Jenni Carswell

Jenni Carswell
Assistant to the Director
Office of Global Engagement
Office: JCC B215

As the Assistant to the Director, Global Engagement I represent the director in ongoing communications and relations with a variety of senior administrative and academic offices and frequent interaction with senior executives, deans, faculty, and external stakeholders around scheduling of meetings, committee work and associated materials. I manage the director’s busy calendar, and ensure that the director is well prepared for meetings, and has everything required in order to be fully efficient and effective in his role.

I provide guidance to OGE staff on matters relating to protocol, processes, best practices and policy around administration, financial management, human resources, computing and systems, and safety and security. I manage the human resources requirements of the department, assist in the onboarding and training of new staff, and ensure the operational needs of the department are being met and the office is both responsive and proactive in its performance. I manage the office’s budget and expense management and reconciliation, and liaise with vendors, UVic and external service providers as necessary.

I maintain the university’s international memberships, and support senior executive international travel and visits abroad, and assist in the planning of international delegation visits.