Program Assistant

Community / Organization: 
The First Nations Public Service Secretariat
Posting Date: 
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Position can be done remotely with adequate internet access.
Job Status: 
Full Time

Full time Program Assistant needed ASAP to support the First Nations Public Service Secretariat initiative within the First Nations Summit Society.

Join a small team with big ideas! Gain valuable experience working with senior leaders in all levels of government. We focus on learning and professional development to support our staff and will provide a comprehensive performance evaluation upon successful completion of the position term.

We support BC First Nations in their pursuit of excellence in public service by delivering capacity building programs and training. We need an innovative and creative self-starter to support engagement and capacify development program delivery for First Nations across the province.

As a member of the FNPSS Engagement & Capacity team, the Program Assistant will provide administrative support services for all activities of the unit, in particular direct support to the unit Manager, event and meeting support including registration and payment tracking, and tracking project expenditures and completing simple financial process such as requisitions for payables. Although the position reports to the Manager of the unit, guidance, training and work assignments will often come from the FNPSS Executive Assistant.

Qualification Requirements:
The position will require an individual who has:
• A diploma or certificate in Business Administration, or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
• A minimum of 2 years of administrative support experience in an office environment including experience supporting events and meetings;
• An understanding of First Nations history and culture and of BC First Nations communities specifically; and,
• A valid Driver’s License.

Hours and Location of Work:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the individual will be working from their own home for the foreseeable future. While basic office equipment will be supplied (e.g. laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, notebooks, pens, etc.), the individual will be expected to have adequate Internet capabilities to conduct work over platforms such as Zoom, MS Teams, and be responsible for maintaining this, as well as providing their own basic work space set-up (e.g. desk, chair, quiet/heated space, etc.). Depending on specific needs and circumstances, the employer may be able to support some of the items listed above, but this is not guaranteed.

Full-time position, Indigenous applicants encouraged to apply

This posting will be open for TWO weeks only, shortlisted candidates will be contacted immediately following the deadline date of December 1st, 2020. Please submit your CV, cover letter explaining why you’re suitable for this position and 3 professional references with attention to Celina Dorame,
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