Reporting to the Senior Director, Finance and Operations, the Grant and Award Administrator will act as a key resource in the Institute’s efforts to target and expand on revenue opportunities obtained through the application for and administration of research Grants. The ideal incumbent will offer his/her exceptional administrative, facilitative and relationship skills in partnership with our researchers and administrative staff, overseeing all details of the application process and successfully administering grants for their duration.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

- Working collaboratively with PI researchers, assist them in the preparation of their applications, including: review of proposal and budget, fact checking, editing, grant submission support, etc. all while respecting the unique research environment of PI
- Conduct ongoing research  of the grant and award landscape in order to identify possible revenue opportunities
- Develop and maintain a grant database which hosts complete and accurate files and information for each assigned grant or award, including documentation received from funders
- Act as a key point of contact for all new grant and award opportunities as well as answer questions related to potential grant applications including: requirements, deadlines, formatting, and other administrative details
- Work collaboratively with universities, research entities, and funders to ensure that guidelines and timelines related to all active grants and awards are followed
- Work across PI departments to track funding and assist in the preparation of applications and reports to funders as needed

Required Skills:

- Undergraduate degree or college diploma in a relevant field is required
- Possesses a thorough understanding of the granting landscape, including the ability to evaluate and determine the complexities of each grant opportunity
- Knowledge of Canadian grant opportunities (tri-council grants especially) and the Canadian Common CV System ( as well as previous experience working within a research, academic, or not for profit environment will be considered assets in this role
- Outstanding attention to detail evidenced through the ability to proof read and fact check with speed and accuracy
- Advanced skills  working with Microsoft Office programs, in particular Word and Excel, as well as experience developing and managing databases
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, are required
- Demonstrated problem solving skills  and the ability to work successfully in a team setting or independently are critical for success in this position 

Perimeter Institute offers a dynamic team oriented work environment and highly competitive total compensation package, including salary, pension, health benefits,  and work life balance. Qualified and interested applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter online before February 23, 2015.