Senior Administrative Assistant

York University

Housed within the Division of Equity, People and Culture, the Associate Vice-President works to broaden and deepen York’s intellectual communities. The AVP Indigenous Initiatives actively works to identify, implement and achieve Indigenization, Dedolonization and Reconciliation. Much of this is achieved through community-building events and communications and through York’s commitment to decolonization, sustainability, equity, diversity and inclusion. The Senior Administrative Assistant is accountable for providing administrative support to the members of a management leadership team. This involves supporting the organizational unit’s business functions including general administration, finance, and special projects. The incumbent supports the vision, mission, values and strategic direction of the University, and due to the nature of the position, regularly has access to highly confidential staff and organizational information. This position further supports York’s commitment to sustainability, equity, diversity and inclusion.


  • Post-secondary diploma in a relevant field.


  • Minimum 3 years of administrative experience.


  • Knowledge of administrative procedures and practices.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • Effective planning and organizational skills with ability to prioritize workload and meet timelines.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Skilled in proofreading, editing, and maintaining attention to detail.
  • Ability to provide excellent service to the community and deal courteously and effectively with people at all levels.

Additional Notes:
Note: Position requires verification of degree(s)/credential(s)

  • Compensation:

York’s CPM Compensation Framework has a salary grid consisting of 6 or 8 steps (depending on job grade) which is reviewed annually with possible adjustments, and a lump sum Performance Based Recognition Award. Employees will receive the grid adjustment and depending on performance, eligible permanent employees may move to the next step of the grid and may receive a lump sum Performance Based Recognition Award.Visit the CPM Compensation page on the HR Website to find out more about York’s CPM Compensation Program.

The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.

York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation.

We are committed to enhancing our environmentally and socially responsible practices for the benefit of all members of the York community. Our long term perspective recognizes our responsibility to be innovators and to continually work as a community to reduce our ecological impact.

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PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be received by 11:55 pm EST on the posted deadline date, if applicable.

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