Administrative Assistant/Receptionist




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Job Description:


Tasks and Responsibilities



 About the Role

Reporting to the Executive Assistant, the Administrative Assistant supports for executive office with the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Executive Office

- Assist with and provide support for meeting logistics (planning, travel, accommodation, etc.) for the Executive Office, Board of Directors, and Members

- Process expense reports and purchase requisitions for the Executive office

- Assist with scheduling for the CEO and the Board of Directors

- Support the CEO and executive office staff

- Formatting documents

- Filing ̶ digital and paper records

- Assist Executive Assistant with tasks as directed

- Act as backup during Executive Assistant absences


  1. General Administration

- Keep inventory of office supplies and place orders when needed

- Arrange staff travel (hotel and accommodation) if directed by the Executive Assistant

- Check photocopy room (check ink levels, paper levels, postage meter, change shredder bag when full, contact suppliers when repairs/maintenance/supplies are required)

- Input meetings into the shared calendar when requested

- Maintain/organize common spaces (reception, large boardroom, small boardroom, small kitchen, large kitchen, storage rooms), including ensuring tissue/sanitizer is available in all common areas and that kitchens have supplies (coffee and related products, paper towels, etc.)

- Occasional notetaking may be required

- Assist with other departments, particularly Finance & Administration, with general administrative support, as required


  1. Reception

- Meet and greet all incoming visitors to the office

- Answer and redirect calls as required

- Receive and redirect mail and courier deliveries, create shipments for courier or mail

- Monitor the meeting room bookings and resolve conflicts

- Monitor shared work environment so that it is an orderly, clean, and efficient


The Ideal Person has:

  1. College diploma in business administration or equivalent
  2. A minimum of two years’ experience as an Administrative Assistant or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  3. Knowledge and understanding of issues facing First Nations locally, regionally, and nationally is required
  4. Excellent English verbal and written communications skills, including demonstrated ability to write precisely and concisely
  5. Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to meet timelines
  6. Discretion and confidentiality
  7. Strong interpersonal skills with an approachable manner
  8. Strong work ethic and a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, with demonstrated ability to follow established processes
  9. Ability to take initiative, be self motivated, and use independent judgement to respond appropriately
  10. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  11. Good judgment and analytical skills
  12. Capacity to learn and adapt to change
  13. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, including calendar management and establishing recurring tasks/reminders
  14. First Nations lived experience is a strong asset
  15. Experience working with First Nation organizations and communities is an asset
  16. Knowledge of SharePoint is an asset
  17. Notetaking experience is an asset

18. Basic knowledge of financial processes for preparation of expense cla