Nature Canada

Executive Assistant

The Opportunity

The Executive Assistant (EA) provides support to the Executive Team and the Board of Directors. This role is a unique position within the organization. Privy to the big-picture governance of Canada’s longest-standing conservation charity through the management and support of the board, and the broad strokes of the organization’s work and operations in day-to-day work. This role is an administrative position with opportunities to learn about the nature and conservation community while developing strong organizational and communication skills. 

Organization

Nature Canada connects the dots between local action and systemic change. For more than 80 years, we have been Canada’s voice for nature. We work to ensure that solving the biodiversity crisis is a government priority. We advocate on behalf of other species for habitat protection and good policy. We facilitate mobilization among our extensive network of partners and individual nature-lovers to achieve our shared goals and generate the political will for needed transformation.

Job Summary

The function of the EA is to provide support to the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director and the Board of Directors, as well as the office as a whole. Your role is in ensuring that all of the pieces are in place so that the office runs smoothly. There will be opportunities to develop organization and communication skills as well as dabbling in supporting organizational culture and event planning.

Description of Duties

  • Managing calendars
  • Take meeting minutes and ensure action items are delivered on
  • Coordinating travel (if ever) 
  • Managing expense reports
  • Coordinating IT support
  • Supporting the mechanics of the office, 
  • Supporting workplace culture and the hiring process, onboarding and offboarding
  • Organizing Board Meetings 
  • Supporting board members and committees
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, problem solving and organizational skills essential 
  • Support coalitions

Requirements

When assessing your application, we will look for 

  • Passion for nature
  • Knowledge of GSuite (Google docs, Sheets, Gmail)
  • Highly organized
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Eager to learn
  • Lots of common sense

Nice-to-Haves

  • Bilingual (English & French)
  • Financial experience
  • Event organizing experience
  • Scheduling experience

Salary

The salary for this position is: $50-55,000

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send a CV highlighting your relevant skills and a one-page cover letter describing why you want this job to info@naturecanada.ca with “Executive Assistant” in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: February 24th, 2022

No calls, please. We thank all candidates for their interest, but we will only contact those selected for an interview.

We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups.  Nature Canada is committed to a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and intimidation where everyone can participate safely, freely and confidently.  

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