The University of New Brunswick Saint John welcomes applications for the position of GlobalChild Program Coordinator with the Faculty of Science, Applied Science and Engineering. This is a one-year term, full-time (36.25 hours per week) position with the APT employee group. The position is funded by external monies with a salary range of $45,449 - $59,080 per annum.
The vision of GlobalChild is a world where all children can achieve their highest developmental potential by having their fundamental rights respected, protected, and fulfilled. The program coordinator of GlobalChild will be based onsite at the UNBSJ campus and report directly to the principal investigator (Pl) of the GlobalChild.
- Manage the team to ensure that deliverables of all projects are completed within budget and on time.
- Anticipate potential issues and develop innovative action plans with recommendations for effective solutions, communicate these plans to the Pl.
- Initiate and contribute to the development of significant deliverables and documents for the program, including funding proposals, research ethics applications, publications and reports.
- Contribute to the direction of and facilitate project strategic planning activities.
- Manage procurement processes and contract administration.
- Serve as a central point of contact between the GlobalChild team at UNBSJ, steering committee, co-applicants, collaborators, and funding agencies.
- Track project status and provide regular status reports to the Pl.
- Oversee the work of, and provide feedback and support to, several support staff, contracted personnel and trainees, both onsite and offsite.
- Ensure that all applicable institutional policies and procedures of UNB are adhered to and all research procedures and processes are conducted in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements of the university and the funders.
- Complete operational and ethics review documents (as needed).
- Oversee the management of project communications tools, website, newsletters and social media platforms.
- Responsible to work with and maintain research budget using the tracking systems at UNB.
- Administrative duties pertaining to all aspects of the project, including UNB forms, and processes.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Masters level in the field of Science, or Social Science and Humanities.
- 2-5 years' experience managing programs with multi-disciplinary research projects and teams.
- Functional knowledge of regulations relating to the conduct of research (including research ethics, information security/confidentiality) and tri-agency policies and guidelines.
- Familiarity with children's rights or child development would be an asset
- Ability to interact professionally and effectively with high profile partners from varying sectors including academic, government and international agencies.
- Ability to provide strong leadership and supervision to personnel from the research team.
- Effective critical analysis and problem-solving skills. Ability to recognize when to take initiative and when to seek guidance.
- Capacity to multi-task, function under tight and/or competing deadlines, and adjust activities to meet changing priorities.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills. Organized with accuracy and attention to detail.
Closing date for applications is April 23, 2021 4:30PM. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.