Executive Assistant - York International

August 12 2021
Industries Education, Training
Categories Administrative, Clerical, Administrative assistant, Executive Assistant
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, ourElanet and our future.

The Executive Assistant provides complex high-level confidential support primarily to the Executive Director and secondarily to the Directors and Associate Director(s). This includes management of projects related to strategic priorities with coordinating oversight of integrated/cross functional initiatives, ensuring progress toward overarching objectives of York International. This position manages and exercises sound judgment concerning the administrative details associated with coordinating matters related to the University's internationalization and global engagement plan, and the priorities of the senior university leadership and their respective offices. The Executive Assistant routinely facilitates the handling of critical issues, anticipates and resolves escalations, and sensitive cases, including student cases as well as advises the Executive Director and Directors on an appropriate course of action by applying policies/procedures and analyzing records, referral and follow-up. The incumbent is responsible for developing and maintaining positive relations for York International with stakeholders both internal to facilitate operational success and external to promote a positive image of the University when dealing with international issues that affect the university, global learning programs and partners, and international students. This role reports to the Executive Director, York International and is part of the YI administrative team.This position requires a student-focused professional who shares and lives the Division of Students values: Respect, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Care and Inclusion. These values must be demonstrated through a commitment to service excellence whereby the incumbent treats members of the community with care, values their time, strives for personal best, and, collaborates to improve service experiences for all.

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

A University undergraduate degree required with a focus in education, business, public administration, economics, or policy/research with four(4) years' experience supporting senior leadership (executive level and above) as the key person preferably in a highly complex, matrixed organization such as universities, hospitals, or government. Working knowledge of higher education is preferred.

For full position details, including skills and knowledge requirements, and to apply to this exciting opportunity visit the External Career Portal (www.yorku.ca/jobs) and refer to posting 103802.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit: http://hr.info.yorku.ca/benefits/

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.

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