Project Manager, Technology Cybersecurity & Democracy Program

Ryerson University - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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About Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we’re working towards a people first culture and we're proud to have been selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers and one of Greater Toronto's Top Employer for 2015, 2016, and 2017. To learn more about our work environment and innovative educational environment, visit, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR, and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

About the Ryerson Leadership Lab

The Ryerson Leadership Lab is an action-oriented thinktank based at Ryerson University in Toronto. We develop leaders & solutions to make progress on our most pressing civic challenges. Through leadership development, civic convening, and policy and research activation, we are building a new generation of skilled and adaptive leaders and changemakers, at all ages and stages, to build a more trustworthy, inclusive society. To learn more about the Ryerson Leadership Lab, visit, @RULeadLab on twitter, ruleadlab on instagram and @RULeadLab on facebook.

The Opportunity

The Project Manager, Technology, Cybersecurity and Democracy Program manages and oversees policy and research projects related to the technology, cybersecurity and democracy program of the Ryerson Leadership Lab’s policy activation work.The Project Manager plans, executes and implements all aspects of a project within agreed budget, specifications and timelines, and manages client-team relationships, from development to implementation stage. They also develop new project proposals, as required.


  • Project research and management
  • Knowledge transition and stakeholder relations
  • Manages project operations
  • Manages and leads staff.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Successful completion of a post-secondary degree, preferably in public policy, economics, political science or fields related to the intersection of technology, democracy and cybersecurity. Masters Degree and/or PhD is an asset.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a project leadership role in a related field including past public policy and/or public policy research, ideally in areas related to policies existing at the intersection of technology, democracy and cybersecurity, convening stakeholders and organizing research projects, and communicating policy findings to public audiences.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered such as a Masters Degree and a minimum of 4 years of experience or a PhD and a minimum of 3 years of experience.
  • Experience in project management including financial management skills, including specific training or certification.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to build and motivate teams , and inspire members to innovate while performing on budget and on schedule.
  • Excellent presentation skills, with the ability to deliver engaging and informative presentations that clearly explain technical information to non-technical audiences and clients.
  • Strong financial and business management skills, with the ability to draft budget proposals, forecast expenses and monitor relevant research and contract accounts;
  • Effective oral and written communications, to facilitate client and team meetings and project reporting.
  • Strong marketing, event management and relationship-building skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage change.
  • Demonstrated commitment to client service and strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.

Additional details

Position #: 20003245

Reports to: Director of Policy and Research, Ryerson Leadership Lab

Vacancy type: TERM

Employee Group: MAC

Start date: ASAP

End date: April 30, 2021

Hours of work: 36.25 hours per week

Grade: C42

Salary Scale: $64,744 - $103,421 (Hiring Salary Range: $75,000 - $90,000)

We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to Tracey King, Aboriginal HR Consultant for support during the selection process.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.

Applications will only be accepted online through Ryerson's career site. (

Reference ID: 12341

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary