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Administrative Coordinator

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Administrative Coordinator
Department/Unit Student Academic Success Services
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S233-24
Employee Group NSGEU Local 77
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $27.37- $34.66 per hour ($49,821- $63,074 per annum, 35 hours per week)
Classification C6
Provisional Statement
This is a provisional classification. Formal regular review classification procedures may be initiated at any time by the incumbent or supervisor after the incumbent has worked a minimum of six months in the role.
About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary
Student Affairs is a collection of integrated units that collaborates with faculty, staff and students to enhance the student experience. We promote an inclusive, holistic and student-centric approach to learning and academic success and act as a professional resource in the delivery of evidence-based student enrolment, wellness, development and academic support programs and services. Reporting to the Director, Student Success in the Bissett Student Success Centre, the Administrative Coordinator works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team to carry out a wide range of administrative functions to support, primarily, the Bissett Student Success Centre’s the programs and infrastructure.
Key Responsibilities
  • Coordinate and implement all aspects of the student intake process, including referrals to and appointments with advisors and staff.
  • Receive and assess all inquiries to the Centre, independently evaluating the urgency of student issues, as well as appropriate assignment of requests based on Centre delivery model, maintaining strict confidentiality .
  • Responsible for logistical planning of Student Success meetings and events including meeting room bookings, catering requirements, ensure proper audio-visual requirements are met and tend to other requirements as needed.
  • Provide administrative support to the Manager, Student Success Advising and Director, Student Success.
  • Ensures the smooth and efficient running of the Bissett Student Success Centre, which includes preparing correspondence, ordering office supplies, records management, and is the first point of contact for technology troubleshooting.
  • Assists in the development of the department budget and ensures spending remains within acceptable variances. Manage all account payables and receivables, reconcile monthly ledgers and follow up with any discrepancies.
Due to operational requirements, the successful applicant is required to work in-person on campus.

Required Qualifications
  • Office/Business Admnistration program with three to five years’ experience (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Experience with administrative functions including financial processes, budget monitoring, office communications.
  • Experience in providing excellent client services.
  • Demonstrated understanding of our diverse student body, including knowledge, respect and sensitivity to social justice.
  • Experience in successfully coordinating and supporting administrative and operational processes, projects and events.
  • Proven proficiency with a variety of technological platforms.
  • Undergraduate degree.
  • Experience in a post-secondary setting.
  • Experience with SARS Database Software.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Basic understanding of project management.
  • Understanding of Student Affairs and student development.
Job Competencies
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core competencies (, in particular:

- Self-Awareness & Professionalism
- Respect & Inclusion
- Knowledge & Thinking Skills
- Communication
- Service
Additional Information
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration
Bargaining unit employees (NSGEU local 77) are given priority consideration and will be notified on the status of their application following assessment. All other applications will be considered when there is no qualified candidate from the bargaining unit.

We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. In accordance with our Employment Equity Policy, preference will be given in hiring processes to candidates who self-identify as members of one or more of the equity-deserving groups listed above. For more information, including details related to our Employment Equity Policy and Plan and definitions of equity-deserving groups please visit
Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 07/09/2024
Close Date 07/16/2024
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter