Graduate Student Assistant - Institute of Island Studies - Faculty of Arts *Amended Closing Date*

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Date of Posting: 
January 18, 2016
Institute of Island Studies - Faculty of Arts
Graduate Student Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Up to 10 hours per week

$17.22 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible for 5 weeks

The Institute of Island Studies is looking to hire a student assistant to compile and develop an email communication list from all of those individuals who have expressed support for the activities of the Institute. The intent is to form a ‘Friends of the Institute of Island Studies’ group.


• Searching for email addresses on the internet and other sources based on existing lists, including one with 600+ names;
• Checking the accuracy of these email addresses;
• Organizing these addresses in suitable contact and group lists for ease of communication;


• An Island Studies graduate student with strong organizational, communication and research skills
• Ability to work independently
Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment, Policies and Procedures Manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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