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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Job Posting Millenium Research Project

Employment Opportunity

Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation

Pilot Project Manager, Millennium Research Program

The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for the position of Pilot Project Manager within the Foundation's Millennium Research Program.

Reporting to the Director of Research and Program Development, the Manager's primary responsibility is to manage, in conjunction with outside partners and contractors, a new four-year policy research experiment designed to evaluate programs intended to improve access to post-secondary education for Aboriginal youth in Manitoba, and to ensure consistent, timely and cost effective implementation of this experiment. The Manager will also work with the other pilot project managers to achieve the Foundation's objectives of evaluating the relative effectiveness and efficiency of different types of early interventions intended to encourage greater participation in post-secondary education among selected groups of students.

In order to be considered, candidates should have:

§ knowledge of the main issues relating to Aboriginal education in Canada, especially at the secondary and post-secondary level;

§ familiarity with social sciences methods, including knowledge of statistical analytical tools and techniques and protocols for conducting research experiments;

§ experience in forging and managing partnerships

§ knowledge of the policies and practices for public tendering and project management;

§ strong oral and written communication skills to prepare complex reports, make presentations, and guide and persuade partners, contractors academics, government officials, volunteers and agencies involved in post-secondary education programs.

The position requires fluency in English at a level appropriate for senior-level business, government and academic exchanges and some knowledge of French. Knowledge of an Aboriginal language is an asset.

Candidates should be predisposed to working independently and showing initiative while at the same time working cooperatively within a small team and being sensitive to the needs of the project partners.

The Manager is based in the Foundation's office in Montreal but will be required from time to time to travel to project sites in Manitoba.

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.

The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation is a private, independent organization created by an Act of Parliament in 1998. It distributes $300 million in the form of bursaries and scholarships each year throughout Canada.

The Millennium Research Program was launched in 2001 to assist the Foundation in carrying out its mandate to improve access to post-secondary education and provide students with the educational opportunities they need to prepare themselves for the future. The Research Program advances the study of barriers to post-secondary education and the impact of policies and programs designed to alleviate them. It ensures that policy-making and public discussion about opportunities in higher education in Canada can be informed by rigorous analysis and empirical evidence.

For more information, visit the Foundation's Web site, www.millenniumscholarships.ca.

Letters of application, including curriculum vitae and the names of three references, should be sent by mail or fax to:
Dr. Andrew Parkin
Director, Research and Program Development
Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
1000 Sherbrooke West, Suite 800
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 3R2

Tel.: (514) 284-7239 / 1-877-786-3999
Fax : (514) 985-5987

Applications by email will not be accepted.

The position is currently open and the Foundation wishes to fill it by May 1, 2005.

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