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Program Finance Officer 

Universities Canada is the voice of Canadian universities, at home and abroad. We are a membership organization providing university presidents with a unified voice for higher education, research and innovation. Universities Canada advances the mission of our member institutions to transform lives, strengthen communities and find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our world.

We are currently recruiting a Program Finance Officer who will be responsible for processes related to financial controls and monitoring of programs and contractual activities. The candidate will support the Program Finance Manager in providing financial advice and assistance to the Partnerships and Programs (P&P) team. The P&P team includes the Scholarship Partners Canada team who administer over 140 different scholarship programs, and other externally funded programs. The candidate will also be responsible for preparing financial reports and cash flow projections for budget and month-end purposes.

If you are right for this opportunity, you will possess the education and experience listed below:

Education and experience

  • A relevant university degree in administration or finance.
  • Two years of prior similar experience. 

Knowledge

  • Good knowledge of relevant accounting software.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains, an asset. 

Abilities/Qualities

  • Good writing and oral communication skills in both official languages.
  • Strong administrative, organizational and financial management skills.
  • High degree of accuracy and high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to use various financial databases.
  • Ability to understand and apply contract provisions.
  • Ability to work under pressure while balancing competing priorities.
  • High degree of discretion and insight.

The position is based in Ottawa. Universities Canada has adopted a hybrid work model where employees are expected to work in the office a minimum of three (3) out of ten (10) days.

The hiring salary range for this position is from $48,579 to $56,929 depending on experience.  Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an underfill capacity, in which case the candidate would be hired at a lower level than the position level.

Universities Canada is a National Capital Region Top Employer.  We offer a comprehensive benefit package which includes four weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, group insurance, free gym membership and scholarships for the children of our employees.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to the human resources service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by October 11, 2022. Email address: careers@univcan.ca.

To learn more about us, visit us at www.univcan.ca or find us on social media.

Twitter: @univcan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/univcanada
Insta: univcanada
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/universities-canada-/

While all responses will be appreciated and handled in strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged. 

Universities Canada promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. Universities Canada provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation. 

Universities Canada respectfully acknowledges that our offices are situated on the traditional lands of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people. 

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Learning and Development Specialist

Universities Canada is the voice of Canadian universities, at home and abroad. We are a membership organization providing university presidents with a unified voice for higher education, research and innovation. Universities Canada advances the mission of our member institutions to transform lives, strengthen communities and find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our world.

We are currently recruiting a Learning and Development Specialist to develop and deliver strategic initiatives and programming to build critical capabilities, competencies and culture in alignment with our organizational strategy by coordinating, promoting and evaluating training and development programs. In addition, the candidate, in collaboration with other members of the human resources team, will be responsible for delivering services such as employee relations, researching human resources trends, proposing new policies that reflect employment legislation and initiatives to increase employee engagement and retention, as well as planning and coordinating recruitment activities.

If you are right for this opportunity, you will possess the education and experience listed below:

Education and experience

  • An undergraduate degree in a related discipline.
  • A professional human resources designation (CHRL) an asset.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience.
  • Prior experience in planning, coordinating, managing and implementing HR programs.

Knowledge

  • Good knowledge of employment and human rights legislation.
  • Knowledge of employee development programs and initiatives. 

Abilities/Qualities

  • Ability to analyze and interpret policies, legislation and data.
  • Ability to judge implications and consequences or recommended actions.
  • Excellent oral communications skills in both official languages including good English writing skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure while balancing competing priorities.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • High degree of judgment, discretion and insight.

The position is based in Ottawa. Universities Canada has adopted a hybrid work model where employees are expected to work in the office a minimum of three (3) out of ten (10) days.

The hiring salary range for this position is from $71,664 to $85,101 depending on experience.  Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an underfill capacity, in which case the candidate would be hired at a lower level than the position level.

Universities Canada is a National Capital Region Top Employer.  We offer a comprehensive benefit package which includes four weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, group insurance, free gym membership and scholarships for children of our employees.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to the human resources service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by October 11, 2022. Email address: careers@univcan.ca.

To learn more about us, visit us at www.univcan.ca or find us on social media.

Twitter: @univcan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/univcanada
Insta: univcanada
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/universities-canada-/

While all responses will be appreciated and handled in strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

Universities Canada promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. Universities Canada provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation. 

Universities Canada respectfully acknowledges that our offices are situated on the traditional lands of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people. 

