McGill University

Administrative Supervisor (JR0000021091)

  • Temporary

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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Area Manager, provide efficient and effective administrative support to the Faculty of Arts (ASC) in support of teaching, research and administration, in accordance with the unit’s goals and objectives, while ensuring coherence with the University’s mission and culture. The Administrative supervisor will be responsible for directly supervising the work of one administrative staff and will regularly confer with the immediate supervisor in order to plan ahead, coordinate administrative support needs and ensure a smooth functioning of the unit.

Primary Responsibilities:


Processes recruitments and appointments for CAS ranked & unranked employees (Visiting Professors, Adjunct Professors, Academic Associates, Faculty Lecturers), Course Lecturers, and Research Assistants (using Workday).

Participates in the administration of the unit, e.g., recruitment, hiring, onboarding, offboarding, and other workday-related tasks (job postings, processing terminations, candidate management, generating offer letters, salary and wage adjustments, reporting and data management)

Provides information policies as they relate to Academics, Postdocs, Course Lecturers,  Research Assistants, leaves, and work permits.

Acts as a resource on issues related to AMUSE, AMURE and MCLIU; liaises with union McGill Labor Relations to resolve disputes related to collective agreements (AMURE, AMUSE, MCLIU)

Completes offer of employment dossiers for work permits on CIC website

Prepares advertisements, maintains personnel files, processes sabbaticals and other leaves; creates academic appointments for new hires.

Assists with activities related to the annual salary policies.

Assists in the implementation of human resource initiatives/programs/policies at the department level introduced by the Faculty and/or the University.

Establish and foster effective working relationships by identifying needs and providing support in the delivery of services.


Assesses and resolves administrative problems related to building issues for Leacock, Peterson Hall, Ferrier (security, Facilities Operations, AAM Lenel card readers, etc.).

Follows up with appropriate offices to ensure effective resolution. Act as Fire Monitor for the Leacock Building.

Administers physical resources of the ASC or buildings (Leacock, Peterson Hall, Ferrier) and ensures compliance with University and government regulations.

In collaboration with the Area Manager, the incumbent maintains space inventory and interacts with facilities service units for the provision of required services to the building such as minor renovations, security, emergency responses, safety, etc.

Establishes and monitors inventory including stationery, software license acquisitions and distribution, office and electronic and audiovisual equipment.

Oversees and ensures service contracts are updated and maintained with external organizations.

Oversees the organization and the coordination of meetings, conferences, and colloquiums. Makes travel arrangements. Attends meetings and records and distributes minutes. Contacts participants and book meeting rooms. Assists with preparation of agenda.

Updates, prepare and coordinates the publication of documents such as publicity brochures, departmental handbooks, and annual reports either in print or on the website. Drafts correspondence and other short documents of a complex nature.

Organizes the production of publication of departmental reviews and other materials like the Cyclical Review Reports.

Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities

Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to multi-task. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and to meet weekly and monthly deadlines. Proven ability to compose correspondence and to proofread documents using appropriate spelling, grammar, punctuation, and formatting. Demonstrated ability to adapt to change. Demonstrated ability to foster a collaborative environment and proven ability to deal with people at all levels. Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail. Must be client focused and service oriented. Demonstrated ability to clearly transmit and receive information. Demonstrated ability to work in a computerized environment using word-processing, databases, spreadsheets, presentation software and knowledge of web maintenance. Knowledge of programs such as MMP, CMMS, Banner and applications, Microsoft office suite particularly Excel (level: intermediate) and Powerpoint, and Workday. English spoken and written. French spoken and read.

Minimum Education and Experience:

DEC III 3 Years Related Experience /

Annual Salary:

(MPEX Grade 03) $51,190.00 – $63,980.00 – $76,770.00

Hours per Week:

33.75 (Full time)


Area Manager

Position End Date (If applicable):


Deadline to Apply:


McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

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