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.
Participates in ensuring the smooth functioning of the unit. Collects and presents factual information relating to area of responsibility, and recommends procedural changes to improve the effective functioning of the unit. Collaborates with supervisor and other staff in establishing work priorities. Follows-up on and ensures appropriate implementation of decisions made by supervisor.
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.
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.
Organizes specific operations with regard to the start of the semester, loan applications, course and residency evaluation, and exam scheduling and invigilation. Prepares timetables and schedules room bookings for unit. Prepares schedules and books exams for unit.
Schedules meetings, contacts participants and books meeting rooms. Assists with preparation of agenda. Attends meetings, takes minutes, and follows up on decisions within area of responsibility.
Coordinates arrangements for events such as symposia and conferences. Makes travel arrangements.
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.
Education and Experience:
DEP (Secretarial/Office Systems)
Four (4) years related experience
Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:
Must be client-focused and service-oriented, with a proven ability to interact with academics, residents and fellows and with staff of all levels. Demonstrated ability to transmit and receive information accurately. Proven ability to listen and assist residents & fellows with problems. Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to prioritize and multi-task to meet regular deadlines and work under pressure. Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to proofread and edit correspondence and other material using appropriate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Ability to take minutes. At ease in a PC environment using Microsoft Office programs and specialized databases, Minerva, Banner and One45 program. English and French, spoken and written.
Minimum Education and Experience:
DEP - Office Systems 4 Years Related Experience / DEP - Secretarial Studies
(MUNACA Level 10A) $23.40 - $32.28
Hours per Week:
33.75 (Full time)
Student Affairs Officer
Position End Date (If applicable):
Deadline to Apply:
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