Secretary PL3 (Administrative Assistant)

Departments of English & History

Employment Opportunity #227-22.23



Closing Date: January 23, 2023 at 4:30 PM





We thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.








Full-Time | Continuing | Fredericton | On-Campus













Standard Work Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8:15 am - 4:30 pm | 36.25 hours per week




Salary Range:

$18.59 - $22.02 per hour



Why Choose UNB?




UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, minimum three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.







Provide administrative support for three well-established journals - Acadiensis (including occasional books from Acadiensis Press), The Fiddlehead and Studies in Canadian Literature (SCL/ELC)- and for UNB's Certificate in Publishing program. This position reports directly to the relevant on-site managing editors.












































  • Two-year college diploma in office/business administration.
  • One to three years related experience.


Additional Strengths






















  • Strong computer skills and a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite especially Word and Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Good problem solving, time management and record keeping skills.
  • Be able to work with a high degree of autonomy and accountability.
  • Strong ability to work as a team.
  • Experience working with content management systems and social media platforms (Submittable, Open Journal Systems, Drupal, Facebook, Twitter).
  • Familiarity with Sage50 Pro Accounting, FileMaker Pro, Photoshop or InDesign.
  • Interest in contemporary Canadian literature and Atlantic Canadian history.
  • Working knowledge of French.








The three journals: Acadiensis, published biannually since 1971, is a refereed bilingual journal that focuses on the history of the Atlantic region; The Fiddlehead, founded in 1945, is a quarterly, international literary journal publishing fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction; and SCL/ELC, published biannually since 1976, is a refereed bilingual journal devoted to all genres, periods, and methodologies in the criticism of anglophone and francophone Canadian literature.




This position is part of the UNIFOR, Local 4504 employee group and falls under the SALAC Collective Agreement.



UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.






The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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