Job Opening: Administrative Assistant

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Grant & Trust Administrative & Technical

Administrative Assistant 

The Re•Vision Centre for Art and Social Justice

Temporary full-time (28 hours per week) from August 20, 2019 to August 19, 2020  

Hiring #: 2019-0457 

Please read the Application Instructions before applying 

Re•Vision Centre Administrative Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Re•Vision Centre for Art and Social Justice at the University of Guelph. The Re•Vision Centre was founded by Dr. Carla Rice and is home to a number of research projects dedicated to exploring how to use arts-informed research to advance social inclusion and well-being by challenging stereotypes. The Centre is also home to the Re•Visioning Differences Media Arts Laboratory (REDLAB), which is a CFI-funded physical space for producing and editing digital media, and a mobile media lab comprising sound/video recording equipment and MacBook computers that have professional quality video production and editing software. 

The primary role of the Re•Vision Centre Administrative Assistant position is to provide administrative, secretarial, and financial support to the Research Project Manager, Academic and Managing Directors of the Centre and to ensure that the day-to-day operation of the Centre is done in a professional and efficient manner. Responsibilities include financial and budgetary administration (projects and grants), event logistics and support, scheduling meetings and travel, student and staff appointments, general office management, purchasing, file organization, and payroll submissions. The incumbent interprets and communicates University policies and procedures and exercises independent judgement in the resolution of administrative problems.

Job Requirements: One (1) year community college (two (2) years preferred and one (1) year related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience with providing administrative support in a University context; bookkeeping or accounting knowledge; strong sense of urgency and problem solving skills; ability to juggle multiple projects; excellent interpersonal and communication skills and judgment (including tact and diplomacy); highly organized; the ability to set priorities and to organize work effectively and accurately; exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to deal courteously with a range of staff, students, research affiliates, and internal departments; excellent skills with computer software are required, specifically Microsoft office suite; knowledge of FRS, ECS, and of grant budgeting and management a strong asset.

Classification              Grant/ Trust fund position, Band B

GTAT (Grant & Trust Administrative and Technical) Salary Grid

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2019 08 26

Closing Date: 2019 09 03

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