UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR
NOTICE OF VACANCY
Managerial & Professional
POSITION TITLE: Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice-President External
DEPARTMENT: External Relations
The University of Windsor is situated on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations: the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie.
Who We Are:
The University of Windsor (the University or UWindsor) is a globally relevant, regionally focused University that welcomes over 16,000 students in a range of comprehensive and research-intensive graduate and undergraduate programs.
The University consists of nine academic faculties, which include Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Human Kinetics, Education, Law, Engineering, Nursing, Business, and Graduate Studies. The academic faculties offer a wide range of traditional and professional programs supported by passionate and dedicated faculty and staff, numbering approximately 2,500, of whom approximately 600 are tenured or tenure-track faculty.
The University’s unique position on an international border between Canada and the United States has contributed to its identity as a diverse university community providing rich cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities for faculty and students. The University is a key player in a wide range of distinctive industrial, entrepreneurial, and cultural activities throughout the City of Windsor and Essex County, and in an evolving network of international academic and industrial partnerships, particularly with leading American universities in Michigan.
The Aspire Strategic Plan is available for review on our website https://engageuwindsor.ca/aspire-strategic-planning.
About External Relations
The External Relations team works side-by-side with our alumni, donors, students, communities, faculty, staff, and government. Their mission is to ensure that the University of Windsor continues to build on its strengths as an internationally oriented, multi-disciplined institution that actively enables a broad diversity of students, faculty, and staff to make a better world through education, scholarship, research, and engagement.
The External Relations portfolio brings together four interconnected strategic areas of importance under a single senior leadership structure at the University of Windsor:
The above areas are currently managed by three offices: Office of Public Affairs and Communications, University Advancement, and Alumni Affairs.
Office of Public Affairs and Communications (PAC): Provides strategic and creative leadership promoting the University of Windsor brand and unique profile in the marketplace, working to advance the University’s image and reputation with key audiences. The PAC team is responsible for the coordination of approximately 185 publications each year, including the Daily News, and VIEW, the award-winning University of Windsor alumni magazine.
University Advancement: Builds relationships with a diverse group of donors (alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations) who support the University of Windsor through Annual Giving, Planned Giving, Major Gifts, and Corporate and Foundation Giving. These gifts, of all sizes, help provide the funding necessary to support student scholarships, build new facilities, enhance faculty departments, library services, athletics, faculty initiatives, research, and programs.
Alumni Affairs: Works in partnership with the Alumni Association to create and deliver programs, services, and communications to engage over 150,000 University of Windsor alumni around the world, encouraging life-long relationships between the University and graduates from the past, present, and future.
The University of Windsor’s Government Relations Committee is responsible for strategically promoting the relevance of academia, research, capital projects, and special initiatives with all levels of government.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice-President serves as the gateway to the External Affairs portfolio by providing strategic and administrative support through the coordination, processing, and handling of day-to-day activities, projects, initiatives, and programs related to the University’s External Affairs office. This role is responsible to deliver senior-level organizational support by prioritizing and executing daily administrative, financial and strategic activities to provide support on matters related to public affairs and communications, fund development and alumni affairs, and government and community relations.
The successful candidate will possess:
EMPLOYMENT EQUITY STATEMENT:
In pursuit of the University of Windsor's employment policy as well as its equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization commitments, members from the designated groups (Female identified persons, Indigenous Peoples, Racialized Persons, Persons with Disabilities, and those that identify as 2SLGBTQIA+) are encouraged to apply and may self-identify if they choose to do so.
Candidacy for position will require you to be authorized to work in Canada. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify **********@********.**.