RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (2) - TOURISM RESEARCH CENTRE - SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (REPOST - AMENDED CLOSING DATE)

Competition Number: 
40S12
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Date of Posting: 
April 17, 2012
Department: 
TOURISM RESEARCH CENTRE - SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Position: 
RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (2)
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week (This position will require some evening and weekend work.)

Salary: 
$11.51 per hour (vacation pay included)
Term: 

May 2012 to September 2012

The Tourism Research Centre (TRC), housed in the School of Business Administration on the UPEI campus, is an independent body providing timely, accurate and professional research on the tourism industry. From May to September 2012, the TRC requires two vibrant individuals who will, under the supervision of the Research Manager, serve as Research Assistants.
The Research Assistant will be primarily involved in field work distributing and collecting surveys on the seasonal tourism industry in PEI. This will include: distributing surveys to tourists, entering data from the completed surveys into spreadsheets or web-based forms, monitoring the survey completion rate on a daily basis, responding to enquiries from outside parties. The successful candidate must be extremely comfortable approaching strangers, reliable, and have strong verbal communication skills. Conversational French would be an asset. The student(s) will be expected to provide his or her own transportation. This position will require some evening and weekend work.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Field work collecting data/circulating surveys
• Data entry
• Testing online surveys
• Working with clients on a project basis
• Other duties as required
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Comfortable working with the public and approaching strangers (for survey work)
• Extremely accurate data entry using an online web form
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word suite of software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Communication skills
• Conversational French would be an asset
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 cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to employment@upei.ca. 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.
The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.
 

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