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Manager, Administration & Reporting

Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Who We Are

The B.C. Centre for Agritech Innovation (BCCAI) is a Simon Fraser University initiative that aims to establish productive, diverse and resilient food supply chains in B.C. by supporting B.C.'s small and medium enterprises (SME) and agriproducers. Leveraging its strong network of government partners, agritech stakeholders, industry partners, agriproducers and post-secondary institutions, BCCAI focuses on the development, testing and piloting of agritech solutions in both simulated and real-world environments, ensuring they are ready for commercialization and practical implementation on farms. Funded by Pacific Economic Development Canada and the Province of British Columbia, BCCAI is strategically positioned to elevate B.C. as a frontrunner in agritech solutions in response to challenges due to climate change and food insecurity.

About the Role

The Manager, Administration & Reporting provides leadership to the administrative activities and the reporting, data collection, and administrative requirements for the BC Centre for Agritech Innovation (BCCAI). The role provides performance and financial reporting for the Centre including data collection and analysis, outcomes and milestones reporting, risk analysis and mitigation, and forecasting of financials and KPI target achievement, to support internal decision-making and strategies as well as reporting to comply with the Centre’s external funding agreements. The Manager oversees the delivery of financial and administrative support services; advises and guides in the application of university policies and collective agreements, working in conjunction with Human Resources; and provides a range of general operational and administrative support.

We are seeking a self-aware, emotionally intelligent candidate with a high level of professionalism and integrity who will support a respectful and inclusive workplace. Core competencies required for this job include planning and prioritizing; building and maintaining strong, positive, and effective relationships, teams, collaborations, and partnerships; clear and effective communications skills; and a solution—and result-centric approach.

Full Job Description


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Commerce, or a related discipline, and four years of related experience in areas such as government grant and project administration, financial administration, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Good knowledge of business operations concepts, principles, procedures, and terminology.
  • Experience in operational support systems software including Salesforce, Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro, project management software (e.g. Asana), performance measurement tools, and other standard office applications.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with a demonstrated ability to understand and present complex concepts and analyses in an accessible manner to business audiences.
  • Excellent financial analysis, forecasting, modelling, and budget development skills with great attention to details.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (both oral and written) and presentation skills.

What We Offer

At SFU, our goal is to ensure our people are valued and supported by promoting a healthy work-life balance, professional growth and development, as well as a safe and respectful workplace. We offer temporary employees who belong in the Administrative & Professional Staff Association (APSA):

  • An additional 7% pay in lieu of benefits & 8% vacation pay
  • Employer paid extended health & dental plans
  • Professional development funds (minimum contract period of 1 year)
  • Hybrid-work program for eligible positions

Additional Information

The assignment end date is June 30, 2025.

Please include your cover letter and resume in one attachment.

SFU is an equity employer and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

We are committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants. If you require any assistance or accommodations, please contact