Executive Assistant, Innovation Academy

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£28,040 - £44,115 per annum
29 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Temporary
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary 2 year post of a Executive Assistant within UCD Innovation Academy.

Do you have what it takes to inspire people and help them to unlock their true potential?

Can you help us to change the face of education, and transform the way we work and learn?

If that sounds like you, we want to hear from you. You could become a part of something truly pioneering that's putting Ireland at the forefront of innovation.

The world is changing at an unparalleled rate and many of our students will go on to work in jobs that don't yet exist. UCD Innovation Academy designs and delivers learning experiences in partnership with industry leaders, to give our students the key skills they need: Creativity, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Critical Thinking, Resilience, Collaboration and Leadership. Our alumni go on to accelerate their careers and change the world, either from within their organisations or as entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs.

UCD Innovation Academy seeks to recruit an Executive Assistant to support the recruitment of students for its programmes. UCD Innovation Academy provides a range of programmes and courses in creativity, entrepreneurship, sustainability and innovation to hundreds of learners every year. These include flagship programmes funded by the government's upskilling initiative Springboard+. Working as part of the marketing and communications team, the successful candidate will support the recruitment of programme applicants, converting registrations of interest to programme sign-ups. This involves coordinating with the marketing team and, when needed, Springboard+ on upcoming programmes and liaising with prospective students.

The Executive Assistant will be the main point of contact for applicant queries, by phone or email and will set the tone for UCD Innovation Academy with future students as the first point of contact. The successful candidate will contribute to refining the marketing and recruitment process as needed and collecting recruitment data to help inform the process and UCD Innovation Academy's overall strategy.

This is a truly people-oriented role, working with UCD Innovation Academy's rich and diverse student community, ranging from lifelong learners seeking to return to the workforce, professionals upskilling and those at a career crossroads, recent university graduates and young summer camp students, among others. The Executive Assistant will have the opportunity to support our students on the early part of their learning journey from advising them on their eligibility and choice of programme to getting them `over the line' in the application process, and as part of a close-knit team watch those students progress through to completing their programme. The Executive Assistant will also support the Marketing and Communications team in other duties including events, social media, communications, website, CRM integration and other tasks as assigned.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

UCD is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. To that end the university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. We encourage applicants to consult those policies here . We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

95 Executive Assistant (2013) Salary Scale: 28,040 - 44,115 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 12th of April 2023.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: