Manager, Centre for Innovative Media

NAIT - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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NOTE: This is a three-year temporary position with a possibility of extension.

NOTE: Open until suitable candidate found

Industry Solutions seeks to create various avenues that support industry collaboration in order to improve productivity and competitiveness of businesses and whole industries in Alberta and beyond. We do this by partnering with individual companies, industry associations and government to deliver deployable solutions to problems identified by businesses and industries as being critical for their future.

The Centre for Innovative Media (CIM) enables industry clients to compete more effectively within an increasingly digital marketplace. CIM supports Albertan companies in the development of software and digital content innovations to solve the problems these businesses have identified as being most important to their continued success. Applications of these digital solutions include effective workforce training using virtual / augmented reality, capturing and analyzing data, and building simulations for digital twinning. CIM also works with industry partners to support clients’ understanding of the ways in which innovative software solutions may transform their operations. Our team works with these partners to develop the digital tools and content they require to bridge the gaps between their current capabilities and what they need in the future.

Traditional resource-based industries have been slow to adopt digital innovation in support of their operations and are not capitalizing on increased productivity that comes with digital media. Our goal is assisting Albertan companies to compete globally. CIM provides an unbiased platform for technology testing and validation in an effort to support digital technology adoption across all sectors of Alberta’s economy.

Reporting to the Director - Research Operations, the Centre Manager will be primarily responsible for supporting the project execution and delivery on industry client projects. As a member of the management team at NAIT Industry Solutions, the Centre Manager will use subject matter expertise to lead and facilitate operational excellence in the delivery of applied research solutions. The Manager will build a multidisciplinary environment where research and technical leads can deliver product development and validation testing solutions to industry. The Manager will also contribute towards development and implementation of operational policies and procedures with the aim to improve quality, productivity and efficiency of project teams.

Responsibilities include:
Directly responsible for the day-to-day management of the Centre including: financial, HR, project/portfolio management, funder reporting, project proposal development and safety related matters
Build strong, result-oriented teams and support direct reports in solution delivery, professional growth and development
Secure and deploy resources effectively and efficiently
Ensure projects are structured appropriately with milestones and timelines that are reported against on a routine basis and to troubleshoot issues independently; this includes budget preparation and monitoring
Know the most efficient and effective processes to get things done with a focus on continuous improvement
Build strong customer (internal & external) relationships and support delivery of customer-centric solutions
Support Industry Solutions Business Development Team with new client acquisition & customer relations
Represent the Centre and Industry Solutions on multi-stakeholder committees as needed

Skills & Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to navigate the funding environment available to post-secondary institutions
Demonstrated experience of leading a team of subject matter experts
Experience in customer and business development activities will be considered an asset

Qualifications:
Relevant degree or diploma in a STEM field
Minimum 5 years relevant experience in project and project portfolio development and delivery

Remuneration: $ 3,182.94 - $ 4,217.00 bi-weekly with a comprehensive benefit package.

Thank you for your application however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from World Education Services or the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) - http://work.alberta.ca/immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.html