The Laurier Centre for Women in Science (WinS) Project Lead

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Author ahnationtalk
Date August 10, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Salary $58,199 - $72,749 - Annual
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Posting ID : 9746
Apply By : 8/16/2018
Position Title : The Laurier Centre for Women in Science (WinS) Project Lead
Department : WinS
Job Type : Full-time, Limited Term
Campus : Waterloo
Reports To : Director, Laurier Centre for Women in Science
Position Summary : At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here.

As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.

We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as the Laurier Centre for Women in Science (WinS) Project Lead.

The Laurier Centre for Women in Science (WinS) aims to build an inclusive community for women in science through research, communication and action. Our goals are to attract women into science and mathematical/quantitative fields, support and celebrate women’s contributions to science and mathematical social sciences, and address challenges women still face in higher education and careers in science.

Reporting to the Director of WinS, we are seeking a Project Lead to support the operations and research programs of WinS. The successful candidate will support and facilitate research by women, and about women, in science and mathematical social sciences and support the implementation of best-practices for the promotion of women in science at the institutional level.. The Project Lead will work in with WinS members to manage WinS related research projects, from grant development to post award oversight and reporting. The incumbent will support Centre communications by writing content, maintaining the Centre website, contributing to social media initiatives, developing promotional materials and organizing external promotional events. The Project Lead will also play a key role in developing and nurturing relationships with current and potential partners of the Centre and its research programs. The incumbent will support the Centre administration, including financial monitoring, impact and progress reporting, and fundraising and stewardship activities in collaboration with Development and Alumni Relations.

This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo Campus. The incumbent provides subject matter expertise to all campuses, requiring regular interpersonal interactions and collaboration with departments at the Waterloo Campus, the Brantford Campus, the Toronto office and external partners. Special attention is given to ensure equitable service delivery across all locations.

Accountabilities :


  • Work to support and facilitate research by women and about women in science and mathematical social sciences
  • Develop research initiatives to assess and evaluate the current status of women in science, and develop research-based actions and recommendations
  • Work to develop and implement best-practises for the promotion of women in science
  • Mentor and advise student members of WinS to maintain and promote an inclusive science community at Laurier
  • Maintain ongoing collaborations and connections with other institutions while expanding the scope of WinS activities through new projects and collaborations
  • Work in concert with External Relations to communicate the Centre’s activities via different platforms and develop new strategies for raising awareness and engagement for issues of equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM
  • Build and maintain strong connections with stakeholders in academia, industry, government and elsewhere
  • Work with Development and Alumni Relations to identify philanthropic opportunities
  • Work with the Director to process Centre-related financial transactions
  • Facilitate budget planning and approvals, and financial reporting
  • Provide financial oversight, including funding requirements, develop annual budgets
  • Monitor the overall progress of the Centre and make adjustments to work plans, in concert with the Director, as necessary to work toward objectives

Qualifications :

  • Completion of a PhD, with research expertise in the area of equity, diversity and inclusion in STEM
  • Previous experience working with women in science organizations and/or groups that work to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in science
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to translate research into accessible formats and develop actions based on research
  • A minimum of 2 year’s experience developing and leading multidisciplinary projects and collaborations with researchers and institutions focusing on gender studies and inclusion
  • Experience with fundraising and grant applications
  • Highly organized, and proven team player
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize, with strong administrative/project management skills
  • Proficient in the use of computers and associated software
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic environment with minimal supervision
  • Flexibility in identifying and solving problems and tackling new tasks as necessary
  • Skills with data management, research and writing

Grade : EX-G
Salary : $58,199 – $72,749
Please Note : Please submit a cover letter and resume.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Diversity and Equity Office at We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or



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