Join Our Team: Seeking Administrative Assistant

Position Title: Administrative Assistant 

Reports To: Director of Operations

Compensation & time commitment: $15-$17/hr; approx. 30 hours/week, may require some overtime, evenings and weekends, and occasional travel.

Term Position: August 2021 – March 31, 2022, dependant on continued funding.

Location: Must live in Winnipeg, MB; Work from home

Summary: Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Operations, the Administrative Assistant will support a wide range of activities in the establishment of the Seal River Watershed Indigenous Protected Area.

Key Responsibilities:

  • File documents via Google Suite
  • Assist with meeting coordination, including arranging details and taking detailed minutes
  • Purchase and maintain asset inventory (promotional material, equipment)
  • Assist in the preparation and distribution of materials
  • Assist with deliveries, pick-ups, mail-outs, errands, etc.
  • Assist with completing reports (e.g., expense reports, activity reports)
  • Assist in arranging travel for project team
  • Assist with social media, website, etc.
  • Provide ground support in various Canadian communities for project team (e.g., assist with community meetings, assist with Leadership meetings – travel costs paid by the project)
  • Share your perspectives and insights to identify project issues and assist to solve problems from time to time
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Exceptional dependability and honesty
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Exceptional initiative
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent Verbal and Written communication skills, including timely response and correspondence
  • Good Organisational Skills
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Ability to follow direction
  • Proficiency using Google software
  • Willingness to learn new software applications
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent listening and conflict resolution skills
  • Passion for the Seal River watershed 
  • Passion and motivation to help in this endeavour succeed
  • Ability to speak an Indigenous language (preferably Dene, Cree or Inuktitut) is an asset
  • Exceptional knowledge of their Indigenous culture

Must Have:

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • Cell Phone
  • Computer
  • Reliable internet access
  • Ability to work from home and, on occasion, complete tasks or attend meetings in Winnipeg, Thompson, Churchill and partner communities

Essential Experience:

  • Working with computers, using Google, email, Word, and Excel (or equivalent)
  • Following direction
  • Regular and clear communication with a supervisor

To Apply:

Apply by July 30, 2021 to [email protected]

Send cover letter detailing how your skills, experience, and education fit with this position, along with your resume, in Word or PDF format. All  applications received will be acknowledged with a reply email. However, only those to be invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.