Grant Facilitator and Research Engagement Coordinator

Employment opportunity number
YukonU Research Services Office
$44.05 to $52.44 Based on 75 hours bi-weekly
4 year term position
Ayamdigut (Whitehorse) Campus
Closing date

This recruitment may be used to fill additional vacancies in the Research Services Office

Yukon University Research Services Office seeks an individual to join our growing office as a Grant Facilitator and Research Engagement Coordinator. This position plays a key role in cultivating a culture that celebrates research and scholarly activity across YukonU’s campuses. Your innovative ideas and energy will create new opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to engage in research and scholarly activity and will support the development of accessible and efficient processes to enhance YukonU’s research administration.

Your role will have two primary areas of responsibility. As a Grant Facilitator, you will provide pre- and post-award support to students, faculty, and staff, who will have varying levels of experience in the research process. This may include coaching in the generation of research ideas, approaches to partnership and reconciliation in research, and the development of funding proposals; support in grant administration; supporting knowledge mobilization; and planning project close-out or new areas of investigation. As a Research Engagement Coordinator, you will work across the university to grow research culture. This will include planning and hosting research-related events such as training sessions, workshops, and research symposia to celebrate YukonU’s research activities, both internally to YukonU and with the public. It will also include supporting YukonU’s commitment to Indigenization though supporting knowledge creation and research activities that are borne from both Indigenous and Western knowledges.

At YukonU the RSO is a growing team with lots of room to innovate new practices and procedures to support YukonU’s growing research portfolio. Your insight and experience, combined with your attention to detail and care for the work you do will benefit the team and those at YukonU who engage in research. The Grant Facilitator and Research Engagement Coordinator offers a high level of customer service in a fast-paced, deadline-driven administrative department. You act as the first point of contact for YukonU students, faculty, and staff and provide professional advice and guidance to facilitate the development of competitive research grants and contracts. Operating with the utmost professionalism, you also manage sensitive and confidential information.

Essential Qualifications (assessed in screening process)
Education and Training

  • Relevant university education, preferably at the graduate level; a combination of relevant post secondary experience and work-related experience could be considered; Demonstrated abilities:
  • Excellent project and time management skills with the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and   work well under pressure;
  • A solid working knowledge of the Canadian research ecosystem with considerable experience in   science communication and knowledge mobilization;
  • Considerable experience developing multi-year budgets, in-kind valuations, and leveraging of   funding;

Knowledge, skills, and abilities (factors assessed through interview process):

  • Exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact   productively and professionally with a wide range of internal and external partners;
  • Demonstrated ability collaborating with diverse groups on shared projects, with strategic planning, and in setting and achieving goals;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage confidential and sensitive materials;
  • Able to work non-standard schedule at times to deal with deadlines/travel;
  • Demonstrated service orientation with a strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to innovate – to identify opportunities and take responsive action.
  • Strong problem solving skills;
  • Ability to critically read and interpret documents related to terms of agreements, financial     obligations, legal liability, and risk mitigation;
  • Strong numeracy skills;
  • Considerable experience in a computerized work environment and proficiency in web-based   applications, e-mail, and the use of spreadsheet, word processing and visual presentation software   including application submission and management portals;
  • Demonstrated experience planning, designing and executing events 
  • Understand communications strategies, marketing, media relations and coordination of public  events well enough to plan program activities in a way that supports appropriate marketing efforts.

This process will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to staff anticipated identical or similar perm/term/casual/seasonal vacancies as and when required. The duration of this eligibility list will be six months.

Yukon University is committed to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however qualified candidates who self-identify as Yukon first Nations, as well as Metis, Inuit or other Indigenous ancestry will be given priority. We encourage candidates to self-identify on their cover letter or CV. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.

For additional information please contact:
Davon Callander, Manager, Research and Scholarly Activities

Quoting the employment opportunity number, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resource Services
Yukon University, Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4
Fax: 867 668 8896

Applicants should clearly outline all relevant qualifications since selection for interview will be based on applications submitted. A statement of qualifications, which outlines the selection standards, and a position description are available in PDF format for all Bargaining Unit positions, by following the links above.

Please be prepared to provide official transcripts upon request.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.