Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus, university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research, experiential learning, sustainability and scholarship, which combine to address critical challenges in society, business, the economy and the environment – globally and in the communities we serve. At Laurier’s heart is its strong student focus, which results in exceptional levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community that lives on through the university’s highly engaged alumni.
Laurier takes pride in building meaningful relationships with colleagues and students. The Laurier community supports one another, encourages collaboration and teamwork and respects work/life balance, all while recognizing the importance of a challenging, rewarding and inspiring career. Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto.
Diversity is one of Laurier’s core values. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as an Administrative Assistant.
At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here.
As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.
The incumbent will be the first point of contact for the Office of the Provost & VP: Academic and will provide a full suite of confidential administrative support. They will demonstrate confidentiality, diplomacy and tact, while representing the Office and the University in a professional manner at all times. This position will triage highly sensitive and confidential matters and will be responsible for the review and routing of confidential documents. The incumbent has extensive contact with the university community and maintains collegial relationships.
This position will be the delegate of the Executive Assistant (EA) to the Provost and will work in coordination and collaboration with the EAto ensure the day-to-day workflow and activities of the office are completed with attention to detail and timeliness. The incumbent communicates and collaborates daily with the Executive Assistant regarding the management of requests of the Provost, Directors and Senior Advisors and is prepared to assume tasks such as agenda generation and minute taking for the Vice-President Academic Committee (VPAC) meetings should the EA be absent. Working under the direction of the Manager: Academic Program Development and Review, the incumbent is responsible for a range of administrative functions to support the university’s quality assurance processes.
As the successful candidate, you are able to successfully balance shifting priorities and ensure the accurate completion of detail-oriented work. You are a resilient self-starter who can effectively handle highly confidential matters of significance in a timely manner, using critical thinking to discern priorities. You will use discretion when accessing confidential files on behalf of the Provost. You thrive working in a team environment, and have an interest in the university’s academic mission and overall governance and administrative operations.
This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo Campus. The incumbent liaises with all campuses, requiring regular interpersonal interactions and collaboration with departments at the Waterloo, Kitchener, and Brantford Campuses, the Toronto office and external partners. Special attention is given to ensure equitable service delivery across all locations.