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Now Hiring a New BEEc Coordinator

Now Hiring a New BEEc Coordinator

We are sad to announce that our current BEEC Coordinator, Victoria MacPhail, will be leaving us later this month for a new position. We are now hiring to fill this Coordinator position. Visit the job posting at the YU Hire website to learn more about the position and to apply. A summary is below and a full description of the position is available by clicking here.

  • Job Title: Coordinator
  • Department/Faculty (BU): ORU-Bee Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation
  • Affiliation: YUSA 2 PT
  • Job Details: Casual (up to 24 hours per week)
  • Compensation: Hourly Rate:$29.18
  • Job Category: Research Administration
  • Job Location: Canada / Ontario / Keele Campus

Under the direction of the BEEc Director, the Coordinator supports the planning and coordination of the ORU's operational activities, including events, communications, financial administration and providing administrative support to the Director and the Centre's research projects. The Coordinator is responsible for the planning, delivery and maintenance of a range of activities associated with research projects, fundraising and BEEc outreach activities including developing and updating BEEc's website and social media presence across platforms. The Coordinator supports the ORU in the promotion of the Centre's research to both the campus and external community, including collaboration and engagement with the community. BEEc is an interdisciplinary Organized Research Unit that strives to advance research in the fields of bee ecology, evolution and conservation.

Completion of a university degree in a Science field related to research carried out by the BEEc.

Minimum 2 years of related work experience in an academic or related research focused unit or NGO environment. Graduate research in an area of related to BEEc would be an asset, as well as experience in project management, financial and/or administrative functions.

- Excellent and written communication skills in English, both oral and written to elicit and interpret information from a variety of sources.
- Ability to communicate in various registers (formal, academic, technical, plain language)
- Strong interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, consensus, building, and sensitivity to diversity and inclusion.
- Comprehensive field-specific knowledge and background to engage in effective outreach and knowledge mobilization.
- Familiarity with knowledge mobilization strategies to support researchers in effective outreach and dissemination of research results
- Strong financial management skills for budget monitoring and attention to detail.
- Excellent organizational skills to schedule, prepare and distribute agendas. attend meetings and take minutes.
- Demonstrated ability to organize events with a wide array of constituent groups including small meetings, large conferences
- Ability to deal with confidential material including personal information, payroll details, grant proposals and other intellectual property.
- Strong project coordination and administration skills.
- Strong time management skills and excellent ability to multi-task.
- Understanding of research procedures and the grant application process to support the administration of research funding.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
- Ability to develop and maintain websites using WordPress, including the ability to navigate/migrate/enter data into online forms.
- Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team and independently to identify and accomplish project(s) objectives.
- Ability to create content and engage with followers on social media- Ability to draft/prepare clear and concise correspondence, documents, newsletters, annual reports, and PowerPoint presentations

Learn more or apply for this position here.