Director, Strategic Research & Partnerships (CPM-11683)

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
York University
  • Human Resources
  • Management / Executive
  • Program / Project Evaluation & Development
  • Program / Project Management
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Executive (Dept. head, director)N/A2019-03-072019-05-03

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our 53,000 students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 24 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide.

In this role you will be 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 of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. You 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. You will be 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. You will develop strategies for enhancing and implementing knowledge mobilization activities. In collaboration with the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research, you 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 Dean’s Executive team, and other University offices, you will serve 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.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:

A PhD in a related field, plus specialized training in conducting research, and research administration and accounting, and grant application/proposal writing and preparation. In addition, you will bring a minimum 5-7 years’ 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. You must have an academic research background with experience in publishing papers and grant-writing. You will possess extensive experience successfully interpreting University policies and procedures and navigating its’ complex influence and authority structures, particularly as it relates to research administration and accounting. You will bring 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. 

For full position details and to apply to this exciting opportunity visit and refer to posting CPM-11683.

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