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Special Project Officer Indigenous Initiatives - Research

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  • Job
    Full-time
    Senior Level
  • Research & Development
  • Toronto

Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a University setting in progressively senior positions. Experience with the University and knowledge of University policies and procedures and an understanding of the University's organizational structure, including its governance. Extensive experience in Indigenous community collaborations, Indigenous knowledges, and Indigenous ethics and research methodologies. Experience leading complex and multi- stakeholder projects. Knowledge about media (including traditional, new and social media), protocol, diplomacy and excellent understanding of the University's mission and intersection with broader Indigenous communities.
  • SKILLS:
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office (must be able to set up templates and macros in Word and Excel, set up Excel spreadsheets and graphics, and prepare sophisticated PowerPoint presentations). Familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint an asset. Web design skills such as content management software and WordPress preferred. Internet, Acrobat, and scheduling software. Ability to interact in culturally safe ways with Indigenous individuals and communities. Advanced skills in Indigenous community partnerships and research methodologies.
  • OTHER:
  • Strong skills in Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations and collaborations. Strong research, writing, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills; high degree of political acuity and judgment; ability to deal with senior University Officers in a manner which facilitates cooperation and consensus building; ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative, discretion, and tact; ability to work under pressure; superior organizational skills in planning, project management and task coordination; flexibility and problem solver orientation; and strong leadership capabilities.

Responsibilities

  • The Special Projects Officer will maintain a high degree of awareness of University activities, especially as they relate to Indigenous research matters. The Special Projects Officer's role will continue to evolve and the individual must be willing to respond to the given priorities of the day and be willing to work cooperatively in a challenging and dynamic environment.
  • The Special Projects Officer functions as a member of the projects team within the Division of the Vice-President and Provost by maintaining connections with other SPOs through the Project Officers Round Table (PORT) meetings, and participating in strategic planning for the Division as assigned. The Special Projects Officer will manage the Indigenous Research Network.
  • The incumbent works in a complex environment that requires a high degree of sensitivity, responsiveness and a need to maintain absolute confidentiality. The incumbent interacts closely with a wide range of senior members of the University, including vice-presidents, vice-provosts, governors, academic administrators, faculty and staff, as well as students and other community members

FAQs

What qualifications are required for the Special Project Officer role in Indigenous Initiatives - Research?

The minimum qualifications for this role include a university degree, with a post-graduate degree being an asset and a Ph.D preferred. Additionally, candidates should have a minimum of 5 years' experience in a university setting in progressively senior positions, with extensive experience in Indigenous community collaborations, Indigenous knowledges, and Indigenous ethics and research methodologies.

What is the closing date for applications for the Special Project Officer role in Indigenous Initiatives - Research?

The closing date for applications is 07/14/2024 at 11:59PM ET.

What skills are required for the Special Project Officer role in Indigenous Initiatives - Research?

Candidates for this role should have advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office, familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint, and web design skills such as content management software and WordPress preferred. Additionally, advanced skills in Indigenous community partnerships and research methodologies are essential.

What is the appointment type for the Special Project Officer role in Indigenous Initiatives - Research?

The appointment type for this role is Budget - Continuing.

What is the pay scale group and hiring zone for the Special Project Officer role in Indigenous Initiatives - Research?

The pay scale group for this role is PM 3, with a hiring zone of $90,134 - $105,156. The Broadband Salary Range for this role is $90,134 - $150,223.

Mission & Purpose

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s top university with a long history of challenging the impossible and transforming society through the ingenuity and resolve of our faculty, students, alumni, and supporters. We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, bringing together top minds from every conceivable background and discipline to collaborate on the world’s most pressing challenges. As a catalyst for discovery, innovation, and progress, we prepare our students for success through an outstanding global education and commitment to inclusive excellence. The ideas, innovations, and actions of more than 660,000 graduates advance U of T’s impact on communities across the globe.