Canada West Foundation Head Office, Calgary AB
About the Role
For forty years the Canada West Foundation has been the only independent and non-partisan think tank focused on public policy issues of vital concern to western Canada. As a member of the Foundation’s research team you will lead the development and delivery of a range of public policy research projects. Research topic areas will include issues relating to the intersection between economic, energy, and environmental issues, and a range of other policy areas of critical importance to western Canada and to all Canadians.
Remuneration will be negotiated commensurate upon skills and experience of the successful candidate.
This is a full time position located in Calgary, Alberta. Some travel including across western Canada is required.
Key accountabilities will include:
- Showing creativity and innovation on critical economic, energy and environmental policy issues and trends.
- Working both collaboratively and independently as a member of the research team to formulate evidence based, practical and thoughtful public policy recommendations based on research results.
- Provide mentorship to interns within the team to ensure delivery on high quality project deliverables.
- Communication of research results to drive impact for a variety of audiences including the media, the research community, the business sector, policy-makers and the public both orally and in writing, through authoring major research reports, presentations, blogs, and op-ed articles to a high standard.
- Strong research analysis and critical thinking skills. Relevant tertiary qualifications and work experience in policy research, public policy, economics, social sciences and/or related fields are required.
- A detailed understanding of the key public policy challenges facing western Canada in the Canadian and North American context.
- The ability to manage complex research projects and achieve contract outcomes on time and on budget.
- Strong communication, negotiation, networking and stakeholder management skills.
- Ability to lead projects, work in teams and supervise others.
Applicants should provide:
- Cover letter addressing how you meet the selection criteria (no more than 2 pages in length).
- Resume including education and employment history.
- Two references, including phone and email contact details, who we may contact regarding your application.
- A writing sample (eg; a report, briefing note or article you have written).
Applications should be submitted via email to Human Resources at: email@example.com no later than 5pm Mountain Standard Time on September 6, 2011. Applicants may be asked to provide academic transcripts as part of the selection process. Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted further. All applicants are thanked for their interest in the Canada West Foundation.