Lab Coordinator, CRUISElab

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Date Posted: 07/21/2020

Req ID: 237

Faculty/Division: Faculty of Social Work
Department: Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

About us:

Ranked the top school of social work in Canada and the second world-wide, the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work offers a professional Master of Social Work degree as well as doctoral education that produces strong researchers, educators, and leaders in the social work field. Through research, training, leadership, and service, its students and faculty address pressing social priorities ranging from aging, child welfare, HIV, mental health, trauma, and structural and neighbourhood violence.

Faculty and staff work together to provide an open, professional environment that fosters a culture built on respect, goal orientation, self-motivation, accountability, and teamwork. We believe in recognizing our employee’s contributions to the advancement of the division’s goals while promoting a strong commitment to work-life balance among our employees.

Your opportunity:

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Lab Coordinator (LC) will support the activities of the Community-Based Research in Understanding and Integrating Sexual Health Lab for Gay and Bisexual Men (CRUISElab), at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.

The LC will be responsible for supporting the activities of the CRUISElab, its research projects, and the PI by coordinating day-to-day operations, managing record-keeping, and facilitating communication between team members. The incumbent will also be responsible for tracking milestones and timelines throughout the life cycle of the CRUISElab’s projects, and formatting project materials. Additionally, they will also be responsible for administering and tracking documents, coordinating meetings and events, and maintaining websites and social media accounts.

This is a one year 60% grant funded term position from date of hire. The schedule is negotiable with the exception of Wednesdays (with at least one Wednesday evening a month until 7 p.m.)

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Liaising with agencies, collaborators, industry sponsors, faculty and other stakeholders regarding funding applications
  • Tracking and collecting information on project progress Coordinating meeting schedules, agendas, materials, action and follow-up items
  • Maintaining information on digital platforms
  • Determining logistical details and activities for events and/or programming
  • Disseminating information regarding policies and guidelines to research staff

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to social work, publichealth, psychology, health science, sociology, sexual diversity, socialpolicy or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ recent relevant experience in a research coordination support role, preferably in an academic environment.
  • Experience coordinating meeting schedules, agendas, materials, action and follow-up items
  • Experience and demonstrated knowledge of diverse issues affecting gay and bisexual men’s health
  • Experience supporting grant implementation, research dissemination, and research project task scheduling
  • Determining logistical details and organizing activities for events and/or programming includingworkshops,
  • Experience preparing high quality written materials for research presentations including designing graphics
  • Experience with financial record keeping, processing expenses and reviewing invoices.
  • Experience with maintaining databases. Experience with updating websites and social media accounts.
  • Drafting and editing content for print and/or online communications channels preferably in research setting.
  • Demonstrated strong computer skills (MS Office) required; both PC and Macintosh literate; experience with
  • WordPress.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and organizational skills; and strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to multitask, set priorities and meet tight deadlines; professionalism, tact, sensitivity and diplomacy in interactions with internal and external stakeholders
  • Flexibility and demonstrated initiative; high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Prior experience communicating with research partnerships, government agencies, NGOs, and community groups
  • Proficient with file translations (import, export, file types) between platforms and varying software applications,
  • including research database software such as SPSS, STATA, NVivo or Qualtrix;

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Approachable
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Resourceful
  • Tactful

Closing Date: August 17, 2020 at 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Grant – Term
Schedule: Part-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: USW Pay Band 07 — $51,656 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $66,061. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

Notes: This is a part-time (60% FTE), 1 year term opportunity. The prorated salary range is $30,939.60 – $39,636.60.

Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching

Recruiter: Diane Cosentino

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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