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Posting Number: CPM-11683
Position Title: Director, Strategic Research & Partnerships
Department: Office of the Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Affiliation: CPM
Salary Grade: G
Hiring Salary Range: $97,689 - $109,900
Maximum of Salary Range: $134,322
Duration: Permanent Full-Time
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) is the largest Faculty at York University currently with over 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and almost 100 programs delivered through 25 Departments, Schools and Colleges. York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive excellence in promoting and enhancing teaching, research and student success. Through innovative course design, diverse experiential education and learning opportunities, and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world.

With an innovative and outcomes focused approach, the Director, Strategic Research & Partnerships, LA&PS is responsible for advising and working closely with the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research to develop and implement a vision and provide strategic leadership for research initiatives and services in the Faculty. The Director, Strategic Research & Partnerships will make significant contributions with regards to research planning, directing the support of grant application and prestigious awards and nominations development, and developing and enhancing research and financial administration processes.

The Director, Strategic Research & Partnerships is responsible for the coordination, planning, development, implementation, evaluation and promotion of research services for LA&PS. This dynamic leader will champion a service delivery model for research, establish service level standards that meet the needs of faculty members, and develop policies and standard operating procedures to ensure the LA&PS Research Unit operates in a highly efficient and effective manner. The incumbent develops strategies for enhancing and implementing knowledge mobilization activities. In collaboration with the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research, the Director, Strategic Research & Partnerships will oversee the development of strategy for LA&PS on research policy matters, including the communications strategy for research, and plays a liaison role between Faculty research, Faculty fundraising, Faculty communications and Faculty international initiatives. Working closely with the Deanís Executive team, and other University offices, the Director serves as an advisor and strategist for the Faculty on strategic partnerships and outreach strategies that range from local to global and as a liaison with government on matters related to research funding.
A PhD in a related field is required, plus specialized training in conducting research, and research administration and accounting, and grant application/proposal writing and preparation.
Minimum 5-7 yearsí experience with progressive responsibility in research administration and management in a research-intensive University, with demonstrated success in working with and advising senior academic administrators. Must have an academic research background with experience in publishing papers and grant-writing. Extensive experience successfully interpreting University policies and procedures and navigating itsí complex influence and authority structures, particularly as it relates to research administration and accounting. Experience reviewing and negotiating legal agreements, directing relevant communication and marketing activities, managing, forecasting and planning budgets and promoting knowledge mobilization activities. Experience managing and leading staff in a unionized environment and exposure to strategic research planning and process development is also required. Experience with process improvement, project management, change management and event coordination is preferred.
Excellent interpersonal and relationship development/management skills. In depth knowledge of University research and the Canadian research funding environment, governmental and non-governmental, particularly related to large-scale funding opportunities (>$1M). Understanding of international funding opportunities (e.g. NIH programs) are an asset. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent judgment, initiative, planning, solutions-focused problem-solving and organizational skills; strong analytical and report writing skills; ability to exercise tact and discretion and to maintain confidentiality. Demonstrated integrity, professionalism and commitment to excellence, with effective process improvement and change management skills. Proven ability to construct and analyze multi-year budgets and administer associated processes, preferably for large scale funding applications and grants. Attention to detail and comfort with ambiguity and competing priorities; flexible and adaptable to meet emerging deadlines and changing priorities. Demonstrated strong leadership, coaching and team building skills in order to foster, motivate and support an environment of high performance, inclusion, trust and collaboration; excellent facilitation and presentation skills. Proficient with MS Office 365 (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Research Information Management, budget reporting/management and expense claim submission systems.
Recruitment Checks:
This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.
Cover Letter Required: Yes
Internal Posting Date: January 25, 2019
Internal Application Deadline: Posted until filled
Extended Posting Date: January 25, 2019
Extended Application Deadline: Posted until filled
External Posting Date: January 25, 2019
External Application Deadline: Posted until filled

Please Note: All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the posted deadline date.

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