Research Funding, Awards & Honours Officer

University of Toronto

Job title:

Research Funding, Awards & Honours Officer


University of Toronto

Job description

Date Posted: 06/04/2024
Req ID: 37713
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Music
Department: Faculty of Music
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Position Number: 00055240Description:About us:The Faculty of Music is Canada’s largest and most renowned university-based music program for professional musical training, creation, performance, education, and research. Home to a diverse and dynamic community of scholars, performers, composers, and educators, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music offers a supportive community in one of the world’s most diverse and dynamic cities. We provide a superb learning environment, an internationally renowned teaching faculty, multiple performance halls, and an outstanding music library collection. With degrees and diplomas available in numerous areas of study, our array of courses and programs provides our 900 students an exceptional opportunity to explore various fields within music. With over 600 concerts and events annually, the Faculty is an exciting and vibrant place to work, study, and visit.Our faculty members include musicians who perform on the world’s most prestigious stages and record formajor labels, scholars who present at leading international conferences and publish with top presses, educators who offer workshops and masterclasses at universities and conservatories worldwide, and composers whose works are performed by renowned ensembles and commissioned by acclaimed musicians and arts organizations.Your opportunity:The Faculty of Music is a great place to work. It has a positive energy that comes from faculty, students and staff pursuing their love for and of music. We are a small and hard-working team. We love what we do, and we work collaboratively to support our faculty and students in their research and music-making.Under the direction of the Associate Dean, Research,and support of the Strategic Research Development Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the effectiveness, efficiency, and success of efforts to attract research funding to the Faculty of Music. The incumbent will be responsible for promoting research initiatives to increase program visibility and reputation, coordinating the preparation of submission materials for both faculty and student body, writing grant applications, keeping well-informed on funding opportunities and resources, application policies/procedures and key deadlines, overseeing tasks related to the production and dissemination of communications/marketing materials and planning and administering expenditures for the operating budget.Your responsibilities will include:

  • Promoting research initiatives to increase program visibility and reputation
  • Researching, analyzing and recommending grant opportunities
  • Coordinating funding application processes
  • Ensuring contracts and agreements prepared by others are consistent with University policy and standards
  • Liaising with agencies, collaborators, industry sponsors, faculty and other stakeholders regarding funding applications
  • Preparing draft statistical reports and summaries from data collected
  • Monitoring department budget to ensure expenditures remain within budgeted allocations

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years of research-related experience in a University or similar research-intensive setting.
  • Demonstrated experience with editing, writing, reviewing and submitting grant proposals, including providing support and guidance regarding operating and infrastructure acquisition budgets.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Faculty of Music relevant research funding programs, research partnerships, research opportunities, and research ethics, as well as related University policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Experience working with research granting councils and funding agencies.
  • Experience and expertise in the interpretation and application of funding agency policy, criteria and application standards.
  • Experience working with, and specific knowledge of, SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, and CFI granting application regulations
  • Experience working with research grant budgets.
  • Must have a level of understanding of research funding opportunities that also allows to proactively suggest funding alternatives to faculty members (e.g., research sponsorship, funding partnerships)
  • Experience working with the University’s Financial Information System (FIS) and Research Information System (RIS)-or similar programs used at other research-intensive organizations.
  • Must have ability to work under pressure and effectively meet tight timelines.
  • Must have the ability to work independently as well as in a teamenvironment.
  • Must exhibit tact, sensitivity, and judgment in dealing with researchers, administrators and funding agency personnel
  • Must be proactive, possess strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must haveexcellent interpersonal and communications (verbal, written) skills to develop effective relationships with new and existing funding agencies and foundations.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Accountable
  • Communicator
  • Diligent
  • Organized
  • Proactive
  • Resourceful

Closing Date: 06/18/2024, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 11 — $73,748 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $94,310. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching
Lived Experience StatementCandidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.This role is currently eligible for a hybrid work arrangement, pursuant to University policies and guidelines, including but not limited to .All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.Diversity StatementThe University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.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 StatementThe 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 .

Expected salary

$73748 per year


Toronto, ON

Job date

Thu, 06 Jun 2024 06:13:31 GMT

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