Executive Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer

School District No. 79 (Cowichan Valley)

Executive Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer

School District No. 79 (Cowichan Valley)


The Cowichan Valley School District invites applications for the position of Executive Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer.

Located 45 minutes from Victoria and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, the Cowichan Valley School District extends north to Saltair, south to Spectacle Lake on the Malahat and west to the Lake Cowichan region.  We have a strong and vibrant First Nations community.  The district serves a student population of approximately 8,000 students in 23 school sites and has an operating budget of approximately $98 million.  Further information regarding the School District can be obtained at www.sd79.bc.ca.

The Executive Assistant provides support to the Secretary-Treasurer by efficiently and effectively handling the administrative duties and responsibilities of the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer and the Board of Education in all matters pertaining to the Board’s corporate affairs, Board meeting agendas and meeting minutes.  The Executive Assistant demonstrates sound judgement and tact in dealing with Trustees, district staff and the general public on a variety of matters.  Access to classified information in files, records, and through attendance at meetings, requires the Executive Assistant to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

The successful candidate will possess:
  • Grade 12 supplemented by post-secondary education in administrative/business program at a recognized institution. Equivalent experience will be considered.  
  • Minimum of 5 years recent and relevant Executive Assistant experience with evidence of progressively responsible positions.
  • Well-developed minute taking and agenda preparation skills including office experience working in a confidential capacity.
  • Ability to identify and understand the sensitive  and confidential nature of all types of materials.
  • Superior secretarial, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to set priorities, work independently, adapt processes and procedures, manage multiple projects, analyze data and prepare correspondence and reports.
  • Flexibility, innovation and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

The job description is available on our website under Employment Opportunities, Excluded Staff. For further information about this exciting career opportunity, please contact Secretary-Treasurer Jason Sandquist at 250-748-0321, local 208.
Please apply in confidence, including three references, to:

Jason Sandquist, Secretary-Treasurer 
Cowichan Valley School District 
2557 Beverly Street 
Duncan, British Columbia  V9L 2X3 
Fax:  250-748-6591 
Email:  jsandqui@sd79.bc.ca

The deadline for applications is 12:00 pm, Friday, September 21, 2018.

Organization: School District No. 79 (Cowichan Valley)
Location: Duncan, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Office Administration
Posted: September 7, 2018, 3:52 pm
Expires: September 21, 2018, 12:00 pm

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