The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Community and Social Services
Competition Number: #286-23.24

Closing date: May 29, 2024 at 4:00PM

Office of Research Services (ORS)

The Office of Research Services (ORS), under the Vice-President (Research) portfolio, works with UNB faculty members to support their research interests. ORS facilitates research funding applications and is responsible for research contracts and agreements. ORS also provides advice and support services to faculty members in the areas of IP, partnership development, commercialization, and technology and knowledge transfer.


Full-time | 3 Year Term | Fredericton | Hybrid

UNB is committed to ensuring employees can maintain a healthy work-life balance. As such, we are proud to support a hybrid work approach, which includes flexible hours and work-from-home options.

Standard Work Hours: Mon - Fri | 8:15 am - 4:30 pm | 36.25 hours per week

Salary will be commensurate with experience & education


In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, UNB is committed to advancing reconciliation and decolonization by better supporting research with, by and for Indigenous communities in ways which emphasize reciprocity, responsibility, and respect. Reporting to the Director, Research Operations and Services the Indigenous Research Facilitator leads support for Indigenous research and support for the Piluwitahasuwin in advancing institutional change.

  • Lead (plan, implement, and evaluate) outreach, education, and awareness related to Indigenous research.
  • Promote a culture of Indigenization within the university research community.
  • Develop and implement plans to help researchers work with and alongside Indigenous individuals and communities.
  • Provide advice and oversight regarding Indigenous research and building and strengthening relationships with Indigenous communities.
  • Collaborate and build partnerships with faculties, departments, and other units across the university to advance Indigenous research.
  • Advance Indigenous community engagement for the purpose of strengthening relationships and exploring research-related partnerships and other opportunities.
  • Support research grant application development and provide feedback to researchers. Support the Indigenization of research agreements.
  • Identify funding opportunities related to Indigenous research.
  • Identify and advocate for the removal of structural and systemic barriers experienced by Indigenous researchers within the research ecosystem.


  • Undergraduate degree in a related field.
  • 5 years' relevant experience.
  • A combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Strong understanding of Wabanaki world views, culture, and values with strong relationships with community(ies).
  • This position is designated for those that have Indigenous ancestry.

Additional Strengths

  • Experience respectfully engaging with and/or working with and alongside Indigenous people, communities, and/or organizations.
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience navigating complex and competing priorities.
  • Experience in research administration or related experience in a post-secondary environment is an asset.
  • Experience with research and project coordination in Indigenous communities is an asset.
  • Experience in a role related to the implementation of reconciliation, Indigenization, and decolonization initiatives is an asset; and
  • Knowledge of Indigenous research ethics is an asset.

A little bit about us

University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick employs more than 3,200 full- and part-time staff, including faculty, support staff and students. UNB values people and we have proudly been named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2024 and one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers for 2023.

UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.

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UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, a minimum of three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.


This position is part of the PSAC, Local 60551 employee group and falls under the PTSU Collective Agreement.


The University of New Brunswick and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551 are committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.