University of British Columbia Research Advisor Part Time in Vancouver, BC

University of British Columbia

Branch Vancouver BC CA

Research Advisor
Vancouver, BC

Gs, the Faculty of Arts, the Curriculum Review Committee and the Senate to ensure all curriculum changes are commensurate with policy and procedure….

In accordance with the established mission, vision and principles, the Research Advisor will assist in program development research and coordination, academic/advising assistance to the Program Director, faculty members, lecturers and students of the UBC School of Journalism. Also advises on thesis work including research funding and related grant writing activities. The incumbent is required to have extensive knowledge of procedures and guidelines of graduate programs, research and program development, and operations of the University. Responsible for specific tasks related to obtaining research funding as well as student management

Organizational Status

Reports and receives primary work direction from the Director. Works with faculty, staff, graduate students and representatives from industry, other departments, and other organizations. Provides research facilitation and support for faculty, staff and students. Acts as grant-writer/coordinator, program development researcher and coordinator.

Work Performed

– Develop and manage working relationships with organizations from the external community
– Attend meetings to define strategy, goals, and scope of research projects
– Provide input into Investigate potential funding sources
– Generate revenue, equipment, and provide research assistance for projects
– Act as liaison with faculty, students, internal and external university departments and funding agencies or organizations.
– Recruit participants, conduct surveys, and extract data
– Oversee recruitment, registration and records activities for the School.
– Make recommendations to the Admissions Committee for fellowships, scholarships and awards.
– Prepare, compose, edit and proof read documents such as grant applications, contracts, academic proposals, and other forms of communications
– Manage processes such as adjudication of awards and scholarship applications
– Researching, writing and editing publications for faculty and student services related purposes
– Consult with FoGs, the Faculty of Arts, the Curriculum Review Committee and the Senate to ensure all curriculum changes are commensurate with policy and procedure.
– Provide programming and academic assistance to the Program Director, faculty members, lecturers and students of the UBC School of Journalism
– Research and advise on program development
– Lead special projects as required.
– Organize and facilitate guest speakers and other special events┬┐
– Additional work as required

Additional guidelines

Use initiative and judgment to assist with the smooth operation of the Master of Journalism Program. Take independent action in performing the majority of work. Apply knowledge of procedures and policies and make decisions based on general guidelines and precedents and in consultation with the director. Exercise judgment and initiative in handling matters of a non-routine nature requiring the interpretation of University, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and departmental guidelines, procedures and policies. Maintain confidentiality. Must use extensive initiative in planning workload. Ability to work under pressure and work under tight deadlines.
Typical busy office environment. Work is based on campus, but also involves assisting with events, seminars and workshops on the UBC Campus and Downtown Vancouver. Some evening hours or weekends may be required.

Supervision Received

Works under the general direction of the Director of Journalism and within established policies, procedures and standards. Work reviewed against task objectives and conformity to standards.

Supervision Given

May assign and check work of support staff or students.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

Exercises judgment in work methods for assignments. Responsible for the completion of the task.


Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Master’s degree in a relevant discipline preferred. Minimum of two years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be familiar with graduate programs. Experience in grant-writing, research-writing, and knowledge of or experience in journalism. Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to accurately create and maintain records. Ability to prepare effective grant applications. Ability to compose correspondence and prepare reports for UBC Public Affairs Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. . Ability to exercise initiative, tact and diplomacy. Ability to analyze problems, identify key information and issues, and effectively resolve. Capable of applying broad knowledge of policies and procedures. Ability to prioritize workload and multi-task to achieve positive outcomes in line with the strategic objectives of the program. Works well under pressure and responds to changing priorities and deadlines. Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment. Ability to exercise integrity, good judgment, critical problem solving and resourcefulness. Ability to make thoughtful, informed, and thorough decisions. Ability to demonstrate innovative and independent thinking and to take a proactive approach especially when handling non-routine matters. Advanced computer experience required using Windows format in MAC and PC environment. Knowledge of Word for Windows, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Adobe Photoshop or Elements, and some knowledge of basic html programming. Knowledge of database programs at UBC such as the Student Information Services Centre (SISC ) and Faculty Services Centre (FSC) required.)

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-05-22
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