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Project Manager-Sepsis Canada & LifTING Training Program


Position summary
Sepsis Canada is a multi-disciplinary network committed to reducing the burden of sepsis for all Canadians through research and education. We are funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in response to a World Health Organization (WHO) resolution identifying sepsis as a global health priority.

The Life-Threatening Illness National Group (LifTING) Health Research Training Program was funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) to train future researchers on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to engage in interdisciplinary, interprofessional, and inclusive research, which will improve the care and outcomes of patients with life-threatening illnesses.

Sepsis Canada and LifTING’s mandates intersect to include the “creation of a single, cohesive training and mentoring program in life-threatening illnesses - including sepsis - research for highly qualified personnel and patient and family partners that spans across the four pillars of health research”. Sepsis Canada and LifTING will accomplish this mandate through the design, implementation, and evaluation of a joint Interdisciplinary training program.
Dr. Patricia Fontela is leading this Sepsis Canada Interdisciplinary Training Program. In addition, she co-leads the LifTING Platform with Drs. Dominique Piquette and Denise Jaworsky. We are seeking a Project Manager to help lead the design, implementation and evaluation of the joint training programs. The Project Manager should be located in the Montreal or Toronto metropolitan area as part of a hybrid in-person and remote work environment. To learn more about the Sepsis Canada and LifTING programs, please visit our website (sepsiscanada.ca), and Twitter or Instagram page (@SepsisCanada).

General Duties
1) Marketing and Learner Selection: Market the training program within the Sepsis Canada Research Network and to the LifTING platform partner organizations. Coordinate receipt and review of incoming learner application packages (approximately 30 packages per year), organization of meetings between selection committee and candidates, organization of internal meetings to select candidates, and communication of selection results to candidates,
2) Curriculum Development and Maintenance: Co-design program curriculum content with lecturers encompassing virtual learning modules and pre-recorded sessions. Upload content onto the Learning Management System (LMS). Coordinate the recording/editing of all pre-recorded lectures. Maintain and refine existing curriculum content,
3) Oversee Learners: Review personalized training programs with learners, develop LMS learning passports for all learners and monitor learner progress monthly. Gather, collate, and assist in delivery of feedback to trainees from lecturers and mentors,
4) Program Evaluation: Gather and collate feedback on training program. Collate and assist in descriptive analysis of indicators of program and trainee performance. Generate progress reports for program as needed,
5) Partnership Building: Identify and liaise with potential training program partners that can contribute to financial sustainability of this program. Potential partners include industry, governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, community, and patient partners’ organizations,
6) Coordinate the Joint Platforms Annual Symposium: Develop symposium program in collaboration with LifTING/Sepsis Canada Trainee Committee and the Sepsis Canada Research Network. Reserve venue, and coordinate travel and accommodation for trainees, mentors and lecturers. Organize food/beverages for the symposium and oversee graduation ceremony,
7) Meeting Organization: Liaise with the LifTING/Sepsis Canada Trainee Committee, Program directors, Sepsis Canada Research Network, and partner organizations. Tasks include booking and organizing meetings, preparation of meeting agendas, minutes, and reports.


• Master’s Degree in a related discipline. A Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline with a minimum of 3 years’ work experience. MSc/BSc in Education is considered an asset,
• Strong project management skills required,
• Demonstrated experience uploading content onto and managing a Learning Management Systems is an asset,
• Experience developing relationships with partner organizations (e.g. industry, government, and non-profits) is an asset,
• Excellent oral and written communication skills,
• Ability to work independently with little guidance, and effectively as part of a team,
• Ability to work well under deadlines, set priorities and coordinate multiple tasks with conflicting deadlines,
• Demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and evaluating a training program is an asset,
• Previous experience working within a research network or research setting is an asset,
• Previous experience managing trainees within a structured training program is an asset,
• Ability to work from the framework of an inclusive anti-oppressive and anti-racist environment

Temporary / Full Time