NEȾOLṈEW̱ hiring full-time Projects Manager to support language revitalization research

NETOLNEW is a research partnership dedicated to reconciliation and language revitalization

NEȾOLṈEW̱, a UVicEd research partnership dedicated to building capacity among Indigenous people and maximizing the resources available to maintain, revitalize, and strengthen reconciliation and language revitalization efforts in Canada, is seeking an Indigenous Research Projects Manager to join their team.

See job posting below, or download the job description as a PDF.

How to apply 

Please submit CV and cover letter to Marleen Willems, Language Research Assistant at 

Application review will begin on April 28. Posting will remain active until position in filled.

Job posting: Indigenous Research Projects Manager

Position: Full-time, anticipated length 3-5 years.

Term: Annual contract, renewable upon performance review.

Location: University of Victoria campus, Victoria, BC. Projects Manager must reside in/relocate to Greater Victoria area. (Currently working remotely with return to campus planned for Sep. 2021)

Salary: $65,000 - $70,000 depending on experience plus 10% benefits. Opportunity for annual performance increases. 

About the opportunity

The NEȾOLṈEW̱ ‘one mind, one people’ Partnership, and the Indigenous Education President’s Chair are seeking a Projects Manager to coordinate research activities, and lead the administrative and budgetary aspects of the projects. Reporting to the Project Director (PD) and President’s Chair, Dr. Onowa McIvor, you would join a warm and welcoming environment within the Department of Indigenous Education.

About the projects

NEȾOLṈEW̱, the name of our partnership, translates as “one mind, one people” or “doing things as one” in the SENĆOŦEN language. NEȾOLṈEW̱ is a network of partners working at the core of Indigenous language revitalization. Together, we are working to build capacity among Indigenous people to maintain, revitalize, and strengthen efforts towards the revitalization of the Indigenous languages in Canada. The President’s Chair award supports additional activities, both research and knowledge mobilization, aiming toward raising the profile of Indigenous language revitalization more broadly.

Key duties and responsibilities

Project Coordination (30% of time)

  • Manage a diverse Program of Research and coordinate its different components; the
    researchers, staff, trainees, various funders, and other affiliates
  • Facilitate project strategic planning activities including managing project timelines, staff and students, tracking deliverables and managing the budget
  • Act as a centralized point of contact between the Project Director (PD), Co-Principal Investigators, Partners, research staff & assistants, collaborators, and funding agencies
  • Perform day-to-day coordination of research project operations and maintain records
  • Coordinate project communications and knowledge translation activities
  • Act as point of contact for media requests to PD and project

Research Support and Coordination (30% of time)

  • Initiate and contribute to the significant deliverables of the Program of Research
  • Oversee the work of and provide feedback and guidance to research project support staff
  • Advise PD around grant operations and governance policies and procedures
  • Ensure projects are administered according to research study and ethics protocols
  • Coordinate and assist with reporting requirements across various projects
  • Coordinate conference abstracts and presentations
  • Work collaboratively with research team to identify, pursue and prepare supplementary research grant funding opportunities

Financial Management (20% of time)

  • Monitor grant funds and overall project budgets
  • Contribute to overall financial planning for projects
  • Assist with developing and maintaining budgets and financial reporting

Human Resources Support (20% of time)

  • Manage recruitment and hiring of research team members at the direction of the PD
  • Participate in strategic Human Resources (HR) planning, including position development, candidate interviews, and contract development
  • Manage confidential HR information, including preparation of performance reviews of other team members

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications

  • Master’s degree, preferably in a related field, or Bachelor’s degree, and;
  • Experience managing large and complex projects, preferably in a research environment.
  • Lived experience in an Indigenous community and/or substantial cultural competencies with lived experience of engaging in and maintaining intercultural affiliations

Knowledge requirements include:

  • Project management best practices
  • Budget development
  • Content management systems and database experience
  • Report writing
  • Knowledge and awareness of Indigenous Language Revitalization practices and movement
  • Basic understanding of conducting research in Education or a related field

Competency requirements include:

  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills
  • Relatively autonomous, organized professional with accuracy and attention to details
  • Superior time management skills; ability to work under time pressure and changing priorities
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency using Microsoft Office software
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate clearly and effectively in-person, by phone and video conference; leading meeting coordination; managing high-level communication among the project research team and partners; using tact, diplomacy, and flexibility in dealing with Project Director, Co-PIs, research staff, partners and contractors
  • Excellent written and other communication skills including writing and/or editing documents; managing communication plan (e.g. website, social media presence etc.)
  • Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with all stakeholders; ability to approach conflict in a productive way
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment; recognize when to take initiative and when to seek guidance

Assets or Preferences:

  • Familiarity with university/academic systems and procedures
  • Familiarity with grant or foundation funding agencies, and SSHRC specific experience
  • Understanding of university research environments
  • Experience with research ethics, research proposal development, project implementation, as well as direct research experience, including data collection, analysis, and research writing
  • Functional knowledge of regulations relating to the conduct of research

Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to Indigenous Peoples. To qualify for preferential consideration, candidates must self-identify in their cover letter.

Please submit one a page cover letter and CV and cover letter to:

Marleen Willems, Language Research Assistant

Department of Indigenous Education | University of Victoria |