Research Administration Officer
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
About us:
The University of Toronto Scarborough is a place of energy, enthusiasm and passion. Our commitment to inclusive excellence attracts the brightest learners, scholars and employees from around the globe. Our success has been made possible by the opportunity given to us by our Indigenous hosts to operate on their territory, and we cherish our continuing partnerships with these communities. The University of Toronto Scarborough is an exciting campus with unlimited potential. Join us on our journey.

As part of the University of Toronto, Canada's leading research university and one of the top research universities in the world, conducting cutting-edge, world-class research is part of the University of Toronto Scarborough’s (UTSC) DNA. The Office of the Vice-Principal, Research is responsible for enhancing the overall research profile of UTSC locally, nationally and internationally.

Your opportunity:
Working under the direction of the Manager, Research Services and Partnerships, the incumbent will provide effective and efficient service and support for research administration, external research funding related activity, research communications and other initiatives established by the Vice-Principal, Research and the Director, Office of the Vice-Principal, Research.

Your responsibilities will include:
Applying and interpreting policies and procedures in decision-making independently
Fostering and maintaining relationships with existing and potential sponsors
Conducting detailed analysis of grant application policy to maximize research funding
Providing detailed information to faculty and administrative staff on completing and submitting research applications
Leading seminars and/or workshops
Coordinating tasks for projects and other strategic initiatives with stakeholders

Essential Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
Minimum five years related experience in an academic divisional research administration environment.
Demonstrated experience in the area of supporting development of applications for research funding and identification and communication of funding opportunities
Proficient computer skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Excellent writing skills are necessary
Excellent verbal communication, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
Experience maintaining websites and using social media
Strong demonstrated presentation skills
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Assets (Nonessential):
Familiarity with UTSC environment and processes an asset
Knowledge of the University’s Research Information System (RIS) and proficiency in RefWorks and/or EndNotes is preferred

To be successful in this role you will be:
Team player

Travel: None

Notes: Please note that this is a 6-month term position.

Secondments are welcomed.

A copy of the full job description is available upon request from the UTSC HR Office.

Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)

Appointment Type: Budget - Term

Schedule: Full-time

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 13 - $74,041 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $94,687. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

Job Field: Research Administration

Job Posting: Oct 10, 2019

Job Closing: Oct 21, 2019, 10:59:00 PM