Research and Policy Compliance Officer – (Part Time Administration)

Centennial College
Posting Date:
Mar 17, 2023
Centennial College
Area of Law:
Research Ethics
Position Type:
Temporary Contract
Apr 07, 2023
Have at least 5 years of experience in research administration, legal, or compliance roles; work in a research or academic environment is strongly preferred.


JOB ID: J0123-0217
Classification: Temporary Contract Administration                
Pay Band: 9
Pay Range: $34.87 - $46.40
Hours/Week:24 hours per week 
Shift Schedule: 8am – 5pm (8 hours per day and 3 days per week)    
Posting Date: March 17, 2023 
Closing Date: April 7, 2023

Contract Duration: January 2023 to January 2024 with annual renewal upon both parties’ agreement

Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our mission to educate students. We are committed to education that places strong emphasis on global citizenship, social justice and equity. We live this through the strength and richness that diversity brings to our workforce and welcome contributors from equity groups including: Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer persons

We also recognize that Centennial is situated on the Treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and pay tribute to their legacy as well as that of all First Peoples that have been and remain present here in Toronto. We recognize that First Peoples come from sovereign Nations and that part of understanding our responsibilities of residing on this territory are understanding the true history, circumstances and legacy of the Treaties signed here (such as the Toronto Purchase, Robinson-Huron Treaty and Williams Treaties) and including pre-contact Treaties and Agreements between sovereign Nations and that all peoples in this area are therefore Treaty people with obligations and responsibilities to all our relations.

Position Summary

ARIES (Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Services) at Centennial College helps businesses overcome both innovation and entrepreneurship challenges. This is done through leveraging the assets of the College which include the vast infrastructure, the trained staff, and its talented students. It also supports staff- and student-driven research and development projects by helping people with ideas find funding, staff, and resources to convert those ideas into reality. 

The Compliance Officer is a part-time employee and reports to the Manager of Operations, Finance and Risk of ARIES. They monitor its research, innovation and entrepreneurship activities for compliance with existing legal and policy frameworks.


  • Monitor the College’s research, innovation, and entrepreneurship activities with regard to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, College and department ethical and business policies and procedures, and grant specifications relating to budgets, time and effort reporting requirements.
  • Develop policy frameworks related to compliance on grants, contracts, and other programs.
  • Develop best practices and procedures to ensure compliance with respect to the relevant laws, regulations, policies and regulatory frameworks.
  • Take the lead responsibility for contract management, negotiation, and reporting from a legal perspective.
  • Provide education and advice regarding compliance and intellectual property requirements.
  • Provide trainings and guides with respect to best practices, procedures, policies and regulations related to research ethics concerns.
  • Guide compliance and representation, in support of anticipated and ongoing litigation activities


The candidate will possess a four-year degree or diploma, preferably in law, public or business administration or other applicable discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

In terms of experience and skills, the candidate shall

  • Have at least five years of experience in research administration, legal, or compliance roles; work in a research or academic environment is strongly preferred. 
  • Be familiar with the policies and procedures of government research funding agencies such as Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC & SSHRC), FedDev Ontario, Canada Foundation for Innovation etc.
  • Be able to create and amend policy documents in an academic or research context, and coordinate proper reporting channels for compliance issues.
  • Be able to draft, update and communicate research related compliance communications.
  • Be able to draft service, partnership, and confidentiality agreements related to research or academic activities. 

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Proof of credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their foreign equivalents will be required at the time of job offer.  

When applying, your cover letter and résumé must include examples that reflect all of the requested skills and qualifications and must be submitted online by April 7, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST. Please quote Job ID J0123-0217. Misrepresentation of applicant information will be grounds for your exclusion from the competition or for dismissal should you subsequently be hired for the position. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities regarding all employment activities, including access to jobs and accommodations during employment as required, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).


Contact Name Centennial College Talent Acquisition Team

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