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Executive Assistant - Markham Campus

August 25 2021
Industries Education, Training
Categories Administrative, Clerical, Executive Assistant, Administrative, Clerical
Toronto, ON

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

The office of Deputy Provost Markham will be located at the Markham Centre Campus (MCC). The MCC will be urban, connected and integrated with local and global communities. Academic programs and research will revolve around core themes of technology and entrepreneurship, as applied in different contexts and professional fields. Students will acquire knowledge and skills to contribute to a rapidly changing economy and society through innovative programs and research opportunities where they interact directly with employers and community partners. Located in one of the fastest growing and most diverse regions of Ontario and Canada, this Campus of York University will specialize in flexible learning formats to serve a diverse population of students, including young adults, as well as mature and mid-career learners, newcomers to Canada and workers impacted by technological change. MCC will support York's efforts to enhance research excellence and the application of our work through an expanding innovation hub.

Please Note: This is a full-time contract to September 2023.

In this role you will be reporting to the Deputy Provost Markham, and provide efficient, professional, and confidential administrative support. Your duties will be broad, varied and often of a confidential nature. Daily activities will involve interaction with staff, faculty and high-level internal and external contacts and officials, with frequent exposure to sensitive information requiring considerable tact, discretion, and judgment. In addition, you will work with the MCC team as a front-line ambassador to help promote the MCC and provide general information on York University led initiatives, programs, and partnerships. Your role will be responsible for complex calendar management and coordination of a variety of administrative activities.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:

A University degree, preferably in a business-related or education field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required with a minimum of three (3) years' related experience providing a full range of executive support to a senior leader or administrator in a complex institutional environment. Experience within an academic environment strongly preferred.

For full position details, including skills and knowledge requirements, and to apply to this exciting opportunity visit the External Career Portal ( and refer to posting 103851.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit:

The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment.

York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation.

We are committed to enhancing our environmentally and socially responsible practices for the benefit of all members of the York community. Our long-term perspective recognizes our responsibility to be innovators and to continually work as a community to reduce our ecological impact. network