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Associate Director for Education and Administration

The Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP), located at the University of Waterloo, aims to improve the care of persons affected by Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias through innovations in research,

education and trainin . MAREP works closely with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, six innovative long-term care facilities, community agencies, and researchers to bridge research, practice and policy. MAREP is funded through charitable donations, research grants, and our member innovation centres.

The successful candidate will work with an Advisory Committee, the Associate Director of Research, as well as our community and university partners to help MAREP maintain its record of excellence and propel us to national and international recognition. You will provide leadership for a group of highly skilled and motivated staff and students. The Associate Director for Education and Administration and the Associate Director for Research are the senior staff members at MAREP and report to the Director of the Centre for Applied Health Research.

You require acumen for building collaborations between policy makers, care providers, consumer advocates, and researchers. A gifted communicator, you have at least five years experience in the field of long-term care. Considerable understanding of the needs and care of persons with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia is vital. The successful candidate will also have experience in supervising staff and providing administrative leadership (especially in budgeting and operational planning). You are comfortable speaking to large groups, facilitating meetings, working with the media, and giving individual professional consultations. A demonstrated ability to create structured, evidence-based educational and training resources is critical. A Master's degree in nursing or a related field is required; a Ph.D would be an asset. The ability to communicate in French and English would also be viewed favourably.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to influence policy and practice related to the quality care of persons with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. You will have regular contact with senior policy advisors and care providers. You will work at the University of Waterloo, one of Canada's premier centres of research and higher education. Suitable candidates may be given an academic appointment. We offer a competitive salary and an extensive benefit and pension program. The Region of Waterloo offers an outstanding quality of life with quality, affordable housing, day care, as well as a wide range of outstanding recreational, cultural and educational


For more information contact:

Dr. Paul McDonald, Chair, Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program and,

Director of the Centre for Applied Health Research, LHI 1632

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1

Telephone: (519) 888-4567, extension 5839


Qualified candidates are invited to submit a r