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Student Assistant - Office of Skills Development and Learning

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 26, 2016
Date of Posting: 
February 19, 2016
Office of Skills Development and Learning
Student Assistant
Hours of Work: 

15 – 20 hours per week

$10.92 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible – April 30, 2016 (extension possible depending on performance and funding)

The Office of Skills Development and Learning (Co-operative Education, Career Services, eLearning, and Professional Development) is seeking an energetic and self-motivated student with strong computer skills to perform general office duties and assist with a variety of projects within the Office.


• Assist administrative personnel as required
• Course/event support i.e. material production, food orders, participant reminders and follow up
• Assist with maintenance of the Office’s web site
• Prepare and post material in support of the Office’s social media profile
• Other duties as required within the Office of Skills Development and Learning


The successful candidate will ideally be familiar with working in an office environment. This position requires strong computer, organizational, and administrative skills with a keen eye for detail, as well as excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal abilities. S/he will also be able to work in both a team environment and independently.

• Experience with Microsoft Office applications is required
• Experience with Google Docs and Sheets is required
• Experience with Gmail is strongly recommended
• Experience with Moodle would be an asset
• Experience with social media platforms (eg. Facebook, LinkedIn) would be an asset

Priority will be 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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