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Senior Administrative Assistant

July 27 2017
Industries Education, Training
Categories Administrative assistant, Executive Assistant
Toronto, ON

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our 53,000 students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world's most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 24 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide.

We are currently recruiting for a Sr. Administrative Assistant to work with the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation for this exciting opportunity.

Are you an Administrative professional with experience in an academic environment? Do you possess at least 3 years' of experience working with numerical data and spreadsheets? Do you possess exceptional Customer Service abilities including superior communication skills, tact and diplomacy as well as coordination and scheduling expertise? Do you possess knowledge and experience working with word-processing programs, spreadsheets and presentation software? If so, keep reading!

In this role, you will provide assistance to the Associate Vice-Presidents Research in support of their roles, ensuring the functions of the AVPRs office are organized efficiently. Ensures effective communication between AVPs Research and the Vice-President Research & Innovation, external stakeholders and internal departments. You will act as a point of contact on behalf of AVPs Research. The incumbent is Secretary to the Council of Research Directors and Associate Deans Research group chaired by the AVPs Research. Coordinates ORU Director Search process for the Office of the VPRI.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will possess:

Minimum of a Community College Diploma with a focus on business administration. University undergraduate degree preferred. In addition, the successful candidate will possess 3 years recent related experience, preferably in an academic setting; experience

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

York University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.  York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive 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. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

working with numerical data and spreadsheets, coordinating and scheduling required.


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