Manager in Research Sustainability
Simon Fraser University

The Manager, Research Sustainability is responsible for supporting the Vice-President Research (VPR) portfolio to integrate sustainability practices and principles into research activities that support SFU's strategic sustainability objectives. The Manager coordinates the work of the Vice-President Finance & Administration (VPFA), Vice-President Academic (VPA), and Vice-President Research (VPR) portfolios to develop, improve and promote the Living Lab Program, which engages the SFU community in developing and testing campus-based sustainability solutions. The Manager is the Sustainability Office's formal connection to the VPR portfolio to support sustainability planning, implementation, and reporting. The Manager liaises, partners and works with Living Lab Program managers from government, business, universities and community organizations and identifies funding opportunities to develop and sustain living lab projects. The Manager supports faculty and graduate students in their efforts to integrate sustainability principles and practices into their research projects.



  • Master's degree in Sustainability or Environmental Science and five years of related experience in developing sustainability and research programs in a post-secondary environment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  
  • Excellent knowledge of energy, environmental and sustainability issues.
  • Good knowledge of applied sustainability research.
  • Good knowledge of BC Aboriginal history and current issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills (oral, written and presentation) and networking skills.
  • Excellent program and project management skills.
  • Excellent conflict-resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, research, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to develop research with an experiential design approach.
  • Ability to develop relationships and partnerships and to work collaboratively at all levels and areas within the organization.
  • Ability to exercise mature judgement, initiative, diplomacy and tact.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage administrative systems.
  • Ability to analyze and disseminate data, and to report out.
  • Proficient in the use of word processing, database, spreadsheets and desktop publishing publications.
  • Ability to arrange suitable transportation to various work locations.

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