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Manager, Strategic Research Initiatives

Office of Vice President, Research - Office of Strategic Development Initiatives

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Job Type: Regular Full Time

Open Positions: 0

Posting Date: September 07, 2017

Closing Date: September 17, 2017

Union affiliation: NC

Job Reports To: Assistant Director, Office of Strategic Development Initiatives

Job description

Salary (Grade: NC8)

Hiring salary range

Position Purpose

Provides leadership and acts as a resource person and main contact prior to and after research infrastructure contracts are awarded and, in this capacity, serves as the liaison between the University of Ottawa and funding agencies, affiliated institutes, partner institutions and members of the Strategic Project Management Group (SPMG).
Provides support and advice of the highest quality to administrators of the faculties and affiliated institutes as well as to researchers in order to increase the number of research infrastructure projects, external funding and, as a result, the University’s national and international reach and research intensity.

Essential Qualifications

Knowledge of project management theory and practices normally acquired through a university education in management, or a college diploma in management and at least five years’ experience in the field (academic scientific training considered an asset)
Extensive knowledge of University policies, procedures and management systems
Extensive knowledge of academic research, funding agencies and, in particular, the structure, funding, programs, policies and processes of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and Ontario Research Funds (ORF)

Minimum of two years’ experience in project management handling complex and large-scale projects
Experience preparing research funding proposals and drafting and administering interinstitutional agreements
Experience working at one of the main research offices of a university considered an asset
Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously and to work effectively under pressure Ability to build and maintain good relationships with many stakeholders and counterparts in other organizations
Ability to use software and computer systems such as Windows, financial applications (e.g., FAST, BANNER), Microsoft Office products, databases, email and the Internet
Excellent problem-solving, conflict resolution and business management skills
Ability to coordinate a multifunctional team
Bilingualism – French and English (excellent spoken and written language abilities required)

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.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. Applications from employees holding regular non-unionized positions will be considered first. Priority will be given to employees who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies. The University also accepts external applications, they will be selected in second place. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).

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