The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Part-time - Permanent

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The Department of Athletics and Recreation at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for the position of Administrative and Promotions Assistant.

Classification: Permanent Sessional NSGEU Level 5 Position
Regular Sessional Term: August to May, 4 days per week
2023 Sessional Term: July to May, 5 days per week.
Starting Salary: $36,100 per annum (pro-rated to reflect the sessional term)
Starting Date: July 2023

Application Process

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Applications should include a cover letter and resume. This competition closes on June 8, 2023.

What you'll do


The Administrative and Promotions Assistant will collaborate closely with, and supports the Director of Athletics and Recreation, the Promotions and Member Services Manager, and the Recreation Coordinator. This position will collaborate closely with and provides vital support to all aspects of the administrative functions within the Athletics & Recreation department, as well as relief to the Member Services Assistant during peak periods.

The Administrative and Promotions Assistant is the first point of contact within the Athletics and Recreation Office. They provide assistance and sports information and clerical support for the department, they will assist with the development, creation and maintenance of departmental promotions, social media campaigns and day to day activities, they will also provide backup support for the Fitness Centre front desk and provide support for various special events.

What you'll need


The ideal candidate must have completed at minimum, a 2-year diploma in a related area such as Public Relations, Sport Management, Communications or Business Administration with one year of related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Candidates must be computer literate and possess strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated experience working with and creating social media campaigns/promotions is preferred. Experience and knowledge of the fitness industry is an asset. The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment is a must. Candidates should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, and have an aptitude for, or previous experience using Facility software systems such as CLASS or PerfectMind.

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Mount Saint Vincent University

Recognized as a leader in distance and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development. The Mount believes that our people are our foundation and our relationships are built on respect and accountability. Please visit to learn more about us.