Project Officer

Employment type: Full-time
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
City: Victoria
Last visit: 2014-09-19
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-09-19

Description:

Job Description:

Reporting to the Manager of the OVPR, the Project Officer supports the VPR and the OVPR with the review, development, consultation and implementation of the strategic research plan (SRP The Project Officer acts as a resource by providing research, analysis, and reporting during the planning, consultation, and writing phases.

As a member of the VPR management team, the Project Officer supports the VPR, AVPRs and Manager by creating reports, conducting research and analysis, monitoring and communicating decisions about the SRP, and supporting the work of the SRP Advisory Committee. The information that the Project Officer will be working on is sensitive and/or confidential in nature, potentially involving strategic initiatives that affect organizational design and staffing.

Job Requirements:

Graduate degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of qualifications and work experience;

5-7 years of related experience;

Understanding of post-secondary education system in BC, Canada and other jurisdictions

Demonstrated experience in project management assistance, change management, communication planning and project reporting;

Experience in gathering, synthesizing, evaluating and; interpreting information from diverse sources;

Experience in conceptualizing, analyzing, investigating and reporting on a wide variety of project requirements;

Experience in preparing clear and concise written material including reports, briefing materials for the Manager, VPR and AVPRs;

Experience working in a team setting;

Experience working in a multi-stakeholder environment;

Advanced computer skills including - Microsoft Office suite including; Excel, Word, desktop Publishing, Visio and graphic design programs (InDesign, Photoshop

Preferred

Experience in using quantative research methods

Experience working with large numbers of documents

Demonstrated ability to amalgamate and summarise data related to research measurement and productivity

Key job-specific competencies:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

Self-driven and able to work independently and in a team setting;

Strong strategic and analytical thinking skills;

Excellent research skills;

Strong organizational skills including ability to prioritize work to meet non-negotiable deadlines;

Flexible, diplomatic and tactful;

Able to maintain confidentiality; and

Commitment to quality and attention to detail.

Experience building equitable relationships;

 

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Career Level: Management

Industry: Research and Development

Job Function: Project Management and Business Analysis