Program Associate, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies

Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences
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Closing date: 
Monday, January 4, 2016 - 17:00
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Full or part time: 
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Job description: 

Under the general direction of the Administrative Manager, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences (FSAS), and the Program Coordinator, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies (OIS), you will be responsible for the day-to-day support of the programs offered by OIS: the Doctor of Social Sciences, the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and several graduate certificates. 

As the Program Associate you will liaise with school staff, faculty (core and associate), students (prospective, current and alumni), staff and faculty in other programs, and university support areas on a daily basis to ensure that the program is supported, delivered and promoted effectively. This includes support for residencies, blended learning and online learning.

  • At least 3-5 years administrative experience; a certificate in Office Administration would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated excellence in event planning, program coordination and contract administration skills and experience.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and intercultural communication skills
  • Good analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities with demonstrated conflict resolution and team building skills.
  • Strong attention to detail with a high level of accuracy.
  • Office administration skills experience, including strong computer skills using MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Access, and FrontPage.
  • The ability and willingness to become proficient with university-specific software applications within a reasonable timeframe (e.g., Moodle, EMS, Agresso Student, the corporate website’s Content Management System (CMS), RRU’s intranet/ CAMP, AlumNet, etc.).
  • A dedicated service orientation when dealing with all internal or external clients (e.g., potential learners, current learners, alumni, core and associate faculty, fellow RRU staff, etc.)
  • Ability to keep focused, multi-task and prioritize to ensure that the important tasks are completed in a timely manner.
Application submission information: 

This is a regular, full-time position working 37.5 hours per week.  This position has been evaluated at Grade 2 and the recruitment range starts at $38,120.00 per annum.  The University is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your application to: with a subject line of:

15-130 – Last name, First name


Competition #15-130

Human Resources - Career Opportunities

Royal Roads University

2005 Sooke Road

Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2

Fax:  (250) 391-2570  Tel:  (250) 391-2511(250) 391-2511

The competition began on December 17, 2015 and will close on January 4, 2016; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.   

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted. RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply however; Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

Please note that two of our heritage buildings, including Hatley Castle, have some areas that are not easily accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.  Please call 391-2511 for information and assistance if you are dropping off your application in person.

If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe format.