The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The Research Office at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for the position of Research Grants Coordinator.

Classification: Full-Time MPA Level 3 Position
Starting Salary: $56,141 per annum (Step Progression: $56,141 to $68,304)
Start Date: ASAP

Application Process: If you require an accommodation at any time during the application process, please let us know. Applications should include a cover letter and resume. This competition closes on October 6, 2022.

What you'll do


Reporting to the Associate Vice-President, Research (AVPR), this position works in a highly confidential, fast-paced and deadline-driven environment. The Research Grants Coordinator provides advice to faculty on, and assistance with, all aspects of the coordination and development of external research grants, for submission to funding agencies and granting councils to support regional, national, and international research. This includes exploring relevant sources of funding, communicating with funding agencies and research councils, reviewing and editing proposal drafts, reviewing and coordinating budgets and letters of support, facilitating grant submissions, and preparing administrative reports. The Research Grants Coordinator also serves in an advisory role on all Research Office communications, events, and workshops.

The Grants Coordinator serves as an internal grants liaison to the Committee on Research and Publications (CRP). This includes creation and maintenance of all CRP documents. The Grants Coordinator has responsibility for reporting and communicating to external funders, to the AVPR for Senate, CRP, and research policy reporting, for tracking information on pre- and post-award activities. This role involves working closely with administrative and technical personnel, researchers, faculty members, partner institutions, and funding agencies.

What you'll need


The ideal candidate must have completed at minimum, a Master's degree with a research component and one year of related experience in research administration, project management, or another related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Experience with Tri-Agency (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR) and Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS) grants is preferred. The successful candidate will have demonstrated project management skills, time management, communications, and the ability to multi-task and maintain professional composure in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must have the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with both diverse individuals and organizations and will have demonstrated commitment or lived experience to Truth and Reconciliation as well as Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (EDIA). Candidates should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), and have an aptitude for, or previous experience, using business enterprise systems such as Colleague, Banner, PeopleSoft, etc.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Deadline Driven Strong attention to detail Process oriented Effective Communnication Skills Research Grants Experience Research Funding Awareness

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Mount Saint Vincent University

Recognized as a leader in distance and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development. The Mount believes that our people are our foundation and our relationships are built on respect and accountability. Please visit to learn more about us.