• 32 hours/week
  • Salary: $68,250 – $74,100 per year
  • Term: 12-month maternity leave cover
  • This position is Alberta-based (hybrid, in office, or telecommuting is supported)
  • Reporting to: Director of Innovation and Programs
  • Closing: September 30, 2022

The Opportunity

Do you want to make a real impact by leading a team that translates ideas and research into sector-leading programs and initiatives? Do you have five to seven years of relevant experience in project management, research and fostering equity and belonging? Then you should consider joining Sagesse as our Innovation Team Lead.

About Sagesse

Sagesse empowers people of all backgrounds to disrupt structures of abuse through curating environments to heal and lead safe, healthy lives. With innovation as our programming cornerstone, Sagesse works for anyone who has experienced domestic abuse, including people who are at risk of being abused, informally support others, or are involved in sex work.

We work in more than 50 communities across Alberta – either directly providing service or partnering with agencies to deliver programs on our behalf. We are also the backbone agency for Alberta’s provincial IMPACT initiative.

Our social enterprise arm, ByDesign, is a hub of knowledge, experience, and innovation with an aim to disrupt norms, dispel disbelief, and deepen societal impact.

Our philosophy is to engage in curious, fierce conversations and collaborations and we see this as a path to ending domestic abuse.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Engages in curiosity and vulnerability (Brene Brown)
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in social science or related field required
  • Five years of experience in the areas of project management and knowledge translation
  • Experience completing research in a workplace or academic setting
  • Passionate about operationalizing equity and fostering belonging for agency staff, volunteers, clients and stakeholders
  • Acts, learns, and makes decisions through cross-sectional, gender transformative and intersectional lenses
  • Ability to create rapport with communities, partner organization and colleagues
  • Must like to communicate dynamically in individual and group settings
  • Thrives as a member of a collaborative, fast paced team

Roles & Responsibilities

Project Implementation/Management

  • Break down projects into feasible deliverables and timelines
  • Balance multiple ongoing projects and changing priorities
  • Create role clarity and delegates effectively
  • Develop processes to ensure that program operators and community partners have what they need
  • Communicate project content, outcomes, deliverables, and timelines effectively

Knowledge Translation

  • Approach knowledge translation as a relational capacity building and not as a training or strict fidelity focused activity
  • Ensure program operators and community partners engage in knowledge sharing
  • Promote open communication and a culture of feedback for constant improvement
  • Develop and tend to relationships that support successful project design and implementation
  • Brings information, knowledge and resources from operators to the Innovation Team


  • Mentor a diverse, adaptive team
  • Model positive communication to inspire innovative thinking and goals
  • Supervise innovation staff and consultants including assuring performance management, project management and technical management as well as providing feedback, coaching, supervision, technical leadership and fostering teamwork
  • Support Leadership Team to create organizational cohesion and cross team connection

To Apply

  • Please send a cover letter and resume to hello@sagesse.org on or before September 30, 2022.