Posting ID : 9869 Apply By : 11/5/2018 Position Title : Research Facilitator (Social Sciences and Humanities) Department : Office of Research Services Job Type : Full-time, Continuing Campus : Waterloo Reports To : Manager, Research Facilitation
Position Summary :
At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here.
As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Research Facilitator (Social Sciences and Humanities).
The Research Facilitator (Social Sciences and Humanities) is responsible for identifying, promoting and managing high value/impact research opportunities within the social sciences and humanities including Laurier’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. The incumbent is responsible for increasing the number and dollar value of successful funding opportunities year over year and for providing expert advice and guidance to faculty in the completion of research applications. This incumbent will maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of funding opportunities and requirements, and will be able to match opportunities to faculty members’ strengths and areas of expertise. S/he will be expected to be encourage partnership and collaboration opportunities, and to recognize opportunities for leveraging relationships across the university and with external sectors. This includes identifying and qualifying prospects, as well as cultivating, soliciting and stewarding opportunities with corporations and foundations in support of faculty-specific needs and priorities. The incumbent will have a strong sense of the timelines involved in funding applications, and will initiate faculty contacts and awareness in a timely manner and will have hands-on familiarity with the requirements of the funding agencies.
Identify, analyze and assess funding opportunities for revenue and success potential. Promote and advertise best value opportunities to faculty in social sciences and humanities disciplines
Maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of funding opportunities and requirements to match opportunities to faculty members’ strengths and areas of expertise
Identify and contact potential international partners, initiate and set up meetings between Laurier faculty and potential partners to develop joint grant applications and research partnerships
Act as key advisor to the university’s social sciences and humanities research community on various funding agency requirements and deadlines, including political and financial considerations
Assist researchers and/or research teams in the preparation and submission of funding agency applications and processes. This assistance includes detailed, comprehensive critique of grant methodology, organization, “fit” with opportunity, etc. Often, it includes writing entire sections of grants rather than editing text supplied by the applicant
Provides advice on budgets related to grant applications, ensuring that budgets are accurate, realistic, and conform to agency guidelines. Often includes creating the budget for the applicant, including researching prices and industry rates
Work closely with other facilitators, the Industrial Liaison Officer and Knowledge Mobilization Officer to review and edit grants that fall within their mandates and to facilitate multi- or inter-disciplinary grants
Review and interpret feedback regarding unsuccessful grants with researchers to assist in strengthening future funding applications
Monitor project progress and intervene as necessary
Monitor and report on faculty research developments with a view to leveraging key areas of activity into research proposals and revenue growth
As necessary, assume responsibility for planning, developing, editing, and disseminating project reports, presentations as well as other project information and communications
Responsible for internal grant applications for faculty in the social sciences and humanities, including providing information about suitable opportunities, reviewing for eligibility after submission, and following up with potential external grant opportunities
Maintains departmental database(s) pertaining to grant and contract applications from client faculty
PhD in a social sciences or humanities discipline
A Degree in Business, Economics or Finance is preferred
Three years’ experience in building collaborative research teams and multi-disciplinary and/or multi-institutional research proposals for provincial, national and international agencies
Related experience in the development of research proposals, publications, grant applications and/or contracts
Related knowledge in conducting and designing research programs and in research methodologies
Exceptional knowledge of successful grant application procedures and granting agency requirements
Experience in budget development
Exceptional listening, verbal and written communication skills
Very strong editorial and documentation skills especially in relation to technical documents
Experience in fostering effective communication within and among groups
Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Proven capacity to excel in an independent, highly confidential, ever-changing work environment
Experience in using word processing, spreadsheet, database and Internet applications and tools
Grade : WLUSA-09 Salary : $36.24 – $42.62 SalaryNotes : This is a full-time, continuing position.
This position is not eligible for educational equivalencies. Please Note : This position is represented by the WLU Staff Association bargaining unit.
Please submit a cover letter and resume.
Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.
Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Diversity and Equity Office at email@example.com. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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