BC SUPPORT Unit seeking executive director

23 September 2015

The BC SUPPORT Unit is seeking a full-time executive director to carry it from the end of its start-up phase into full operations.

If you or those you know are interested in learning more about this position, a job ad has been posted on the BC SUPPORT Unit’s website and with several job search engines. Applications will be accepted until October 16, 2015.

Read the job description


From the job description:

“The Executive Director will hire, supervise and mentor staff to work as a team on the development and implementation of an operating plan and budget for the unit, based on the CIHR-approved business plan. A key responsibility is collaborating with partners to plan services and operations for the unit’s provincial office, regional centres and methods clusters; this includes the successful negotiation of agreements and evaluation frameworks.

Externally, the ED will represent the unit on committees and at conferences and meetings within BC and nationally, including with CIHR and other SUPPORT Units. Stakeholder relations between the unit and researchers, policy makers, patients, patient organizations, funders and providers as well as the private sector will be a major component of the role.” 

The BC SUPPORT Unit is a multi-partner organization currently in its start-up phase preparing to support, streamline and increase patient-oriented research in BC. After the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has approved the unit’s business plan, it will be able to begin full operations. The unit submitted a revised business plan to CIHR at the end of July, and last week a delegation made a presentation about the revisions to the CIHR international adjudication panel that is reviewing the plan.

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