The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) is looking for a Work Stream Manager, Entrepreneurship Policy to lead our work mapping entrepreneurship, start-up and scale-up activity across Canada to better understand the areas of growth and opportunity.
You will help inform thoughtful public policies that will enable Canadian entrepreneurs and their firms—from different sizes, regions, and sectors—to harness opportunities, better understand barriers, and tools and resources they need to succeed.
As a Work Stream Manager, you will oversee the Brookfield Institute’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Work Stream in consultation with the Director of Policy and Research, designing and executing a work stream strategy. You will develop, engage and maintain strategic local, national and international partnerships, and develop networks with government, industry and community partners to explore, secure and deliver new projects and collaboratively advance work stream impact goals. You will also represent BII+E at key events, conferences and media.
You are an extraordinary project manager and people manager, and will oversee and monitor a portfolio of high-profile Brookfield Institute projects, from project scoping to implementation anddelivery. Your contribution and expertise will range from research, data analysis, and writing for some projects within the work stream, and communication of project findings to external audiences (e.g., through opinion editorials and conference presentations). As a people manager, you will mentor your team while conducting post-project reviews, and identifying opportunities for learning and continuous improvement.
This position reports directly to the Director of Policy and Research, and oversees a portfolio of projects for their work stream, including playing the role of internal advisor and reviewer to support project team members delivering the projects. This position, in collaboration with the Director of People and Culture, will coordinate the resourcing of project delivery staff on major projects.
You will be responsible for the short and long-range strategic planning of the Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Work Stream, developing research questions, impact goals, a stakeholder engagement plan, a portfolio of projects, and the articulation of potential client-facing service offerings for a specific work stream. You will skillfully implement the work stream strategy, with minimal supervision, looking ahead to identify emerging opportunities, and making recommendations on strategic alignment, product quality, team capacity building, risk management, fiscal implications and issues resolution to ensure the successful planning and execution of key projects.
You will work hand in hand with our Business Development team, to develop, manage and maintain ongoing partnerships, relationships and communication with key work stream stakeholders, and obtain project-based funding.
If you are interested, please apply directly through Ryerson’s website, with a resume, cover letter and items in your portfolio you wish to share (public articles, media appearances, etc..).
The deadline to submit your application will be June 8, 2020.