Project Facilitator

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Posting #:AP 45/2013
Posted:Jul 30, 2013
Employment Status:Term Full-Time (12 months with possilibity of renewal)
Faculty:Not Applicable
Department:Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI), Office of Research Services
Grade:Job Group L
Salary Scale:$47,394 - $71,980 per annum* (effective May 1, 2012)
Hours of Work:

Job Summary

Why Brock?
Our unique philosophy takes students beyond the pursuit of academic excellence. To achieve this philosophy we endeavour to take our employees beyond the pursuit of just a career. Brock is a place where left-brain and right-brain thinking come together. We encourage our employees to utilize their rational/analytical thinking in concert with their emotional/creative sides in order to have an engaging and rewarding career. We’re one of the fastest-growing universities in Ontario, with hundreds of millions of dollars committed to new construction and programs. We’re small enough to be intimate and big enough to attract world-class minds. Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula, Brock offers an exciting work environment with strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary programs and a vigorous research culture. We are looking for qualified people who will bring their expertise and dedication in support of the University’s goals and objectives.

The Opportunity
Reporting to the Director, Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI), the Project Facilitator will possess knowledge of, and commitment to, social justice scholarship. The Project Facilitator will take initiative with faculty to develop fundable projects, facilitate and manage projects, identify funding sources, write grants and liaise between faculty and community partners

Duties and Responsibilities
• Assisting faculty members in project development, project applications and project management
• Facilitating collaboration between faculty members and community partners
• Developing university-community partnerships
• Identifying potential research projects
• Assisting with grant writing and development of project budgets
• Meeting with researchers and partners regarding current needs and challenges and related available and emerging research support
• Communicating with current and potential community partners to provide information and follow up on current and emerging issues and objectives
• Supporting the Institute’s ongoing efforts at securing external funding and sourcing potential funding opportunities
• Seeking new funding opportunities and work with researchers to apply for funding
• Overseeing preparation of financial and other reporting requirements of SJRI projects
• Participating in project monitoring and reporting
• Working with Principal Investigators to manage funded projects
• Assisting with ethics applications
• Liaising with key stakeholders across the University
• Supporting and developing Knowledge Mobilization goals of the Institute
• Developing, executing and providing oversight of the Institute’s communications strategy (e.g. website, newsletters, social media, media)
• Coordinating with communication and media sources at Brock University
• Managing the SJRI web presence
• Working with the Director and part-time Administrative Assistant in the daily running of the SJRI


The ideal candidate will have:
• A graduate degree in a related field
• Several years of demonstrated work experience in diverse environments including professional contexts with tasks including: grant writing, project facilitation, development and management, research experience, project evaluation, monitoring and report writing.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and sympathy for contemporary struggles for social justice and equality
• Demonstrated experience working in, and navigating, complex institutional environments whether academic, governmental, non-governmental or non profit
• Functional knowledge of standard office computer software (e.g. Microsoft Office: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, websites, etc.)
• Sound judgment and ability to work tactfully and independently
• Clear and open communication, consultation, and collaboration style and proven ability to work with multiple stakeholder groups including activists, professionals and community organizations
• A proactive, action-oriented manner with strong initiative and ability to get things done independently with minimal supervision
• A flexible persona, with the ability to manage various and changing priorities ensuring tasks are completed effectively and efficiently
• Proven ability to effectively turn brilliant ideas into fundable projects


Applicants are invited to email a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, and a relevant writing example (e.g. grant submission or project report) by applying online below by September 15, 2013.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measure will be addressed confidentially.

*The salary range indicated is representative of all positions evaluated at this level. Actual salary is determined by examining related skills, experience, budgetary restrictions and both internal and external equity comparators.