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Employment Opportunity

Faculty Secretary

Faculty of Social Sciences
Competition Number: 13-3040
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Subject to CUPE Joint Job Evaluation
Start/End: As soon as possible up to August 09, 2013
  Leave Replacement: Appointment end date may be extended or end early dependent on return of incumbent.
Workload: 21 hours per week. Shifts may vary. Additional hours, if required, to be submitted on timesheets.
Employment Group: Cupe 4
Position: 00039
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: Provide direct administrative support to the Departments of Anthropology, Criminology, Geography, Global Studies, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Political Studies, Psychology, and Sociology (comprising of 70-plus faculty members), and to the Faculty of Social Sciences in general. Operate as frontline reception by assisting students, faculty, and the public with general and specific enquiries. Work in a confidential environment as a part of the Faculty administrative team to serve a diverse population, using excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Work proactively with minimal supervision.
Required Qualifications: One-year certificate in Applied Business Technology with specialty training as Administrative Assistant from an appropriately accredited institution. Minimum three years related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Training and experience should include computer literacy in word processing, desktop publishing, and Excel. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Excellent command of English is required to effectively communicate with faculty and the VIU community at large.
Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in database systems. Experience preparing office manuals. Webpage design and maintenance. Emergency Warden training.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: April 22, 2013 - April 28, 2013
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.