Talent Pathways- Temporary Pool

Date: Jan 6, 2023

Location: All locations, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Job Type: Temporary

Full-time/Part-time: Varying 

Campus: Waterloo & Brantford

Employee Group: Other 

Application Deadline: October 31, 2022

Requisition ID: 2184 


Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus university that excels at educating with purpose. Through its exceptional employees, students, researchers, leaders, and educators, Laurier has built a reputation as a world-class institution known for its rich student experience, academic excellence, and global impact.  With a commitment to Indigenization and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, Laurier’s thriving community has a place for everyone.


Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as a location in Kitchener. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.


Are you looking to explore new career paths? Develop your existing skills? Are you interested in casual, temporary work?

The temporary pool at Laurier is a great way to explore new areas, use and build on your experience, and get to know the university and its people. Laurier is recruiting talented individuals who can bring diverse perspectives, skills and lived experiences to the Laurier Community. Temporary assignments in the university are needed during periods of temporary rush, for special assignments, or when replacements are needed for absent employees. Temporary assignments are for a maximum of 70 working days. The assignments could be located at the Kitchener,  Waterloo or Brantford campus. Please note that if selected for the temporary pool, work assignments are not guaranteed on an on-going basis..



  • Administration

  • Business Development

  • Communications

  • Data Entry/Analysis

  • Financial Administration

  • Human Resources

  • Information Technology Services

  • Office Management

  • Project Coordination

  • Customer Service

  • Retail Operations


Looking for individuals who:

  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills including the ability to multitask, prioritize and strong attention to detail

  • Works effectively with others for the team and organizational success

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude, working as an inclusive and accepting team member to promote a healthy work environment

  • Actively listen and understands others/new perspectives

  • Works effectively independently and in diverse team environments requiring collaboration and communication

  • Takes initiative and pride in the work they perform, learns from setbacks and is willing to try again when faced with obstacles

  • Open-minded to change

  • Willing to advance professional skills, demonstrating a dedication to learning


Hours of Work:

There is a range of temporary opportunities that may include full-time and/or part-time assignments up to 35 hours a week.  The range of hours can vary, depending on the assignment. 



All Laurier employees and students are required to comply with the University's Covid-19 mandatory vaccination policy. Effective May 1, 2022 Wilfrid Laurier University will pause its proof of vaccination requirements. Should these recommendations change, vaccination requirements can be reinstated on short notice. Community members should remain up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Equity, diversity and creating a culture of inclusion are part of Laurier’s core values and central to the Laurier Strategy. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any minority sexual and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives. Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity & Accessibility. We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources. Contact information can be found at careers.wlu.ca/content/How-to-apply/

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit www.wlu.ca/careers for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a resume and cover letter will be required in electronic form.

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