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Senior Manager, Programs

The Chapman Group - 4 Jobs
Fredericton, NB
Temps plein - permanent
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Posted 33 days ago

The Chapman Group is happy to support one of our amazing clients, ResearchNB, in their search for a Senior Manager of Programs.

About the organization:
At ResearchNB, we empower innovation in New Brunswick. We foster collaboration, offer funding, and provide resources to drive impactful research across sectors. Join us to fuel economic growth, transform ideas into reality, and shape the future through research and innovation. With our vibrant network and diverse opportunities, you can unleash your potential, make a lasting impact, and contribute to the advancement of New Brunswick as a global innovation leader. Together, let's redefine what's possible with ResearchNB.

Overview of the position:
The Senior Manager of Programs is responsible for assisting the research community in research initiatives that will ultimately benefit the people of New Brunswick. Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Senior Manager of Programs is responsible for overseeing all Research Funding Programs and Grants Competitions relevant to the organization including ongoing program development and management; preparation of competition guidelines and related documents; the peer review process; support for the Peer Review Committees; program evaluation; and managing the funding budget.

What we offer:
As an employee of ResearchNB, in addition to the opportunity to directly influence and support the economic development of our beautiful province, you can expect:

  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits.
  • Employer contributions to an RRSP of your choice.
  • Employer supported health and wellness initiatives.
  • Hybrid work environment with physical office locations in Fredericton, Moncton, and Saint John.
  • Flexible work schedules to support employee's work/life balance.
  • And so much more!


Key responsibilities:

  • Oversee competitions for all grant funding programs of the organization.
  • Manage applications from the submission stage to peer review, as needed.
  • Engage with researchers and oversee the process for submission of all reports, requests, and other such decisions as they relate to funds awarded.
  • Supervise comprehensive evaluations, progress reports, and budgets.
  • Act as a key liaison and work collaboratively with academia and provincial research institutions to support access to research funding programs.
  • Contribute to program evaluation, program design and development of new funding programs that best reflect the needs of the New Brunswick research community.
  • Represent the organization at events, deliver presentations, and network with key stakeholders to build long-term relationships that advance research funding in New Brunswick.
  • Collaborate with other departments to explore opportunities for innovative funding partnerships and to promote research in New Brunswick across social and digital media platforms.



  • Our ideal candidate would possess the following combination of skills, abilities, and experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in a health, sciences, research, business administration, or a related field; advanced degree would be considered an asset.
  • Previous experience in or knowledge of health, research, or a related industry would be considered an asset.
  • Strong project and task coordination/management skills.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills and ability to build lasting relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Strategic-thinking skills and innovative and collaborative management style.
  • Good leadership and communication skills.
  • Ability to deliver impactful presentations and represent the organization at events.
  • Bilingualism in French and English an asset
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