Research Administration Officer

Date Posted: 09/14/2020
Req ID: 469
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC: Office of the Vice-Principal, Research & Innovation
Campus: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)



About us:

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a place of energy, enthusiasm and passion. Our commitmentto inclusive excellence attracts the brightest learners, scholars and employees from around the globe. Our success has been made possible by the opportunity given to us by our Indigenous hosts to operate on their territory, and we cherish our continuing partnerships with these communities. The University of Toronto Scarborough is an exciting campus with unlimited potential. Join us on our journey.

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a place where diversity fuels innovation. Where ideas don’t stop at the borders of our beautiful, tree-lined campus. Discover our globally-renowned academic excellence, experiential learningopportunities, collaborative spirit and transforming research partnerships. As part of the University of Toronto, Canada's leading research university and one of the top research universities in the world, conducting cutting-edge, world-class research is part of the University of Toronto Scarborough’s (UTSC) DNA. The Office of the Vice-Principal, Research & Innovation (OVPRI) is responsible for enhancing the overall research profile of UTSC locally, nationally and internationally.

Your opportunity:

Working under the direction of the Manager, Research Services and Partnerships, the incumbent will provide effective and efficient service and support for research administration, external research funding related activity, research communications and other initiatives established by the Vice-Principal, Research & Innovation and the Director, Office of the Vice-Principal, Research & Innovation.

Your responsibilities will include:


  • Applying and interpreting policies and procedures in decision-making independently
  • Fostering and maintaining relationships with existing and potential sponsors
  • Conducting detailed analysis of grant application policy to maximize research funding
  • Providing detailed information to faculty and administrative staff on completing and submitting research applications
  • Facilitating educational workshops and seminars
  • Coordinating tasks for projects and other strategic initiatives with stakeholders
  • Promoting research initiatives to increase program visibility and reputation


Essential Qualifications:



  • Bachelor's Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience
  • Six to seven related years' of experience in an academic divisional research administration environment
  • Demonstrated experience in the area of supporting development of applications for research funding and identification and communication of funding opportunities
  • Proficient computer skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent writing skills are necessary
  • Excellent verbal communication, interpersonal, organizational and timemanagement skills
  • Experience maintaining websites and using social media
  • Strong demonstrated presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Applicants are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment

Assets (Nonessential):



  • Familiarity with UTSC environment and processes an asset.
  • Knowledge of the University’s Research Information System (RIS) and proficiency in RefWorks and/or EndNotes is preferred.

To be successful in this role you will be:



  • Accountable
  • Adaptable
  • Courteous
  • Multi-tasker
  • Problem solver
  • Team player



A copy of the full job description is available upon request from the UTSC HR Office.


Closing Date: 09/23/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: USW 
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing 
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:  
USW Pay Band 14 -- $78,618 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $100,542. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol. 
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching
Recruiter: Aliyyah Merali

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.