Academic Administrative Assistant

Home Based until further notice, Alberta
Faculty of Business
Negotiable AU Location
70,984.62  Annual
43,297.16  Annual
Temporary Full Time (1 Year)
Division Faculty of Business FTE 1.0
Location Name Negotiable AU Location Position Type Temporary Full Time (1 Year)
Location Home Based until further notice, Alberta Job ID 2182
Posted 06/11/2021 Wage Min 43297.1600
Closing Date 06/18/2021 Wage Max 70984.6200


Please note this is an approximately 1 year temporary full-time (1.0 FTE) position.


Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Business, this position provides administrative support to the Dean, Assistant to the Dean, Program Directors, Associate Deans, and faculty in the Faculty of Business, coordinating and scheduling activities in the academic area; and independently handling specific administrative functions for the academic unit.  This position supports the administration of the faculty's graduate course scheduling activities, recruitment of graduate academic coaches, graduate course evaluation support, coordination and planning of activities associated with the new graduate coach orientation, annual conferences such as the AU-FB accounting conference, graduate coaches conference, the DBA program annual orientation, AU-FB faculty council and business leadership advisory council meetings. The incumbent also provides support in the organization of various student case competitions.  Many of the AU-FB's meetings and other support activities are planned and implemented by the incumbent.



  • Two years of post-secondary education (preferably a related diploma), plus at least five years of related administrative experience or a high school diploma with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in using the Microsoft 365 and other related products in a similar context.
  • Experience with Lotus Notes is considered an asset.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills with an attention to detail and the ability to plan and schedule work.
  • In depth knowledge of the overall program (particularly academic/course delivery processes) is required for role in orientation of new academic coaches.
  • A knowledge of examination and evaluation procedures, along with technical information required to maintain and revise appropriate on-line databases is required for other administrative functions.
  • Proficiency with computer software is required due to the involvement in maintaining key database information and the need for extensive electronic communications.
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills (including excellent grammar and composition) and the ability to develop and maintain co-operative working relationships are essential.
  • Project management and multi-tasking are essential to this position.


The full job description can be viewed at: Academic Administrative Assistant

For further information regarding this position, please contact Mandy Fisher, Assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Business, by email at:


AU shapes and enables mutually supportive communities, regardless of where those communities exist. AU's Strategic Plan IMAGINE: Transforming Lives. Transforming Communities ( has as one of its strategic themes "Moving Beyond Place." We are embracing this theme and will be transitioning to a near-virtual work environment by December 2021. At that time this role may become permanently home-based.