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Student Conference Assistant - Political Science Department - Faculty of Arts

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Date of Posting: 
December 6, 2016
Political Science Department - Faculty of Arts
Student Conference Assistant
Hours of Work: 

10 hours per week 

$11.44 – 18.04 per hour (vacation pay included)

January 3 – April 30, 2017 

Dr. Don Desserud of the Faculty of Arts is seeking a Student Conference Assistant for the Palmer Conference 2017.


• Revise and maintain the Palmer Conference 2017 website.  This will include regularly updating the site and ensuring that various links are active
• Create and manage a Facebook site, which will also be continually updated
• Create and manage a Twitter account or other such social media sites as are deemed useful
• Working with the conference organizer, the student will liaise with area hotels and attractions to secure website sponsors and links
• Respond to queries and comments made on the Facebook site or through email


• Applicants should be in their third or fourth year of a degree program in Business, Computer Sciences, and Political Science or in a related field
• Graduate Student would be an asset
• Applicants should have a good working knowledge of web design and social media
• A background in public relations would be an asset

Priority is given 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 (www.upei.ca/hr/).

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, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit 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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