RCMR Administrator – Faculty of Native Studies - Edmonton
Rupertsland Institute
Edmonton, AB
The Role
Competition No: S115732662D1
Posting Date: Mar 27, 2019
Closing Date: Apr 08, 2019

Position Type: Full Time, Grant Funded
Salary Range: $50,425 to $68,486 per year
Grade: 08
Hours: 35

The RCMR Administrator will report to the Director of RCMR and is responsible for the coordination and functional oversight of RCMR activity and the facilitation of research activities being carried out with Métis communities and organizations in Canada. Some evening and weekend work may be required, as well as travel for community and academic events as necessary.

Duties

Coordinates, organizes and promotes research events
Prepares and analyzes monthly and annual financial reports (account reconciliations) with the assistance of the Assistant Dean (Administration) for the RCMR Council/ Board meetings and other stakeholders
Maintains research infrastructure and facilitates research related to the Centre’s mandate
Seeks and identifies relevant research opportunities and supports the Centre’s own research activity
Deploys technical research skills to assist with the completion of research tasks, such as library searches
Interprets and re-writes technical information regarding research techniques and outcomes to make them easier to understand to relevant stakeholders (community, government, funders, etc.)
In collaboration with the Trustholder, makes recommendations for possible collaborations with other researchers and/or puts the community research needs in touch with the most suitable Principal Investigator; ensures that deliverables for each research project are identified and goals are being met on time
Prepares documentation required for risk management (i.e. for travel or ethics)
Facilitates and promotes the Centre’s connections and relationships with Métis Nation governments and agencies
Identifies sources of funding for research and other purposes
Takes a leading role in grant writing and funding applications
Encourages the dissemination of the Centre’s scholarly knowledge to the Métis Nation, academic and public audiences
Creates and sustains the optimal organization of the Centre’s administrative resources
Serves as secretary to the RCMR Executive Council
Maintains the Centre’s research data systems and social media accounts
Advises on relevant university, faculty, and Institute/Centre policies and procedures in all areas of operation
Creates and maintains the Centre’s internal system of record keeping (i.e. a comprehensive digital filing system with hard copies)
Serves as the Centre’s representative at faculty and university financial and administrative networks
Monitors and forecasts expenditures and budgets to ensure account(s) are not over-expended/committed
Makes travel arrangements for the Director, research team members and visitors and coordinates itineraries; prepares summary report of travel activities
Must travel by car to remote Metis Communities on occasion
Organizes, coordinates, and/or provides support to events and/or meetings for the Centre
Prepares requisitions of supplies and services (i.e. processes invoices, contract for services, accounts payable)
Prepares accounts receivable invoices for submission to Financial Services
Provides basic technical support (software and audio visual); supports website development related to RCMR
Produces PowerPoint presentations, posters, graphic works, citation support and layout/formatting for publications and knowledge mobilization efforts
Performs other administrative duties as assigned by the Director (recruitment of volunteers, student volunteer, oversight of research assistants, etc.)
To Fit the Role
Qualifications

Minimum Bachelor’s of Arts degree in social sciences (preferably Native Studies); equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered
1-2 years of related project coordination experience
Knowledge of the history and geography of the Métis Nation and present day politics and aspirations of Métis Nation communities, governments and agencies
Previous project management experience and/or involvement in any research activity involving primary research are strong assets
Ability to comprehend, learn and adapt to the dynamic university administrative support systems
Excellent and efficient online research skills
Ability to write and communicate clearly, concisely and comprehensively so as to produce technical and legacy documents
Knowledge of and confidence in the use of MAC OS, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Gmail Suite, (i.e. Calendaring, GMail, Drive);
skill and aptitude to use spreadsheets effectively to organize day to day operations;
knowledge of PeopleSoft is an asset
Ability to comprehend and manipulate numerical data (i.e. accounts) and an aptitude for budgeting
Excellent project coordination and information management abilities
Ability to independently problem solve and successfully manage multiple priorities
Valid Class 5 Driver’s License (Alberta Provincial Equivalent)
Experience & Knowledge working with Aboriginal Communities is an asset
Fluency in an Canadian Aboriginal Language is an asset
Location
Edmonton

Application Procedure
Please visit the University of Alberta website here for more details and to apply.