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Posting number 2017.002
Position Assistant, Director of Finance
Group Staff
Department Financial Services
Location Abbotsford
Contract type Staff, 100% full-time, Permanent
Start date As soon as possible after closing date
Salary scale $3,479.19 - $4,199.11 per month (Staff pay group 6)
Closing date January 18, 2017

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching excellence, community relevance, and Indigenization. With over 100 programs, from graduate and undergraduate arts, science, and professional degrees, to trades and technical education, university preparation, and continuing education UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students.

Posting details

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Assistant provides administrative support for the director and office management for the finance department. Responsibilities include facilitating the smooth operations of the office.  Information management, particularly as it relates to the creation, organization and maintenance of electronic information systems, as well as the design and maintenance of a financial statistics library.  This position is key in planning and facilitating department events, projects and presentations; managing department communication and organizing staff job evaluations.  This position will contribute to report preparation including design, layout and publishing of annual reports for internal and external audiences, as well as design and maintain end user focused websites for the department.  The Assistant will perform administrative functions for the Director, including scheduling meetings and appointments, providing confidential support for committees, maintaining policy and information based documents, and preparing reports, presentations, letters, and other correspondence.


Diploma in business administration or a related field; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Minimum three (3) year’s related experience, including website design and development. Knowledge and understanding of website integration concepts and basic HTML; experience with web Content Management System. Demonstrated technical ability, including working knowledge of MS Office, Adobe, and Desktop Publishing. Strong organizational and time management skills; exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Creative, highly resourceful self-starter, capable of managing department projects through to successful completion. Ability to remain calm under pressure, maintain confidentiality, and work effectively in a fast-paced team environment.

How to apply

Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check. Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

Direct resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications by January 18, 2017, referring to Posting #2017.02 to

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University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
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Please note:

  • We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.
  • Shortlisted applicants for staff positions will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

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