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RADIUS Associate Director, Labs
Employment Duration Temporary Full Time
Location Vancouver
Closing Date May 16, 2021
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Administrative and Professional Staff (APSA)
Pay range:
$76,473 To $91,324 Annually
SFU Department Descr:
RADIUS, Beedie School of Business
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The Associate Director of Labs (ADL) is a member of the RADIUS team (, which is composed of leaders with rich and deeply rooted experiences in social change. Your primary focus is on overseeing the RADIUS “Labs”: the Refugee Livelihood Lab, the Health Promotion Lab, the First Peoples Enterprise Accelerator Program, and the Economic Renewal Lab. Specifically, you are responsible for cultivating a work environment that enables your team and the people participating in their program to flourish. That means holding a space where staff feel like their ways of being are heard and seen, as well as where they have the financial resources and organizational processes in place to sustainably deliver their program. You are also one of four members of the RADIUS Senior Leadership Team with whom you share decision-making related to organization-wide team care, operations, and financial strategies. The ADL is someone who builds teams and leads using an equity-centered and decolonized lens; someone with a relational, approachable, and clear verbal and written communication style. The ADL uses an approach to system change that is strategic and creative, that showcases proven project and budget management skills, as well as a track record of successful grant writing and funder relationship building. 


  • Master's degree in Business, Communications, Public Policy or related discipline and three years of related experience in a relevant management capacity, experience in designing and overseeing social impact metrics and evaluation systems, including developmental evaluation processes, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • Demonstrated skills in implementing and advancing a JEDI framework to operations/HR, program development, recruitment, delivery, and knowledge mobilization.
  • Excellent leadership, supervision, coaching, and mentorship skills.
  • Excellent project and budget management skills, with attention to detail.
  • Excellent knowledge of social innovation and/or social entrepreneurship; i.e., lab practices, human and equity-centred design framework, innovation process design, and systems change.
  • Ability to work in independent, highly dynamic situations with multiple stakeholders and deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to write grants and raise funds.
  • Ability to work in diverse cultural contexts, with students, community members, private sector, leaders of large organizations and government stakeholders.
  • Proficiency with office systems including Asana, Slack, Google Drive, and Instagantt.

Assignment End Date: January 31, 2023

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