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Translator 

Universities Canada is seeking an experienced translator for a 16-month term contract until August 2022.

Under the direction of the internal communications manager, and as part of the translation team, the incumbent contributes to the English to French translation of all the association’s documents and publications, as well as to the bilingual revision and quality control of documents translated by other team members and freelancers.

Responsibilities:

  • Translate, from English to French, a variety of complex and sometimes specialized texts (reports, meeting documents, social media posts, etc.) under tight deadlines, while respecting the association’s terminology and style, and meeting its high standards of quality. Material to translate and revise relates mainly to higher education and internal operations, such as human resources, finance and information management.
  • Revise documents translated from English to French by internal team members and freelancers, and copy edit documents before their publication to ensure quality and consistency.
  • Offer linguistic advice to staff across the association, and respect priorities based on current and upcoming events and initiatives, thus ensuring the smooth operation and general organization of the association’s translation service.

The ideal person for this role will possess the education, experience and knowledge listed below:

  • An undergraduate degree in translation and at least four years of relevant experience.
  • Great proficiency in French and English.
  • Excellent knowledge of translation, revision and terminology research techniques.
  • Good understanding of the Microsoft Office suite, of terminology banks and other computer-assisted translation tools such as Multi-Trans.
  • The ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, and a willingness to accept revisions and corrections made by other team members.
  • The ability to meet strict deadlines, to adapt to unexpected situations and to work under pressure.
  • Proven time management skills and a demonstrated ability to establish priorities.
  • Sound professional judgment and attention to detail.

You will stand out if you:

  • Have knowledge of the Canadian university sector.
  • Are a member of a professional translation association.

We are working remotely during COVID-19 and our office at 350 Albert Street (complete with gym membership, easy access to Parliament Hill and all that downtown has to offer) will remain closed until June 2021 or beyond. We offer a rewarding mission and an engaged and supportive culture. We offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes four weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, group insurance and scholarships for employees’ children. The hiring salary range for this position is from $67,862 to $77,999 commensurate with experience.

Though we cannot wait to meet our new teammate in person, we can offer a robust and welcoming virtual onboarding experience in the meantime!

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae with a cover letter to the human resources service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by April 20, 2021. Email address: careers@univcan.ca.

Universities Canada is a tier-one, national advocacy organization and a National Capital Region’s top employer. We represent the presidents of Canada’s universities—from Memorial to UBC.

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, Aboriginal 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.

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Manager, Outbound Student Mobility

Universities Canada is seeking a dynamic manager to be responsible for the Outbound Student Mobility program for a thirteen-month term contract.

The Outbound Student Mobility (OSM) program is Canada’s new study/work abroad program that was announced in 2019 as part of Canada’s International Education Strategy. The program seeks to offer study/work abroad opportunities to 11,000 students over the next four years with a focus on underrepresented students and diversifying destination countries.

The successful candidate will be responsible to ensure effective day-to-day coordination and smooth operation of all aspects of the OSM program, to provide the Director with yearly plans, resource requirements and control program expenditures and to provide strategic direction and leadership to the OSM team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Manage all aspects of the OSM program throughout its life cycle and ensure the completion of all deliverables.
  • Establish and maintain sound program management and financial management procedures and controls to ensure that contractual obligations are met efficiently and in a timely fashion.
  • Recruit and supervise the work of external resources mobilized to implement specific activities.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of mobility programs and seek new or complementary funding opportunities.

The ideal person for this role will possess the education, experience and knowledge listed below:

  • Five years of relevant experience.
  • A relevant university degree in one of the social sciences.
  • Prior experience working within the university environment and with public sector clients
  • Knowledge of the Canadian education institutions and programs
  • Knowledge of financial management practices
  • Project management experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, in both official languages
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet firm deadlines
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-term goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to foster a cooperative teamwork environment

We are working remotely during COVID-19 and our office at 350 Albert Street (complete with gym membership, easy access to Parliament Hill and all that downtown has to offer) will remain closed until June 2021 or beyond. We offer a rewarding mission and an engaged and supportive culture. We offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes four weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, group insurance and scholarships for employees’ children. The hiring salary range for this position is from $78,717 to $90,478 commensurate with experience.

Though we cannot wait to meet our new teammate in person, we can offer a robust and welcoming virtual onboarding experience in the meantime!

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae with a cover letter to the human resources service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by April 14, 2021. Email address: careers@univcan.ca.

Universities Canada is a tier-one, national advocacy organization and a National Capital Region’s top employer. We represent the presidents of Canada’s universities—from Memorial to UBC.

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, Aboriginal 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.

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Senior Writer/Deputy Editor, University Affairs

University Affairs/Affaires universitaires has a rare opportunity for a talented, committed journalist to join its team for a 15-month temporary replacement opportunity as senior writer/deputy editor and play a central role in producing content that covers the Canadian university sector.

University Affairs/Affaires universitaires (UA/AU) is Canada’s most authoritative source of information about and for Canada’s university community. It delivers breaking news, provocative commentaries and in-depth articles online and in a print magazine that is published six times a year.

Published by Universities Canada – the organization that represents Canada’s universities at a national and international level – UA/AU has editorial autonomy.

As our next senior writer / deputy editor you will be responsible for:

  • Initiating and developing story ideas for UA/AU including researching and writing features and news stories.
  • Identifying issues and trends in higher education through contacts with universities, by cultivating sources, monitoring social media and following multiple sources of higher education news and information.
  • Mastering complex issues in order to conduct interviews, often with senior level university and government officials.
  • Attending and providing news coverage for AU/UA at press conferences, professional meetings and national conferences.
  • Do substantive and copy editing of articles, and conduct fact-checking as required.

Your unique background will include:

  • An insatiable curiosity, an ability to identify news trends and opportunities as well as a drive to cultivate sources and “get the story.”
  • A desire to work as part of a team with the ability to juggle multiple tasks under deadline pressure.
  • An ability to analyze, understand and report on issues and events in complex policy fields.
  • A demonstrated ability to write feature-length articles (about 2,000 words), and shorter news items.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in journalism.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • An excellent knowledge of CP style.
  • A university degree either in journalism or other field combined with journalism experience.

You will stand out if you:

  • Have knowledge of the Canadian university sector.
  • Are fully bilingual.

Sound like you?

Universities Canada is based in Ottawa, but the person in this position can be based anywhere in Canada for the duration of this 15-month contract. We are working remotely during COVID-19 and our office at 350 Albert Street (complete with gym membership, easy access to Parliament Hill and all that downtown Ottawa has to offer) will remain closed until June 2021 or beyond. We offer a rewarding mission and an engaged and supportive culture. We offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes four weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, group insurance and scholarships for employees’ children. The hiring salary range for this position is from $78,717 to $90,478 commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae with a cover letter and three of their best writing samples to the human resources service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by April 14, 2021. Email address: careers@univcan.ca.

Universities Canada is a tier-one, national advocacy organization and a National Capital Region’s top employer. We represent the presidents of Canada’s universities—from Memorial to UBC.

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, Aboriginal 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