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Project Coordinator, Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program, UW Schlegel Research Institute for Aging, University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario
Deadline March 31, 2011

Position Description

The Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP), located within the UW Schlegel Research Institute for Aging at the University of Waterloo is seeking a full-time (35 hours/week)
Project Coordinator to join its team for a two-year contract with the potential for renewal for another three years.

General Accountability

The Project Coordinator is accountable to the Director of MAREP. The incumbent is responsible for coordination of all aspects of the development, implementation, and reporting of the Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance Project. The Project Coordinator will take direction from a detailed proposal, and collaborate with the Principal Investigators of the PiDC Alliance toward achieving major project objectives, following a detailed time line and work plan, within a specific budget.

  • Qualifications Required
  • Completion of a Master’s degree in health or social sciences, or another related field
  • Experience and expertise in co-ordinating large scale, multi-site projects, including managing project budgets and preparing progress reports
  • Understanding and experience working in long-term care and/or dementia care would be beneficial
  • Knowledge and experience using participatory action research approaches or community development models, particularly appreciative inquiry or strength-based approaches, and knowledge translation are an asset
  • Strong research skills – The position requires an ability to think critically and analytically, drawing upon a sound basis of health/social science education and experience
  • Demonstrated strong supervisory skills and excellent decision-making, organizational and time management skills – including the ability to manage and adjust multiple priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience and expertise in writing including writing grant proposals, preparing presentations, and manuscript preparation
  • Proven interpersonal, liaison, and coordination skills to actively include partners in the project and communicate clearly and succinctly with investigators, collaborators, staff and other stakeholders from UW and other institutions/organizations, including funding agencies and government and community partners
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly confidential manner
  • Initiative, adaptability, flexibility, good judgement, a creative approach to problem solving and the ability to work proactively with minimal supervision
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

For a detailed job description and to apply for the position, please visit the University of Waterloo Human Resources website at http://www.hr.uwaterloo.ca/mycareer/all_apps.htmland click on the External postings at myCareer@UWaterloo online recruitment system.

Application Deadline Extended to March 31, 2011