Join the GRI team! Careers

GRI is always on the look out for those interested in contributing to risk management research, engagement and educational endeavours.

The Global Risk Institute acts as a global research centre of excellence, stimulating evidence-based debate between policy makers, regulators, practitioners, and academics engaged in risk with three focal points: Research, Events & Education.

The events tackle risk-related themes in a global context and from multiple perspectives. Our research team is tasked with identifying new and emerging insights to better understand risks and trends for the financial services sector. And our educational programs build the talent necessary to sustain and grow Canada’s competitive advantage in risk management for the financial services industry.

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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director, Research will report to the Managing Director, Head of Research. Their primary responsibility is to support the Managing Director, Head of Research in the management of both GRI’s internal and external research projects and in building GRI’s research strategy.
Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Produce innovative and original research supporting GRI’s research agenda
  • Help build GRI’s research profile through:
    • Building out GRI’s key research capabilities by oversight of the production of research deliverables 
    • Speaking in GRI’s programs and in non-GRI events and conferences 
    • Engaging with GRI members and key stakeholders on GRI research related matters 
  • Manage a team of research associates/analysts, ensuring they are actively engaged in producing research and providing them with professional development 
  • Work with the Managing Director, Head of Research to enhance GRI’s participation in research conferences, workshops, panel/roundtable discussions and international events 
  • Assist the Managing Director, Head of Research in identifying potential research partners at prominent universities and other research organizations 
  • Administer GRI’s internal research portfolio 
  • Oversee production of GRI research deliverables, in terms of scheduling, final production and marketing 
  • Assist the Managing Director, Head of Research in setting internal research directions

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Director, Sustainable Finance (SDSF) will ensure GRI and its members are at the forefront of developing the knowledge and willingness needed to mobilize financial services toward a sustainable economic future and the transition to a climate-smart economy. The SDSF will produce and advance the understanding climate-related risks are a source of financial risk and how to manage those risks.
Specific responsibilities include: 

The Senior Director will be a team player with a proven ability to collaborate with eminent researchers and thought leaders from different backgrounds.

  • Build GRI’s value through our Sustainable Finance activities 
  • Develop and implement GRI’s strategic plan to advance sustainable finance, with a five-year outlook and aligned with the organization’s overall strategy 
  • Through ongoing dialogue, ensure that this strategy remains current in light of events and changing circumstances within the financial service sector 
  • Establish a deep understanding of member needs and perspectives in sustainable finance, facilitate peer learning and elevate member voices on sustainable finance 
  • Position GRI as a central coordination point and facilitator of dialogue on sustainable finance among members and external stakeholders on priorities for action, and pursue influential international partnership opportunities 
  • Champion GRI’s thought leadership on sustainable finance, and ensure content is widely available externally 
  • Ensure cutting edge content on sustainable finance is available through GRI’s training and capacity building programs 
  • Amplify the research program to contribute new data and information looking at both risks and opportunity related to climate risk and a transition to a low carbon economy 
  • Serve as a spokesperson/ambassador for GRI in national and international forums on sustainable finance in Financial Services 
  • Contribute to the overall general management and development of the GRI and its staff 
  • Produce innovative and original research supporting GRI’s Sustainable Finance research agenda
  • Help build GRI’s research profile through: o
    • Building out GRI’s key research capabilities by oversight of the production of Sustainable Finance research deliverables o
    • Speaking in GRI’s programs and in non-GRI events and conferences
    • Engaging with GRI members and key stakeholders on GRI sustainable research related matters
  • Enhance GRI’s participation in research conferences, workshops, panel/roundtable discussions and international events 
  • Identify potential research partners at prominent universities and other research organizations 
  • Administer GRI’s internal Sustainable Finance research portfolio 
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to act as advocate and spokesperson on sustainable finance for GRI and financial service sector risk management 
  • Coordinate GRI’s sustainable finance team

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

GRI is seeking an experienced Digital Marketing and SEO Manager to manage and regularly refresh content on the GRI website. This senior role requires a unique blend of creativity, analytical acumen and a proactive approach to keeping our website current. The ideal candidate will oversee our online presence, improve brand visibility and drive traffic by excelling in WordPress, SEO, digital marketing strategies, and web design. This role also requires ensuring that the website content remains relevant, engaging and aligned with the latest industry information. This position reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications.

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Help to develop and implement a comprehensive digital marketing strategy to increase brand visibility and support organizational goals.
  • Evaluate and report on the performance of digital marketing campaigns, using metrics such as website traffic, to inform future strategies.
  • Help to lead the content strategy for GRI’s website.
  • Provide expert insights and reports on digital marketing performance. Be aware of industry
    activities and events to source content for the website and social channels.
  • Optimize our WordPress website for maximum SEO impact.
  • Develop SEO best practices to improve organic search rankings and drive organic traffic.
  • Conduct comprehensive keyword research to identify growth opportunities.
  • Perform on-page and off-page SEO optimizations.
  • Analyze website analytics to track performance and make data-driven decisions.
  • Collaborate with the team to create cohesive and innovative content strategies.
  • Collaborate with the team to create engaging and SEO-friendly posts and landing pages that align with marketing objectives.
  • Strategically promote content through various digital channels to maximize reach and engagement.
  • Use advanced WordPress website design skills to create and update visually appealing and user-friendly web pages.

12-MONTH CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS

  • Help to complete refreshed public website that uses an appropriate content management solution that addresses member needs and provides flexibility and ease of use in maintaining, adding/updating content.
  • Contribute ideas to help develop a comprehensive digital marketing strategy aimed at increasing brand visibility and supporting organizational goals.
  • Actively participate in the execution of digital marketing campaigns.
  • Lead initial content strategy efforts for the website, ensuring it aligns with the overall digital marketing strategy.
  • Evaluate performance by evaluating and reporting on the performance of digital marketing campaigns using metrics like website traffic to inform future strategies.
  • Develop and implement SEO Best Practices by developing SEO best practices to improve organic search rankings and drive organic traffic. This includes conducting comprehensive keyword research and performing both on-page and off-page SEO optimizations.
  • Use advanced WordPress design skills to update and create visually appealing, user-friendly web pages. Strategically promote content through various digital channels to maximize reach and engagement.
  • Stay Informed on industry trends by monitoring activities and events to source innovative content for the website and social channel.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Research Associate will report to the Managing Director, Research. The Research Associate’s primary responsibility is to conduct in-house research projects and participate in external research projects supported by GRI.

Specific responsibilities include:

·       Build GRI’s value through our Research activities

·       Complete GRI’s in-house research projects independently. These projects may include academic research, benchmarking studies, and whitepapers

·       Support all GRI research activities domestically and globally

·       Lead and participate in several Industry/academic research efforts with internal and external teams

RESEARCH MANDATE

Key to the success of GRI is an ongoing program of high-quality research that is both applied and interdisciplinary in nature.

Research takes many forms – original research, modelling, case studies and surveys. It involves disciplines as diverse as finance, economics, accounting, actuarial science, mathematics, corporate governance and management.

Major research projects are undertaken both at selected universities and in-house at GRI to meet GRI members’ needs. Research that falls under one of GRI’s key risk themes is a priority.Key to the success of GRI will be an ongoing program of high-quality research that is both applied and interdisciplinary in nature.