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Coordinator, Research Chairs, Centres and Awards

Office of Vice President, Research - N/A

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Job Type: Temporary Assignment or Contract

Open Positions: 0

Posting Date: August 21, 2014

Closing Date: August 31, 2014

Union affiliation: NC

Job Reports To: Director, Research Chairs, Centres and Awards

Job description

Salary (Grade: NC7)

Hiring salary range

Position Purpose

Responsible for coordinating the pre-award processes related to key strategic programs that are administered at a senior level, including internal and external chair programs (e.g., University Research Chairs and Canada Research Chairs); internal granting programs for faculty and students; and internal and external prizes and awards (e.g., Early Researcher Award, Young Researcher of the Year and Royal Society of Canada Fellowships).
Acts as a liaison between University of Ottawa researchers, faculty research facilitators and administrators, and the agencies responsible for external chairs, prizes and awards.
Liaises with the post-award management team. Oversees the processes involved in the creation, functioning and review of university centres and institutes. Provides guidance and assistance to the research community in preparing grant and award applications and in the establishing centres and institutes. Participates in developing, evaluating and reviewing internal policies and procedures.

Essential Qualifications

Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
Knowledge of the principles and methods involved in research administration and granting program management
Demonstrated experience in working in a university, research administration, or research environment
Experience in using computer systems and software, including Windows, PowerPoint, word processors, spreadsheets, databases, email, Internet
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent written and oral communications skills in French and English
Ability to manage and make progress on a diverse range of concurrent, complex projects and initiatives to meet firm deadlines
Ability to work independently while exercising excellent judgement at all times

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.

Other competencies:

Bilingualism Ė French and English (written and spoken)


Temporary assignment or contract of 12 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits will be determined upon hiring.
This position is excluded from all union accreditation units.
Applications from employees holding regular positions will be considered first. The University also accepts external applications; they will be considered in second place.
To obtain a temporary assignment, internal candidates must receive approval from their immediate supervisor.
Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week.
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