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Manager of Research Services

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Summary Information:
Employer: University College of the North
Position Type: Administrative/Support
Categories: Program Specialist
School / Org: University College of the North
Location: The Pas, Manitoba
FTE: see details
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: 18-044
Posting Date: Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 31 May 2018

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Manager of Research Services
Classification: Planning and Program Analyst 2
Full-Time Regular Position
The Pas, Manitoba

University College of the North (UCN) is committed to building a workforce that is representative of the populations we serve. Applications are invited from individuals who have a demonstrated interest and ability to work with Aboriginal learners and mature students.

The Position: Reporting to the Dean of Research&Innovation, UCN requires a Manager of Research Services to support core oversight, compliance and service functions pertaining to all research and scholarly activity at UCN. This position also develops mutually beneficial linkages with communities, industry and other stakeholders in order to promote partnerships and collaborative research. The Manager of Research Services will Initiate and coordinate planning and activities for the Academic Division specific to research and scholarly activity. This includes: guidance and support for the Research, Education & Learning Committee, Research Ethics Board, and Animal Care Committee; research-related training and support; education, monitoring and compliance with external requirements; strategic planning to promote and support development of research; and research grants and research accounts.

Qualifications Required:
• The ideal candidate w ill have a Master’s Degree (minimum) with a demonstrated thesis-based research component 

• A minimum of three to five years’ experience in a post-secondary research administration environment. 

• Demonstrated ability to support and mentor faculty, non-teaching staff, students and community members in conducting research and related research activities in a consultative role, including 
assistance with proposal writing and sourcing of funding. 

• Demonstrated knowledge and experience with managing research in a Tri-Agency research environment 
(Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and Canadian Institutes of Health Research), including monitoring and compliance, managing research grants and research accounts. (Candidates not meeting this criterion may be considered on an underfill basis.) 

• Demonstrated experience with building collaborative relationships and projects with a range of partners 

• Personal experience collaborating with Aboriginal peoples and communities in a research context, 
including knowledge and experience with Aboriginal cultures and practices 

• Excellent communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills, including the ability to create 
high quality resource materials, reports and handbooks related to research 

• Strong organizational and analytical skills 

• Effective leadership skills, including the ability to champion and model best research practices at both 
university and college levels, within an educational environment that incorporates both Aboriginal and 
Western approaches to practice 

• Demonstrated strong skills with presentation software and platforms, and with social media 

• Demonstrated ability to facilitate change 

• Ability to work with minimal supervision 


• Demonstrated experience in dev eloping and carrying out one or more Tri-Agency-funded research projects
• The ability to speak an Aboriginal language

Conditions of Employment: 

• Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Applicants must provide a cover letter, résumé, transcripts, and references with their application.
Applicants must demonstrate on their résumé how they meet the qualifications.

Representative Workforce (formerly employment equity) is a factor in the selection process. Applicants are invited to indicate in their covering letter or résumé if they are from any of the following groups: Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, or women and men in non-traditional roles. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Competition Number: 18-044
Closing Date: May 31, 2018 or under competition is filled
Salary: $31.40 to $46.64 hourly , plus remoteness allowance

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