Research Facilitator, Indigenous Initiatives

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12/09/21; 12/09/2021

TERM Assignment:

Please note that this is an 18-month term position. The total compensation package includes competitive extended health and dental benefits, annual and sick leave, life insurance, and unique perks such as tuition benefits.

Carleton University also welcomes applications from continuing employees. If a Continuing employee is the successful candidate, this assignment will be considered a Career Development Assignment, and the successful candidate must obtain a leave of absence from their current and substantive position, where applicable. Permission for such leave must not be unreasonably withheld.

In accordance with the University’s Employment Equity Program and pursuant to Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, this selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Candidates from Indigenous communities are encouraged to self-identify.

This position will be posted until September 12 however the applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis, starting on August 27, with plans to interview in mid to late September.

Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation’s government and enjoys easy access to the many organizations, associations and businesses which thrive in Ottawa. As members of a dynamic, research-intensive university, Carleton’s faculty and staff provide a superior learning experience for our fine students who hail from every province and more than 100 countries around the world.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice-President, Indigenous Initiatives, this critical role will assist the AVP, Indigenous Initiatives in implementing the Calls to Action from the Kinàmàgawin (check SP) Report, as well as fostering positive research relationships between Carleton researchers, graduate students and Indigenous communities.

This role manages internal and external stakeholder relationships, identifies opportunities, determines risks, facilitates and brokers relationship of like-minded individuals and organizations. The individual will help coordinate events, compile reports and find research funding opportunities for the institute, faculty members and graduate students. As well, the role will work collaboratively with multiple university offices, faculties and departments community-based organizations, government departments to facilitate research relationships with Indigenous communities.

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of research and sector trends, project management, and business development. The role requires an ability to liaise with internal and external research partners and communities. In addition, this role leads outreach, education, and awareness and facilitates projects and collaborate activities between researchers and external stakeholders.















Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible to identify funding opportunities, analyze funding criteria and success factors, coordinate research teams, and provide advice and guidance to researchers in the completion of research applications and proposals and manage the running of the Anako Indigenous Research Institute and support indigenous initiatives through the office of the AVP, Indigenous initiatives.


The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:
• Knowledge of research and sector trends, project management, and business development.
• Knowledge of research funding application policies, procedures, and processes.
• Knowledge of relevant governing legislation, policies, and procedures.
• Knowledge of office as well as the broader university academic units, departments, and divisions.
• Knowledge of office productivity software and databases, internet browsers and search engines, discipline-specific software, enterprise software, and technology devices.
• Knowledge of cultural competency and diversity in a business context.
• Knowledge of business development and industry partnerships.
• Indigenous candidates preferred.
• Familiarity with Indigenous research ethics.
• Experience working with Indigenous organizations and communities.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Proven time-management skills, organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Project management experience.
• Events management experience.
• Ability to co-supervise Research Assistants.
• Resourceful and creative problem solver.
• Proficiency with all standard office applications.

Education and Experience:

The above is normally acquired through the completion of:
• A Masters’ degree in any field.
• Minimum of five years of previous project management experience.

HR Note:

The Research Facilitator, Indigenous Initiatives is a full-time TERM position. The full salary range is provided; however, the starting salary will be between the minimum and slightly below mid-point (86,894 - $90,000) and based on the selected candidate's qualifications and other compensation factors. The total compensation package includes competitive extended health and dental benefits, pension, annual and sick leave, life insurance and unique perks such as tuition benefits, access to the fitness facilities and the MacOdrum Library at Carleton University.

Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

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