The University of New Brunswick Fredericton welcomes applications for the position of Strategic Program Director with the McKenna Institute. This is a 3-year term full-time (36.25 hours per week) position with the APT employee group. The position is funded by external monies and the salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The McKenna Institute is a connector and a catalyst across business, academia, and government to foster a globally competitive digital economy and progressive digital society. Its mandate is to accelerate talent and ideas to enable every New Brunswick community to thrive in a digital world.
- Develop the overall strategy and project plans for programs aligned with one of the three pillars of the Institute in New Brunswick to ensure investments made are impactful and lead to an end goal of a thriving digital economy and social cohesion.
- Design, develop, and implement strategic programs in collaboration with key partners at senior leadership levels, both internal and external to the University, that supports talent acceleration, community engagement and idea acceleration.
- Develop effective communication strategies and be comfortable facilitating large, diverse groups through problem definition, project planning and execution.
- Lead the development of appropriate mechanisms for delivery of new program offerings and acts as a critical point of contact for program delivery administration.
- Identify new research and partner opportunities aligned with the mandate of the Institute.
- Bachelor's degree (Business, Computer Science) or equivalent combination of education and a minimum of 5 years work experience; Master's Degree preferred.
- Bilingualism is an asset.
- Proven success in building and managing both internal and external partnerships.
- Experience in developing program proposal for fund development.
- Experience in fund development proposal writing an asset.
- Ability to work autonomously to achieve outcomes yet easily able to collaborate in teams and with various community stakeholders.
- An ability to analyze information and ideas and incorporate data and stakeholder feedback into final program design and solutions.
- Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty that comes with an early-stage organization and building new programs, self-directed and action oriented.
- Experience in building programs from idea to delivery as well as ongoing project management.
- Experience building and managing a team is an asset.
Closing date for applications is November 30, 2021 4:30PM. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.