Job Type: Contract
Location: Toronto, ON, CANADA;
Company URL: http://www.yorku.ca
JOB TITLE: Knowledge Mobilization (KM) Coordinator, Knowledge Impact in Society Grant, York
TYPE OF POSITION: Contract – 9 months (with possibility of extension)
HOURS: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week.
SALARY RANGE: $50,000 – $53,000 per annum
CLOSING DATE FOR POSITION: November 19th, 2010
JOB PURPOSE: Under the general supervision of a Steering Committee and the Principal
Investigator, the Coordinator will manage the Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative
(www.yorku.ca/tiedi) – a SSHRC Knowledge Impact in Society project based at York University.
o Supervises and trains graduate student analysts in extracting data from Statistics Canada microdata
files and other sources
o Oversees the completion of analytical reports, factsheets, a monthly labour force update, and other
o Liaises with stakeholders in the project, who include immigrant service organizations, employers’
organizations, professional regulatory bodies, government offices, and labour organization
o Responds to requests for data from stakeholder organizations
o Organizes and participates in consultations with stakeholders to define further data needs
o Maintains website, prepares and distributes bulletins and announcements, and other means of
publicizing the project
o Acts as secretary and ex officio member of the Steering Committee,
o Assists team members occasionally with presentations and preparation of project materials
o Provides expert financial management and administration to monitor, analyze and make forward
projections for the finances of the project.
o Completes all expense reports, ensuring that expenses are coded to the appropriate activity codes
and are in compliance with all University and funding organization policies; and,
o In partnership with administrative staff in the Office of Research Services, provides
administrative services to the project.
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: University degree required in the social sciences; graduate
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: 2-4 years experience in either a university research
administrative environment or the equivalent in government, NGO, community or a voluntary agency.
Experience with issues of immigrant labour market integration and use of major Statistics Canada data
sources on immigration and labour markets is preferred.
SKILLS (Specialized knowledge): Ability to work with statistical databases and web content is
preferred. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment; excellent judgment, oral
and written communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and organizational skills; strong analytical
and counseling skills; tact, sensitivity and diplomacy in dealing with varied clientele; flexibility,
initiative, creativity; attention to detail. Strong computer skills are preferred (including SPSS and other
statistical software), and an ability to work with a broad range of internal and external information
system tools and electronic processing systems. Knowledge of University research and financial
policies and procedures is preferred.
Please respond with cover letter, résumé and the names of at least two referees no later than
November 19th, 2010, by email or fax ONLY to:
Attention: TIEDI Hiring Committee
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (416) 650-8197