MacEwan University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Program Assistant– Professional & Continuing Studies
School of Continuing Education

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 diplomas and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.


Reporting to the Director of Professional and Continuing Studies (P&CS), the Program Assistant is responsible for contributing to the success of the Professional and Continuing Studies unit. The Program Assistant is often the initial contact with prospective and returning students, and therefore, must be knowledgeable about University and program policies. The Program Assistant responds to inquiries from students including admission requirements, course offerings, pre-requisites, registration procedures, fees and fee payments and academic and student service and is responsible for specific tasks within these areas. The Program Assistant provides administrative support to staff and instructors. The P&CS unit offers programming in Business and Management; Art, Design and Digital Media; Workplace Health and Wellness and Corporate Training.


-Excellent interpersonal skills
-Strong customer service skills
-Ability to work with a diverse range of students, instructors and colleagues
-Ability to analyze, interpret and problem-solve
-Effective written and verbal communication skills
-Responds well under pressure and meet deadlines
-Knowledge of marketing and promotions
-Strong computer skills, in a Windows based environment including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PeopleSoft


Minimum of a Diploma in Office Administration, Business Administration or related field. 2 years of related experience supporting program delivery at a post-secondary institution.


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

•    Competitive base pay
•    Generous vacation time
•    Secure pension plan
•    Excellent benefits package
•    Effective recognition and retention programs
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply:   

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 

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.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association 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 - $57,166 per year
Closing Date May 21, 2018
Competition No. 18.05.106

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