Coordinator, Administration

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is recruiting for a Coordinator, Administration to work in an industry-driven research environment.  Vineland is a world-class research centre dedicated to horticultural science and innovation. Located in Canada’s Niagara Region, on the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Ojibway/Chippewa and Haudenosaunee peoples, this territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. 

Vineland’s mission is to deliver innovative products and production solutions that address the needs of the horticulture industry and advance Canada’s research and commercialization agenda. We are an independent, not-for-profit organization, funded in part by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Our people are the most important asset in achieving our goals and are known in the world for excellence in science and entrepreneurship. Our staff enjoys an exciting and challenging work environment noted for collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Vineland is committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  We welcome applications from all qualified candidates including women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities and racialized groups, persons with disabilities, persons of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and others.  In accordance with all applicable provincial accessibility standards, accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process.

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online below. We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Vice President, Operations, the successful candidate is responsible for providing a wide range of administrative and operational support for the department and Vineland. 

The individual acts as first-level support for customer service, telecommunications and information technology, minor facility issues and office administration. This includes, but is not limited to, providing initial triage, troubleshooting and support for service requests and all reported incidents/events.

In order to meet demands and priorities, the candidate self-schedules his/her workload, creates records in appropriate electronic databases, supports the department and corporate events where required.


(A more comprehensive position outline is available upon request)

  • Provides administrative support and operational support to the department and Vineland
  • Assists in coordinating systems/services to ensure a healthy and safe environment for employees and visitors
  • Provides financial administrative support for the department including preparation of expense reports, purchasing card processing, petty cash
  • Provides IT technical support and problem resolution
  • Provides HR support by coordinating all administrative processes to manage internal staff movement, new hires, rehires
  • Manages and maintains departmental corporate records, including contracts, reports and policies; records, files, retrieves and archives files for storage; implements file management processes in accordance with corporate policy and established protocols
  • Acts as a resource for corporate employee programs and events


  • Post-secondary certificate or diploma in office/business administration or equivalent combination of education, experience and training
  • Minimum of three years administrative experience with exposure to payroll, cash management, accounting, budgeting and records management
  • One to three years of recent and related experience supporting Office Automation (OA) and Personal Computer (PC) software packages is an asset
  • Experience with troubleshooting, triaging and resolving desktop and hardware issues
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of financial/payroll/HRIS electronic documentation software such as ADP Workforce, AccPac, SAGE
  • Must possess excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills


  • A cover letter stating how your experience qualifies you for the position 
  • Résumé
  • Contact information of three references
Full Time Position
Closing date: Open until filled
Location: 4890 Victoria Avenue North, Vineland Station, ON L0R 2E0

Apply Today

Please fill out the online application for this position. You will receive confirmation that your application has been received. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Our people are the most important asset in achieving our goals and are known in the world for excellence in science and entrepreneurship.

Our staff enjoys outstanding benefits and an exciting and challenging work environment noted for collaboration and knowledge sharing all set against a backdrop of natural beauty.

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