Manager, Program Development and Partnerships – Waterloo

  • Company:
    University of Waterloo
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    19 hours ago
  • Category:
    Customer Service

Term: 1 yearThis position is responsible for the successful development and delivery of a wide variety of multidisciplinary research programs and projects designed to support CBB faculty members and to advance the vision of the Centre to be recognized internationally as a centre of excellence in the area of biomedical engineering and biotechnology research.This role is contingent on funding.Program Development and PartnershipsWorking closely with CBB members, the Manager brings a unique technical capacity to integrate and develop diverse elements of major multi-disciplinary research initiatives and proposals for funding. The Manager draws from a strong background in biomedical or biotechnology engineering and science to understand the impact, future directions, and knowledge translation potential of the researchFacilitate effective interactions between UW faculty and with industry partners. Including proactively targeting and approaching companies where there is a high potential for funded research. Integration of the technical elements and lead technical writing capability is as important as the smooth organizational management of major proposalsAssist the Executive Director, CBB in developing funding opportunities with corporate partners, including drafting proposals, budget development and analysis to ensure compliance with policies and application guidelines set by the sponsor and the university and adherence to submission requirementsDevelop and execute a partnership cultivation plan that has measurable relationship deepening metrics and results in sustainable funded research relationshipsDevelop on-line and print communications including CBB Annual Report, CBB Impact Report, Press Releases, Research Spotlights (capsule summaries of biomedical research), Research Bulletins (indepth features on biomedical research), promotions, and other materials. Work with the Communications and Outreach Assistant to strategize marketing and social media communicationsCollaboration and Outreach ProgramsDevelop and implement an outreach plan with potential for impacts at the global levelIndependently adapt technically heavy academic literature to improve understanding of the value of research to a broader audienceAssist faculty in stewarding existing academic and industry collaborationsReport on status of collaborations and new funding opportunitiesAssist Executive Director, CBB in organizing faculty members into active “working groups”. These groups will form interdisciplinary collaborations and work together with industry and to grant proposals such as NSERC CRDs, CREATE and ORFsPresent content and coordinate marketing and distribution of outreach activitiesWorkshops, Visits, and EventsProvide scientific and organizational support, coordination and management for national and international workshops, visits and eventsAssist the Executive Director, CBB in creating agendas, creating biographies and identifying and contacting potential collaborators (internal and external)Work with the CBB Administrative Officer to organize and deliver regular CBB events such as CBB seminar seriesProvide technical tours from a scientific standpoint of CBB-affiliated facilities (CIARS, G2N, Biomedical labs, Science labs, Velocity, Accelerator Centre, CCCARE etc.)Resource ManagementProvide support to the CBB Administrative Officer making day-to-day changes to the CBB website as requiredWork directly with our customer relationship management system to organize track and develop an automated interaction plan for maintaining contact with partnersUnderstand and promote metrics collection, activity analysis and metrics based outcome assessments of centre activitiesA Graduate degree in Engineering, or Science and ideally evidence of supporting background in business such as an option in Management Science, a Science and Business degree or an MBADemonstrated technical knowledge of engineering, biotechnology and biomedical preferred shown by direct work (not supervisory work) in industry or academiaAbility to follow technical discussions related to research and to identify appropriate faculty members in respect of industry interestsExperience with budget development, metrics tracking, and outcome analysis. A track record of successful and progressive improvement on metricsA track record of successful contribution to funded research proposalsDemonstrated ability to convert corporate relationships into funded research partnershipsDemonstrated ability to develop strong professional relationships that are sustainable over timeAdvanced experience with customer relationship management software, excellent skills with cloud based collaboration toolsOutstanding oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Including excellent presentation skills and the ability to be an articulate advocate for CBB and the university in research promotion and external relationsIntermediate Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)Frequent travel in southern Ontario is required to advance/present projectsOccasional international travel may be required