ADS Level 5 - Administrative Assistant - Office of Skills Development and Learning

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Date of Posting: 
June 21, 2017
Office of Skills Development and Learning
ADS Level 5 - Administrative Assistant
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

33.75 hours per week 

$43,480 to $47,849 per annum as per CUPE 1870

As soon as possible for 1 year term (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Office of Skills Development and Learning (OSDL) is seeking applications from qualified individuals to provide administrative support in a dynamic and diverse office environment responsible for a wide array of services and programming.


Reporting to the Director of OSDL, the successful candidate will support the work of staff engaged in the delivery of Experiential and Work Integrated Learning, including Co-operative Education, Career Services, and English Language Programing.   

Duties will include:

• General office duties including acting as the first point of contact for the Office both in person  and on the phone; managing inquiries through the general office email account, maintaining office files, booking meeting times and space for staff; and overseeing the operational needs of the office

• Providing administrative support to Cooperative Education co-ordinators, including registration and orientation of students into the program, maintaining the ORBIS database, coordinating professional development sessions, assisting employers with job postings, and supporting students to submit the required documents to secure work term placements

•  Providing administrative support to English Language Programming (ELP): English Academic Preparation, Customized English Programs, Explore Spring and Summer Language programming including registration of students in the UIS, handling inquiries from students, issuing certificates of completion and supporting  ELP staff, assist with hiring and scheduling of student assistants


• Diploma in Office Administration (or comparable program) and two years of work experience in a similar environment
• Proficient in the use of computers and the following software programs: Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail, Google docs, Moodle
• Demonstrated interpersonal and intercultural communication skills and experience
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, with  attention to  detail, confidentiality, excellent time management and organizational skills
• Enjoy interacting with people and exhibit excellent customer service skills, including initiative and problem solving
• Must possess excellent  oral and written English communication skills
• Experience working with UPEI Information System is preferred
• Familiarity with UPEI regulations and policies will be considered an asset

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 (

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 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): 

J. Gaudet

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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