|Organization Name||Job Categories||Position Type||Region and Location(s)||Career Level||Salary||Ad Online Since||Application Deadline|
|The Institute of Public Administration of Canada||Full Time||Executive (Dept. head, director)||90000100000CAD$90,000 - 100,000||2019-06-11||2019-07-05|
As a leading Canadian organization concerned with the advancement of the theory and practice of public administration, IPAC is currently seeking a dynamic individual to take on the permanent, full time role of Director of Research & Outreach. The Director of Research and Outreach contributes to the overall success of the organization by aligning the activities of the Research and Outreach unit to the strategic vision of the Institute. They have a strong strategic focus and the ability to manage internal resources and external stakeholders/partners by creating mutually beneficial relationships.
This position is responsible for developing and implementing IPAC’s research strategy, maintaining and enhancing the value proposition of its knowledge creation and diffusion approach. The successful candidate should have a publication record relevant to the IPAC mandate and, ideally, experience in managing a publication focused on public administration practitioners.
A self-starter and team player, the Director of Research and Outreach is comfortable and experienced in building bridges among diverse communities and stakeholders and in innovating organizational processes.
The position of Director of Research and Outreach is a dynamic and evolving one, which will best suit a candidate with the ability to multitask and the propensity to anticipate and respond rapidly to emerging priorities in the public management space. Its duties broadly fall within four areas: management, research, outreach, and direct delivery of IPAC’s programs. The position includes domestic and international travel as required by the Director’s duties.
A post-graduate degree in political science, public administration, or a related field is a decided asset. The candidate should have an excellent extant network within the Public Administration/Public Policy academic community and should have several years’ experience working in the public sector, ideally in an advisory role on public policy and/or public administration. They should demonstrate an understanding of the activities and priorities of a membership-based organization like IPAC.
The successful candidate should have expertise in knowledge creation and thought leadership, ideally with a focus on public management knowledge that is relevant to public servants. Their publication record should be appropriate to their career stage.
The ability to work in both official languages is an asset.
The position will require an innovative thinker who can will thrive in communicating, maintaining and developing relationships with multiple stakeholders and be comfortable in interacting strategically with senior executives. The incumbent is entrusted with considerable latitude in the delivery of the strategic goals of the Institute as part of a team and so an approach that focuses on being detail oriented and sensitive to various perspectives is fundamental.
The Director of Research and Outreach is directly accountable to the CEO of the Institute and has broad collegial accountability with the other members of the management team. Furthermore, the position is accountable to various stakeholders such as the IPAC Regional Groups, private sector partners, and CAPPA.
For more information about our organization, please visit the website www.ipac.ca .
Salary commensurate with experience and we offer a generous benefit package.
We thank you for your interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.