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Employee Group: Support Staff
Faculty/Department: Undergraduate Research
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus and SIRT)
Reference Number: 18/S/20
Hourly Range: $28.89 - $32.79
Hours: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Application Details: This position will require travel to SIRT (Screen Industries Research and Training) and/or other Sheridan campuses. Position is being reposted to consider external candidates. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.
Reporting to the Manager of Research Finance and Operations, the Research Grant Administrator provides service to research stakeholders by facilitating the post-award administration of a portfolio of research grants and contracts at Sheridan. The Research Grant Administrator works as part of the Sheridan Undergraduate Research (SURe) and/or Screen Industries Research and Training (SIRT) teams, liaising closely with the Faculties and departments to support post-award administration of research projects and to facilitate the resolution of issues. The incumbent will be assigned to a portfolio of research projects, supporting all aspects of a research grant’s life cycle from set-up through to audit. This position also provides budget analysis and administrative support for budget functions within SURe and/or SIRT.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
The successful candidate will have a 3-year diploma/degree in Finance/Business, Research Administration, Social Sciences, Information Technology, or related field along with 3 years of demonstrated recent experience working in a research or related institutional environment (e.g. college, university, research hospital, funding agency) (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience). Work experience or formal education will include financial and post-award administration processes relevant to research (e.g. project accounting, financial monitoring and analysis for research grants or contracts). Working knowledge of the terms and conditions of research grants and contracts to accurately apply guidelines and regulations is required, as well as an appreciation for research in an educational environment and an understanding of its complexities and challenges. The successful candidate will have excellent numeracy, sound knowledge of accounting principles, and the ability to read and interpret financial statements. The incumbent must have demonstrated client service skills and a customer service orientation, as well as the ability to develop positive working relationships with project stakeholders. Problem-solving skills and solid analytical/critical thinking skills, the ability to identify issues and seek creative solutions, and exceptional attention to detail and accuracy are required. The successful candidate must have the strong project coordination, organizational and time-management skills and have the ability to effectively prioritize, multi-task and manage a high volume of work to meet deadlines. Effective oral and written communications skills, including the ability to clearly explain complex policies and procedures, the ability to maintain confidentiality and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team are required. Knowledge of PeopleSoft system would be considered an asset. Intermediate level MS Excel and Word is essential along with experience using databases or online records systems and computer proficiency (e.g. Excel). Travel to research centre sites and/or other campuses may be required.
Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.
Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.