Business Officer/research Assistant
North Alberta Institute of Technology NAIT
Business Officer/Research Assistant Manage industrial client relations toward the development of applied research projects with expert knowledge of institute programs, policies, and procedures. Organize team meetings and devise team tasks for internal programs as communications lead for multiple departments. Serve as liaison to finance and legal departments regarding key project documentation. Perform research and analysis for grant proposals to benefit institute initiatives. Track the performance of staff and other metrics to ensure optimal operations.: Completed research grant proposals and managed corresponding site visit resulting in the receipt of $2. 5 million for applied research projects. Project manager for successful, first-of-its-kind international conference. Lead role in development of a business case for the executive, which presented revisions and implementations of new administrative processes and practices to streamline applied research administrative services throughout the organization. Assisted and maintained efficient processes to track metrics and projects to ensure accurate representation of progress to granting agencies. Mentor student clients within NAIT entrepreneur program.