Position:                    Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director

Status:                        Fulltime, 12 months Term

Schedule:                  Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Reporting to: Executive Director

Salary Range:            $25 – $28 per hour depending on candidate experience


Summary of Position:

Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director is a fundamental role to the Band, providing an exceptional level of support to the ED.  As part of the operations team, the incumbent will also work with various Directors, Executive Assistant to Chief and Council, and key staff from time to time.  This role requires a high level of attention and focus – constantly ensuring the needs and requirements of the ED are pre-empted, and effectively managed at all times.  Exceptional relationship skills and being organized are a must.  This role requires the incumbent to always be thinking one step ahead, be a strong communicator, and a master influencer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with the ED to support all aspects of their daily work routine
  • Maintain the ED’s calendar, including scheduling meetings, appointments, speaking engagements, and travel arrangements. Exercise discretion in committing time and evaluating needs
  • Serve as a liaison between the ED, Chief & Council, staff and the community. This includes receiving and screening incoming phone calls and visitors, answering a variety of questions with tact and diplomacy, taking messages, and directing calls appropriately for resolution.
  • Coordinate work with other NIB departments and staff as needed; position plays a key role in the coordination of staff efforts both within and outside the operations department.
  • Provide coordination, monitoring and communication of projects and programs from all areas of the Band operations
  • Assist in project management activities and processes including project planning, intake, prioritization, initiation, execution, and training; as well as in fostering collaboration of end-users and key stakeholders
  • Serve as a primary point of contact between the ED and Chief and Council and/or C&C Executive Assistant, including helping to coordinate the work of the different groups and providing administrative support for C&C, Director’s and FAC meetings and meetings with other governance bodies
  • Assist the Ed in the development of presentations and briefing notes for internal and external audiences
  • Determine priority of matters of attention for the ED; redirect matters to staff to handle, or handle matters personally, as appropriate
  • Keep the ED advised of time-sensitive and priority issues, ensuring proper follow-up
  • Handle printing, transmitting, mail, email, copying, filing, and other duties as may be required in the performance of the duties and responsibilities of the position
  • Compose and prepare correspondence for the ED’s approval/signature
  • Schedule Director’s Meetings; assist in the preparation and distribution of meeting agendas and materials; take minutes of meetings when required (Director’s, FAC, other)
  • Transcribe source material, prepare documents, reports, tables and charts; distribute as appropriate
  • Maintain paper and electronic filing systems
  • Maintain confidential and sensitive information
  • Complete a variety of special projects including creating PowerPoint presentations, financial spreadsheets, special reports, and agenda material


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Time-management skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and remain organized
  • Intermediate level proficiency in Office360
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations financial environment is an asset

Preferential Hiring Policy:

In accordance with Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, it is NIB Policy to practice preferential hiring for Aboriginal peoples. Candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.

Company Address:

Neskonlith Indian Band
743 Chief Neskonlith Drive
Chase, BC

Work Eligibility:

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in Canada.

Background Check:

A background check will be required for the selected candidate prior to the job offer.

Accommodation Statement:

Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require accommodations, please email hr@neskonlith.net detailing your needs.


Equal Opportunity Statement:

Neskonlith is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.


Posting Closing Date: Until Filled


How to Apply: Please email your application including a cover letter detailing your experience, references, and resume to:

Kyle Wright
Email: HR@Neskonlith.net
Subject line: Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director


We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to HR@neskonlith.net