PART-TIME: Program Assistant

  • Location: Cape Breton University
  • Deadline: April 21, 2024 at 11:59 pm


Position Title: Program Assistant
Hours: Part-time, 14 hours/week
Pay: $16.5/hour
Term: Approximately 8 months
Start Date: May 1st
Job Location: This position will be primarily based at Cape Breton University (1250 Grand Lake Road).


The Jennifer Keeping Centre for Accessible Learning is dedicated to promoting inclusivity and equality. We believe that all students should have equal access to academic resources and opportunities. We aim to remove barriers and provide comprehensive support to students with disabilities in various aspects of their academic journey. Through our commitment to accessibility and support, we strive to create an inclusive learning environment where every student can thrive.


We are seeking a dedicated and Program Assistant to join our team. The Program Assistant will play a crucial role in supporting the CEWIL program, particularly in working with vulnerable groups, especially students with disabilities. The ideal candidate will be a current student at Cape Breton University, with strong communication skills, and demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft products. This position is based in an office setting and requires a team player with excellent organizational skills and a commitment to professionalism


  • Contact potential candidates and evaluate their qualifications for the program participation
  • Organize and facilitate trainings, events, and workshops related to the CEWIL program.
  • Work closely with the Student Placement Officer in Career Services to promote the program and ensure the program running successfully.
  • Issue bursaries and process invoices related to program activities. Assist in project evaluation and prepare program reports for stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the success of program initiatives.
  • Other duties assigned


  • Current student at Cape Breton University.
  • Clear criminal background check required.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Experience or familiarity with working with vulnerable groups, especially individuals with disabilities is considered as an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities.


Cape Breton University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants to apply. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported


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