Projects Assistant

Projects Assistant

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date October 29, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Coastal First Nations
Location Vancouver, BC
Category Environment
Contact Information
[email protected]

Permanent Full-Time Position

Is it important to you that your skills and experience are being applied to help make a positive difference through your team’s work with Indigenous communities in protecting natural ecosystems, and building a conservation economy? Do you consider yourself a self-starter, a life-long learner, and someone who isn’t afraid to take initiative to get problems resolved? Do you have a reputation of being a great team player? If we are describing you, we hope that you will consider joining our team.

About Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative

The CFN-GBI is a not-for-profit Society established in 2003 that is owned and operated by a unique alliance of First Nations on British Columbia’s North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii. The principal goal of this group is to restore and implement ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable resource management approaches on the Central and North Coast and Haida Gwaii. You can learn more about us at

About the position

This position reports to the Projects Coordinator, and is responsible for the provision of administrative support assisting with grant agreements, project administration, reports, filing, and communication with CFN-GBI staff, program managers and external parties.

To be successful in the position you must have experience with practices associated with supporting project administration, scheduling meetings, maintaining confidentiality, report writing and editing, records management and be a proficient user of Microsoft Teams and hosting virtual meetings.

Completion of Grade 12, post-secondary courses in office administration, at least two years’ experience preferably working in a cross-cultural, non-profit sector, advanced Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365 skills, a quick learner with new software, and excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Flexibility, attention to detail, comfort with change, being a successful multi-tasker and problem-solver, and being highly organized are also necessary skills for this position.

Ideally, you must be available to work both from home and from the office (located in downtown Vancouver) until the CFN-GBI office fully re-opens (due to COVID-19 considerations). However, working remotely is an option that can be explored further, if necessary.

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Please note that CFN-GBI hires based on skills, ability and qualifications, however, in support of our strategy to achieve our employment goals for Indigenous peoples, qualified Indigenous applicants, particularly from the CFN-GBI alliance Nations will be given priority.

CFN-GBI offers competitive compensation which includes excellent extended health benefits and pension plans, as well as three weeks of paid vacation per year plus an additional two weeks over the holiday period. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected], to the attention of Johanna Helbig, Projects Coordinator. This posting will remain open until the position is filled. Note: Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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