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Administrative Assistant III
Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The University provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as a Second Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.


The Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications (FFAC) of MacEwan University is recruiting for a full-time continuing position of Administrative Assistant III. The Administrative Assistant will provide general administrative support for Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications (FFAC) faculty and staff: program support for the Fine Art and Design programs; word processing; minute-taking; reception and related support; and maintenance of files in accordance with the University’s file management and retention policies.


The successful candidate will be proficient in all general office duties. Proficiency is required in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Google docs; familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite would be an asset. The ability to master PeopleSoft at the intermediate level is required. This position also requires above-average interpersonal, organization and problem-solving skills, above-average verbal and written communication skills, proof-reading skills; minute-taking skills; the ability to work independently and prioritize competing demands; flexibility and the ability to handle stress effectively.


This position requires a minimum of a diploma in an administrative field or related area, with formal administrative assistant coursework preferred (equivalencies may be considered) and 3 - 5 years of related experience. A combination of education and experience may be considered.

When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary, and:

•    Generous vacation time
•    Excellent benefits package
•    Effective recognition and retention programs
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association employment collective agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-time Continuing
Salary $39,312 - $58,531
Closing Date April 16, 2018
Competition No. 18.03.036

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