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Through these collaborations, Mitacs helps business and community partners succeed, improves students’ on-the-job skills development, and strengthens Canada’s world-class innovation ecosystem.
At Mitacs, we strive to develop the next generation of innovators with vital research and business skills. In partnership with domestic and international companies, governments and academia, we support a new economy using Canada’s most valuable resource its people.
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GRANTS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
Reporting to the Team Lead, Grant Management, the Grant Management Specialist team member is responsible for coordinating all aspects in administration of research grant awards, as well as providing support on project proposals and preparation of required reports.
This position is offered as a one year contract opportunity. The successful candidate for this position will be a self-motivated and clear communicator, with a positive and confident outlook.
Your strength as a team player is balanced by your ability to work independently. Your communications are professional, effective, appropriate and diplomatic in your interaction with all levels of internal and external contacts.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES :
Manage full life-cycle of research program applications
Administer and act as file manager for research grant files
Review grant applications and confirm all required documentation and information is provided
Confirm eligibility of applications (completeness of applications)
Communicate review results with the applicants
Ensure timely release of funds to university
Provide guidance and assistance to applicants on proposal submission and any inquiries regarding the relevant program
Draft various types of correspondence to applicants / university administration at different stages of their internship
Data entry, electronic filing, and data archiving
Communicate effectively with various university research administrations, professors, graduate students, and partner organizations
Maintain effective and through communications with all internal departments to keep them informed of procedural changes, and offer solutions to possible problems
Update Mitacs policies and guidelines as required
Ensure compliance with funding agreements and program guides
Assist in coordination and data collection for various relevant regional reports to funding agencies
Responsible for timely and accurate reporting
Work closely with Finance Department to ensure appropriate funding allocation applied and ensure consistency of government claims / reports to financial statements
Review contracts, research agreements, and proposals to ensure compliance with policies and procedures for the specific program
Post-secondary education and combination of commercial or business experience
Strong administrative background
Work experience in academic setting and account management is an asset
ESSENTIAL SKILLS :
Excellent interpersonal skills
Able to communicate in a professional manner
Attention to detail and accuracy are essential
Excellent time management, organizational skills and ability to multi-task
Demonstrated ability in problem solving and prioritization
Enjoys a fast-paced and flexible environment
Self-motivated, able to work in a team environment and balance the needs of a number of individuals
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Experience with databases and online collaboration platforms is an asset
Bilingual in English and French is an asset, but not required
Mitacs fosters a culture where creativity, innovation, diversity, and inclusion are valued, encouraged and fostered. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and a team-based work environment, and we are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.