Executive Assistant, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - 24 January 2013
My typical day was to assist the Vice President of Student Services and Academics. I relied on my experience as departmental secretary at the University of Saskatchewan native studies department. When I began, the VP was recently hired also and a few months prior the President was assigned, they were in a stage of strategic planning and bringing a new look for the institute. I loved the Deans, Managers and students I worked with, the hardest part of the job was having privy information over all the campuses, staff, faculty, Deans, direction the institute was going, old practices had to be improved on so there was succession planning as well. My feelings is that overall there is a culture of devoted staff who have put many years into the institute, a good dozen staff have been there for 20-30 years and they are indigenous to this land and territory. The need to upgrade our Adult learners was also very gratifiying.