executive assistant job posting - School District 10, Arrow Lakes

SD10 in the beautiful West Kootenay region of southeastern BC is seeking a highly competent and dynamic Executive
Assistant to join our district team. The district has a well-earned reputation as an innovator in place-conscious learning,
personalized learning practices, and online and blended learning. We’re good – and on our way to great!
Our small rural district is staffed with people who care about students and who go the extra distance – literally and
figuratively - to make a difference! We are blessed not only with breathtaking geography – long lakes, snow-capped
mountains and lush forests – but also with warm and welcoming staff, parents, and community in all of our five district
schools. Our parents, teachers, support staff, leadership team and Board of Education are committed to doing all that
they can to support student learning.
As Executive Assistant in our district, you will be capable of maintaining a high degree of discretion and confidentiality
while functioning in an innovative environment with time-sensitive and/or political issues or projects simultaneously.
It is essential as the successful candidate, that you have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision,
and to be available for evening and weekend meetings. Providing administrative assistance and support to the
Superintendent of Schools, Secretary-Treasurer and the Board of Education, you will assist with planning and managing
the day to day activities of a busy office and the ongoing review and development of strategic planning, policy and
other documents. Providing research support, some of which may relate to sensitive material requiring a high level of
confidentiality, will also fall within your scope. You will liaise with trustees, government officials, staff, community
organizations and the general public, responding to requests regarding district policies, programs and events. You will
play a key role in HR and Accounts Payable. Exemplary document creation/editing, spreadsheet, presentation and
database software skills will be key to your success.
 Successful and extensive Executive Assistant background including accounting skills
 Post-secondary training in a management discipline, Business Administration, Office Administration or
 Strong collaboration and teamwork skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 Exceptional verbal and written skills
 Strong technology skills with proficiency in a variety of office and education software programs, and in web site
 Superior proficiency in time management, record and data management
 Ability to adapt, flex and learn new tasks quickly
 Experience working positively with unionized employees
Please submit your resume and cover letter, together with three professional references by email, no later than
12:00pm on Monday, April 20, 2015 to:
Ms. Terry Taylor, Superintendent/Secretary-Treasurer
[email protected]
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.