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Employment Opportunity

Homestay Clerk

Faculty of International Education & ELC
Competition Number: 13-3129
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Start/End: As soon as possible up to August 22, 2014
  Leave Replacement: Appointment end date may be extended or end early dependent on return of incumbent.
Workload: 20 hours per week
Additional hours, as required, to be submitted on timesheets

This position is eligible for extended benefits
Employment Group: Cupe 2
Position: 00664
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: Reporting to the Homestay/Peerstay Manager, provide support to international students at VIU and The High School at VIU and their host families. Duties include word processing, data entry, reception, filing, responding to enquiries from host families, agents and international students on campus, by phone and email; managing and ordering print materials; preparing information packages for hosts and students, including orientations, host family applications and new student/family letters of introduction. Support the Homestay Assistant to process purchase orders, and cheque requisitions for students, groups and hosts.
Required Qualifications: Grade 12 diploma plus additional coursework equivalent of 6 - 30 credits, from an appropriately accredited institution. One to three years recent, relevant experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Intermediate level word processing and MS Office proficiency. Ability to complete tasks independently within team intrdependencies. Ability to concentrate in a busy environment and switch detailed tasks quickly. Ability to communicate fluently in spoken and written English. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to tactfully and accurately process sensitive, confidential information.
Preferred Qualifications: One-year certificate in Applied Business Technology, or equivalent, from an appropriately accredited institution. Experience in a post-secondary institution. Experience with an international clientele. Basic bookkeeping skills.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of relevant transcripts/credentials/qualifications identified on resume
Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: November 08, 2013 - November 20, 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.