Career Opportunities

Administrative/ Technical Assistant

Deadline (Review)/Date limite (Revue) 5 Sep 2018 (Posted: 25 Aug 2018)
Organization/Organisation Acadia University
Website/Site Internet


Acadia University is one of Canada’s leading primarily undergraduate institutions. For over 175 years, Acadia has been providing students with a learning environment that ensures they have every opportunity to succeed in life. Our graduates emerge with the tools required to be global citizens and community leaders. Acadia’s faculty and staff are key to our institutional success and share a commitment to provide our students with a high quality post-secondary education. Located only one hour from Halifax in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley, Wolfville offers residents an affordable lifestyle, outstanding recreational opportunities, internationally acclaimed restaurants, a healthy economy, and the best weather in the Atlantic provinces.


Acadia seeks an Administrative/Technical Assistant to fill a 3-year term contract in the Acadia Institute for Data Analytics (AIDA) to work with AIDA staff in creating new start-up companies and existing businesses to maximize their potential to create world-class offerings based on data analytics methods and applied research in machine learning.

The Assistant will facilitate the management of the AIDA office and associated communications, meetings, events, web presence, project files, and accounting and finance. S/he will also provide technical assistance to the Director and staff in the areas of outreach and training, pre-project activities, editing of funding requests and project reports, and data analytics project efforts such as data preparation, machine learning and model evaluation.

The Assistant will help supervise student co-op staff as needed and generally provide technical assistance to the Director and other staff for office tasks and project efforts. A detailed job description is available upon request.


We are seeking candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics with knowledge of Data Analytics.

Applicants must have communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills with a demonstrated ability to work within a collaborative and fast-paced environment.

The successful candidate will be detail oriented with excellent organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner.

Applicants must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and be comfortable working with content management systems, social media, and online meeting and survey tools. Basic knowledge of machine learning, data mining and visualization tools and methods would be preferred. Applicants must be able to work a flexible schedule and possess a valid driver’s license as occasional travel may be required.


This position offers the opportunity to work on a variety of events and projects to help build new high technology companies in Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada. Acadia offers a comprehensive benefit package in addition to a starting salary of $35,000 per annum.

To see more information on why Acadia is an employer of choice, please visit our website :

To apply, forward a completed Employment Application form, quoting competition #18-33-AU in the subject line, and forward with your resume via any of the following:

Fax: 902-585-1075

Department of Human Resources
Acadia University
Wolfville NS B4P 2R6

Consideration of applications will begin on 5 September 2018.

For further information, please contact Kelli Mahoney at 902-585-1 633 or

Acadia University is committed to employment equity and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. We make every effort to hire exceptional individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants in advance, and advise that only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The University reserves the right not to fill this position. A six-month eligibility list may be established from this competition to fill future vacancies for identical positions.


Department of Human Resources
Acadia University
Wolfville, Canada B4P 2R6


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