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Student Assistant - Risk Management Office

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Date of Posting: 
April 20, 2017
Risk Management Office
Student Assistant
Hours of Work: 

33.75 hours per week 

$11.70 per hour (vacation pay included)

May 8, 2017 – August 28, 2017

The Risk Management Office is looking to hire a Student Assistant to help provide clerical and research support. Under the supervision of the Risk Manager, the student will work on a combination of day to day assignments and build valuable skills such as problem solving, communications, organization, and operational efficiency. The student will gain experience in the areas of contract, insurance and policy development.


The student will assist the Risk Management team with various tasks including the following:
• Contract management support, including research on contract management solutions, data entry, communication with other departments, filing, etc.
• Policy development and support, including research on best practices, policy portfolio review, drafting, data entry, data compilation, filing, etc.
• Assistance with Comptroller’s Office website review, organization and content development
• Other duties as assigned


• Strong computer skills in word processing, computer software and spreadsheet programs (including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Google Docs, Sheets, Sites, etc.)
• Strong organization, interpersonal and communication skills
• Strong analytical and research skills with high attention to detail
• Demonstrate strong problem solving skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
• Demonstrates the ability to work independently
• Previous office experience or experience interacting with various levels of a large organization would be considered an asset
• Interest in law, contract, policy, and/or insurance would be considered an asset

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 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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