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SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

ADVISOR, FELLOWSHIP DEVELOPMENT (P5978)


Posted on: April 9, 2021
Deadline: April 22, 2021
Grade: 12
Campus: SGW

Scope

Reporting to the Manager, Graduate Awards, and working closely with the Associate Dean, Recruitment and Awards, the incumbent plans, facilitates, and communicates funding opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, in order to contribute to increasing the quality of fellowship applications submitted by Concordia's graduate students and postdocs, and to optimize the success rate in fellowship competitions and other funding-related opportunities.

Primary responsibilities

  • Provide students and postdocs with advice and support in their funding applications.
  • Organize and participate in the development of strategic and operational plans to optimize funding opportunities for graduate students and postdocs. Advise them on how to leverage complementary funding opportunities.
  • Acquire and develop in-depth knowledge of rapidly changing existing funding programs, newly rolled out programs and emerging funding bodies, and work with the external awards advisor to disseminate information to students.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Dean, develop strategies that actively promote fellowship-funding success at the graduate level. Develop in-depth knowledge of Faculty members' research strengths and expertise, and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the strategic priorities for research at the institutional and Faculty levels.
  • In collaboration with the external awards advisor and GradProSkills, develop mentorship programs, inter-peer review committees, and other initiatives to help build and support successes in fellowship competitions.
  • Manage nomination and selection process for “special” awards (SSHRC Talent, Science Captured, SSHRC Storytellers, FRQ Réleve étoile, etc).
  • Plan and deliver workshops to further improve the quality of fellowship applications and develop best practices in fellowship application excellence.
  • Perform other duties in support of the operation of the unit.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a field related to the primary responsibilities and two to four years of relevant work experience. A STEM-related degree is highly desirable.
  • Ph.D. in a field related to the primary responsibilities is an asset.
  • Postdoctoral experience also considered an asset.
  • Previous experience in STEM-related writing (such as research proposals, scholarships, and reference letters), education or research is highly desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of the fellowship funding environment in Quebec and Canada, and good knowledge of international funding programs.
  • Good knowledge (level 4) of written and spoken English and basic knowledge (level 3) of written French in order to write, analyze and provide critical feedback to students and to understand complex instructions in both languages.
  • Good knowledge (intermediate level) of Word, Excel and PowerPoint (to create documents, spreadsheets, budgets and presentations).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including confidence, tact, discretion and judgment to work effectively with graduate students and supervisor, corporate contacts, government representatives, and university administrators.
  • Proactive and self-directed, strong problem solving skills with proven ability to work in a fast paced service-oriented environment.
  • Must be available for overtime and irregular hours during peak periods.
  • Previous success in obtaining external graduate scholarships (e.g. Canada Graduate Scholarship), fellowships (e.g. FRQ or tri-agency fellowships), and awards (e.g. other conference and/or research awards).

Salary

$72,783.89 - $86,940.11 per annum

Union/Association

CUPEU

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by April 22, 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.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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