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Home Applied Research and Innovation Blog 2019 June 05 Job Posting | Administrative Assistant

Job Posting | Administrative Assistant

Overall Responsibility:  Assist WIMTACH Director in business development and event management.

Reporting to: Dr. Purnima Tyagi

Dates: July 2019 to March 2020

Employment Details:

  • 24 hrs/week
  • $15/hour

Location: Progress Campus, Centennial College

Position Summary

Wearable, Interactive and Mobile Technology Access Centre in Healthcare (WIMTACH) supports college-industry innovation in health technologies and offers companies a full suite of technical and commercialization services. It provides a mobile, wearable, and interactive research facility and field-based usability testing frameworks. WIMTACH is part of Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Services (ARIES) at Centennial College. 

Duties and Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Provide administrative support to the WIMTACH Director and liaise with her research team when necessary.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate board meetings and regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Attending meetings with faculty and industry partners and taking minutes.
  • Completing documentation related to research projects and distributing as appropriate
  • Preparing reports and documents, such as PowerPoint presentations.
  • Typing correspondence from a copy or drafting correspondence for the Director’s signature.
  • Coordinating with other departments including Human Resources/ Payroll,Financial Services, Financial Planning, Corporate Planning,and the academic schools and departments.
  • Establishing and maintaining appropriate filing systems and records.
  • Assisting in organizing industry networking events, meetings and seminars.
  • Coordinating catering and refreshments for various events when required.
  • All other Services that are ancillary to the foregoing

Key Competencies and Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills, self-motivation and ability to handle multiple demands by prioritizing effectively
  • Ability to anticipate potential issues, develop alternatives, and take proactive action to maximize the manager’s time
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Effective decision-making abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain the strictest confidentiality
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office 2010/2013 (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, and Project Management).
  • Excellent aptitude for interpersonal relations combined with an ability to interact with senior management and other team members in a professional and efficient manner
  • Demonstrated ability for team work, working under pressure, and respecting deadlines
  • Flexibility and willingness to work outside normal working hours when required
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel to offsite events within the GTA when required.

Specific Qualifications

The applicant must be a current student or current graduate from Centennial College.  Note: One position available.

Posting Date: June 5, 2019

Closing Date: June 21, 2019

Please submit resume and cover letter in one document by 5:00 pm on closing date to Purnima Tyagi, WIMTACH Director, at ptyagi@centennialcollege.ca. Please note that phone calls will not be accepted. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.