Current job postings

Current job postings

  1. Administrative assistant, External relations and research
  2. Translation assistant, Communications
  3. Senior government relations officer, Government relations

Administrative Assistant
External Relations and Research 

Universities Canada is the national organization that represents Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges at home and abroad. We provide a forum for discussion and a framework for action at the federal level, facilitating the development of public policy on higher education, research and innovation. We also encourage cooperation among universities and among partners with whom we share interests. We are a non-governmental, not-for-profit association, funded through membership fees and revenues from our publications and contract management services.

Under the supervision of the director, the incumbent will execute administrative support necessary to support the director and the manager and their teams. Responsibilities include scheduling and logistics of all functions as per the director’s schedule, preparation and production of documents and ongoing maintenance of files.

This candidate profile sets out the education, experience, knowledge, abilities and personal qualities that ideal candidates would possess.

Education and experience

  • A college diploma with specialization in office administration
  • A minimum of three years of prior relevant experience
  • Prior experience working in a national association and/or membership organization an asset

Knowledge

  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Some knowledge of the Canadian higher education system
  • Understanding of structures of the federal government and parliament an asset

Abilities/Qualities

  • Spoken and written proficiency in both official languages
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Proactive, responsive, nimble and flexible
  • High degree of judgment, initiative, discretion and insight
  • High degree of tact, diplomacy and interpersonal skills

The hiring salary range for the executive assistant position is from $45,000 to $51,000 commensurate with experience. Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an underfill capacity, in which case the candidate would be hired at a lower level than the position level.

Universities Canada is a National Capital Region’s Top Employer and offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes three weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, and life, disability, medical and dental care insurance. Click here to learn more about why Universities Canada is a National Capital Region Top Employer.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae with a cover letter to the human resources service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by September 21, 2018. Email address: careers@univcan.ca.

While all responses will be appreciated and handled in strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged. 

Universities Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. All documents provided by Universities Canada can be provided in a format that takes into account the person’s disability.  

If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise Universities Canada in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. If such accommodations are needed, please contact the Human Resources Division. The information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially and will not affect the evaluation. 

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Translation Assistant
Communications 

(Term position until December 2019) 

Universities Canada is a national non-for-profit organization that represents Canada’s public and private universities and university colleges. We provide a forum for discussion and a framework for action at the federal level, facilitating the development of public policy on higher education. We also encourage cooperation among universities and among partners with whom we share interests. We are a non-governmental, not-for-profit association, funded through membership fees and revenues from publications and contract management services.

Reporting to the manager, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating translation, revision and proofreading requests; providing administrative support related to the functioning of the translation service; entering data in computer-assisted translation tool MultiTrans.

Education and experience

  • Postsecondary degree in a field related to translation
  • Experience in a position of similar level and responsibility

Knowledge

  • Superior knowledge of the French language and good knowledge of the English language
  • Very good knowledge of computer software, in particular Microsoft Office suite
  • Familiarity with the principal terminology banks and other computer-assisted translation tools such as MultiTrans, an asset

Abilities/Qualities

  • Superior organizational skills
  • The ability to work independently and take initiative
  • The ability to work in two distinct areas: administrative support and French language
  • Judgment, attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to establish priorities, organize and plan the workload of the translation team
  • The ability to communicate and work with employees and freelance translators

The hiring salary range for this position is from $49,587 to $56,000 commensurate with experience. Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an underfill capacity, in which case the candidate would be hired at a lower level than the position level.

Universities Canada is a National Capital Region’s Top Employer and offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes four weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, and life, disability, medical and dental care insurance. Click here to learn more about why Universities Canada is a National Capital Region Top Employer.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae with a cover letter to the human resources service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by September 28, 2018 (extended deadline). Email address: careers@univcan.ca.

While all responses will be appreciated and handled in strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged. 

Universities Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. All documents provided by Universities Canada can be provided in a format that takes into account the person’s disability.  

If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise Universities Canada in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. If such accommodations are needed, please contact the Human Resources Division. The information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially and will not affect the evaluation.

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Senior government relations officer
Government relations 

(Term position until March 31, 2020) 

Universities Canada is the national organization that represents Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges at home and abroad. We provide a forum for discussion and a framework for action at the federal level, facilitating the development of public policy on higher education, research and innovation. We also encourage cooperation among universities and among partners with whom we share interests. We are a non-governmental, not-for-profit association, funded through membership fees and revenues from our publications and contract management services. We are currently seeking a senior government relations officer.

This position reports to the manager, government relations. The senior government relations officer will be an experienced professional with exceptional government relations and communications skills whose ability to network and communicate Universities Canada’s mission and priorities will add value to the association’s advocacy, government relations and member engagement activities.

In order to advance Universities Canada’s advocacy agenda, the ideal candidate will be pro-active, responsive, nimble and collaborative, with proven success in gathering strategic information, as well as in developing and maintaining information sources in government.

Responsibilities

  • Support the overall advocacy strategy of the association through active government relations activities.
  • Understand higher education, research and innovation issues and communicate related Universities Canada positions to a variety of audiences, including parliamentarians, federal officials, political staffers and other postsecondary stakeholder organizations.
  • Develop and maintain networks of contacts in the federal government, political parties, government relations offices in member institutions, and in other postsecondary stakeholder groups, and implement engagement and outreach activities with these networks to support Universities Canada advocacy efforts.
  • Monitor trends related to federal higher education, research and innovation policy and program development, including proposed legislative and regulatory changes, and studies conducted by parliamentary committees.
  • Analyse policy positions and formulate policy alternatives on complex files and advance related advocacy with various stakeholders
  • Prepare background notes, briefs, submissions and other written documents related to Universities Canada’s government relations activities.
  • Support the organization of Universities Canada government relations meetings, events and initiatives.

This candidate profile sets out the education, experience, knowledge, abilities and personal qualities that ideal candidates would possess.

Education and experience

  • A graduate degree in a related discipline.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience.
  • Prior experience working on Parliament Hill or within the federal government an asset.
  • Experience working in a national association and/or membership organization an asset.

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of current federal political and policy environment, including parliamentary procedures.
  • Knowledge of tactics for advocating to government.Excellent understanding of higher education, research and innovation issues and trends.

Abilities/Qualities

  • Excellent ability in analyzing complex files and advancing related advocacy with various stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to gather strategic intelligence, and to develop and maintain information sources in government and universities.
  • Ability to recognize and seize opportunities to advance an organization’s mission.
  • Bilingualism essential including excellent English writing skills and verbal communication skills in both official languages.
  • Ability to monitor and understand the latest higher education, research and innovation trends.
  • Ability to understand and use data effectively.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Proactive, responsive, nimble and flexible.
  • High degree of judgment, initiative, discretion and insight.
  • Ability to work independently towards set objectives within government relations team and collaboratively with other staff across the association.
  • High degree of tact and excellent networking, diplomacy and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making ability.

The hiring salary range for this position at professional level 4 is from $77,401 to $88,966 commensurate with experience. Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an underfill capacity, in which case the person will be hired at a lower level than the position level.

Universities Canada is a National Capital Region’s Top Employer and offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes four weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, and life, disability, medical and dental care insurance. Click here to learn more about why Universities Canada is a National Capital Region Top Employer.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae with a cover letter to the human resources service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by September 27, 2018. Email address: careers@univcan.ca.

While all responses will be appreciated and handled in strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged. 

Universities Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. All documents provided by Universities Canada can be provided in a format that takes into account the person’s disability.  

If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise Universities Canada in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. If such accommodations are needed, please contact the Human Resources Service. The information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially and will not affect the evaluation. 

 

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