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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 GRI Event and Office Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to support all administrative support tasks related to GRI events, executives and office coordination.

The Event and Office Coordinator will work from the GRI office located in downtown Toronto.

Specific responsibilities include:

Administrative support for the GRI Office and Executives

  • Coordinate and order supplies for the office

  • Key contact for, and liaison with, building management for maintenance and repairs, office access, parking and cleaning needs

  • Schedule and manage maintenance for all office technology and equipment

  • Assist in preparing office expense reports and invoices

  • Support administrative functions for Executive leaders including calendar management, travel, expenses and other duties, as required

  • Take and transcribe meeting notes and minutes and manage action items, as required Support for GRI IT’s Environment

  • Maintain desk and room booking systems/software

  • Support the maintenance of the GRI shared drives

  • Support the maintenance of the GRI standard operating procedures (SOPs)

  • Deskside support for Microsoft Office Products (Teams, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

  • Co-ordinate and support technology for events and meetings, including Teams and Webex platforms

  • Support other IT platforms, as needed GRI Events and Education

  • Assist Event and Education Managers in coordinating all meetings and events

  • Prepare support materials for programs and events, as required

  • Assist in coordinating logistics for all GRI events, including managing registration, onsite venue support, placing catering orders and ordering event/program supplies, as required

  • Coordinate travel for speakers, as required Board and Committee Support

  • Backup for Board Vantage Board Portal
 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director, Events and Education will manage and execute the various programs that are delivered to the GRI members.

EDUCATION MANDATE

  • Working with the senior management team, coordinate the design and delivery of education and networking forums that can contribute to the establishment of communities of best practice around emerging risk management issues, and thereby support the continuous improvement of risk management practices for GRI’s members

  • Education Activities

    • Responsible for the delivery of all education programs
    • Ensure that education programs are updated and current
    • Work with the Member Services Manager to determine the learning needs of the member organizations
    • Work with the Marketing and Communications team to invite, promote Events and Education to members and prospects

EVENTS MANDATE

  • Lead the execution of a variety of events aimed at the GRI membership in the form of in- person and digitally delivered events, and roundtables

  • Ensure the success of the development and delivery of the Annual Summit.

  • Work with the Senior Leadership Team, be ultimately responsible for the strategic development of the events calendar and ensuring GRI has events planned several months in advance

  • Work with the Events Manager to ensure member events are properly executed

  • Work with the Senior Leadership team to develop and update education offerings at both

    executive and Board levels.

    YEAR ONE CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS

  • Execute a comprehensive Education and Events Plan which will align with GRI’s focus and objectives and is consistent with the Board approved Strategic Objectives

  • Working with the COO, determine a methodology to track and analyze the effectiveness of the events and education programs

  • Determine and implement a solution to improve the registration process through to data analysis

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director, Marketing and Communications is responsible for developing and implementing all external and internal communications for GRI, including identifying and creating content for our members and senior executives for both conventional and digital media, publications/newsletters, presentations, podcasts, speeches, and other communications. The Director, Marketing and Communications is also responsible for leading in the proactive strategy and execution of all media and public relations and in the strategy and oversight of company-wide business analytics. The incumbent will lead a team, currently comprised of 4 associates.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for all content delivery on digital platforms & social media

  • Managing digital campaigns and projects from design to delivery and analyzing relevant data and metrics for monthly/quarterly/annual reports and identifying new technologies and trends to showcase

  • Oversee daily activities of direct reports, including Graphic Designer, Manager Communications, Business Analyst and Digital Communications Specialist

  • Supporting e-delivery of webinars, roundtables, blogs, podcasts, etc.

  • Leading the media and public relations strategy and developing content that promotes GRI research, events and education for all channels – member newsletter, media relations, publications, website and social media.

  • Leading and overseeing content creation (e.g., photography, graphic design, charts, polls, scripts) and supporting development of corporate communication materials for all stakeholders, including writing news updates and articles, developing key messaging and speeches for senior executives, and editing publications and corporate reports as required.

  • Oversee data analysis needs of GRI and lead in developing solutions

  • Other projects/duties as assigned

    12-MONTH CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS

  • Complete and provide an all-encompassing requirements analysis that determines and implements an appropriate content management solution that addresses member needs and provides flexibility and ease of use in maintaining, adding/updating corporate content

  • Deliver and launch a comprehensive and inclusive corporate website that provides security, stability and scalability for a sophisticated and growing member-based organization with the ability to scale easily as content requirements expand

  • Develop and present compelling corporate content that delivers a high-quality digital experience, supports multi and omni channel delivery, aligns with GRI’s focus and objectives and is consistent with approved strategic objectives and vision

  • Provide a data analysis platform that tracks and evaluates the use and effectiveness of the content and content management system

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Research Analyst will report to the Managing Director, Research. His/her 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

  • Assist GRI research team with projects, including benchmarking studies, industry analyses,

    surveys, whitepapers as well as academic research papers

  • Support all GRI research activities/events domestically and globally

  • Participate in several industry/academic research efforts with internal and external teams

  • Prepare and deliver briefings; meet GRI’s in-house research requests and requirements

  • Maintain and update research dashboard to track project progress; follow up with internal project leads if necessary

  • Deliver research reports for management and board in a timely manner

  • Perform other projects/duties as needed by management

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 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. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Pension Hub Manager will provide business support and assist the Managing Director, Research, in operationalizing the research and member value-add activities within GRI. GRI’s research activities involve several focus areas / themes that are coordinated in hubs. This role will focus on actively supporting our Pension Hub.

We are looking for an individual who can credibly engage with senior stakeholders including members, academia and industry thought leaders in the institutional asset management and pension sector. They will need excellent communication and organizational skills, in order to organize meetings, events, contracts and oversee research deliverable production.

The Pension Hub Manager reports directly to the Managing Director, Research.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Building the GRI’s Pension Hub value and brand
    • Setting the pension and institutional asset management research’s overall strategy;
    • Track the development of the pension sector in Canada and internationally and provide regular analysis and insight for GRI’s members and partners;
    • Identification and development of partners within academia and other research organizations and conduct Pension Hub projects;
    • Act as a point of connection through ongoing dialogue with thought leaders in industry and academia;
    • Provide input and support to various government and regulatory agencies on developing a sustainable pension system in Canada;
    • Provide the Managing Director, Research, with guidance and advice to ensure that the Pension Hub research agenda remains current in light of events and changing environment within the pension and institutional asset management sector;
    • Serve as an ambassador for the Pension Hub/GRI in certain forum as requested.
  • Pension Hub Research Management
    • Coordinate the content for the Pension Hub’s governance committees;
    • Manage the contracting requirements of new external research engagements;
    • Monitor the contract compliance and provide regular updates on external research deliverables. Meet with external researchers to ensure progress;
    • Review Pension Hub research deliverables and coordinate the distribution to members;
    • Organize meetings, round-tables and events that promote Pension Hub research deliverables;
    • Collaborate with GRI Executives in residence, research team, and external research fellows to ensure market relevant, high quality research deliverables are produced for our members.
  • General Research Team Support
    • Assistance at times to the other research hubs / focus areas, in tasks similar to the ones specifically listed above for Pension Hub;
    • Other duties as assigned by the Managing Director, Research.