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We’re hiring! Join the CWB in the role of Program Assistant

Centre for Women in Business

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.

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.

Since it began at Mount Saint Vincent University in 1992, the Centre for Women in Business (CWB) has championed women business owners across Canada.  We know what it takes to build and grow a business – and how to create a world where women entrepreneurs thrive!  Our women-centered learning programs are curated and facilitated by women who are or have been entrepreneurs themselves.  We walk alongside female-identifying clients as they implement new strategies and make huge strides.  They innovate, transform, increase revenue and impact their communities through their businesses.

The CWB is seeking a program assistant to support its Team in the smooth and efficient delivery of day-to-day activities involved in our federally funded program.   This is a 35-hour per week, contracted position, to March 31, 2025.

Reporting to the Corporate Services Manager, the Program Assistant helps to meet the tactical requirements to deliver various programs.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Organize and schedule meeting appointments for project leads;
  • Respond to general phone, mail and e-mail enquiries;
  • Organize and schedule meeting rooms and related logistics for project leads;
  • Prepare meeting agendas and/or minutes, presentations, etc.
  • Assist in the preparation of required project reports including financial reporting requirements
  • Enter data into the CRM system as required;
  • Assist with organizing and delivering programs and events including recruitment efforts;
  • Assist with market research to identify recruitment/partnership opportunities in rural and northern areas

About You

A 2-year Community College diploma in Office or Business Administration or a similar program, with 2 years of related experience is required.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.  Previous experience in a non-profit environment is considered an asset.  Strong customer service, communication and inter-personal skills are essential.  A high level of attention to detail while handling frequent interruptions is also a prerequisite in this position.  Proficiency with CRM systems and Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel spreadsheets is required.  Efficient time management and priority setting skills are also required.  Supporting all of these skills is a strong commitment to excellent customer services.

Application Process: 

If you require an accommodation at any time during the application process, please let us know.

Applications should include a cover letter and resume.  To apply for this position,  please email both documents with the subject line PROJECT ASSISTANT  to Michele Brayman, Manager, Corporate Services at cwb@msvu.caThis competition closes on September 15th, 2023.