ADS Level 5 - Administrative Assistant - Office of Skills Development and Learning

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Date of Posting: 
December 17, 2015
Office of Skills Development and Learning
ADS Level 5 - Administrative Assistant
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

33.75 hours per week

$41,806 to $45,999 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870

As soon as possible to April 30, 2016 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

The Office of Skills Development and Learning (OSDL) is seeking applications from qualified individuals to provide administrative support in a dynamic and diverse office environment responsible for a wide array of services and programming.


Reporting to the Director of OSDL, the successful candidate will support the work of staff engaged in the delivery of Co-operative Education, Continuing Education, Career Services, Adult Learner Services, and ELearning.    

Duties will include:
• General office duties including acting as the first point of contact for the Office both in person  and on the phone; managing general inquiries through the general office email account, maintaining office files, booking meeting times and space for staff; and overseeing the operational needs of the office
• Providing administrative support to Cooperative Education co-ordinators, including registration and orientation of students into the program, maintaining the ORBIS database, coordinating professional development sessions, assisting employers with job postings, and supporting students to submit the required documents to secure work term placements
• Providing administrative support to non-credit continuing education programming including processing online course registrations, maintaining and tracking student information, coordinating course materials, AV requirements, space, food, certificates, etc. for each course; compiling statistics for non-credit programming; and supporting the Experimental Fish online course through the Canadian Aquaculture Institute
• Providing administrative support to Explore Spring and Summer Language programming including registration of students in the UIS, handling inquiries from students, issuing certificates of completion and supporting Explore staff


• Diploma in Office Administration (or comparable program) and two years of work experience in a similar environment
• Proficient in the use of computers and the following software programs: Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail, Google docs, Moodle
• Must be able to work independently, be detail-oriented and demonstrate excellent time management and organizational skills
• Must be able to multitask and maintain confidentiality
• Must possess excellent customer service skills, including initiative and problem solving
• Must possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written English communication skills
• Experience working with UIS is preferred

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.

Successful Candidate(s): 


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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