Manager, Research + Strategy


We are seeking an experienced, well organized and dynamic individual (with a sense of humor) who is interested in becoming a part of the team that is going to move the needle on women’s health.

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May 21, 2019

Join Our Team

You may be wondering why we are hiring. BC Women’s Hospital Foundation is on the precipice of changing the tide on women’s health.  We believe that healthy women are essential to creating and maintaining healthy families and communities.  We know we have Hospital Foundation in our name but don’t be fooled, we are far more than an entity that raises money for capital and equipment needs.  We are committed in our tireless pursuit of advocating for a holistic approach to women’s health.

This position is one of a handful of new opportunities that we have created to ensure there is an equitable investment in women’s health.

Manager, Research + Strategy (8 Month Maternity Leave Contract)

We are seeking an experienced, well organized and dynamic individual (with a sense of humor) who is interested in becoming a part of the team that is going to move the needle on women’s health. Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, the Manager, Research + Strategy oversees education + awareness projects and supports internal strategic projects for the Foundation. As required, the Manager, Research + Strategy will also assist in matters relating to the CEO office.

Specific Accountabilities

Education + awareness and advocacy projects

  • Oversee and manage education + awareness and self-advocacy projects for the Foundation including the development of research reports, research collateral and other assets.
  • Ensure all research is completed to research-grade standards to prevent any reputational risk to the Foundation
  • Work closely with our partners to identify upcoming research that can be leveraged to raise awareness of women’s health
  • Manage budgets for education + awareness and self-advocacy projects

Securing investment

  • Work closely with the Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Executive Officer in identifying and securing investment for education, awareness + self-advocacy projects from pillar partners and sponsors.
  • Relationship manage pillar partnerships and sponsorships to ensure investments and impact are maximized for all parties
  • Work closely with the Senior Director of Communications and the Chief Executive Officer to support funding from federal and provincial governments

Internal strategy

  • Maintain the performance measurement framework for the Foundation
  • Drive a culture of data collection within and across teams
  • Support in the execution of strategic projects alongside senior leaders
  • Support in projects related to the Chief Executive Office and Board


Education and Experience

A postgraduate degree in a related field or diploma in Health or a related field with at least 5 years’ experience leading research projects and supporting strategic initiatives.

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong experience in the health/healthcare research field with a clear appreciation for research techniques and process.
  • Experience in proposal writing/funding requests
  • Highly motivated with a proven track record of success in executing research projects
  • Strong data-collection and management skills and appreciation for different sources and types of data in research + strategy.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, particularly as it relates to research and knowledge translation
  • Experience working in a complex, dynamic and demanding work environment
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational and administrative skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and self-motivation and, at the same time, work effectively in a team environment
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with people at all levels, internal and external to the organization
  • Ability to work under pressure and produce high quality work to deadline while maintaining composure

Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until a successful candidate is placed. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: