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Title Operations Manager
Division Applied and Institutional Research
Category Administrative Staff
Type Contract
Incumbent Vacant
Salary $54,341 - $67,926
Band 8
Campus Waterfront
Effective Date ASAP to September 3, 2014
Reporting to the Vice-President, AIR, the incumbent is responsible for managing and overseeing administrative processes, business plans and budgeting processes; grants and funding applications and associated reporting requirements.  The position manages projects, including liaising with faculty and students, as well as industry and community partners; creates policies and procedures to support AIR strategic direction. 
  • Develops and implements administrative procedures to ensure efficient office operations; develops processes to support collection and maintenance of research project information; sets up associated support systems.
  • Provides and oversees operational support to the department, including facilities, supplies, services and records management. Executes applied research plans; drafts or contributes to the writing of research work plans and budgets.
  • Reviews and revises forms and templates.
  • Receives project status reports and monitors progress.
  • Manages the ongoing operational needs of the Research office.
  • Alerts Vice President, AIR on any operational issues.
  • Oversees, approves and participates in purchase requisitions, tendering and procurement processes.
  • Provides detailed research project account status reports to Principal Investigators regularly and as requested.
  • Advises on decisions with operational implications.
  • Develops processes to support collection and maintenance of project specific information, sets up systems to support same.
  • Develops and streamlines policies and procedures to ensure positive functioning of College applied research.
  • Oversees Quality Improvement processes related to Research Office administrative and operational practices.
  • Performs space assessment, administration, and maintains the Office’s space inventory.
  • Maintains on-going communication related to operations and services with internal staff and members outside the organization.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Business Administration or equivalent.
  • At least five years of managerial/advisory experience in an academic environment including planning, analysis, policy development, and managing staff in a unionized environment, with hands on experience providing collective agreement advice and interpretation. Knowledge of academic processes (e.g., tenure and promotion, academic hiring, salary administration) would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated leadership and success in business management, ability to work collaboratively with others at all levels within a diverse organization.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication, presentation, interpersonal and customer relationship management skills are essential.
  • Superior organizational, planning and time management skills are required.
  • Excellent human relations skills and a commitment to diversity and equity are essential to interact effectively with the College’s diverse student and staff population.
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter combined in one (1) document.
George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.
Competition # 13-144
Closing Date Open until filled