CCPA-MB hiring administrator of the Manitoba Research Alliance: Application deadline June 17

Job posting – Administrator

Manitoba Research Alliance / Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba Office

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba office (CCPA – MB) is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice. Founded in 1980, the CCPA is one of Canada’s leading progressive voices in public policy debates. The Manitoba Research Alliance (MRA) is a group of academic researchers, students, and community and government partners producing community-based research on solutions to Aboriginal and inner-city poverty. The MRA, hosted by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Manitoba, has held three successful Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants.

The Administrator of the Manitoba Research Alliance (MRA) is an employee of CCPA MB and supports the administration of the MRA grant and funds. They report to the MRA Project Coordinator. This is a part time position, two days / week. The position is a term, at 2 days/ week for June and July, 3 days/ week for August – December and then back to two days/ week until March 1, 2020.



Administer Social Sciences and Humanities Research (SSHRC) grants:

  • Liaising with each of the four leads of the research streams
  • Support to the MRA Research Committee, including organizing meetings and taking minutes
  • Administering project grants, including managing contracts, liaising with principal investigators and student researchers, administering cheques, expenses, liaising with Universities and maintaining records and lists, monitoring progress on projects and keeping track of publications
  • Application preparation
  • Financial management and reporting (with the assistance of financial admin)

Reporting to SSHRC

  • Preparing information needed for reports to send to Project Coordinator, securing final signatures
  • Preparing the final grant report for SSHRC
  • Maintaining information (media; publications; numbers of students, etc.) in preparation for SSHRC reporting

Communications / events

  • Maintaining the website
  • Ensuring successful MRA events including event logistics, supporting participants with travel

Skills and experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in social sciences with preference given to graduate degree
  • Strong project management, administrative and budgetary skills
  • Knowledge of SSRHC and University research protocols
  • Understanding of research methods
  • Understanding of challenges facing inner-city
  • Understanding of policy environment
  • Experience working with academics and community-based organizations
  • Strong oral and written communicator

The successful candidate should share a commitment to CCPA’s social justice mandate. The person hired for the position will be self-directed and feel comfortable working in a small office team environment.


Salary commensurate with experience – $21 – $24/ hour.


Please send a resume or CV and cover letter to with “MRA Administrator” in the subject heading. Applications due Monday June 17, 2019.

CCPA seeks to achieve employment equity. If you identify as First Nations, Métis, Indigenous, racialized, and/ or a person with a disability, you are encouraged to indicate this in your cover letter.

Thank you to all who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.