Permanent (for any group)
Position End Date (if applicable)
MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)
Applications for this position are currently being accepted, but all other activities related to this position are temporarily on hold given the state of public health emergency within Alberta. Please check back regularly to see the status of recruitment. Thank you for your interest in Mount Royal University.
Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 14,000 credit students choose from 12 bachelor degrees and 36 majors.
Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.
About the Role
This position provides senior administrative support primarily to the Vice-President Finance and Administration and the Executive Director of Internal Audit, and works in coordination with the Executive Advisor to the VP Finance and Administration.
This position will maintain a high level of discretion at all times while performing the necessary triage required to handle a broad spectrum of issues across all levels of the University. Acting as a key contact to the Finance & Administration office, the Executive Assistant will be a resource to others within and outside the office, establishing and maintaining professional relationships that support exceptional collaboration and problem solving. This position reports directly to the Vice-President Finance and Administration.
Represent the University and the Finance & Administration division with professionalism and poise, dealing with issues and solving or referring problems as they arise.
Strategic management of calendars, creating a balance between meeting and office/work time, reflecting realistic priorities and allowing flexibility for fast changing agendas.
Assist with onboarding, job postings and termination processes specific to the office of the VP Finance & Administration.
Manage information and correspondence, triaging all incoming information based on expert knowledge of priorities within the portfolio, and deal with items appropriately.
Work closely with the other executive assistants to provide comprehensive support to the portfolio, work as an integral part of the team in the broader office, and initiate a unified and shared approach to work including supporting reception of guests to the Executive Offices
Ensure the VP, AVPs or Directors are aware of any pressing issues in a timely and judicious manner.
Manage assigned projects, establishing and maintaining collaborative relations and putting them to best use in achieving desired outcomes.
Coordinate the planning of meetings and events, including scheduling, booking rooms and equipment, catering and making travel arrangements if necessary
Directly support the portfolio in special projects and initiatives including interpretation of information, attending meetings if required, and in coordination with divisional leaders ensure appropriate representation of the Finance & Administration office both internally and externally.
Conduct meeting preparation for the VP, and work with AVP’s to ensure meeting material is up to date, relevant and organized.
Draft and prepare confidential correspondence, presentations, briefing documents with accuracy and maintain an effective filing and bring forward system.
Assist in data gathering as needed for internal audit activities.
Compile information and materials into professional packages for submission to the Board of Governors and Board Committees, and senior management governance bodies and committees.
Handle travel arrangements, including preparing pre-travel authorization and submitting travel expenses.
Review invoices and submit expense reports for approval, as well as preparing required expenditure disclosures.
Bachelor degree or equivalent in combination with 6 – 10 years of related experience
Excellent organizational skills with experience dealing with a wide variety of demands in a Division, e.g., effective scheduling, record keeping, minute taking filing, process management.
Up-to-date technology skills as well as budget training are required to deal with various budget responsibilities.
Employ sound judgment, professionalism, the ability to complete tasks with little supervision and the confidence to be proactive.
Strong time management in conjunction with the ability to prioritize work, and reevaluate priorities regularly.
Exhibit excellent customer service, communication skills and ensure a positive professional image is maintained.
Proficiency in standard office technologies, such as MS Office, Google applications, FAST, Chrome River.
Post-secondary administrative experience and budget training would be an asset.
What We Offer
Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions.
At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.
Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, Christmas leave, personal days and a free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre.
Our campus offers the convenience of a full medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including personal training, fitness classes, climbing, aquatics, sports, tournaments and certifications for students, employees and the public.
Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found
A cover letter and resume should be submitted in one .pdf document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: [Last Name], [Requisition Number].pdf (ex. Smith, 999999.pdf).
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.