McMaster University Administrator Full Time in Hamilton, ON

McMaster University

Branch Hamilton ON CA

Hamilton, ON

The Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, the McMaster Steel Research Centre and the Centre for Automotive Materials and Corrosion….

Materials Science and Engineering involves the study and application of materials and their properties to enable technologies by controlling the structure through systematic synthesis and subsequent processing routes. McMaster University’s Department of Materials Science & Engineering has been consistently ranked among the best in the world, offering programming in the fields of Biomaterials, Functional Materials, Material Characterizations, Materials Performance, Nano Materials, and Structural Materials. In addition, the department houses four world-class research centres: the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, the McMaster Steel Research Centre and the Centre for Automotive Materials and Corrosion. The Department is also part of the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research and the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute.
A vacancy exists within the department for an Administrator. This position is accountable for developing, implementing and maintaining the efficient operations of a complex department with multiple functions. This position provides administrative direction regarding the goals and objectives of the department of Materials Science & Engineering by examining, reviewing and assessing long-term as well as immediate needs. This position is responsible for building effective linkages and communicating with other units at the university. Other responsibilities include managing the financial, human and physical resources of the department in support of teaching and research in accordance with the University’s policies and procedures. Some evening & weekend work might be required.
Specific responsibilities include: representing the program at University-wide committees; overseeing department outreach initiatives; participating in University system development including admissions, course registration, degree audits etc.; preparing documentation for department reviews and reporting purposes, both internal and external; hiring, training and supervising department staff; administering sessional teaching contracts and payment; coordinating faculty hiring’s and negotiating payment with departments; managing undergraduate and graduate TA recruitment, assignment and payroll administration; complying with various employment contracts with respect to human resource functions (CUPE, Unifor, MUFA); managing, forecasting, monitoring and reporting on departmental budgets.
Qualified candidates will have excellent communication and collaboration skills; the ability to effectively manage resources; knowledge of University policies and procedures; demonstrated initiative and problem solving skills; proven supervisory experience, preferably in an academic environment; strong management and decision-making skills in order to provide leadership and manage human resource issues to create a positive work environment; the capacity to manage multiple priorities and delegate appropriately & effectively; demonstrated flexibility and adaptability within a changing environment; strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with students, faculty, staff and alumni; a high level of attention to detail and accuracy; strong negotiation skills; proven ability in the development of effective and efficient administrative systems; advanced knowledge of computer software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); strong budgeting and financial management experience with highly developed financial skills including the ability to interpret information and provide financial analysis; solid experience with university accounting applications (Mosaic, Hyperion); A University degree is required, accompanied by a minimum of 5 years of managerial experience in an academic environment.

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Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.
In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Hamilton, ON, CA
Posted on: 2018-05-28
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