Student Assistant - International Relations Office

Competition Number: 
30S15
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 20, 2015
Date of Posting: 
March 13, 2015
Department: 
International Relations Office
Position: 
Student Assistant
Hours of Work: 

20 hours in total, spread over 4 months,
2-3 evenings during one week a month

Salary: 
$11.11 per hour (includes vacation pay)
Term: 

March to June 2015 with a possible extension into the summer

The International Relations Office is seeking student assistants to initiate and respond to email, Skype or other social media communications with potential UPEI international students to provide basic information about living and studying in PEI. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Initial contact with applicants via email
• Respond to inquiries from applicants via email, Skype, or other social media outlets
• 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

QUALIFICATIONS:
• 2nd or 3rd year international student or Canadian student
• Bilingual (must speak English and Bengali)
• Ability to work independently, and make sound judgments
• Demonstrates strong organizational and communication skills

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Knowledge of Urdu would also be an asset
• Knowledge of South Asian countries
• Knowledge of UPEI programs and student support services

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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