SCPOR is one of several SUPPORT Units that have been established across the country as part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR). SCPOR is geographically located in Saskatoon and Regina to fully take advantage of existing resources offered in both locations. SCPOR builds strategic, working relationships throughout the province through video and teleconferencing services as well as in-person visits.
Nature of Work: The Executive Director is expected to be a visionary leader who represents SCPOR to the public and its stakeholders. Reporting to the Principal Investigator and with accountabilities to the Oversight Committee, the Executive Director, together with the Scientific Director, provides leadership to the SUPPORT Unit upholding SCPOR’s vision, mission and core values. The Executive Director, Scientific Director, and platform leads will mobilize the platform resources needed for approved SCPOR Programs and other activities. The Executive Director and Scientific Director will be responsible for the recruitment, supervision, and evaluation of all SCPOR staff. SCPOR staff will help manage projects and carry out a variety of patient-oriented research activities
The Executive Director will create strong working relationships among key partners, including patient and family advisors, post-secondary organizations (First Nations University of Canada, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, University of Regina, and University of Saskatchewan), Saskatchewan Health Authority, eHealth, the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council, and provincial government. As SCPOR is a provincial initiative, building and maintaining strong working relationships among all relevant current and future provincial stakeholders are essential. More...