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Administrative Clerk

Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University

Burnaby, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Who We Are

We are a leading research university, advancing an inclusive and sustainable future. Our purpose – the essence of SFU – is to create and connect knowledge, learning and community for deeper understanding and meaningful impact.

We are committed to fostering excellence, innovation, belonging and community in all that we do.

SFU IT Services empowers the university to thrive and innovate through the effective use of data and technology, and is focused on improving the digital experience for our students, faculty, researchers and staff. Join our growing team as we build new solutions and services to support SFU’s academic and research mission.

About the Role

The essential duties of this role encompass a range of administrative and financial tasks. These include reviewing expenses, scheduling meetings for directors, and providing administrative support to IT staff. The position is also responsible for procurement activities such as managing purchase requests and performing reconciliations. Additionally, the role involves maintaining timesheet records, managing journal vouchers, and coordinating office facilities maintenance. Other responsibilities include overseeing cellphone orders and billing, handling shipping and receiving operations, ordering and maintaining office supplies, and managing key requisitions. The position also ensures efficient document management and supports reception duties for visitors.

Full Job Description


High school graduation and general courses or training of moderate duration (one semester equivalent) in word processing, bookkeeping and database applications. 3 years of minimum experience. An equivalent combination of formal education, certificate/program of study and experience is acceptable.

  • Working knowledge of the World Wide Web including use of Internet browser software (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox).
  • Good knowledge of bookkeeping practices.
  • Basic knowledge of on-line computer operating systems (e.g. Windows, Mac).
  • 55 words/minute keyboarding skills with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications (verbal and written) skills.

What We Offer

At SFU, our goal is to ensure our people are valued and supported by promoting a healthy work-life balance, professional growth and development, as well as a safe and respectful workplace. We offer temporary employees who belong in the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Local 3338):

  • An additional 14% pay in lieu of benefits
  • After 4 consecutive months in the position, pay in lieu of benefits is increased to 20%
  • Hybrid-work program for eligible positions

Additional Information

The assignment end date is December 10, 2024.

Please include your cover letter and resume in one attachment.

SFU is an equity employer and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

We are committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants. If you require any assistance or accommodations, please contact