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Manager, Innovation Ecosystems

Reference number: WCO21J-020990-000098
Selection process number: 21-WCO-EA-EDM-740
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Edmonton (Alberta)
CO-03 - Manager, Innovation Ecosystems
$98,709 to $124,924

Closing date: 6 August 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

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Unique Leadership Opportunity! Are you strategic, results-oriented and a great team leader who understands how to build innovation ecosystems that support businesses? If so, then Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) wants you. WD is looking an exceptional person to join Alberta Region as the Manager, Innovation Ecosystems

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the process, please contact Nathaniel Harrigan by email at nathaniel.harrigan@canada.ca. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Duties

About the role:
We are looking for a leader who will work with a dynamic team to support partners and innovators in strengthening the innovation ecosystem in Alberta, with a focus on the northern half of the province. The Manager, Innovation Ecosystems will lead a team that works to grow priority economic sectors and develops and implements funding programs that support business innovation, economic development and diversification in Alberta. Priority sectors include clean technology, life sciences, digital industries, agriculture value-added, and advanced manufacturing.

WD’s funding programs aim to create, grow, and nurture inclusive regional ecosystems that support business needs throughout the innovation continuum, and foster an entrepreneurial environment that is innovative and supports economic growth and competitiveness.

Work environment

WD is one of Alberta’s best employers because of its support for employees, innovative workplace and ability to make a difference in the lives of Western Canadians. We are driven to be the best at what we do. We hire top talent and provide an employment experience that brings out the best in people. We are motivated by achieving great results for Canadians.

Why Choose WD:
• Work with amazing people who support each other
• Meaningful work that makes a difference to the country
• Excellent compensation package
• Flexible work arrangements
• Modern work tools and technology
Western Economic Diversification Canada has a wide-ranging mandate for economic development, diversification and advocacy of Western Canadian interests in national economic policy making. WD’s vision is to be a leader in creating a more diversified western Canadian economy that has strong competitive and innovative businesses and communities.

Intent of the process

The indent is to fill one indeterminate (permanent) full-time vacancy.

A pool of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions at this group and level. This process may be used for various positions and tenures, various locations, security requirements, language requirements and conditions of employment.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Education:
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization such as commerce, business administration, economics, accounting, finance or other specialty relevant to the position.

At the manager’s discretion, an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience, may serve as an alternative to meet the education standard.

Degree equivalency

Experience:
• Significant experience building successful organizations or successful initiatives that support business innovation or economic development.

• Significant experience preparing, assessing or managing complex funding proposals or projects.

• Experience in program delivery.

• Experience analyzing complex economic development programs or issues, including preparing briefing materials and providing strategic advice to senior management.

• Experience providing client service to internal and/or external clients.

*Significant experience is defined as having the depth and breadth of experience that would normally be acquired with the performance of full time duties for a period of three years or more.
**Complex issues are defined as issues that are ambiguous, poorly defined, and require input, expertise, and analysis from multiple sectors, organizations, or disciplines.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge:
• Knowledge of the models and principles for building successful business innovation ecosystems.
• Knowledge of Alberta’s business innovation ecosystem.

Key leadership competencies
• Create vision/strategy
• Mobilize people
• Uphold integrity/respect
• Collaborate with partners/stakeholders
• Promote innovation
• Achieve results
• Excellent (Oral & Written) Communicator

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS:
• Education:Post-Graduate education in a field relevant to the position

Degree equivalency

Experience:
• Public sector experience delivering economic development funding programs.

• Experience managing financial and human resources.

• Recent experience (within the last three years) working with stakeholders to develop Alberta’s innovation ecosystem.

• Depth, breadth and scope of experience in any one or combination of the experience requirements.

Organizational Needs:
• In support of achieving a diverse workforce, consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women.

Operational Requirements:
• Willingness to work overtime when required.
• Willingness to travel occasionally

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

TIPS FOR APPLICANTS: When answering the screening questions ensure that you provide complete and thorough details of your experience. Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. Applicants MUST check their email accounts frequently as there may be a deadline for responses. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

Depending on the number of applicants, the needs and/or Human Resources plans, volume management strategies such as random selection, top-down approach and/or establishing cut-off scores to determine who will continue in the staffing process, MAY BE USED for the purpose of managing applications
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Preference

Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Nathaniel Harrigan Kristal Allakariallak
nathaniel.harrigan@canada.ca
kristal.allakariallak@canada.ca
Date modified:
2024-02-26