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Faculty of Arts - Anthropology, History & Classical Studies, Jewish Studies,and Sociology Administrative Services Centre
Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, provides administrative and secretarial support for administrative and student affairs activities. Participates in ensuring the smooth functioning of the unit's operations. Responsible for documents and files of unit. Acts as resource person for policies and procedures. Coordinates activities related to admission, examinations, registration and graduation. Advises students and resolves problems in relation to their files. Edits documents for grammar and accuracy. Administers unit accounts.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Acts as resource person regarding academic and administrative policies and procedures. Resolves problems within area of responsibility. Consults relevant documentation and liaises with appropriate internal and external resource persons to obtain and provide information on diverse and complex issues.
Receives and provides detailed information and explanations to students. Controls enrolment in courses. Participates in the organization of admissions and registration. Prepares, examines and verifies admissions and registration files related to courses and programs. Completes and approves forms concerning course or program changes, interdepartmental or interuniversity registration, and residency and internship programs.
Assists academic advisors in relation to matters such as equivalencies, recognition of courses from other institutions, transfer of credits, and probationary status. Prepares and verifies files. Coordinates and schedules student interviews.
Coordinates application process for awards, scholarships, and fellowships. Distributes application forms and provides information on procedures and deadlines. Verifies that student files are complete and, as required, ensures necessary linkage with admission process.
Advises students in relation to their files. Resolves problems. Ensures the application of academic regulations and deadlines. According to the needs of the unit, prepares residency rotation and other student activity schedules, contacting the necessary officials to coordinate and verify placement.
Compiles information, verifies and updates timetables and calendar entries. Coordinates submission to central scheduling system and acts as a contact person for the unit. Maintains a current file of courses, calendars, programs, students and graduates.
Coordinates administrative processes relating to doctoral comprehensive and oral defense examinations and the submission of theses and dissertations.
Uses a variety of software. Maintains computerized information systems and participates in their development to improve efficiency within the unit. Liaises with computer resources persons as required. Maintains and updates administrative files. Maintains filing systems and arranges for archiving.
The list of duties and responsibilities outlined above is representative and not a complete and detailed list of tasks which may be performed by an employee whose position has been matched to this generic job description.
Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:
Must be client-focused and service-oriented, with a proven ability to build good working relationships with staff, students and faculty. Knowledge and experience dealing with undergraduate and graduate programs. Experience with Workday’s recruiting coordinator and local timekeeper roles. Experience in assisting with tracking graduate funding from internal and external sources. Demonstrated organizational and priority-setting skills with a proven ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and discretion at all times. Proven ability to adapt to change. Ability to listen and assist clients with complex problems. Proven ability to deal with students in crisis. Proven ability to compose correspondence, including proofreading documents using appropriate spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting and maintaining web pages. Knowledge of the Graduate and Undergraduate Research Trainee process. Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail. Experience in organizing student events, and assist in creating social media posts for outreach. Experience in working in a high-volume unit. Experience in working in a unit that serves multiple departments. Demonstrated ability to clearly transmit and receive information both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to work and solve issues autonomously. Proven ability to work as a member of a team and serve as backup. Ability to work in a PC environment using word processing, spreadsheets (create pivot tables), database, e-mail and e-mail service accounts, MINERVA, Banner (SIS,), SLATE, myProgress, DCU, e-calendar, HTML/DRUPAL. Candidate must be fluently bilingual.
Minimum Education and Experience:
DEP - Office Systems 4 Years Related Experience / DEP - Secretarial Studies
(MUNACA Level G) $31.19 - $38.65
Hours per Week:
33.75 (Full time)
Position End Date (If applicable):
Deadline to Apply:
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