HR and Operations Coordinator
York University


Responsible for coordinating operational, HR and logistical aspects of VPRI, ORS, ORE including: administration, financial, communication and events coordination, space, facilities and ORU governance processes.



Undergraduate degree in business or equivalent such as a combination of undergrad and post graduate diploma in HR. Formal Credential Requirements: First Aid Certificate and CPR Training.



2-3 years administrative, HR and event planning experience within an academic or research environmen. Experience in WordPress and social media. Editorial experience, such as proof-reading, an asset.



Verbal/Written Communication Skills:
Good written and verbal communication skills are required for the following duties: Email; verbal and written communication with faculty, ORUs, senior management and others; requesting RSVPs for meetings and events; drafting memos for the ORU Charters; answering phones; and minute taking and compiling meeting notes, clear communication of requirements for special events, both written and oral to on-campus and off-campus service suppliers (e.g. venue, special menu requirements, etc.).

Interpersonal Skills:

Strong interpersonal skills are needed to liaise with internal and external parties.

Conflict Resolution Skills:

Resolving conflicts with other units to negotiate timelines for events.

Planning/Organizing Skills:

Good organizational skills and attention to details are needed to plan meetings, site visits, events and conferences. These events often involve scheduling conflicts, multi-tasking and the need to prioritize duties in a timely manner.

Other Skills:

Due to the fact that the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation deals with sensitive university materials (e.g. research files, visits with dignitaries such as cabinet ministers), confidentiality is of crucial importance. Dealing effectively on a daily basis with unplanned situations as they arise and being flexible to adapt to changing needs are critical.


Recruitment Checks:

This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.


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