Redeemer University | Ancaster, ON

Posted Date 6/29/2020



For nearly 40 years, Redeemer University has stood out across Canada for its commitment to a Christian undergraduate liberal arts and sciences education that develops the whole person.  Rooted in a Reformed Biblical worldview, and including a diverse community representing over 50 Christian denominations, Redeemer seeks to answer the fundamental questions about where we fit into God’s story while it prepares students to engage in society’s biggest challenges.  A rigorous academic program with an interdisciplinary core is supported by a vibrant community characterized by caring discipleship.  The result is an enriching and transformational educational experience integrating faith, learning and service.  


Redeemer offers 39 majors and streams that lead to either a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Education degree.  Redeemer currently serves nearly 800 students, with almost 100 faculty and growing.  Faculty are engaged in teaching, service to the community, and research, some of which is supported in part by the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and other funding agencies and donors.  


A privately funded and publicly chartered institution, Redeemer offers excellent Christ-centred undergraduate teaching, strong investments in research, rich student-faculty interaction, and unique opportunities for experiential and holistic learning.  As a member of Universities Canada, Redeemer produces graduates who are accepted into graduate programs across the continent and beyond.  In recent national surveys, Redeemer students have ranked the school as one of the top universities in Canada for overall student satisfaction, especially for providing a nurturing and challenging academic environment along with its warm on-campus community.  


Located on a beautiful 86-acre campus in Hamilton, Ontario, Redeemer operates under a charter from the Government of Ontario and is a member of Universities Canada (UC), the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), and the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC).


The Position:


The Research Officer / Administrative Assistant for Research and Development is responsible for supporting faculty in funding and developing their research and its impact. He or she serves as Redeemer University College’s grants officer, liaises with federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) and other external research funders, helps develop and implement the university’s research policies, administers research grants, assists in planning and executing the programs and events of Redeemer’s Centre for Christian Scholarship (CCS), and provides administrative support for the work of the Research Office and the Centre.




  • Administers internal and external research applications and grants, pre- and post-award;
  • Serves as point of contact with federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) and other external research funders;
  • Understands and applies the policies of external funders;
  • Develops and implements the university’s research policies, in conjunction with the Director of Research;
  • Works with the Director of Research and the Director of the CCS  to plan and implement strategies for increasing the effectiveness of faculty in carrying out the university’s research mission;
  • Assists the Director of Research in preparing large institutional applications (e.g. ASU);
  • Informs faculty members about research policies and funding opportunities; and
  • Collects and communicates data on faculty research.
  • Assists with the planning, promotion, and execution of CCS events;
  • Maintains records and organizes meetings for the Research Office and the CCS;
  • Provides administrative support for the Director of Research, the Director of Mentoring, and the Director of the CCS, as well as other faculty development bodies (e.g. the Faculty Research Committee, the Teaching and Learning Committee, and the Research Ethics Review Committee);
  • Communicates research funding results and policies to faculty members;
  • Processes research grant reimbursement requests; 
  • Assists with budget planning for the Research Office and CCS;
  • Assists with other Research Office / CCS activities as required.


Preferred Skills and Attributes:


  • Ability to understand, develop, and apply complex policies; familiarity with research policies and the world of university-level research would be an asset;
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including ability to work well with faculty members from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as the Finance, Advancement, and Marketing departments;
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to keep track of and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to make presentations to groups of up to 50 people;
  • Facility with basic office software, including MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint; experience with MS Access and FileMaker Pro would be an asset;
  • Self-motivated; can take initiative and work effectively with minimal supervision.


Other Requirements:

  • Understanding of, and commitment to Redeemer University  (mission, values, and Reformed Christian identity) and ability to articulate its mission effectively and persuasively
  • Participate in communal activity that supports and encourages a university campus environment where the holistic development of all persons embodies Christian principles that advance the mission and Christian character of Redeemer University 




  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Prior work experience in a university, research-related, or policy development setting


Position Reports to:  Director of Research 

Submit Applications to: (please quote Position Title in Subject line)

Expiry Date:   JULY 17, 2020


Applicants are requested to email their application materials and include a statement that articulates their faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University. A range of qualifications are evaluated including distinguishing characteristics that demonstrate congruence with our identity as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


Ministry Focus
Christian School
Employment Status
Full time

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