Huron invites applications for the position of:
Administrative Assistant, Human Resources
Huron is unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic achievement.
As the founding college of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students. We provide an elite, yet accessible, education, because every student with the passion and work ethic to positively change our world deserves to access the knowledge to understand it and the skills to shape it. Huron’s mission is to develop Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within. Our commitment to providing the best possible Liberal Arts education means students have many unique opportunities to enrich their learning experiences.
Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, and supporting the Human Resources Team, the Administrative Assistant, Human Resources will be responsible for administrative functions within the Human Resources department, and for providing exceptional administrative HR services to Faculty and Staff at Huron. This position is a true administrative role. With a significant emphasis on positive client service, the Administrative Assistant will support the strategic and operational business objectives of the Human Resources department and Huron.
Within this role, you will utilize your experiences acting in a support capacity for the Human Resources team. Working with the Director and Generalist, you will support administrative functions for recruitment, training, policies, employee files, and other projects as assigned.
§ Post-secondary education from an accredited institution with a focus on Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field;
§ Minimum of two (2) years of related experience working as an Administrative Assistant or similar role;
§ Experience with maintaining records and files;
§ Proven ability to maintain discretion, confidentiality, and sensitivity when dealing with difficult situations;
§ Excellent time management skills and a demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
§ Exceptional oral and written communication skills;
§ Well-honed and developed interpersonal skills to represent Huron professionally;
§ Demonstrated ability to problem-solve effectively and use good judgement in all decisions;
§ An open, inviting, and approachable personality that allows the opportunity to build meaningful, trusting relationships;
§ A strong willingness to participate fully in a team environment;
§ Ability and motivation to self-start and work independently;
§ Ability to work with diverse communities with respect, sensitivity, creativity, innovation, and cultural understanding;
§ Maintain a non-judgemental approach when dealing with difficult or conflicting situations.
This is an 18-month contract role expected to end April 28th, 2023.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their application no later than August 5th, 2021, at 11:59pm. Your cover letter and a current resume may be submitted in one document (Word or PDF) in confidence through Indeed.
Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.
We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted. Should you require accommodation in making an application please contact Huron by phone at 519-438-7224 or at the email address above.
Contract length: 18 months
Application deadline: 2021-08-05
Job Types: Full-time, Contract