Project Coordinator – International Migration Research Centre

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Author ahnationtalk
Date August 10, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Salary 54,042 - $67,553 - Annual
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Research / Development
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Posting ID : 9735
Apply By : 8/10/2018
Position Title : Project Coordinator – International Migration Research Centre
Department : International Migration Research Centre
Job Type : Full-time, Limited Term
Campus : Waterloo
Reports To : Director, International Migration Research Centre
Position Summary : At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here.

As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.

We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Project Coordinator – International Migration Research Centre.

Reporting to the Director of the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC), the Project Coordinator – International Migration Research Centre supports the operations and research programs of the IMRC. The incumbent will support Centre communications by writing content, maintaining the Centre website, contributing to social media initiatives, developing promotional materials and organizing external promotional events. The Coordinator will also play a key role in developing and nurturing relationships with current and potential partners of the Centre and its research programs. The incumbent will support the Centre administration, including financial monitoring, impact and progress reporting, and fundraising and stewardship activities in collaboration with Development and Alumni Relations. The Coordinator will also work with IMRC members to manage IMRC-related research projects, from grant development to post award oversight and reporting. The position is based at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Accountabilities : Knowledge mobilization

  • Work with the Director and Associate Director to implement the IMRC Communications strategy, including social media tools, and online publications
  • Organize and promote events in collaboration with External Relations
  • Support Directors and affiliated faculty, staff and students with knowledge mobilization of research findings and events
  • Conduct outreach to local community organizations and affiliated faculty, staff, and students at Laurier
  • Active participation in partnership-building activities with local and international organizations

Planning and organizing IMRC activities:

  • In collaboration with the Director and Associate Director, assist in defining, implementing and monitoring activities in accordance with the Centre’s overall goals and objectives
  • Periodically review the work plan with the Director and Associate Director and revise the work plan as required

Day to day administration; including financial administration:

  • Work with the Director and Associate Director to process Centre-related financial transactions
  • Facilitate budget planning and approvals, and financial reporting
  • Assist with development of annual budgets
  • Work with Development and Alumni Relations to identify philanthropic opportunities• Provide support in grant-writing and fundraising efforts.
  • Monitor the overall progress of the Centre and make adjustments to work plans, in concert with the Director, as necessary to work toward objectives

Implementing and managing projects:

  • Assist faculty members with the development of IMRC-related research grant proposals
  • Assist faculty members in managing all aspects of funded IMRC-related projects and events
  • Work with the Director and Associate Director and Board of Directors to implement both the Training and Capacity-Building strategy

Qualifications :

  • Completion of a graduate university degree;
  • Prior experience with administration and financial reporting
  • Ability to work with budgeting and financial software (Millennium, Shoplaurier) and research accounting systems
  • Relationship management with academic and community partners;
  • Demonstrated experience with the themes and objectives of the Centre;
  • Highly organized, excellent communication skills, and proven team player;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize, with strong administrative/project management skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Proficient in the use of computers and associated software;
  • Familiarity with appropriate cultural protocols when dealing with international partners;
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic environment with minimal supervision;
  • Flexibility in identifying and solving problems and tackling new tasks as necessary;
  • Skills with data management, research and writing

Grade : EX-F
Salary : $54,042 – $67,553
Salary Notes : This is a full-time, limited term position from September 2018 until August 31, 2020.
Please Note : Please submit a cover letter and resume.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Diversity and Equity Office at We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or






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