The Position :
The Research Officer / Administrative Assistant for Research and Development is responsible for supporting faculty in funding and developing their research and its impact.
He or she serves as Redeemer University College’s grants officer, liaises with federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) and other external research funders, helps develop and implement the university’s research policies, administers research grants, assists in planning and executing the programs and events of Redeemer’s Centre for Christian Scholarship (CCS), and provides administrative support for the work of the Research Office and the Centre.
Administers internal and external research applications and grants, pre- and post-award;
Serves as point of contact with federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) and other external research funders;
Understands and applies the policies of external funders;
Develops and implements the university’s research policies, in conjunction with the Director of Research;
Works with the Director of Research and the Director of the CCS to plan and implement strategies for increasing the effectiveness of faculty in carrying out the university’s research mission;
Assists the Director of Research in preparing large institutional applications (e.g. ASU);
Informs faculty members about research policies and funding opportunities; and
Collects and communicates data on faculty research.
Assists with the planning, promotion, and execution of CCS events;
Maintains records and organizes meetings for the Research Office and the CCS;
Provides administrative support for the Director of Research, the Director of Mentoring, and the Director of the CCS, as well as other faculty development bodies (e.
g. the Faculty Research Committee, the Teaching and Learning Committee, and the Research Ethics Review Committee);
Communicates research funding results and policies to faculty members;
Processes research grant reimbursement requests;
Assists with budget planning for the Research Office and CCS;
Assists with other Research Office / CCS activities as required.
Preferred Skills and Attributes :
Ability to understand, develop, and apply complex policies; familiarity with research policies and the world of university-level research would be an asset;
Superior interpersonal skills, including ability to work well with faculty members from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as the Finance, Advancement, and Marketing departments;
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to keep track of and meet deadlines;
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to make presentations to groups of up to 50 people;
Facility with basic office software, including MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint; experience with MS Access and FileMaker Pro would be an asset;
Self-motivated; can take initiative and work effectively with minimal supervision.
Other Requirements :
Understanding of, and commitment to Redeemer University (mission, values, and Reformed Christian identity) and ability to articulate its mission effectively and persuasively
Participate in communal activity that supports and encourages a university campus environment where the holistic development of all persons embodies Christian principles that advance the mission and Christian character of Redeemer University
Education / Training :
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
Prior work experience in a university, research-related, or policy development setting
Position Reports to : Director of Research
Submit Applications to : (please quote Position Title in Subject line)
Expiry Date : July 17, 2020
Applicants are requested to email their application materials and include a statement that articulates their faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University.
A range of qualifications are evaluated including distinguishing characteristics that demonstrate congruence with our identity as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.