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Government Relations
and Policy Officer

Universities Canada is the voice of Canadian universities, at home and abroad. We are a membership organization providing university presidents with a unified voice for higher education, research and innovation. Universities Canada advances the mission of our member institutions to transform lives, strengthen communities and find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our world.

We are currently recruiting a government relations and policy officer who will work closely with the policy and government relations team and play an active role in supporting the team’s government relations efforts through media and parliamentary monitoring as well as conduct research and policy analysis on Universities Canada’s key issues. In addition, the incumbent will offer occasional administrative support to the team.

If you are right for this opportunity, you will possess the education and experience listed below:

Education and experience

  • An undergraduate degree in public policy, social sciences or in a related discipline.
  • A minimum of one to two years of relevant experience.
  • Prior experience working on Parliament Hill or within the federal government is an asset.
  • Experience working in a university, national association and/or membership organization is an asset.

Knowledge

  • Understanding of the current federal political and policy environment, including parliamentary procedures.
  • Familiarity of the university system and environment. 

Abilities/Qualities

  • Ability to research, analyse, understand and explain issues and events in policy fields, including an analysis of government budgets, policies and programs.
  • Bilingualism essential including good English writing skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure while balancing competing priorities.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Strong computer skills, including prior experience working with CRM.
  • High degree of judgment, discretion and insight.

The position is based in Ottawa. Universities Canada has adopted a hybrid work model where employees are expected to work in the office a minimum of three (3) out of ten (10) days.

The hiring salary range for this position is from $55,301 to $64,805 depending on experience.  Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an underfill capacity, in which case the candidate would be hired at a lower level than the position level.

Universities Canada is a National Capital Region Top Employer.  We offer a comprehensive benefit package which includes four weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, group insurance, free gym membership and scholarships for children of our employees.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to the human resources service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by October 7, 2022. Email address: careers@univcan.ca.

To learn more about us, visit us at www.univcan.ca or find us on social media.

Twitter: @univcan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/univcanada
Insta: univcanada
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/universities-canada-/

While all responses will be appreciated and handled in strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

Universities Canada promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. Universities Canada provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

Universities Canada respectfully acknowledges that our offices are situated on the traditional lands of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people. 

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Business Development Manager

Universities Canada is the voice of Canadian universities, at home and abroad. We are a membership organization providing university presidents with a unified voice for higher education, research and innovation. Universities Canada advances the mission of our member institutions to transform lives, strengthen communities and find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our world.

We are currently recruiting a business development manager who will be responsible for leading the business operations and business development activities of the Partnerships and Programs group. Responsibilities will include identifying and seizing opportunities and new initiatives with current and new partners and stakeholders in both the public and private sectors, contract negotiations, recommendations on strategic business decisions, and supervision of all proposals and contracts, marketing initiatives and client stewardship. In addition, the incumbent will provide support in proposal development and contract management to other groups within Universities Canada.

If you are right for this opportunity, you will possess the education and experience listed below:

Education and experience

  • A relevant university degree, preferably in business, marking or related discipline.
  • Five to six years of relevant experience.
  • Proven project management experience.
  • Prior experience developing and delivering proposals and/or sales pitches. 

Knowledge

  • Good knowledge of Canadian education institutions and programs.
  • Knowledge of financial management practices. 

Abilities/Qualities

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in both official languages, including the ability to make presentations.
  • Ability to understand the needs and objectives of the programs and key stakeholders including underrepresented students, Canadian universities, the Government of Canada, and advisory group members.
  • Ability to identify trends and opportunities.
  • Ability to develop, plan and implement short- and long-term goals.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent project management, organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure while balancing competing priorities.
  • High degree of discretion and insight.

The position is based in Ottawa. Universities Canada has adopted a hybrid work model where employees are expected to work in the office a minimum of three (3) out of ten (10) days.

The hiring salary range for this position is from $81,580 to $96,877 depending on experience.  Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an underfill capacity, in which case the candidate would be hired at a lower level than the position level.

Universities Canada is a National Capital Region Top Employer.  We offer a comprehensive benefit package which includes four weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, group insurance, free gym membership and scholarships for children of our employees.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to the human resources service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by October 7, 2022. Email address: careers@univcan.ca.

To learn more about us, visit us at www.univcan.ca or find us on social media.

Twitter: @univcan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/univcanada
Insta: univcanada
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/universities-canada-/

While all responses will be appreciated and handled in strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged. 

Universities Canada promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. Universities Canada provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation. 

Universities Canada respectfully acknowledges that our offices are situated on the traditional lands of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people. 

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