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Student Assistant (Up to 5 Positions) - International Relations Office

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Date of Posting: 
March 16, 2017
International Relations Office
Student Assistant (Up to 5 Positins)
Hours of Work: 

10 - 15 hours per week until the end of the school year, with the possibility of increased hours during breaks and extension of contract through the summer months

$11.70 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible – April 30, 2018

The International Relations Office is seeking applications for the position of Student Assistant to fill a maximum of 5 positions and to create a pool to draw on throughout the year as needed. Reporting to the admissions team and the international student adviser depending upon duties, this position will focus on providing support to all areas of the International Relations Office.


The student will be responsible for:
• Greeting students in a friendly manner, answering inquiries and directing students to the appropriate staff person
• Planning and participating in English language program activities
• Assisting with planning and coordinating of incoming international visits, small meetings and events
• Helping to maintain social media for the International Relations Office
• Assisting with research on current and future projects
• Assisting in the creation of marketing material
• Assisting in maintaining filing systems and databases
• Answering phones and responding to correspondence
• Monitoring and responding to a role-based Gmail account
• Sending information packages, etc. by courier
• Leading campus tours
• Performing other duties as required


• The successful candidate will ideally be in second or third year, have cross-cultural experience and will be familiar with working in a post-secondary educational environment
• Strong computer, organizational, and administrative skills with a keen eye for detail
• Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal abilities
• Ability to work in both a team environment and independently and be willing to work occasional evenings and/or weekends
• The successful candidate must be friendly, responsible, and comfortable conducting campus tours and leading delegations from location to location during visits

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, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens,  permanent residents and 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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