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Strategic Research Development Officer

University of Toronto
University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

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Strategic Research Development Officer

Date Posted: 07/23/2021
Req ID: 4872
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: UTM: Office of VP-Research
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


About us:

The University of Toronto and its Academic Divisions are continually seeking to amplify the impact of their research and innovation activities. To enable this, Divisions are adding new divisional research officers to augment the expertise and bandwidth of existing highly skilled individuals already in place. The Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) will invite these individuals together into a community of practice.

The university’s second largest division, U of T Mississauga has 17 academic departments and offers 156 programs in 92 areas of study. Home to approximately 15,000 students and over 1,000 faculty and staff, the campus houses the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, Centre for Medicinal Chemistry, and Institute for Management and Innovation. With its distinctive interdisciplinary programs such as forensic sciences and biomedical communications, U of T Mississauga offers a broad array of continuing education programs and professional masters programs. Established in 1967, the campus features award-winning architecture, robust community partnerships and a dynamic student environment set amongst 225 acres along the Credit River in Mississauga.

Your opportunity:

The Strategic Research Development Officer will support UTM’s research community to advance UTM’s and the University of Toronto’s strategic research administration activities. The position will work in collaboration with the VPRI, and under the direction of the Director, Office of the Vice-Principal Research.

You will be responsible for developing and enhancing the research enterprise at UTM. Working closely with academic leadership, you will identify opportunities for research funding, support the application development process of collaborative funding opportunities, including team and interdisciplinary projects, and develop strategies for partnerships. You will support the research endeavours at UTM by drafting and coordinating submissions for research funding, awards, and honours. You will support faculty and UTM in ensuring all submissions and applications meet University and sponsor standards and requirements. You will support theUTM research environment by cultivating relationships and partnerships across the university and within the division.

The Strategic Research Development Officer is an integral member of the UTM research enterprise and acts as a resource and support to faculty and academic leadership.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating and guiding faculty applicants through various phases of the research funding or award nomination application process, including advising on potential challenges, developing application progress timelines, and tracking progress
  • Writing and editing funding applications, award nomination content, press releases for the media, and other targeted communications to support strategic initiatives
  • Liaising with internal and external contacts to coordinate execution of seminars and workshops, and delivering such presentations to promote research initiatives, collaboration opportunities, and programs
  • Identifying, developing and executing strategies for research and development collaborations
  • Producing complex statistical and/or financial reports
  • Coordinating tasks for projects and other strategic initiatives with stakeholders
  • Planning and overseeing activities that enhance and expand research funding activity and effectiveness
  • Keeping well-informed on research funding programs, application guidelines, policies/procedures and regulations

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in the Humanities or Social Studies, or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum five years of relevant experience in an academic research environment required.
  • Experience writing, editing and coordinating the creation of complex, multi-stakeholder grant applications required.
  • Expert understanding of Provincial, Canadian and International partnership-based research funding programs and sponsors, such as ERA, ORF, CFI, SSHRC, etc... required.
  • Experience organizing and facilitating workshops and training sessions required.
  • Advanced computer skills (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiating, and marketing skills.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Approachable
  • Communicator
  • Diligent
  • Organized
  • Responsible
  • Team player

Closing Date: 08/09/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Grant - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 15 -- $84,316 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $107,826. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching
Recruiter: Monica Seymour

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

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.


U of T is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
U of T is one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers.


Are you looking for a challenging, meaningful career in a supportive and diverse environment?

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Opportunities exist for people from a wide range of backgrounds, ranging from recent graduates to experienced senior professionals.

We offer challenging work within an open environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Our focus is on creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains excellent employees through a combination of competitive compensation, favourable working conditions, opportunities for career growth and development and a unique organizational culture.

Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Support on equity and diversity issues;
  • On-site child care;
  • University Pension Plan;
  • Subsidized athletic facility membership;
  • World-renowned libraries;
  • Confidential counselling services;
  • Parking and TTC Metropasses;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan;
  • Continued health benefits for pensioners.


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