|Posting Number: YUSA-8577|
|Position Title: Centre Coordinator|
|Department: ORU - Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean (CERLAC)|
|Duration: Continuing Full-Time|
|Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Maybe occasionally asked to work outside normally scheduled hours to support conferences, research applications and other events.|
PLEASE NOTE:The Centre Coordinator is required to speak, read and write Spanish fluently.The Centre Coordinator supports the Centre Director for the overall operation of Centre-related activities, including providing support to financial activities; program administration and secretarial support to the Centre Director and projects.
Completion of university degree in a related field such as Humanities, Development Studies and any related field in the Social or Environmental Sciences.
2-3 years of related work experience in an academic or related research focused unit or NGO environment providing administrative support. Experience with, or demonstrable knowledge and awareness of, issues related to critical social science research, international development, and social justice and Latin American and Caribbean region and/or communities. Experience in Latin America and the Caribbean and/or with Latin American and Caribbean communities is an asset.
Knowledgeable in financial administration and has the skills to create budgets, track and reconcile cost centres, and create financial reports. Familiarity with all facets of financial spreadsheet bookkeeping and reporting; familiarity with website design and development; familiarity with proposal writing, project development, and fundraising to the point of being able to work comfortably with colleagues pursuing these activities; ability to work effectively both individually and as a member of a team. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish; courteous and effective comportment with people of diverse ages, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, temperaments, and social stations; resourcefulness, problem-solving, and research abilities; ability to work effectively in an environment of high volume and competing demands; ability to multi-task; excellent organizational skills; good judgment; initiative; tact and discretion; ability to work accurately with attention to detail; excellent conceptual and analytical abilities; editorial experience; Intermediate proficiency in the following software platforms for word-processing (MS Word), email, webpage construction (Netscape Composer, Dreamweaver), and spreadsheet and database use (Excel, Access, Endnote). Familiarity with graphic and textual layout and design software (Photoshop, Adobe InDesign or equivalent).
|Cover Letter Required: Yes|
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