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First Nations Forestry Council Posting EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Listing Number: 5181
City/Town: North Vancouver
Wage Comment:

the First Nations Forestry Council:

In spring 2006, the First Nations Forestry Society incorporated as a not-for-profit society in British Columbia to
conduct its business in support of First Nations in BC participating and engaging in forestry related issues.

The First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) is governed by a Board of Directors composed of representatives of
the First Nations Summit, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the BC Assembly of First Nations. FNFC is politically accountable to the First Nations Leadership Council and the First Nations of BC.
For more information regarding FNFC, please visit our web site at
About the Position:

The First Nations Forestry Council is seeking an Executive Assistant with a successful track record to provideoffice and administrative support to the FNFC Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) whileparticipating as an integral member of the FNFC team performing duties in accordance with the mandate andpriorities of the organization.
Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will provide a wide variety of support functions, including office administration, gathering and computing data, basic accounting/bookkeeping, preparation of reports andcorrespondence, communicating with a wide range of internal and external organizations, assisting in thepreparation and organizing of CEO and Board of Directors meetings, conferences and other related activities.
Further the incumbent will be required to take minutes at a number of meetings including minutes for the Boardof Directors.

This position is full-time; however, it is subject to available funding. It is a term position to March 31, 2019 withongoing employment subject to a satisfactory three-month probationary period and sustained/renewed funding.
Key Responsibilities:
•Implement a work plan of activities consistent with FNFC objectives and direction
•Organize and coordinate the logistics of meetings, schedules and press conferences for the Chief Executive Officer and the FNFC Board of Directors
•Facilitate and follow up on issues related to meetings, resolutions, and other activities
•Provide administrative support for the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer including
managing the schedule/calendar, making travel arrangements, screening and handling telephonecommunications, and dealing with administrative problems and inquiries
•Use knowledge and understanding of underlying operational issues to assist in administrative problemsolving, and plans, develops and implements project
•Ensure the efficient functioning of the FNFC head office and communications with operations in other FNFC locations
•Compile and prepare special and operating budgets, make recommendations for purchases, and manageexpenditures within the budget


•Degree, diploma or certificate in secretarial, administration or business administration with a
minimum of 5 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience related to this position
•experience in providing administrative support
•Experience using various software programs that support office administration
•Experience working with a Board of Directors
Abilities and Skills:
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills
•strong organizational and coordination skills
•Superior level of computer literacy, especially word processing, spreadsheets, and
presentation software, search engines and tools
•Effective communication skills, including gathering data, compiling information, creating,
composing, and editing a variety of written materials
•Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive,
confidential issues, demonstrating tact, flexibility and initiative
•Ability to work independently and expeditiously under tight timeframes and competing priorities
•Knowledge of office management principles and procedures
•Knowledge and understanding of First Nations peoples political, governance, socioeconomic
and community issues, aboriginal ancestry an asset
North Vancouver Office – Suite 2161-1959 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, BC
A competitive compensation package is offered for this exciting and challenging position. If you are qualified and attracted to working in a dynamic and progressive First Nations non-profit organization, please provide yourresume in confidence as soon as possible. This posting will remain open until the position is filled.

FNFC is committed to diversity and an inclusive workplace. We will recruit the best-qualified candidates basedon skills, experience as qualifications required for the position. If two or more candidates are deemed to be equal in terms of these requirements, preference will be given to the candidate of Indigenous ancestry. As a result,Indigenous applicants can choose to self-identify.