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French Communication Student Assistant - Faculty of Education

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, April 1, 2016
Date of Posting: 
March 18, 2016
Faculty of Education
French Communication Student Assistant
Hours of Work: 

5 – 10 hours per week

$11.27 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible until December 30, 2016. Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements

The Faculty of Education is granted Federal and Provincial funding to offer the Bachelor of Education (français langue seconde) program, and create conditions to increase the number of applicants. To help create these conditions, we are building collaborative relationships with PEI’s French first and second language Education and community-based organizations. The incumbent for this position will help build and support these relationships through the various communications work. The person will report directly to the BEd (français langue seconde) Coordinator, and ultimately to the Dean.


• Construct and update web presence
• Analyze, extrapolate themes and write executive summary of reports
• Prepare press releases and promotional communications
• Liaise with French Education and community organizations


• Undergraduate Degree preferred
• Bilingual (English and French)
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong oral communication skills
• Strong digital literacy skills
• Strong visual design skills
• Ability to work independently and take initiative
• Experience with Wordpress, Google Apps, and social media

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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