New job Manager, Technology Development in Northwest Territories

Manager, Technology Development

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $106,000 - $127,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Department Information

Aurora College's mission is to demonstrate leadership in the delivery of relevant and meaningful education and research rooted in strong connections to Northern land, tradition, community and people.

Job Information

The Manager, Technology Development is located in Inuvik, NT and reports to the Vice President Research. The Manager, Technology Development oversees the technology, innovation, and energy programs within the Aurora Research Institute and provides support to Aurora College educational programs. The Manager, Technology Development is responsible for a base annual budget of $250,000 and funds from third party projects and revenues (estimated between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 annually) with signing authority up to $25,000.

The Manager, Technology Development provides support for scientist working in the region as well as overseeing the development and implementation of special projects and training opportunities. The incumbent is responsible for providing technology innovation, support, and technical advice to researchers and the Aurora College community (students, instructors, and staff). The Manager is responsible for administration and supervision of 5-8 staff performing budgetary functions, as well as producing a variety of written reports and proposals. The Manager provides direction to the Arts, Crafts, and Technology Micro-manufacturing facility, staff, and operations.

As Manager, Technology Development, the incumbent is responsible for making a significant contribution to the effective operation of the Aurora College by providing a full range of technological programs. The Manager guides the development of new programs in alignment with the Aurora College and Aurora Research Institute strategic plans.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in research and development in both an institutional and community-based setting. Should have firsthand experience in developing and implementing programs/projects
  • Experience in the development of new programs and oversight of existing program areas
  • The incumbent of this position requires a strong knowledge and academic background in engineering and technology innovation
  • The incumbent will be required to design and implement independent projects, therefore requires project development, implementation, and analysis/evaluation skills
  • Experience with instruction
  • Knowledge and comprehension of technological and industrial developments
  • Knowledge of northern economics industry, and technical infrastructure
  • Knowledge of federal, provincial/territorial, and regional research and development initiatives
  • Advanced computer and computer system skills with experience using a variety od programs including databases, spreadsheets, work processors, statistical packages, and desktop publishing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required in order to arrange and facilitate meetings and workshops, establish strategic partnerships, negotiate contracts, prepare budgets, and write technical, academic, and plain language reports
  • Planning and problem-solving skills to conduct a number of operational requirements
  • Knowledge, experience and an understanding of working in a cross-cultural environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required as the incumbent will be working closely with community and territorial organizations in conceiving and managing projects
  • Self-motivated, independent, and innovative with the ability to take on new challenges
  • Ability to adapt to new situations and circumstances
  • Ability to work within restrictive time constraints and short timelines to develop and complete projects

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Completion of a master's or PhD in engineering related field of scientific study with six to eight years related experience working in an area of technology development including three years of experience in research project management and three years successful experience in fundraising for research projects.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 1869
Tel (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

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