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Project Coordinator for the Canada Research Chair in Legal Diversity and Aboriginal Peoples

Faculty of Law (Civil Law) - Research

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Job Type: Contract

Open Positions: 0

Posting Date: September 07, 2017

Closing Date: September 17, 2017

Union affiliation: NR

Job Reports To: Canada Research Chairholder

Job description

Salary (Grade: NR5)

Hiring salary range

Position Purpose

The incumbent will devote the vast majority of his/her time to tasks directly and indirectly related to the various research and collaborative projects assembled (or to be assembled) in the partnership format favored by the Chair in a working environment which is mostly in the French language. The rest of his/her time will be devoted to the other activities of the Chair.

Essential Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in management preferably in business management, including knowledge of accounting and finance
Experience in managing a research project and in managing a grant;
Experience in financial management, including balancing and maintaining budgets and preparing financial reports
Experience in interpreting, explaining and applying policies and procedures
Experience in using computer systems, financial systems and software such as: Windows, word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and Internet
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy, and ability to work in a multicultural environment
Able to be available on weekends and evenings when required
Ability to adapt to a wide variety of tasks, including general administrative support
Attention to detail
Ability to work independently and to take initiatives
Experience working with Aboriginal peoples will be an asset
An interest in legal issues will be an asset
Experience in research an asset
Capacity to update the website will be an asset
Mastery of French and good knowledge of English (oral and written)

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.


This is a part-time position (approximately 16 hours per week). Hours of work may vary, depending on requirements and the activity schedule, with certain periods being more intense than others. Salary will be pro-rated; posted salary scale is based on a 35-hour work week.

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.

Contract until December 31, 2019 with a possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits will be determined upon hiring. This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. All applications will be considered equally. Schedule with an average of 16hrs/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. Donít 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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