Administrative and Professional Staff (APSA)
$70,943 To $84,719 Annually
# of openings:
The Industrial Relations Officer is responsible for the initiation, development, operation, administration and promotion of faculty and student research within the Faculty of Applied Sciences. The position evaluates short and long-term strategies; and as the main point of contact, the Officer liaises with external funding agencies and other external parties to provide guidance on the interpretation of policies. The Officer identifies potential internal and external research collaborations within the Faculty. The Officer plans and coordinates peer to peer programs, external and internal seminars, conferences and workshops. The Officer develops processes and establishes procedures for all research related activities and is responsible for collection of metrics and data analysis within the Faculty.
Master's degree in Applied Sciences and six years of related experience in proposal development, research administration, strategic industry partnership development in a post-secondary institution; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Excellent knowledge of Tri-Agency (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) and other funding organizations and programs (WD, Mitacs, NRC IRAP etc.) and University research policies.
Excellent knowledge of contracts (i.e., sub-agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and material transfer agreements).
Excellent budget administration, research, analytical reasoning, time management, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
Excellent knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods including extracting, collecting, and cleaning data from multiple sources for analysis.
Ability to analyze industry needs using surveys and appropriate metrics.
Excellent customer service, public relations, and marketing skills.
Excellent interpersonal, communication (verbal and written) and networking skills.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize leads, and a portfolio of relationships.
Ability to exercise appropriate judgment in the interpretation of sponsor award conditions and University policy.
Ability to develop and present research materials for workshops.
Proficiency in database, word processing, spreadsheet and web publishing applications.
Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and demonstrate a high level of tact, diplomacy, and discretion.
Ability to work collaboratively and professionally with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team setting.
Ability to exercise a high level of diplomacy, tact, confidentiality and discretion in both internal and external interactions.
Please include your cover letter and resume in one attachment.