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INSTITUTE FOR CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, CO-OP EDUCATION (P1903)
Deadline: March 1, 2021
This posting represents a temporary full-time leave replacement effective until February 22, 2022.
Reporting to the Supervisor, Operations the incumbent performs a variety of administrative functions with the primary function being to assist the entire Co-op team in the effective and efficient running of the Co-op Program. He/she will act as an entry point and ambassador to the Institute for Co-operative Education; acts as a key player with regards to placing students for their internships. He/she will be able to help students with their interview related conflicts with the employers.
- Ensure customer service is provided to Co-op employers, students, and academics on matters related to Co-op and build and maintain relationships with them by responding to their enquiries, providing advice, and addressing their issues and concerns.
- Receive and post job descriptions in a timely fashion, ensure the accuracy of information by correcting any errors, and advise Co-op employers on the Co-op job posting processes and on the use of our database management system.
- Schedule interviews for Co-op students, coordinate/negotiate with employers, faculty and students as well as manage conflicts of schedules. Follow up with employers and students on a regular basis.
- Actively follow up with and answer enquiries on matters related to Co-op in general and in Co-op job postings in particular.
- Provide reports on administrative processing/statistics in support of business development and volume management.
- Assist in administrative tasks of professional development seminars; scheduling, attendance, other duties as required.
- Send out Co-op student email campaign messages, making sure that students are informed via email of Co-op events, activities, rules and regulations in a timely fashion.
- Liaise with University Communication Services (UCS) and act as the focal point for all Co-op website administrative functions, including making updates to the website on a timely basis, updating news stories and adjusting important employer dates.
- Coordinate Co-op translation requests with the University’s Translation services.
- Replace the front desk during lunch breaks, vacations, etc.
- Assist in various projects and perform other tasks in support of the unit.
- Diploma of Collegial Studies (2 year pre-university DEC) and two to four years of administrative experience in an office environment.
- Prior experience in customer service, particularly with the external business community.
- Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English and French language skills; experience communicating in professional business community setting.
- Strong client service orientation and good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Good knowledge (Intermediate level) of Word (e.g. mail merge) and PowerPoint; good knowledge (Intermediate level) of Excel (Advanced knowledge preferred); and proficient knowledge of e-mail functions.
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and to meet strict deadlines.
- Strong ability to multitask.
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Availability to work flexible hours occasionally.
*Please note this is a Pay Equity designated position PE207-14A and the associate salary range is $25.93 to $30.78 per hour.
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by March 1, 2021. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.
IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.
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