Project Manager – Canadian Housing Evidence Collaborative (CHEC)

Project Manager – Canadian Housing Evidence Collaborative (CHEC)

The Canadian Housing Evidence Collaborative (CHEC) is the hub of the new national Collaborative Housing Research Network, funded by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Based at McMaster University in Hamilton, CHEC is responsible for the Network’s knowledge mobilization and capacity-building: It will broker meaningful collaboration, strengthen housing research capacity and work to ensure that research undertaken within the Network impacts policy and programs.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Project Manager will work closely with CHEC’s advisory bodies, working groups and partner organizations to coordinate all aspects of the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Network’s knowledge mobilization and research capacity building plans.

The successful applicant will have a Master’s degree in a relevant field of study, including sociology, economics, political science, geography, urban planning, history, public administration, public policy, anthropology, or other relevant discipline. Knowledge and skills desired include:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience leading academic research and/or knowledge mobilization initiatives
  • Well-developed understanding of knowledge mobilization practices and principles to achieve academic research impact with policy and practice partners
  • Experience managing relationships with government, industry and not-for-profit stakeholders
  • Highly developed strategic acumen, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of the housing policy sector is an asset, including the roles of various levels of government, the not-for-profit sector and the private sector

The appointment runs until March 2025 with extension possible, contingent on funding. The salary range is $72686.00 – $109028.00, subject to qualifications and experience. The position is advertised as full-time, but for highly qualified applicants we would consider a 0.8 FTE appointment. This position will begin as a home-based position, subject to McMaster’s policies regarding remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please submit your cover letter and CV through the McMaster Careers website by November 19, 2020. (Job ID 34906, Job title Project Manager, CHEC).