Gestionnaire de programme, recherche et développement

POSITION
The Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) has a 12-month contract position for a Program Manager to support BHER’s goals of delivering a national work-integrated learning strategy.

The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, a proven track record of delivering on government-supported projects, and some people management experience. They will also play a key role in showcasing the successes of BHER’s stakeholders in order to generate new relationships and partnerships.
 
As a program manager at BHER, the successful candidate will:

  • Report to BHER’s Chief Research and Development Officer
  • Be part of a dynamic team in a growing organization. 
  • Work on other specific tasks as required to support BHER’s growth and development.

TERM
40 hours per week, with limited weekend and evening requirements. When health regulations allow for it, some travel may be required. 
 
Start date: immediately.


COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Salary range: $65,000 - $80,000 per year
  • Performance bonus may be considered
  • Eligible for benefits after 3 months of employment

 
LOCATION
Virtual to start, but ideally based in Ottawa. Given the current context of the global pandemic, initially the work will be based in the home of the successful applicant (all BHER staff currently work from home).  
 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Project implementation
  • Alongside the team, develop and follow critical paths for projects.
  • Planning and coordinating project management activities, including financial, staffing, and contracting. 
  • Executing evaluation plans, criteria, and evaluation schedules.
  • Developing, evaluating, and prioritizing deliverables and requirements.
  • Planning, directing, and controlling the activities of a project team within scheduled time and cost parameters.
  • Reporting and accountability
  • Monitoring the design, implementation, and operations against established critical paths.
  • Reporting progress of the program on an ongoing basis and at scheduled points.
  • Providing updates on progress and concerns.
  • People management.
  • Overseeing teams and individuals working on separate programs.
  • Meeting with stakeholders and other project leads.
  • Planning and coordinating the activities of program personnel, internal customers, contractors, and other support providers.
  • Determining and obtaining budgetary requirements, composition, roles, responsibilities and terms of reference for the team.
  • Ensuring the executive team and funders are provided with timely and accurate project information and status updates.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A post-secondary credential. PMP certification is an asset.
  • Minimum of four years of relevant experience, including two years acting in a supervisory capacity.
  • Strong relationship management / interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders, clients, and vendors.
  • Experience with business management and responsibility for program budgets including revenue and costs. Experience working with government-funded projects is a strong asset.
  • Comfort working in a start-up environment.
  • Must be able to legally work in Canada.

 
TO APPLY
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter and any necessary disability accommodations to @email, Director, Corporate Services.  Please include names of three references (including contact information). Application deadline is March 8, 2021.

Contrôleur financier, services aux entreprises

POSITION
The Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) has a 12-month position for a financial Controller to support BHER’s broader financial and strategic goals. In this role, you will be the lead finance person within the organization and report to the Director of Corporate Services. You will be responsible for timely financial accounting and financial reporting. You will be responsible for forecasting, audits and budgets.
 
The role will focus on developing and refining internal processes and ensuring BHER is reporting accurate financial information to our funders, members and partners. You will be responsible for membership and grant-based funding as well as all financial processes. Superior organizational skills are required.

The successful candidate will bring 7 years of experience working in progressively senior roles. Experience in the not-for-profit sector, and specifically handling federal government funds, is a strong asset.
 
As a member of the BHER’s Corporate Services team, you will:

  • Report to BHER’s Director of Corporate Services
  • Be part of a dynamic team in a growing organization. 
  • Work on other specific tasks as required to support BHER’s growth and development.

 
TERM
40 hours per week, with limited weekend and evening requirements. When health regulations allow for it, some travel may be required. 
 
Start date: April 2021 preferred.
 
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Salary range: $80,000 to $95,000 per year
  • Performance bonus may be considered
  • 3 weeks vacation
  • Benefit Plan

LOCATION 
BHER’s head office is located in Ottawa. Given the current context, initially the work will be performed remotely (all BHER staff currently work remote.)


CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Managing accounting operations, including:
  • Building systems and processes to ensure payment of invoices and bills
  • Management of payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable, tax returns, and remittances
  • Assembling forecast reports
  • Preparation of EFT and deposits
  • Address requirements of audit each year
  • Reporting functions, including: 
  • Managing regulatory reporting
  • Preparing financial statements, and reconciliations
  • Management of government grant applications, claims, and reports
  • Production of monthly financial statements 
  • Production of monthly cash flow and forecasting
  • Managing relationships with external vendors and direct supporting staff
  • Project management, alongside the Executive team.
  • General operational administration duties, including managing contracts, being involved in special initiatives, facilities management, and management of IT service contracts.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A post-secondary degree in accounting, commerce, or related field. A CPA designation is required;
  • Minimum of seven years experience in an accounting function, including managing complex budgets, with strong attention to detail and follow up;
  • Supreme organizational skills;
  • Solid knowledge of generally acceptable accounting practices, financial systems, and budgets, in a not-for-profit context;
  • Experience managing government funded projects, including budgeting, cost controlling, claim reporting, and other reporting requirements;
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; and
  • Must be able to legally work in Canada.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume, and any necessary disability accommodations to @email. Please include names of three references (including contact information). 

DEADLINE
March 8 2021


About BHER
The Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization bringing together Canada’s largest companies and leading post-secondary institutions. Since 2015, BHER has worked to harness the strengths of Canada’s business and post-secondary education sectors to build opportunities for young Canadians, boost innovation and drive collaboration.

Nous embauchons des stagiaires pour l'été 2021 ! 

POSITION
The Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) is looking for summer interns to support the research, product development and communications of a fast-paced, growing organization. A term between May - September is preferred.

These roles will help build BHER’s robust, evidence-driven picture of the intersection of talent, skills and Canada’s economic future, as well as help communicate our ideas on how Canada can navigate the changing world of work.

As a member of the BHER team, you will work directly with BHER to deliver on our priorities, which may include:

  • research projects;
  • product development; 
  • partner outreach, and/or
  • communications. 

A knack for reading and writing, an understanding of complex policy issues, and a passion for post-secondary education and the future of Canada’s workforce are the most important factors in a successful candidate. 
 
TERM

  • May to September preferred, with some flexibility on overall length;
  • 40 hours per week, with very limited weekend and evening requirements;
  • When health regulations allow for it, some travel may be required.

 
START DATE: May 3, 2021 preferred. 
 
INTERESTS

  • A passion for issues relating to skills, innovation and/or post-secondary education, especially as it relates to diversity, equity and your lived experience;
  • A commitment to boosting access to equitable and inclusive work-integrated learning opportunities; and
  • Interested in a career in public policy, government or the not-for-profit sector.

 
ANTICIPATED AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Note: candidates should focus their application on 1-2 areas of interest.

  • Research: Supports qualitative and/or quantitative research and analysis through analyzing public policies and programs, engaging with the results of research from partner organizations, and doing research on issues related to Canada’s Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) environment.
  • Product and project development: Support BHER’s development of products (i.e., tools, templates, other resources) which will involve research, planning, prototyping, and testing.
  • Partner outreach: Help support BHER’s growth and development, including through research projects, stakeholder outreach, and internal operations. 
  • Communications: Help draft social media, graphics, and presentations (typically in Canva.) Assists in preparation of project information and statistics needed for proposals, presentation materials, and other communication products.

 
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Salary equivalent to about $19.50 per hour, paid twice per month.
  • A key role in a growing organization with a committed focus on employee professional development.

 
LOCATION
Although BHER has two offices located in Ottawa and Toronto, the placement will be remote. You will be provided with the necessary IT equipment as needed.
 
EXPERIENCE

  • Currently enrolled in, or a very recent graduate of, a university, college or polytechnic. Please indicate if you will be receiving course credit or recognition for this work-integrated learning experience.
  • Some work, volunteer, campus or community service experience.
  • Must be able to legally work in Canada.

SKILLS

  • Proven ability to gather, analyze and explain complex information. Familiarity with qualitative analysis methods and software (e.g., NVivo) and/or quantitative analysis methods and software (e.g., SPSS) is a strong asset.
  • Communication skills - especially people skills and a clear writing style.
  • Strong problem solving and critical reasoning skills.
  • Basic understanding of how business, universities and colleges work as organizations.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Computer proficiency, including experience using Google Office Suite products. 
  • Bilingualism (written and spoken) is a strong asset.

 

DEADLINE
March 5, 2021
 

TO APPLY
Interested applicants should submit a one page cover letter, a resume of up to two pages, and any necessary disability accommodations to @email. Applicants should focus their cover letter on 1-2 areas of responsibility. We encourage applicants to relate their professional skills and experiences back to their personal experiences and identities.