SAIT Team Lead, Administrator in Calgary, Alberta

Administrator, Team Lead

(Administrative Officer I)

International Projects

At the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), we are the shapers. The makers. The originals, driven by a passion for excellence and impact. We are a global leader in applied education, an Alberta Top Employer and a destination workplace for people empowered to make a difference in the lives of students. We offer action-based learning, solution-focused research and enterprising collaborations with partners from around the world. With a newly launched brand and ongoing celebrations marking 100 years of educating skilled workers, now is an exciting time to join this one-of-a-kind place…SAIT.

The International Projects department guides industry partners and post-secondary institutes as they train local workforces in developing economies to deliver quality applied education and training. As SAIT’s global mentorship arm, International Projects shares SAIT’s best practices in: educational delivery and instructional excellence; foundational and technical education and training; facilities and equipment development and operational implementation.

We are currently recruiting an Administrator, Team Lead, to provide support to the department of International Projects with all aspects of administration. Reporting to the Associate Director and Academic Chairs, you will be accountable for the daily management of administrative resource leveling and communications, correspondence, and other administrative assignments as required. You have the ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information with discretion and in accordance with internal policies.

Note: This competition is for current SAIT employees only


  • Planning and managing administrative resource leveling for the department under the supervision of the Academic Chairs

  • Providing supervision of the administrative assistant team and guiding day-to-day operations based on the direction of the Academic Chairs and operational needs

  • Managing Outlook calendars for meetings, including the scheduling of attendees and locations

  • Assembling briefing notes, agendas, minutes, proposals, and presentations

  • Preparing and routing client correspondence; preparing documents, reports and templates using MS Office Suite

  • Compiling reports

  • Creating, organizing, and maintaining paper or electronic filing system for essential documents

  • Researching SAIT-related procedures and information, as needed

  • Maintaining and tracking financial documentation

  • Tracking and arranging payment of staff P-cards, invoices, wire transfers, expenses, etc.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration, or Education is required

  • Minimum three to five years administrative experience directly reporting to management

  • Experience supervising a team

  • Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Project)

  • Intermediate to advanced experience with BANNER and D2L software

  • Strong attention to detail, proof-reading, and accuracy with numbers

  • Ability to work independently with little direction and make accountable resource leveling decisions

  • Experience working with diverse teams

  • Considerable skill in decision making, establishing priorities, analytical and organizational skills, and strong communication skills

  • Ability to deal appropriately with highly confidential information

  • Ability to build a team and foster individual and portfolio growth, and engagement

  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered

Why Work at SAIT:

Enjoy a stimulating work environment, a beautiful campus overlooking downtown Calgary and a great benefits package including: comprehensive health and dental coverage, a defined benefit pension plan, professional development programs, generous paid time off, free access to our Wellness Centre, transit subsidies and more.

To Apply:

Please continue with the online application process through the SAIT careers website. Online applications are strongly preferred.

Closing Date & Time: December 7, 2016 by 11:59PM MT

If you have any questions about the role please contact Please do not apply to this email address; all applications should be made through our online system.


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SAIT’s vision is to be a global leader in applied education

System ID: 2016-23672

Job Type: Full-time Permanent

Employee Group: Alberta Union of Provincial Employees

Post End Date: 12/8/2016