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Student Assistant - International Relations Office (amended & reposted)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Date of Posting: 
June 3, 2014
International Relations Office
Student Assistant (amended & reposted)
Hours of Work: 

10-15 hours in total, 2-3 evenings during one week a month

$10.74 per hour (includes vacation pay)

10-15 hours in total, 2-3 evenings during one week a month

The International Relations Office is seeking student assistants to carry out email and Skype communications with potential UPEI international students to provide basic information about living and studying in PEI. 


• Initial contact with applicants via email
• Respond to inquiries from applicants via email, Skype, or Weibo
• Provide accurate information about living in PEI (i.e. finding housing, weather conditions, getting settled) and studying at UPEI (facilities/services available, campus atmosphere, etc.)
• Participate in a two to three hour training session


• 3rd or 4th year international student
• Bilingual (English and French)
• Knowledge of French speaking countries
• Ability to work independently, and make sound judgments
• Demonstrates strong organizational and communication skills

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 below.

You can also apply in person 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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