Trust Administrator Level 3

Duties/activities of a Trust Administrator 3 are of a similar nature to Trust Administrators at levels 1 & 2, however, these positions are accountable for providing managerial leadership to ensure the short-and long-term success of a large, complex research program and/or large/multi-disciplinary centre or institute. This includes hiring staff and managing resources, and research activities. Trust Administrators at a Level 3 may report to a Board of Directors or Executive (i.e. Dean, Chair).

Duties of a Trust Administrator 3 may include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing comprehensive business plans and overseeing strategic planning for the short- and long-term success of the program/centre/institute
  • Providing financial management including the oversight and control of research program funds to ensure optimum use of financial resources
  • Providing human resources management, including managing a diverse and complex staff complement, providing guidance to individual areas and integration of all areas to attain the goals of the research program; liaises with central Human Resource Services (HRS)
  • Implementing and ensuring compliance with university policies and procedures, including research administration, contract management, risk management, etc. 
  • Planning and overseeing the development of the research program, ensuring sound research approaches/techniques are utilized
  • Determining resources (fiscal and human) required for various research projects and allocating resources as required; making decisions on the acquisition of resources and managing issues related to facility and space allocation
  • Building and maintaining relationships with external and internal networks and partners, including collaborators, funding agencies, suppliers, etc.
  • Identifying opportunities for fundraising, developing funding proposals, and secures funds for the program/centre/institute
  • Directing and coordinating the content of grant applications, scientific and financial reports and manuscripts and ensuring timelines/deliverables are met
  • Coordinating the activities of multiple, diverse stakeholders (i.e. other academic institutions, government, private industry)
  • Developing and leading the implementation of communications and marketing strategies

Note:  When assessing the level of positions, the following elements are taken into consideration:  the work described; the context in which the work is done; the organizational structure; and comparable positions on campus.

Sample - Associate Director, ACICR (Dept. of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health)

Sample - Manager, AARP & Business Operations (Dept. of Pediatrics, FoMD)