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SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

THESIS ADMINISTRATOR (P5804)


Posted on: July 16, 2021
Deadline: July 29, 2021
Grade: 11
Campus: SGW

Scope

Reporting to the Manager, Graduate Admissions, the incumbent acts as a team leader for the thesis office and provides professional expertise to academic and administrative staff and to students in matters related to doctoral theses and prizes.

Primary responsibilities

  • Administer all theses and graduation prizes such as the ADESAQ and CAGS dissertation awards, the Concordia doctoral dissertation prize and others; maintain a repository of recognition opportunities for students in thesis programs and communicate these to the graduate program personnel and Faculties.
  • Oversee the day-to-day functioning of the thesis office to ensure that policies and procedures are followed.
  • Maintain a listing of doctoral thesis rankings for reference by the Associate Dean.
  • Develop and implement streamlined processes for the receipt and circulation of thesis documents, and maximize potential of the SIS. Explore usability of relevant software tools.
  • Maintain and disseminate documentation regarding the thesis process; recommend changes to procedures and documentation.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the thesis database and the internal thesis tracking system and contact IITS as necessary for updates.
  • Develop and deliver workshops with GradProSkills for students; participate in any orientation or information session related to theses.
  • Maintain and interpret thesis-related statistics and prepare appropriate reports.
  • Perform other duties in support of the unit.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a field pertinent to the primary responsibilities and one to two years of related work experience.
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft SIS desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in process mapping and process-improvement.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing IT solutions in order to improve process efficiency.
  • Knowledge of Concordia University graduate programs, regulations and academic policies highly desirable.
  • Very good knowledge (Level 5) of spoken and written English to provide detailed information and compose documents; basic knowledge (Level 3) of spoken and written French to communicate with the public.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines, and to deal with high volume during peak periods.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work in a team environment and to interact effectively with students, faculty and staff.
  • Ability to function as a team leader and unit resource person.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team; tact and courtesy; sound judgment; discretion required with regards to personal student information.
  • Understanding of university’s mission, goals and culture.
  • Demonstrated proactive work style; will take initiative to make personal connections with key personnel internally and externally.

Salary

$ 69, 159.91 – $ 82, 607.96 per annum

Union/Association

CUPEU

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by July 29, 2021. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.


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