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Administrative Officer

Date: August 19, 2014
Reports to (Job Title): Director, Conrad BET Centre
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): Graduate Officer (Position ID 4947)
Location: CBET, Accelerator Building, 295 Hagey Blvd. Waterloo

Primary Purpose

This position is responsible for financial management, human resources administration, management of facilities and equipment, and other administrative functions required to support the teaching and research missions of the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre. The Administrative Officer is the senior administrative staff position in the department and provides continuity as academic leadership changes.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Financial management, including but not limited to:


2.  Human resources administration, including but not limited to:


3.  Facilities and equipment, including but not limited to:


4.  Administrative leadership, including but not limited to:



5.  Other administrative functions, including but not limited to:

Position Requirements


Bachelor’s degree required. Education or training in business and human resources administration preferred.




Intermediate experience with Outlook Express, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, including features such as databases and pivot tables. Basic experience with Sharepoint and web content management software.


MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Intermediate Intermediate


Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Internally, makes contact with senior administrative staff to present and discuss information and problems.

 Externally, makes contact with contractors and suppliers to deal with, influence, and motivate.


Maintains and cultivates strong relationships with alumni, Advisory Council members and other stakeholders.

Level of Responsibility:

The job has specialized work with minimal supervision and has direct reports reporting to it.

Decision-Making Authority:

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal demands typical of an administrative position within an office environment

Working Environment:

Travel: None

Working Hours:

Risks  – physical and psychological :

Physical risks

Psychological risks