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Operations Manager

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Position Information

Position Title Operations Manager
Department/Unit Physics and Atmospheric Science
Research Project Chairs for Inclusion in Science and Engineering (CISE) program for Atlantic Canada
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number GP75-23
Employee Group Grant-Paid
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) 1 year, with possibility of renewal
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $60,000 per annum (35 hours per week)
About the Organization
The Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Chairs for Inclusion in Science and Engineering (CISE) program in Atlantic Canada brings together three leaders from Cape Breton University (CBU), Dalhousie University and Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) to change the face of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the Atlantic region. CISE Atlantic will provide a broad range of opportunities and experiences in STEM to many underrepresented groups in Atlantic Canada. As a team, CISE Atlantic will focus on recruitment into, and retention within, STEM fields by offering a variety of programs that build upon successful local programs, extending them regionally and nationally. The CISE Atlantic team will collect resources and data to develop and effect policy and systemic change within our communities.
Job Summary
Reporting to the Dalhousie Principal Investigator, the Operations Manager will be responsible for the implementation of the CISE Atlantic initiatives, strategy, mission, and vision. The Operations Manager will lead and coordinate CISE Atlantic initiatives, manage budgets, hire, and direct program staff, provide office administration and data management, and communications.
Key Responsibilities
  • Hire, manage, and direct program staff including but not limited to the program managers at CBU and MUN, video producers, website developer, camp counselors, retreat staff, conference staff, Research Assistants – delegating responsibility as appropriate.
  • Manage the budget including reconciling claims, payroll, travel, funding as well as pursuing partnerships and funding opportunities to support CISE Atlantic programs.
  • Office administration and data management including creating templates, collecting, organizing, and disseminating data, databases, documents and reports generated from CISE Atlantic initiatives (e.g., participant feedback, statistics, applications etc.).
  • Create communications including correspondence, social media, newsletters, networking with media, and perform website maintenance and updates.
  • Lead and coordinate CISE Atlantic activities including but not limited to presenting at CISE Atlantic events, scheduling and attending meetings, recording minutes, liaising with CISE Atlantic community including chairs, research teams, partners, supporters, collaborators, and boards.
Due to operational requirements, the successful applicant is required to work in-person on campus.

Frequent (5+ times per year) local and regional travel will be required to participate in and provide support for conferences, workshops, and project management meetings. Evening or weekend work may be required to meet operational requirements.

A satisfactory criminal record check and vulnerable sector check will be required prior to hire, which will be reimbursed by CISE Atlantic.
Required Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree with 2 years of related experience (or equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the barriers facing equity-deserving groups in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, communication and budget management skills to manage a complex multi-stakeholder and regionally diverse environment.
  • Experience leading a team of employees.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Teams etc.), website and database management, and online data collection.
  • Ability to organize diverse groups, work collaboratively in a team environment, and be flexible and adaptable working with the community and in various levels of the education system, with limited resources.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple competing priorities and deadlines with excellent prioritization and time management skills.
  • Related experience in STEM.
  • Fluent in French, both verbal and written.
Additional Information
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a voluntary RRSP, health and dental plans and an employee and family assistance program.
Application Consideration
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Diversity Statement
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit
Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 09/18/2023
Close Date 10/09/2023
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter