University of Toronto Contracts Officer (TERM, Pay Band 14) Full Time in Toronto, ON

University of Toronto

Branch Toronto ON CA

Contracts Officer (TERM, Pay Band 14)
Toronto, ON

George (downtown Toronto). Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Contracts Officer (TERM, Pay Band 14)….

Requisition ID



Faculty / Division


Division of Vice President, Research



Innovations & Partnerships Office



St. George (downtown Toronto)



Under the general supervision of the Director, Partnerships, the Contracts Funding Officer works within a team of administrative and accounting staff to provide effective and efficient service and support to faculty members and academic administrators in the development and negotiation of research funding, material transfer, service and intellectual property agreements, and the central financial administration of research funding.

Principal responsibilities include support for identifying and communicating funding opportunities, maintaining effective working relationships with sponsoring agencies assisting faculty in formulating proposals for research funding and ensuring that applications are submitted to sponsors in accordance with University and sponsor policies and procedures, providing advice and assistance to the research community in relation to pre- and post-award research administration; the effective drafting and negotiation of research related agreements and service agreements in accordance with University and sponsor policies and procedures; interpreting and monitoring changes to sponsor programs, including policy and procedural changes and communicating these to the applicable parties; administration of University intellectual property, publication and other research related policies and procedures, and the timely and accurate establishment of account funds; on-going central oversight of research awards.






Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Minimum five (5) years of relevant agreement and intellectual property administration experience and knowledge of agreement and intellectual property laws required; Experience working in a University environment highly desirable; Knowledge of University research and financial policies and procedures research and financial systems, are an asset; Experience in paralegal, legal clerical or contract law environment is highly valued.



Strong computer skills including the ability to work with a broad range of internal and external information system tools and electronic processing systems including spreadsheets, databases, and sponsor-based electronic systems.



Demonstrated management ability; strong organizational and prioritization skills, ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, flexibility, initiative, and creativity; Attention to detail; strong analytical, risk assessment and problem-solving skills; Strong communication skills; demonstrate social expertness in order to influence others, ability to act as a resource and provide guidance, and strong oral and written skills; Strong interpersonal skills; ability to act with tact and sensitivity in dealing with varied clientele, strong sense of judgement in managing relationships.



This is a one (1) year Term position from June 2015 to May 2016.

Employee Group


United Steelworkers (USW)

Appointment Type


Budget – Term




Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate


USW14 — $71,047 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $90,858. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

Job Field



Job Posting


May 20, 2015

Job Closing


Jun 3, 2015, 10:59:00 PM

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-05-22
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