Research Project Manager
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
1d ago

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

In accordance with the , this position offers a comprehensive benefits package found on our and annual salary range of $58,210 - $80,050.

This position has an approximate appointment of 5 years.


This role is hybrid with a mix of remote and in person at North Campus Edmonton.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day.

We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.


The Research Project Manager will support the effective delivery of research activities while working closely with the Principal Investigator (PI), all members of the partnership, specifically the co-chairs for city networks and research projects and other Secretariat staff.

The incumbent will develop ongoing relationships with non-governmental organizations, government departments and agencies, and academic researchers as needed for successful completion of the research program


  • Support creative partnerships among academic researchers, all levels of government, and non-governmental organizations as required for successful completion of the research program and effective dissemination of its findings.
  • Manage partnership communications, including preparation and archiving of minutes, agenda, governance documents, and research activity templates;
  • planning community forums and workshops; developing and submitting reports to funders; supervising communications assistants, including students on internship programs.

  • Ensure the effective flow of information internally and externally including preparation and dissemination of promotional materials, announcements, and other activities.
  • Develop effective seminars, workshops, and symposia and knowledge mobilization strategies
  • Leverage resources to support the development of plain language research summaries in English and French; Liaise with translator(s) to ensure equitable French / English online presence;
  • Gather and organize content for regular bi-lingual newsletter providing project updates to all partners

  • Identify and leverage resources that can support KMb training opportunities / associated events for students / non-academic partners.
  • Develop tools that will help academic partners prepare journal articles, edited collections, and conference presentation
  • Identify media opportunities / develop media strategy to assist in expanded coverage / profile for the project.
  • Assist with preparation of an annual report by reporting and evaluating knowledge mobilization activities and proposing strategies for the upcoming year
  • Assist with preparation of financial information for project partners and for the Final Report.
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • with preferred
  • 3-5 years of related experience in an academic environment and at least 1 year of experience with plain language communication, either in a university research administrative environment or in the equivalent in government, NGO, community or voluntary agency, in a research or policy environment.
  • Bilingual in French and English essential
  • Demonstrated experience with research about immigration and settlement in Canada preferred
  • Knowledge of government agencies and non-governmental organizations involved in immigration and settlement in two or more of the partner cities preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to exercise good judgement, take initiative and work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal courteously and effectively with people
  • Excellent management skills and knowledge related to academic projects and grants, especially familiarity with SSHRC reporting requirements
  • Strong abilities to access and mobilize resources in the university setting
  • Familiarity with innovative and effective knowledge mobilization for academic projects
  • Track record working with multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral research partnerships
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in MS Office, advanced skill and experience in web design (good knowledge of HTML).
  • Good working knowledge of Mailchimp, Eventbrite, and other cloud computing tools.
  • Demonstrated experience using and instructing on the use of social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube) required, preferably in a research environment.
  • Ability to work with databases and web content management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Google analytics and other web metrics
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