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Research and Administrative Coordinator

Date: January, 2013
Reports to (Job Title): Director, WatCACE
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Location: Main Campus


17.5 hours per week

Primary Purpose

To both lead and support research activities of the Centre for the Advancement of Co-operative Education (WatCACE). To assume full responsibility for the administrative operation of  WatCACE.

Key Accountabilities:

1.Conducting research on a broad range of topics within the Work-Integrated Education field


2.  Authoring papers based on WatCACE research to be submitted to peer-reviewed journals


3.  Promotion of WatCACE and Work-Integrated Education research within and outside the university


4.  Hiring and supervision of undergraduate and graduate co-op students to support WatCACE research activities.


5.  Administration responsibilities

Position Requirements


Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience and education


Competencies will include demonstrated research ability, superior written communication skills; strong oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to work independently.


MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Intermediate Advanced Intermediate

SPSS, NVivo or other statistical software:


Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Internally, communicates with faculty, staff and students in many departments to fulfill research and administrative

Level of Responsibility:

Externally, communicates with visitors to the university and faculty and staff from other institutions involved in work-integrated education organizations. Represents WatCACE at relevant conferences.

Level of Responsibility: This position is completely responsible for the administrative operation of the unit and provides a significant contribution to the research of the unit. Regular supervision of temporary staff.

Decision-Making Authority:

Making Authority: Responsible for timing and execution of all administrative functions for the unit.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal demands typical of an administrative position operating within an office environment. Requires exertion of physical or sensory effort resulting in slight fatigue, strain, or risk of injury.

Working Environment:

Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions. Occasional travel.