ADS Level 5 - Administrative Assistant - International Relations Office

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Date of Posting: 
December 21, 2016
International Relations Office
ADS Level 5 - Administrative Assistant
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

$46,451 to $51,110 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870

As soon as possible for one year term. (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The International Relations Office (IRO) requires an ADS Level 5 Administrative Assistant to provide general administrative support to the Director of International Relations, and international admissions support to the Associate Director of International Relations and the International Admissions Coordinator. This position is instrumental in processing international student applications and is an integral part of the IRO, and the International Admissions team.


• General office administration, supply ordering, and meeting planning
• Responding to student inquiries and providing admissions information and criteria
• Processing student applications and admission letters
• Compiling transfer credit files for review by appropriate official(s)
• Assisting with hiring, training, and scheduling of student assistant staff
• Assisting the Director with travel arrangements, visa applications, etc.
• Reconciling credit card statements, travel claim submissions, etc.
• Assisting the Director with annual budget submission
• Other duties as assigned


• Grade 12 graduation plus completion of a recognized post-secondary program in a related area is required plus a minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience, preferably in a University environment
• Experience and use of microcomputers with various software programs such as Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Internet (must be able to search for information as required)
• Intercultural competence; patience in communicating with speakers of English as an additional language; function as a member of a team in a busy department; exercise a high degree of judgment and confidentiality; demonstrate a superior customer service orientation and attention to detail
• Proficiency in additional language(s) would be an asset
• Familiarity with UPEI’s recruitment information systems (Beacon & Recruit) would be an asset
• Familiarity with University regulations and policies will be considered an asset

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): 

B. Janzen

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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