Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, April 16, 2012
Date of Posting: 
April 2, 2012
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications

As soon as possible until December 21, 2012 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

Ancillary Services at the University of Prince Edward Island includes Residence Services, Food Services, the Bookstore, Conference Services and more. We are seeking a strong candidate to fill the position of Assistant Manager, Conference Services.
Conference Services provides a diverse range of products and services to both on and off campus clients, including individual and group accommodations, meeting space, catering services, planning assistance, and more. We host a wide variety of small and large conferences, meetings, seminars, banquets, special events, and group visits.
The Assistant Manager will play an integral role in planning and coordinating the various bookings at UPEI, from initial sales, to preliminary planning with the client, to provision of services during the event to post-event follow up. The Assistant Manager will work closely with the client to identify requirements, as well as other service providers on and off campus to ensure expectations are met with a high level of satisfaction. The Assistant Manager will also play a lead role with summer accommodations, including immediate oversight and supervision of the front desk operation and student staff.

Candidates must have a degree in Marketing or Business. Equivalencies will be considered. Direct experience in planning and coordinating conferences and accommodations is required. Candidates must have strong computer skills. The candidate must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal relations skills. This will be a demanding role that requires a strong ability to multi-task, balance competing priorities, and demonstrate strong initiative. The ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service skills, excellent attention to detail and organizational skills, demonstrated supervisory and interpersonal, facilitation and conflict management skills. Have the ability to work flexible hours. Strong understanding of financial management, including invoicing, reporting, etc.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. 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.

Successful Candidate(s): 

K. Lawlor

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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