Senior Administrative Assistant

January 23 2023
Expected expiry date: February 21 2023
Industries Education, Training
Categories Administrative assistant,
Toronto, ON • Full time

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 Senior Administrative Assistant works in a fast-paced HR environment and provides support to the management team in the People Partnership and People Planning departments. The Senior Administrative Assistant is accountable for providing administrative support to the members of a management leadership team. This involves supporting the organizational unit's business functions including general administration, finance, and special projects. The incumbent supports the vision, mission, values and strategic direction of the University, and due to the nature of the position, regularly has access to highly confidential staff and organizational information. This position further supports York's commitment to sustainability, equity, diversity and inclusion.

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


  • Post-secondary diploma in a relevant field.


  • Minimum 3 years of administrative experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of administrative procedures and practices. Skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • Effective planning and organizational skills with ability to prioritize workload and meet timelines.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Skilled in proofreading, editing, and maintaining attention to detail.
  • Ability to provide excellent service to the community and deal courteously and effectively with people at all levels.

York is committed to ensuring the way we work serves our diverse community and advances our commitment to Living Well Together, one of the Six Priorities for Action in the University Academic Plan. As part of this commitment the University has implemented a Hybrid Work Policy.

The selected incumbent for this role is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement which will be confirmed based on operational requirements.

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 107175.

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

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