Administrative Assistant

Dalhousie University

Position Details
Position Information

Position Title Administrative Assistant
Department/Unit Medical Education Program – NB
Location Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Posting Number S64-23
Employee Group NSGEU Local 77
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $23.70 – $30.06 per hour ($40,061 – $50,808 per annum, 32.5 hours per week)
Classification AS1
Provisional Statement This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Job Design Unit in approximately six months.
About Dalhousie University Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB) is one of the two campuses of Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine. The main administrative office is located on the UNBSJ Campus in Saint John. DMNB offers a continuum of education programming for 160 New Brunswick students over the 4-year undergraduate program. Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to the Assistant Dean Professional Affairs, Chief Operating Officer and Director Operations.
Key Responsibilities
  • Coordinate, manage, maintain and communicate the daily/weekly schedules of meetings, appointments, conferences and events resolving calendar-related issues, in accordance with fluctuating priorities, and ensuring availability of pertinent materials.
  • Receive students, staff, faculty, and others presenting for appointments and greet those without appointments. Screen telephone inquiries; take and relay messages; respond to inquiries as appropriate.
  • Prepare and edit correspondence, letters, reports, memoranda, notices and presentation materials, as requested researching and compiling information as required.
  • Provide administrative support for Faculty of Medicine and DMNB committees and groups. In liaison with the respective committee chair or lead is responsible for all aspects of meeting planning, recording and maintaining records and follow-up as required.
  • Process faculty appointment and termination documents and maintain a current database of NB based faculty
  • Provide support for DMNB special and annual events including public receptions, events/activities, dinners, meetings, ceremonies, site visits and university promotional tours. This includes maintaining communication with speakers, vendors and participants, arranging catering, AV equipment, and tracking expenses for each event.
Note Some evening and weekend work is required. Occasional travel as necessary to learn, support and interact with other units.
Due to operational requirements, the successful applicant is required to work in-person on campus.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Required Qualifications
  • Business/Office Administrative program with a minimum of five years’ experience at a progressive administrative secretarial level (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Excellent communication and organization skills required with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated time management skills and the ability to prioritize and organize workload in a multi-task deadline driven environment.
  • Must be able to exercise initiative and handle sensitive and confidential issues with considerable tact.
  • Advanced skill level with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher).
  • Experience taking minutes of meetings.
  • Experience working in a university, government, and/or hospital setting.
Job Competencies
Additional Information Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration Bargaining unit employees (NSGEU local 77) are given priority consideration and will be notified on the status of their application following assessment. All other applications will be considered when there is no qualified candidate from the bargaining unit.
We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 03/16/2023
Close Date 03/30/2023
Open Until Filled No
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