[U395] - Office Assistant

[U395] - Office Assistant

18 Nov
Simon Fraser University

18 Nov

Simon Fraser University



C.U.P.E. Local 3338

Pay range:

$1551.58 To $1758.47 Bi-Weekly

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Provides administrative support to the Department of Psychology and the Cognitive Science Program by: providing front line client services; typing, proofreading, and editing letters, reports, forms, and other general correspondence; maintaining databases; maintaining departmental information (e.g., directories, schedules, phone lists, mail/email lists, etc.); maintaining departmental office supplies; processing daily mail; and maintaining the general office area and office equipment.

Assists with the administration of meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, and special events by booking rooms; arranging catering; and coordinating facilities requests. Provides general clerical support by: maintaining the departmental website; coordinating advertising for Psychology colloquiums, workshops, and thesis defences; assisting the departmental Chair's Secretary with the preparation of the annual TPC (Tenure and Promotion Committee) process and faculty searches; and assisting the graduate Program Assistant with the graduate application process.


High School Graduation and training of moderate duration (equivalent to one semester) in word processing and database applications.

2 years of related experience.

An equivalent combination of formal education, certificate/program of study and experience is acceptable.

50 wpm keyboarding with high degree of accuracy.

Good knowledge of standard office procedures.

Excellent interpersonal skills and communication (oral and written) skills.

Good analytical reasoning, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

Good proofreading and editing skills.

Ability to use word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications (e.g., Word, Access, Excel) at an intermediate level.

Ability to use web browsers and email applications (e.g., Explorer/Firefox, SFU Connect/Outlook).

Ability to use web editing applications (e.g., HTML, Dreamweaver, AEM, eMoe) and document publishing applications (e.g., Adobe Acrobat).

Ability to use enterprise level information systems (e.g., PeopleSoft/SIMS).

Ability to perform online searches for information (i.e. customs declarations/regulations).

Ability to maintain accurate records with a high degree of accuracy.

Ability to perform arithmetic calculations with a high degree of accuracy.

Ability to handle confidential material with discretion.

Ability to lift up to 10 kg.

For external candidates, the starting salary is the first step of the salary range.

Please include your cover letter and resume in one attachment.

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