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Policy Research Services Coordinator


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The Policy Research Services Coordinator, works in collaboration with the Senior Policy Advisor, Research, to support and operationalize strategic research policies and initiatives led by VPRI leadership including the Vice-President, Associate Vice-Presidents, and Assistant Vice-Presidents, to advance and promote York University's research agenda and reputation.


University degree in relevant discipline such as political science, law, business, communications.


Minimum 3 years' experience working in an academic research, government, or public policy environment.

Knowledge of the Canadian academic research funding environment.
Knowledge of University research policies, procedures, and governance structures.
Demonstrated high level of computer literacy and proficiency with the use of Microsoft Office applications.

Excellent proficiency in both oral and written communication.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams.
Demonstrated ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and good judgment in sensitive situations and maintain high degree of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality.
Ability to work in a team environment and flexibility to undertake a diverse range of tasks with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated high level of organisational, project, time, and workload management skills, including the ability to prioritise workload to meet multiple competing deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to use initiative, assume responsibility for tasks and projects and to resolve problems.

Additional Notes:

Work is performed in a normal office environment (actual or virtual).
Multiple competing priorities and deadlines.

Please Note: This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.

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York implemented a revised CPM Compensation Framework in 2019. The Framework is a salary grid consisting of 6 or 8 steps (depending on job grade) which is reviewed annually with possible adjustments, and a lump sum Performance Based Recognition Award. Employees will receive the grid adjustment and depending on performance, eligible permanent employees may move to the next step of the grid and may receive a lump sum Performance Based Recognition Award.Visit the CPM Compensation page on the HR Website to find out more about York's CPM Compensation Program.


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