Job Opportunity: Project Manager & Fundraiser in Toronto

June 21, 2019

JOB SUMMARY

Cited Media, Cited Podcast’s parent, is looking for a part-time project manager to support the development of high-profile podcasts and radio programs. This project manager will play a vital organizational role in our burgeoning and quickly-evolving company, including: fundraising, grant-writing, client management, student mentorship, business development, accounts management, scheduling, marketing, and some administration. Essentially, we are looking for somebody to help us do everything but make the podcasts themselves.

This is a flexible part-time position. We are looking for approximately 20 hours per week of work over the short-term (three to six months). However, we are interested in scaling up this role to full-time. Depending on the success of the candidate, we may offer FT work by September. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Gordon by July 2nd, 2019.

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY

Cited Media is a startup that creates podcasts in the educational and health sectors. Our programs make important scholarly work relevant and accessible to mass national and international audiences. We are widely regarded as a leader and innovator in university knowledge mobilization/knowledge translation.

Our offices are located at the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia, with collaborators at institutions across North America. Currently, we produce three programs: Cited, Blue and Goldcast and Crackdown– with more being planned.

  • Cited is a longform documentary radio program that tells stories about the politics of expertise. Our episodes focus on the intersections of science, policy, and public opinion. This popular podcast is nationally syndicated, and has won high-profile journalism awards, including from Canadian Association of Journalists and the Jack Webster Foundation.
  • Blue and Goldcastis the University of British Columbia’s official podcast, and is hosted by its President and Vice-Chancellor, Santa Ono. The program discusses the most pressing issues facing higher education in Canada and internationally and features conversations with researchers, students, and higher education experts.
  • Crackdownis a new podcast about drug policy and the opioid epidemic, hosted by the prominent drug user activist, Garth Mullins. CANADALAND recently called Crackdown “Canada’s best new podcast,” and the AV Club says it is one of the best 12 podcasts of 2019 and “the podcast most likely to save lives.”

KEY DUTIES

Project Management

  • Managing and coordinating schedules across diverse projects.
  • Organizing team-wide communication andrunning team meetings.
  • Providing organizational leadership and accountability, including: maintaining to-do-lists and production timelines.

Fundraising and business development

  • Identifying possible fundraising opportunities, including from major universities, foundations, and federal grant-making bodies.
  • Coordinating the drafting of research and grant proposals, with support from a team of graduate research assistants.
  • Proactively identifying new potential clients, donors and business opportunities.

Administration and Student Development

  • Bookkeeping, invoicing, and basic file and financial management.
  • Writing and circulating student job postings, recruiting students, and onboarding new employees.
  • Creating, updating, and developing internal training resources.

Technology & Marketing

  • Exploring marketing/distribution possibilities, including radio syndication, media partnerships, and more.
  • Coordinating social media channels and maintaining some basic technological systems (Google Drive, Slack, transcription software, etc.).
  • Managing a network of web developers, graphic designers, photographers, IT professionals, and others who provide us with technical services and support.
  • Identifying and applying for journalism awards.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Some postgraduate education strongly preferred, with excellent skills in grant-writing, research, academic communication, and academic project management. The candidate will have to coordinate scholarly proposals that cross several academic disciplines.
  • In lieu of postgraduate experience, professional experience in the not-for-profit or NGO sector may suffice. Candidates from the community radio or arts sectors may be particularly well-suited for this position.
  • Excellent organizational skills a must, with a proven record of supporting and managing complex and multi-faceted projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills a must, with an ability to communicate clearly and professionally across various professional cultures.

COMPENSATION & DURATION

  • $25/hr or more, depending on the qualifications of the candidate.
  • The candidate will begin a flexible PT position for 20 hours per week for the next 3-6 months, but we expect to scale up the role to FT.

FURTHER DETAILS:

  • The work will take place mostly at the offices of Cited Media located at the University of Toronto. The candidate will also work virtually with staff at the University of British Columbia.

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