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Research Project Coordinator, Innovation And Changemaking (2-year Contract)

Job ID79-2A-AC-8C-9F-BB
CompanySheridan College
Date Posted2022-10-07
Posted Until2023-04-05
Job TypeFixed-term
Job CategoryEducation
This is an exciting opportunity to join Sheridan's Research department as it enters a bold new stage in its role within Sheridan and in support of innovation and changemaking in partnership with our external community and industry partners. The incumbent will support Sheridan's vision to unlock people's potential, fuel economic and social development and make Sheridan an even more powerful force in the world. Reporting to the Dean, Innovation, the Research Project Co-ordinator, Innovation and Changemaking (a newly created position) supports the Dean in the development and implementation of strategic and operational plans within areas of innovation, entrepreneurship and changemaking. This includes support for Sheridan's five research and entrepreneurship centres as well as integration of sustainability and interdisciplinary problem-based learning across the academic area including research, entrepreneurship and curriculum. Sustainability within the academic area at Sheridan is based on both the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Indigenous worldviews and ways of knowing and doing. This role also provides administrative support for the Dean and acts on behalf of the Dean as appropriate, escalating matters when necessary.

What You'll be Doing

-Researching (e.g., lit. reviews, interviews, Indigenous research methodologies) and writing background documents, presentations, and reports on a variety of topics, with some presentation of this work to internal and external collaborators and stakeholders.
-Providing project management support (scheduling and financial) with responsibility for coordinating several projects simultaneously (timelines, milestones, development of project plans, tracking of progress and completion)
-Acting as a point of contact for a range of internal and external stakeholders and collaborators in the areas of innovation and just and sustainable development; Serving as a resource for internal and external community members to answer queries, provide information and assistance within the Dean's responsibility areas
-Collaborating with the Dean, staff within the research and entrepreneurship centres and Research Office, and other stakeholders in developing relationships and supporting partners within areas of innovation, changemaking, just and sustainable development, and special projects
-Supporting implementation of a strategic approach to relationship and partnership building based on equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization; and just and sustainable development that recognizes the foundational role of both Indigenous worldviews and ways of knowing and doing and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
-Providing student mentorship and helping to create an organizational culture that enhances learning and growth
-Administrative functions such as organizing and expediting workflow, and acting on behalf of the Dean where appropriate
-Performing other related duties as assigned.

About You

You bring excellent research, writing, and presentation, skills with an ability to effectively engage with diverse groups of people, clearly communicating complex information verbally and in writing across multiple levels.

Your respect for equity, diversity and inclusion, and decolonization informs your way of knowing, practicing, and relating to others.

You enjoy balancing many different tasks and can prioritize and coordinate multiple projects while staying organized and maintaining a high level of attention to detail.

You bring excellent interpersonal and influencing skills and enjoy facilitating collaboration and working with others to foster intentional social impact based on individual and community well-being.
The successful candidate will also possess the following minimum qualifications:
- 3-year diploma/degree in related field, e.g., social sciences and humanities, social impact, social change, Indigenous Studies
- 2 years relevant experience in community impact work including project co-ordination (equivalency to be considered)
- Lived experience or education in Indigenous teachings and ways of knowing and doing

Who We Are:

Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people's lives. Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World (, charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity and inclusivity. Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence. Across our campuses, we're making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community.

- For more information, visit: Why Work at Sheridan

Other Details

Faculty/Department: Research
Campus Location: Trafalgar (may be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus) once normal campus operations resume. This position will be a hybrid of remote and on-campus work.
Employee Group: Administrative
Payband: NI
Salary Range: $62,594 -- $78,242
Application Details: This position is a 2-year contract with the possibility of renewal
Application Deadline: October 23, 2022. Initial screening to take place on October 10, 2022.

Sheridan is deeply committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Sheridan is situated on these lands, and it is our collective responsibility to honour and respect those who have gone before us, those who are here, and those who have yet to come. We are grateful for the opportunity to be working on this land.

Sheridan values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. Sheridan regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. Sheridan seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including those who identify as First Nations, Metis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

Sheridan will provide job applicants with accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. To request accommodation, please contact Human Resources.

You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.
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