Administrative Coordinator

McGill University
Full time Full day
$29 - $35 / hour
Sainte Genevieve, QC
Please refer to the

How to Apply for a Job (for External Candidates)
job aid for instructions on how to apply

If you are an active McGill employee (ie: currently in an active contract or position at McGill University), do not apply through this Career Site. Login to your McGill Workday account and apply to this posting using the Find Jobs report (type Find Jobs in the search bar)

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, provides administrative and secretarial support. Participates in ensuring the smooth functioning of the unit’s operations. Acts as resource person for policies and procedures. Administers unit accounts. Assists in the organization of unit activities. Responsible for documents and files of the unit. Maintains computerized information systems

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acts as resource person regarding the unit's policies and procedures. Resolves problems within area of responsibility. Consults relevant documentation and liaises with appropriate resource persons to obtain and provide information on diverse and complex issues

  • Participates in ensuring the smooth functioning of the unit. Recommends procedural changes to enable unit to function more effectively

  • Collaborates with supervisor and others in establishing work priorities. Follows up on and ensures appropriate implementation of decisions made by supervisor

  • Updates, prepares and coordinates publication of documents such as publicity brochures, departmental handbooks, and annual reports. Drafts correspondence and other short documents of a complex nature. Formats documents and edits for grammar, spelling and accuracy. Takes notes and types various documents such as correspondence, reports, memos. Signs certain documents

  • Administers accounts for unit. Prepares budgets or budget proposals. Monitors and reconciles various accounts, statements, and reports. Identifies and analyses discrepancies and errors. Corrects errors and follows up on problems. Records expenses and provides account statements on request

  • Compiles information in order to prepare grant applications, liaises with other institutions in this compilation, and coordinates their submission. Acts as a resource person concerning internal policies and procedures and those of granting agencies. Ensures information is complete and that the guidelines are followed

  • Maintains personnel files and completes documentation for payment, postings, appointments, promotions, nominations, sabbatical leaves, absences, and other administrative forms. Explains procedures to follow. Ensures that deadlines are met

  • Participates in activities related to student affairs such as admission, pre-registration, registration, financial aid and international student-related issues. Keeps track of enrolments, course changes, reporting student standings, loans, bursaries and scholarship awards. Refers problems outside of area of expertise to appropriate resource persons or official

  • Maintains supervisor's agenda. Sets up appointments, reminds supervisor of appointments and organizes schedule according to priorities

  • Provides information to callers and visitors. Determines reason for call or visit and prepares necessary documents. Directs callers and visitors to appropriate resource persons. Assesses need for intervention of other resource persons and arranges appointments as necessary

  • Screens and sorts mail. Prepares files attaching appropriate supporting documentation and researching information as required. Responds to

    requests within area of responsibility. Notes required actions and ensures follow-up

  • Schedules meetings, contacts participants and books meeting rooms. Assists with preparation of agenda. Attends meetings, takes minutes, and follows up on decisions within area of responsibility

  • Coordinates arrangements for events such as symposia and conferences. Makes travel arrangements

  • Ensures inventory and purchases supplies and equipment. Arranges for servicing of office equipment. Sells some items such as course notes

    and maintains cash box

The list of duties and responsibilities outlined above is representative and not a complete and detailed list of tasks which may be performed by an employee whose position has been matched to this generic job description

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities:

The successful candidate will have excellent time management skills and the desire to work in a fast-paced environment, ability to prioritize and multi-task on a number of projects, to meet regular deadlines. Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Must be customer focused and service oriented with exceptional interpersonal communication skills, ability to interact with academics, students, and staff of all levels. Experience in a similar frontline position, an asset. Demonstrated ability to clearly receive, retain and transmit information effectively with diverse constituencies on matters of policy, process. Coordinate communication between various departments, programs, schedule meetings, distribute reports and keep all parties informed of general business operations. Event Planning experience. Demonstrated knowledge of staff policies and procedures (Course Lecturers, Research Assistants and Associates, Teaching Assistants). Attention to detail and a proven ability to draft correspondence and to proofread documents using appropriate spelling, grammar, punctuation, and formatting. Demonstrated ability to prepare meeting agendas and take and write minutes. Proven ability to analyze data and statistics for the purposes of reporting. Demonstrated ability to provide support for various administrative activities. Proven ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and problem-solve while remaining calm under pressure. Proven ability to work in a PC environment using Microsoft Office programs and specialized databases, Minerva, Banner, Workday, presentation software, photo editing software, email and the internet. Previous experience working in a clinical setting is considered to be an asset. Experience with the development of web-based communications (knowledge of DRUPAL an asset). French and English, spoken and written

Minimum Education and Experience:

DEP - Office Systems 4 Years Related Experience / DEP - Secretarial Studies

Hourly Salary:

(MUNACA Level F) $28.56 - $35.40

Hours per Week:

33.75 (Full time)


Administrative Officer

Position End Date (If applicable):


Deadline to Apply:


McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

[email protected]


How to apply

To apply for this job you need to authorize on our website. If you don't have an account yet, please register.

Post a resume

Similar jobs

Vous êtes une personne passionnée par la formation aux adultes? Vous voulez faire partie d’une organisation qui fait la différence? Vous souhaitez contribuez au succès de notre mission humaine de répondre aux besoins de la population québécoise en sang et...
Sainte Genevieve, QC
Sollio Agriculture
Full time Full day
POUQUOI SOLLIO AGRICULTURE? Vous ferez partie du plus grand réseau agricole canadien, créé par et pour les producteurs il y a plus de 100 ans. Vous aiderez ainsi les agriculteurs de chez nous à grandir, progresser et prospérer. Comme eux,...
Sainte Genevieve, QC
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Full time Full day
Merchandiser Location Montreal, Quebec Position Type Operations Salary Full Time/ Salaried Compensation This position offers a complete benefit package, retirement, health, life, vision and dental insurance Pre-employment Requirement Successful completion of reference check About ADM: At ADM, we unlock the...
Sainte Genevieve, QC