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At the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA), we have a culture of innovation, collaboration, transparency, and inclusion that drives our extraordinary team to achieve both personal and organizational goals. We are committed to success by understanding and supporting the needs and goals of each team member. We focus on providing an environment that allows people to grow and offers opportunities for autonomy and team engagement.

As a new team member, you will be welcomed by a group of passionate and talented individuals dedicated to improving the care and quality of life for older adults.

We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion by valuing individual differences and recognizing diversity as a strength to the organization. We are an equal-opportunity employer and committed to the accessibility and human rights of our current and prospective team members.

Our active and engaging social committee finds unique ways to keep us connected in a hybrid working environment that includes team-building days, pop-up social events, and social communication channels.

We hope your career with us is a journey that begins now. See below for a list of current job openings at the RIA.

Current Opportunities

Education Coordinator

The role of the Education Coordinator is to support the implementation and facilitation of various education initiatives at the RIA, for example Living the Dementia Journey, Workplace Mental Health in LTC and the PSW Education Fund. The Education Coordinator engages in training delivery and facilitation, event coordination and administration, participant and partner engagement, and reporting outcomes on educational offerings and progress.

View the Education Coordinator job posting for the full description and application instructions.

Director| Ontario CLRI

The Director, Ontario CLRI will provide strategic and operational leadership to the Ontario CLRI program in partnership with Baycrest and Bruyère. The role will be accountable for the successful implementation of Ontario CLRI at the RIA projects and initiatives, including budget management. As an experienced leader, the Director, Ontario CLRI will guide a team of professionals to enhance the health and well-being of those who live and work in LTC homes across Ontario. This role will establish and maintain strategic partnerships with government funders, key LTC and education partners, and researchers to achieve impact and meet the changing needs of the sector.

View the Director, Ontario CLRI job posting for the full description and application instructions.

Knowledge Mobilization Manager

The Knowledge Mobilization Manager is a self-motivated individual who is able to lead the planning and implementation of knowledge mobilization initiatives from the inception to completion of research projects led by researchers. The Knowledge Mobilization Manager understands and applies best practices in knowledge mobilization to each initiative to support and impact practice and/or policy change. This role will collaborate closely with RIA researchers, communications, evaluation and research team members, external partners, and those with lived experience to support the effective implementation and mobilization of research to improve the quality of life and care of older adults.

View the Knowledge Mobilization Manager job posting for the full description and application instructions.

Manager | Ontario CLRI

The Manager will be responsible for strategic and operational leadership to a project team. The role will be accountable for the successful implementation of a variety of projects that enhance the health and well-being of older adults. As an experienced leader, you will guide a team of professionals to coordinate project activities, engage with partners, identify opportunities for partnerships and funding, and develop evidence-based resources. Additionally, you will be responsible for identifying funding opportunities, and supporting the writing and securing of new funding.

View the Manager, Ontario CLRI job posting for the full description and application instructions.

Manager | Operations

The Manager, Operations will be responsible for providing leadership and management to the organization’s data, technology and facilities infrastructures in support of our organizational goals and in compliance with relevant laws and regulations. As an experienced leader, you will guide a team of professionals to ensure efficient and smooth business operations, identify opportunities for cost-saving and improvement, and mitigate and reduce risks.

View the Manager, Operations job posting for the full description and application instructions.

Project Coordinator

The Project Coordinator supports the coordination and implementation of Ontario CLRI projects and knowledge mobilization activities and provides support to the CLRI team. Support will include project tracking, maintenance of project databases, coordinating meetings, coordination of events, managing project files, supporting evaluation activities and data collection, and working closely with partners in the LTC sector, education sector (i.e., school boards, colleges and universities that train health care workers), and funders.

View the Project Coordinator job posting for the full description and application instructions.

Research Manager

The Research Manager is a self-motivated individual who is able to lead the planning, development and implementation of co-design initiatives from inception to completion. The Research Manager understands and applies best practices in co-design for research, education and practice, bringing together diverse experts in the field and those with lived experience.

View the Research Manager job posting for the full description and application instructions.

Research Scientist

The RIA aims to recruit up to three research scientists in the creation of an interdisciplinary research team with overall competency in a range of research perspectives and methodologies including implementation science, evaluation, quantitative methods and qualitative methods. The team will codevelop and lead research to understand the implementation and impact of the LC program on recruitment and retention of trained personal support workers (PSWs) in LTC, considering individual, organizational and systemic-level barriers and facilitators.

View the Research Scientist job posting for the full description and application instructions.

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