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Senior Project Manager (Contract)

Vector Institute
Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
Closing date
Aug 18, 2022

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Reporting to the Director Applied AI Projects, Industry Innovation, in this 12 month contract, the Senior Project Manager will act as an interface between external industry sponsors and internal Vector research activities and ensure the coordination and delivery of Vector industry projects that meet the direct needs of industry sponsors ranging from large enterprises to small startups.


This role is responsible for the ideation and articulation of new projects, as well as all project management functions including monitoring and reporting on project traction and progress, coordinating the development discussion, and approval of corrective action and/or contingency plans.



  • Lead engagements with industry sponsors to ideate advanced AI projects based on specific technical themes, recruit and coordinate project participants, and develop project plans and other required documentation;
  • Manage Project Management Interns and provide mentorship for Project Managers on project management best practices and assist with operational challenges;
  • Work closely with project participants to define project milestones, success measures, risks and mitigation measures;
  • Develop use cases and pilot projects in collaboration with industry sponsors and facilitate the development of new algorithms and methodologies;
  • Capture project success stories that can be used for public relations;
  • Prepare reporting as required for industry sponsors, Vector’s senior staff & its Board of Directors;
  • Provide support and insight on industry sponsors to the Industry Innovation team; and,
  • Other related duties as assigned.




  • Vector achieves its goals for its industry sponsor relationships.
  • Industry sponsorship growth and retention goals are met.
  • Industry sponsor feedback via informal and formal feedback mechanisms validates that Vector is providing appropriate services and support through effective working relationships.




  • Holds, at minimum, a university degree in a business or technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field; PMP or PMI certification preferred.
  • Experience leading medium-large size projects for a period of five or more years, with consulting or financial industry background preferred.
  • Adept at building and effectively managing multidisciplinary project teams, prioritizing conflicting needs, managing limited resources, handling matters expeditiously, and following through on tasks to successful completion.
  • Possesses exceptional verbal and written English communication skills; effective in presenting to a diverse set of stakeholders from the business and technology ecosystem.
  • Brings a positive attitude and energy, integrity, a sense of humour, and outlook to a corporate culture, and are motivated by continuous learning and the desire to make a difference and a real contribution to AI.




Please address applications (cover letter and resume) to Sameera Ali, Talent Acquisition Specialist, using the link provided. The deadline for submission is August 12, 2022. 


At the Vector Institute we are committed to driving excellence and leadership in Canada’s knowledge, creation, and use of AI to foster economic growth and improve the lives of Canadians. We strive for greater inclusion in the programs and culture that we build by welcoming and encouraging applications from all qualified candidates. This includes but is not limited to applicants who are Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+, racialized persons/visible minorities, women, and people with disabilities.

If you require an accommodation at any point throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact and we will happily work with you to meet your needs.


The Vector Institute is an independent, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to research in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), excelling in machine and deep learning.

The Vector Institute launched in March 2017 with generous support from the Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, and private industry, and in partnership with the University of Toronto and other universities.

The Vector Institute will work with institutions, industry, start-ups, incubators and accelerators to advance AI research and drive its application, adoption and commercialization across Canada.

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