Provides administrative support to the academic executive to ensure smooth office operations and support the implementation of projects and activities. To this end, may be required to organize meetings, coordinate correspondence and communications, manage schedules, arrange travel, prepare documents and reports, coordinate administrative and academic processes, and coordinate events and assigned projects
Postsecondary education in administration and office technology or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
Minimum three years of demonstrated experience in a similar role
Experience using computer systems and applications such as Windows, word processing software, spreadsheets, databases, the internet and email
Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
Knowledge of the structures of uOttawa, the department and its programs of study, and the academic regulations
Experience interpreting, explaining and applying policies and regulations
Experience in bilingual administrative writing
Experience producing reports
Ability to produce high-quality work under pressure while meeting tight deadlines
Initiative, self-reliance and good judgment
Good organizational skills
Bilingualism – English and French (spoken and written)
Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.
Temporary assignment or contract of 12 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring. Applications from employees belonging to the bargaining unit SSUO will be considered first. Priority will be given to employees who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies. The University also accepts external applications; they will be selected in second place. To obtain a temporary assignment, internal candidates must receive approval from their immediate supervisor. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the