University of Alberta

Project Coordinator

Strategic Management and Organization

Competition No.  -    S103037335
Posting Date  -    Oct 10, 2018
Closing Date  -    Oct 23, 2018
Position Type  -    Part Time - Grant Funded
Salary Range  -    $26,644 to $35,973 (pro-rated) per year
Grade  -    07
Hours  -    20

This position has an approximate term length of 15 - 17 months and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.

The Alberta School of Business is one of the world’s leading institutions in business education and research.  Our vision is Leaders from Alberta for the World.  Our mission is to excel and lead through research, teaching and external engagement.  We are one of the largest business schools in Canada.  For more information about the School please visit our website at

The Project Coordinator leads and manages a diverse range of research projects and is responsible for ensuring that business and administrative services operate efficiently as well as managing communication and disseminating research as necessary.


  • Coordinates and monitors ongoing research projects
  • Coordinate milestones and project releases, assign tasks to developers and track time and budget
  • Acts as the central point of contact for projects by effectively responding to inquiries and resolving issues as they arise
  • Provide coaching to students and researchers
  • Prepares and manages project budgets
  • Oversees day-to-day project management and makes independent decisions regarding the research projects
  • Conducts systematic reviews of literature and manuscripts
  • Prepares and submits proposals for funding
  • Liaises with national and international project collaborators as needed
  • Coordinates system bug fixes and enhancement
  • Prepares and submits interim and annual financial statements
  • Plans and coordinates events (e.g. workshops)
  • Plans and coordinates meetings, gathers key information, formulates programs, prepares summary notes and disseminates information and follow-up activities; prioritizes follow-up activities
  • Initiates recruitment for various projects, including research assistants and students
  • Coordinates work among web developers, providing clear guidance on features and functionality, workflow and process and technology architecture


  • Minimum related post-secondary Diploma in business, or similar discipline; Degree preferred
  • Ability to coordinate tasks among remote teams
  • Proven experience in project management
  • Knowledge of research policies, procedures and guidelines for major sponsors and the University of Alberta
  • Excellent computer skills using MS Word, Excel, Adobe projects, Project management tools and Internet applications
  • Ability to work independently with effective time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills with an ability to handle complex logistical planning
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, ability to make timely decisions and act on individual initiative
  • Capacity to remain calm under pressure
  • Demonstrated competencies in the areas of professionalism, result orientation, leadership, organizational understanding, teamwork, flexibility/adaptability, independence
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials is an asset 

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.