CRIBE Program Coordinator

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 responsible for delivering and monitoring a suite of programs and projects supported by CRIBE in the forest bio-economy. In addition, you will provide confidential administrative support to the CEO and Board of Directors.

Your post-secondary training in business, engineering or a science related discipline is supported by demonstrated economic development, project management, administrative and board support experience. A strong understanding of the forest products, bio-economy or chemical industry sectors would be considered an asset, but not required.

Superior oral and written communication skills, outstanding relationship management skills, excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, and advanced computer 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 a 1 year renewable contract with a salary range of $58 000 - $65 000 per year.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Program Administration and Management
    1. Liaison with potential project proponents
    2. Preliminary screening of funding proposals
    3. Manage funding review process, including ensuring applications meet program requirements
    4. Preparation of project summary and recommendations to Investment Committees
    5. Ongoing project status tracking and preparation of necessary status reports to CEO, Board and funding agencies.
  2. 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.
  3. Delivers information about CRIBE and our processes to potential participants and stakeholders
  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 and manage the 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 Monday June 25, 2018 to:

Chris Walton
Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy,
P.O. Box 10302,
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6T8
Email: ceo(at)cribe(dot)ca

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