectives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate effectively with a large and diverse constituency, including senior University and AHS administrative staff, Division faculty and support staff, representatives of other programs, collaborating institution officials, granting agencies, donors, and Industry Partners
  • Provide advice and guidance on conducting collaborative research
  • Resourceful, innovative, creative, strategic

Application Deadline:  January 17, 2021

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase III.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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