U of A for Tomorrow Updates: August 19, 2021

19 August 2021

Here are the key U of A for Tomorrow updates from this week:

First IT services transitioned across the university

With work beginning in early spring 2021, the IT stream is on track to complete the transition of the first university-wide IT services: networks, data centres, and cyber security, by early October. As centralized services in the new operating model, they will be fully managed and operated by IST.

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Discovery update: External Engagement

The external engagement workstream has concluded its discovery phase, engaging with functional experts and leaders to gain a better understanding of the current state of external engagement-related activities across the university.

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Next week! Ask SET Anything: External Engagement Edition

Join us for another edition of our Ask SET Anything series featuring VP External Relations, Elan MacDonald, as well as panel members from the External Relations and the SET team, on Wednesday, August 25, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Hiring announcement: Director, Research Partners Network

We are pleased to announce that Julie Stephens has been appointed Director, Research Partners Network effective September 1.

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In case you missed it...

Deciding to apply for new roles in the U of A’s new structure

Over the past few weeks, we've heard questions related to the positions that are becoming available as a result of the new operating model. Staff are seeking guidance about the timing of roles, when to apply, and the application process. Here are some answers to the latest questions we've been hearing.

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Positions available on Careers site: apply now

Don't forget to check out the Position Opportunities Page (POP) and Careers sites. To note, recruitment is underway for senior positions across the External Relations portfolio, for service partners in the research administration stream, and for several positions within IST.

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Onboarding and training reminder

Onboarding resources are available on the HRHSE website. Be sure to review the Supervisor Checklist early to ensure your new starter receives their equipment and access to systems prior to their start date. Need to identify training for your group? Access our competency assessment tool via eClass.

Applying to positions over the summer

As the university continues transitioning to the UAT operating model, many new positions are being created and will be posted throughout the summer months. With many taking vacation time, we’ve prepared some information and steps you can take to ensure you don’t miss out on future job opportunities.

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