Annual salary range: $100,000 to $120,000
The Institute for Research on Public Policy, one of Canada’s most trusted and influential think tanks, is looking for a research director to lead its economic policy research program, titled Building New Foundations for Economic Growth.
The economic research program is developing policy thinking that will help lay the groundwork for long-term prosperity in Canada, in the context of shifting geopolitical forces, technological change, demographic shifts, Indigenous reconciliation, and climate change. A near-term strategic priority is a research initiative focused on industrial policy, guided by a steering committee of leading Canadian economic thinkers. The initiative includes researching and analyzing the topic, liaising with experts and governments, organizing workshops, and publishing reports with concrete policy recommendations.
The IRPP is an independent organization that supports evidence-based policy-making and inclusive dialogue. It fulfills its mission through a variety of activities, including high-quality in-depth research publications, events, its digital magazine Policy Options, and through the work of its Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation.
Roles and responsibilities
Reporting to the Vice President, Research, research directors collaborate with IRPP staff and external partners to produce high quality, rigorous, relevant research and mobilize knowledge to inform public debate and government policy decisions.
The research director will be responsible for:
Skills and Experience
Working at the IRPP
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial work culture that is rooted in creativity, inclusivity, integrity, and flexibility. Members of our team work on a fascinating range of different initiatives across our operations and have the opportunity to develop their own projects when they align with strategic directions. We thrive on the exchange of ideas, both internally and with external partners.
The IRPP offers a hybrid workplace based in Montreal. Candidates should expect to spend at least one day a week in the Montreal office. For candidates applying from outside Montreal, remote work arrangements are negotiable. The candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
The IRPP is committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse staff. We encourage applications from Indigenous, Black, and other racialized persons; 2SLGBTQIA+ persons; and Canadians living with disabilities. Please let us know if you have accommodation requirements to facilitate participation in the selection process by reaching out to us at the email address below. Candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.
How to Apply
Please submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae that demonstrates that you have the skills and experience required for the position by e-mail to Smcintyre@nullirpp.org, before Friday December 15, 2023, at 9 a.m. EST.
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Contact to schedule interviews for the New Year will be made before December 22.