We Are Hiring!
The IICSI, seeks a part-time Community Engagement Officer, Partners & Research.
The duties of the C-E Officer can be divided into four major areas: Community Partnership & Liaison activities, Research Management, Grant Writing/Development, and Experiential Learning and Internship Coordination. The work involves participating in a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary project and requires that the C-E Officer work effectively and collaboratively in a rigorous and emerging field of inquiry.
The C-E Officer will be directly responsible for the partnered and community engagement components of numerous student research assistantships and internships. Experiential Learning and Internship coordination includes working closely with students and faculty in the new graduate MA and PhD programs in Critical Studies in Improvisation to assign research tasks as well as coordinate community placements and internships for the new graduate program; monitor and provide feedback consistently throughout the research and internship process.
The C-E Officer will work collaboratively with the Director and Project Manager to identify and pursue avenues for future project activity, including grant applications, and will work in partnership with other team members on large-scale grant applications, proposing new project initiatives and partnerships. The C-E Officer may also be responsible for independently pursuing smaller-scale funding for stand-alone research, research-creation, and community engagement projects and events, as appropriate, particularly in support of other IICSI sites.
Requirements of the position include: Master’s degree in a related discipline and two (2) years relevant experience; a strong background in academic research and publication – including experience and familiarity with community-engaged partnered scholarship. Given the broad scope of the Institute, the C-E Officer must be able to communicate effectively in a variety of media to foster productive and collegial relationships with community partners, students, staff, and high profile researchers located at over 20 international institutions, who represent a broad range of knowledges and interests. The C-E Officer must be able to work across media, finding creative ways to communicate research findings – and to generate dialogue – in varying forms and contexts, and working to create accessible points of access for a broad audience of academics, non-academics, creative practitioners and many other community members. Strong interpersonal skills, particularly an ability to deal productively and courteously with people in varied positions, in many different contexts (academic, professional, community members and organizations, etc.); Word processing, Outlook365; Interest in (and knowledge of) contemporary improvised music; fluency in written French would be an asset
Applications are due January 7th, 2019. The closing date to apply has been extended to midnight on January 9, 2019!
Visit the University of Guelph website for the full job posting, requirements and instructions on how to apply.