Position: Project Coordinator
Accountability: Project Director
Location: Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
Time Commitment: One year full-time contract, with a possibility of renewal; some domestic travel required
Provide overall project coordination and project leadership in order to carry out the activities and mandate of CBERN, whose purpose is to mobilize and profile Canada’s rich pool of business ethics expertise. CBERN creates opportunities for sharing and engaging in research across academic disciplines and faculties and draws university researchers into dialogue with leaders and researchers in business, government and the voluntary sector.
Hiring Salary: $50,000 - $63,000, commensurate with experience, plus benefits
1. CBERN Governance and Management:
- Develop agendas for quarterly Management Advisory Committee and Advisory Board bi-annual meetings; provide notes of meetings;
- Coordinate CBERN annual meetings;
- Prepare annual reports;
- Prepare Work Plan, assign tasks to CBERN personnel and ensure implementation of said Plan;
- Recruit and supervise Research Assistants (RAs);
- Coordinate staff and RA activities across the Network;
- Prepare agenda and chair CBERN staff meetings; prepare notes/minutes and action items of meetings;
- Respond to general telephone and email inquiries and forward requests and correspondence to the appropriate CBERN personnel.
2. Grant and Financial Administration:
- Administer and manage the CBERN budget;
- Oversee grant and funding administration, in accordance with both York University and external funding agencies’ policies;
- Work with the Project Director to identify sources for additional funding;
- Develop and coordinate grant and funding request proposals;
- Prepare Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) annual, mid-term and final reports; prepare reports for other funding agencies, when required.
3. Communications and Development:
- Develop and implement CBERN’s Communications and Marketing Strategy;
- Coordinate CBERN workshops, conferences, and other events;
- Develop relationships with organizations and people affiliated with business ethics; work with the Project Director to search for potential partnerships and links to other networks/organizations;
- Participate in the creation of CBERN regional offices; remain the official CBERN link;
- Guide and support the strategic planning for CBERN Clusters; work with Cluster Leaders and Cluster Participants to engage participation in and realization of Cluster objectives; prepare notes of planning meetings; develop communications plan;
- Act as liaison with leaders of other projects affiliated with CBERN;
- Work with the Website Coordinator and Administrator to continuously develop and improve the effectiveness of the website, including seeking out new tools, resources and processes for improvement of the website;
- Review and forward relevant research, reports and promotional material to the Website Coordinator and Administrator for posting on the website;
- Develop mechanisms for feedback and evaluation of the Network from CBERN participants;
- Prepare quarterly CBERN Newsletter and other Cluster/theme-based communications;
- Act as liaison with other York-based SSHRC Knowledge Clusters and other research organizations.
- Perform other activities as assigned by the Project Director.
Average Annual Financial/Budgetary Supervision:
Number of Individuals: 8-17
Direct/Indirect Coordination: Direct
Type: RAs/Administrative/Website Coordinator and Administrator
- experience and interest in business ethics, including Corporate Social Responsibility, sustainability and other related fields;
- post-graduate degree;
- good planner, motivator, communicator and mediator; proven coordinator skills for building effective working relationships; overall office management, including time-management, skills;
- good judgment, initiative, creativity, priority-setting and problem-solving skills; deals courteously and effectively with people at all levels; pays critical attention to detail and has the ability to multi-task and to meet critical deadlines;
- ability to exercise flexibility and adaptability;
- strong teambuilding skills;
- experience with supervising staff desirable;
- extensive skills in event planning;
- effective oral and written English communication skills, including report writing; competence in French an asset;
- experience in developing grant proposals;
- good research skills (academic/practical);
- well-developed networking skills;
- familiarity with university grant administration and financial accountability;
- proven competency in budget administration;
- experience with web-based communication tools, databases and social networking (e.g. blogs, RSS, discussion forums, wikis, web conferencing, Facebook, etc.)
- good internet/database search skills;
- extensive experience with Microsoft Office;
- familiarity with Lotus Notes and e-reports desirable.
Posting Date: January 14, 2009
Application Deadline: February 11, 2009 (or until suitable candidate is hired)
To apply, please ensure that:
- Your application is in one of these formats: Adobe (.pdf) or Microsoft Word (saved in .doc; do not send in Word 2007).
- You have submitted a complete application package, consisting of covering letter, outlining your qualifications for the position, and a resume; please do not send any letters of reference.
Applications are to be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with a Subject line of “CBERN Project Coordinator posting”; acknowledgement of receipt of application will be sent by e-mail - no telephone calls please. All applications will be handled in confidence.
Thank you for your interest in a position with the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network.