Associate Director


Employment Opportunity #154-19.20

The University of New Brunswick Fredericton welcomes applications for the position of Associate Director with the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre. This is a continuing full-time (36.25 hours per week) position with the PTSU employee group. The position is funded by the external monies with a salary range of $58,007 - $75,408 per annum.

The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) fosters collaborative, action-oriented research on family violence and violence against women and children. The Associate Director works collaboratively with the Director and is responsible for community partnerships and operations. The MMFC has a board of directors and its staff work closely with the staff and board of directors of the Fergusson Foundation. 

Position summary:

  • Foster community involvement in the research of the MMFC through memberships on research teams and projects, participation on community and government committees, and attendance at family violence related events, workshops, conferences, and training opportunities. 
  • Oversee MMFC operations including budgeting, funding applications, communications and student supervision. 
  • Take part in knowledge transfer activities to community, government and other stakeholders. 
  • Frequent public presentations. 
  • Coordinate the delivery of professional development training programs (in person and via webinar) to current partners (police, social workers, and cosmetologists). The incumbent will work to extend the training programs to other professional groups based on MMFC Strategic Priorities. 


  • Master's degree or equivalent in a social service- related discipline (social work, education, family studies, criminology, etc.)
  • Familiarity with university research processes and family violence stakeholders in a provincial context along with demonstrated networking ability and the capacity to liaise with community partners. 
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated initiative and time management skills.
  • Strong computer skills and experience using Microsoft Office and other software packages.
  • Bilingual (English/French) oral and written is required. 


Closing date for applications is March 10, 2020 4:30PM. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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