Current job postings

Digital Journalist
University Affairs/Affaires universitaires 

University Affairs/Affaires universitaires (UA/AU) is Canada’s most authoritative source of information about and for Canada’s university community. It delivers breaking news, provocative commentary and in-depth articles online and in a print magazine that is published six times a year.

Published by Universities Canada – the organization that represents Canada’s universities at a national and international level – UA/AU has editorial autonomy.

We are currently recruiting a digital journalist to write articles and manage content for the University Affairs website, social media accounts and newsletters. The incumbent also assumes some administrative tasks to assist the editors and undertakes occasional writing projects for the print magazine.

The successful candidate for this position:

  • has a university degree, preferably in journalism or a related field;
  • has at least two years of experience in a similar role;
  • has a strong grasp of search engine optimization and social media best practices;
  • has a working knowledge of Canadian Press style;
  • is familiar with Microsoft Office, WordPress, Mailchimp, Tweetdeck, Google Analytics, Adobe Photoshop;
  • is knowledgeable and passionate about universities and higher education;
  • possesses excellent English writing and copyediting skills;
  • is able to work quickly and tactfully in a highly collaborative, deadline-driven environment;
  • can cater to a broad readership of graduate students, faculty, staff, administrators and job seekers;
  • has strong news judgement and superior online research skills;
  • is orally proficient in both official languages;
  • takes initiative and is able to manage multiple priorities.

Sound like you?

We are working remotely during COVID-19 and our office at 350 Albert Street (complete with gym membership, easy access to Parliament Hill and all that downtown has to offer) will remain closed until January 2022 or beyond. We offer a rewarding mission and an engaged and supportive culture.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes four weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, group insurance and scholarships for employees’ children. The hiring salary range for this position is from $54,645 to $64,037 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.

Though we cannot wait to meet our new teammate in person, we can offer a robust and welcoming virtual onboarding experience in the meantime!

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 October 24, 2021. Email address: careers@univcan.ca.

Universities Canada is a tier-one, national advocacy organization and a National Capital Region’s top employer. We represent the presidents of Canada’s universities—from Memorial to UBC.

To learn more about us, visit us at www.univcan.ca or find us on social media.

Twitter: @univcan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/univcanada
Insta: univcanada
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/universities-canada-/

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

Universities Canada promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. Universities Canada provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation. 

Universities Canada respectfully acknowledges that our offices are situated on the traditional lands of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people. 

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Payroll and Benefits Administrator 

Universities Canada is the voice of Canadian universities, at home and abroad. We are a membership organization providing university presidents with a unified voice for higher education, research and innovation. Universities Canada advances the mission of our member institutions to transform lives, strengthen communities and find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our world.

We are currently looking for a bilingual payroll and benefit administrator who will work closely with the payroll specialist to deliver payroll services and provide benefits administration support to Universities Canada employees and to our 30 outside organization payroll clients. The incumbent will also act as a back-up for the payroll specialist during absences.

We’re looking for a team player, someone who can delve into strategy and still flex your creative muscles while always being happy to roll up your sleeves and pitch in where help is needed. You will not be in this alone; you will draw on the strengths and expertise of our team as well as others throughout the organization who have contributed to the ongoing success as the voice for Canadian universities.

If you are right for this opportunity, you will possess the education and experience listed below:

Education, experience and knowledge

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field and two years of prior relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bilingualism is essential, including English writing skills and verbal communication skills in both official languages.
  • Payroll compliance practitioner certification (PCP), an asset.
  • Knowledge of payroll process and employment regulations.
  • Understanding of benefit administration processes.
  • Knowledge of a payroll management system such as Dayforce, an asset.
  • Prior experience working in a not-for-profit organization, an asset.

Abilities

  • You are a self starter, take initiative and have a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • You have a high degree of tact and strong interpersonal and customer relations skills.
  • Comfort with numbers.
  • Prior experience with month-end reconciliation, an asset.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and professionalism in handling sensitive situations and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Strong administrative, organizational and analytical skills.

The position is based in Ottawa.  We are working remotely during COVID-19 and expect to be working remotely until January 2022 when we will transition to a hybrid work model. Though we cannot wait to meet our new teammate in person, we can offer a robust and welcoming virtual onboarding experience in the meantime!

The hiring salary range for this position is from $48,003 to $60,004 depending on 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 Top Employer.  We offer a comprehensive benefit package which includes four weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, group insurance, free gym membership and scholarships for children of our employees.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to the human resources service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by October 3, 2021. Email address: careers@univcan.ca.

To learn more about us, visit us at www.univcan.ca or find us on social media.

Twitter: @univcan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/univcanada
Insta: univcanada
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/universities-canada-/

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

Universities Canada promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. Universities Canada provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation. 

Universities Canada respectfully acknowledges that our offices are situated on the traditional lands of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people. 

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Universities Canada