Indigenous Research Facilitator

Dalhousie University

Canada

September 21, 2021

Description

Position Details Position Title Indigenous Research Facilitator

Department/Unit Research Services Location Halifax Posting Number S261-21 Employee Group DPMG Position Type Term Duration of Contract (if applicable) Three Years Employment Type Full Time Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0 Salary $60,571 - $81,947 per annum Classification ADM-06 Provisional Statement

This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Job Design Unit in approximately six months.

About Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada's leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region's intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 19,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

Job Summary

The Office of Research Services (ORS) administers more than $180M annually in research funding from external funding sources. Reporting to the Manager, Institutional & International Programs, the Indigenous Research Facilitator advises on and assists the Dalhousie Indigenous research community (Indigenous researchers and students, and researchers focusing on Indigenous research) with funding applications to internal funding opportunities and external Canadian funding agencies and various other granting bodies within and outside Canada, and provides support in the development of research ethics submissions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Indigenous research community to provide expert advice and assistance in the preparation of competitive grant applications.
  • Respond to research funding inquiries from the Indigenous research community, as well as from researchers, Department Heads, Associate Deans Research, Deans, etc.
  • Provide guidance to the Indigenous research community on research funding programs and opportunities.
  • Assist in the development of research ethics submissions concerning Indigenous research.
  • Design and deliver outreach sessions that help improve research application preparation and writing, and coordinate guest speakers, mentoring and peer review to improve draft applications.
  • Ensure that research applications comply with University and funding agency policies and procedures, and liaise with financial administrators to confirm that financial requirements are met.
  • Note

    In keeping with the Principles of Dalhousie's Employment Equity Policy and the nature of this position, applications will be restricted to candidates who self-identify as an Indigenous person of Turtle Island (First Nations, Métis, Inuit). The ideal candidate will be from Mi'kma'ki.

    There is an expectation of occasional travel for research outreach and advisory sessions.

    Qualifications

    Master's degree plus approximately five years' related experience in research administration or related environment (or equivalent combination of training and experience) is required. Knowledge and experience of Indigenous culture, traditions and values is essential. Knowledge of Indigenous research processes would be a definite asset. Knowledge of the university research funding environment (with a strong awareness of Indigenous research funding programs), research funding agencies and practices, and functions related to research administration would be a definite asset. An understanding of human research ethics in the context of Indigenous research would be an asset. Excellent communication skills, judgement and strong organizational, time management and problem-solving skills are essential. Tact, sensitivity and diplomacy, and well-developed interpersonal skills are essential for dealing with researchers and various stakeholders.

    Job Competencies

    The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie's core and leadership competencies (https: // www. dal.ca/dept/leaders.html), in particular:

    - Respect & Inclusion - Knowledge & Thinking Skills - Communication - Service - Thinking and Acting Strategically

    Additional Information

    Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.

    Application Consideration

    In keeping with the Principles of Dalhousie's Employment Equity Policy and the nature of this position, applications will be restricted to candidates who self-identify as an Indigenous person of Turtle Island (First Nations, Métis, Inuit). The ideal candidate will be from Mi'kma'ki.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Diversity Statement

    In keeping with the Principles of Dalhousie's Employment Equity Policy and the nature of this position, applications will be restricted to candidates who self-identify as an Indigenous person of Turtle Island (First Nations, Métis, Inuit). The ideal candidate will be from Mi'kma'ki.

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Open Date 08/03/2021 Close Date 09/21/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https:// dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/7204

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    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter
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