Project Development Officer
Conestoga College
Kitchener, ON
6d ago

Requisition Details

Administrative Temporary Full-time Contract Position (June 2021 to June 2022)

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves around the world and in our local community, Conestoga College continues to adjust plans based on the guidance provided by our local Public Health authority.

Considering these unprecedented circumstances, final hiring decisions remain contingent upon confirmed enrolment numbers and the evolving work environment.

Conestoga College will take appropriate measures to protect the safety and well-being of our College community and prospective candidates throughout the recruitment and selection process, including the scheduling of remote interviews.

Reporting to the Director, Seniors Care, the Project Development Officer plays a pivotal role in preparing, coordinating, and participating in the implementation of project activity for the Canadian Institute.

Working collaboratively with Conestoga’s academic administration, the Project Development Officer contributes to, compiles, and coordinates projects that align with Conestoga priorities.

Although many of our employees are currently working remotely, all employees are expected to be able to work on campus as required.

Responsibilities :

  • Support and maintain tracking of deliverables, processes, and procedures
  • Support the Director in maintaining an information system of deliverables to be shared internally with college stakeholders, and externally with potential partners as appropriate
  • Work with academic administration college-wide to support project deliverables, ensuring that all projects meet Conestoga standards, and deliverables are met within specified timelines
  • Under the supervision of Director, track and maintain budgets to ensure financial deliverables are on track, including support for contracts and legal agreements
  • Work collaboratively with other staff to coordinate activity within Canadian Institute, including resource planning, marketing and recruitment strategy, customer service, and project management
  • Ensure timely yet efficient achievement of deliverables
  • Qualifications :

  • Four-year Degree in Health, Science, Business or relevant field
  • Three years of experience in a project-based role with a demonstrated track record supporting projects
  • Experience working with industry and institutional partnerships
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral presentation to different audiences) are essential, with the ability to build strong formal and informal professional relationships among collaborators and administrative leadership at the college
  • Experience in facilitating collaboration with stakeholders to achieve project goals is required, including project planning, budgets, and evaluation
  • Ability to develop and maintain an effective network of research and project-related contacts
  • A self-starter with a proactive attitude who can anticipate needs
  • Well organized with the ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities simultaneously and effectively within tightly prescribed timelines and meeting all criteria
  • Strong capacity for attention to detail is essential
  • The ability to think and act strategically to assess and mitigate risk, and to resolve complex problems with good judgement and diplomacy
  • Expertise in using Microsoft Office applications as well as Adobe is required
  • Experience preparing quarterly and annual reports for external audiences is an asset
  • Experience with financial management and project management in a college setting is considered an asset
  • Social media marketing experience in connecting directly with a variety of audiences is considered an asset
  • Interest and passion for enhancing the quality of life and care for older adults
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