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Project Manager, Canadian Dental Association

Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline January 17, 2011

One year term
Job type: Temporary – Full-time
Department: Knowledge Networks

The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) is the national voice for dentistry, dedicated to the advancement and leadership of a unified profession and to the promotion of optimal oral health, an essential component of general health.

Project Outline

The Canadian Dental Association has been engaged by the Dentistry Canada Fund (DCF) to develop an “electronic library”.  The e-library will be a collection of documents that answer specific issues based on literature reviews and scholarly interpretation. The goal is to have 100 such articles prepared in 2011.

CDA requires a project manager to plan, execute, and finalize the project according to established deadlines and within the project budget.

The Project Manager will:

  • Work with CDA staff dentists and CDA stakeholders to generate a list of the top 100 priority clinical questions that Canadian dentists needs answers for
  • Refine these questions so that they can be answered clearly and succinctly using the principles of evidence-based dentistry
  • Identify best evidence material for answering these focused questions
  • Work with CDA staff dentists to generate succinct draft responses to these clinical question
  • Using Wiki applications, work with the JCDA Community of Expertise to refine these succinct responses to these clinical questions
  • Work with the JCDA team to finalize and publish the clinical responses to these clinical questions
  • Work with the editor in chief to secure permissions from the copyright holders of the reference materials for the clinical answers to be posted on
  • Identify the next 100 priority questions that will require answers


  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
  • Create and execute project work plan and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Define project success criteria
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
  • Manage project budget.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with stakeholders
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change
  • Identify any business relationships vital to the success of the project
  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Masters degree in one of the following:  Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Library & Information Studies/Science (MLIS), Master of Information Studies (MLSt)
  • Experience in the health science sector or completion of a health sciences information/librarianship course
  • Advanced online search skills (including PubMed/MEDLINE and/or Ovid MEDLINE)
  • Familiarity with Inmagic CS/Textworks or DB/Textworks
  • Knowledge of evidence-based medicine, health information management, and research methodology
  • Aptitude to discern between high quality information and poor quality information
  • Principles of knowledge translation and adult education
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Polished communication skills and the ability to relate to health care professionals
  • Advanced writing and editing skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple project components at the same time
  • Solid organizational skills

Application Deadline: January 17, 2011

How to apply: Send resume with salary expectations in confidence to