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Position: Nextfor Coordinator
Organization: CRIBE (Centre for Research and Innovation in the BioEconomy)
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-economy is an independent non-profit corporation that promotes the development of the new bio-economy utilizing forest biomass in Ontario.

CRIBE is looking for a dynamic and outgoing individual to join our team to help accelerate Ontario’s forest bio-economy sector.

Highly organized, flexible and professional, you will be responsible for the initial development, delivery and operations of a new forest bioproduct innovation network with members consisting of large and small business owners, manufacturers and refiners, academic researchers, and bioeconomic end-users.

Your post-secondary training in business, natural resource management, engineering or a science related discipline is supported by demonstrated facilitation, project management and coordination skills.

Superior oral and written communication skills, outstanding relationship management skills, excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, and advanced computer skills are required.

Interested candidates are invited to submit via email a letter of interest and resume by end of business day by January 30, 2020 to:

Chris Walton
Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy
P.O. Box 10302,
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6T8

Email: ceo@cribe.ca

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


Nexfor Coordinator
Detailed Job Description:

The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-economy is an independent non-profit corporation that promotes the development of the new bio-economy utilizing forest biomass in Ontario.

CRIBE is looking for a dynamic and outgoing individual to join our team to help accelerate Ontario’s forest bio-economy sector.

Highly organized, flexible and professional, you will be primarily responsible for the development, delivery and operating of Nextfor, Ontario’s forest bioproduct innovation network that is supported by CRIBE.

Nextfor acts as a catalyst to support the valorization of new forest based bio-products through supporting targeted interactions between the primary bio-product producers and potential end users, support for product and market development activities and collecting and disseminating market information all within a share collaboration ecosystem.

Your post-secondary training in forestry, natural resource management, business, engineering or a science related discipline is supported by 3- 5 years of demonstrated facilitation, project management, strategic planning and economic development work experience. A strong understanding of the forest products, bio-economy or chemical industry sectors is required.

Superior oral and written communication skills, outstanding relationship management skills, excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, facilitation and event management skills are required.

The position is based out of Thunder Bay and you will be expected to have access to a personal vehicle, and you will need to be prepared to conduct your duties outside of normal business hours and travel regionally and internationally as required.

The position is an initial 2-year contract with a salary range of $58 000 - $65 000 per year.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Nextfor (Network) Development
    1. Working with CRIBE staff and Board, identify initial network vision, mission and governance structure
    2. Develop a project implementation strategy and lead the initial network development
    3. Finalize and implement the Nextfor network marketing strategy
    4. Formally launch the Nextfor network
  2. Nextfor Administration and Management
    1. Identify and liaison with industry stakeholders
    2. Raise and maintain the Nextfor network profile and participation
    3. Identify priority product value chains and develop strategy for industry engagement
    4. Facilitate industry focused workshops to develop value chain roadmaps
    5. Coordinate the Nextfor network information to industry stakeholders
    6. Organize annual network conference/event showcasing industry actions and progress
    7. Funding dependent, coordinate call for proposals to develop projects to support value chain roadmaps
    8. Assist with collating funding submission and support CRIBE staff and investment committees with project reviews
    9. Ongoing Nextfor network project status tracking and preparation of necessary status reports to CEO, Board and funding agencies.
  3. Develop and improve upon the CRIBE profile and brand:
    1. Write, produce and develop information materials for traditional and digital media
    2. Coordinate and plan media announcements and events
    3. Coordinate CRIBE information sessions across province
    4. Participate as required in industry outreach, including conferences, trade shows and industry association events.
  4. Foster and maintain relationships with industry and research leaders, ensuring CRIBE is aware of the latest bio-economy technology and market developments.
  5. Support CEO and the Board as required
  6. Support office functions:
    1. Basic financial functions such as processing of expenses, invoicing and month-end preparations
    2. Support planning and coordinating Board meetings:
    3. Preparation of Board reports
    4. Coordinate travel for Board members as required.

Interested candidates are invited to submit via email a letter of interest and resume by end of business day January 30, 2020 to:

Chris Walton
Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy,
P.O. Box 10302,
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6T8

Email: ceo@cribe.ca

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Jan 9 2020    Numéro : 55580