The Opportunity: The Rural Development Network is seeking an Executive Assistant (EA) to handle administrative responsibilities for the entire Senior Leadership Team (SLT). The EA will coordinate RDN meetings, assignments and requests; review, assess and respond to correspondence; make decisions and take appropriate actions; review processes and make recommendations; and brief the SLT on administrative issues that may impact the RDN.
The successful candidate will be committed to developing a strong understanding of the work, goals and objectives of the RDN, and its policies, processes and practices.
Location: The RDN office is located in Edmonton. Although we are working remotely at the moment, the ideal candidate should live in the Edmonton area as in person tasks may often be required. Please indicate in your cover letter where you are located.
Salary Range: $50,000 to $56,000 per year based on a 35 hour work week. Salary will vary depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications.
Anticipated Start Date: As soon as an appropriate candidate is found.
This position reports to the Human Resources Manager, and provides executive administrative support to RDN’s senior leadership team. This includes:
This position requires excellent communication skills and a substantial working knowledge of not-for-profit administrative systems and processes. It requires general administrative knowledge of policies and procedures, including office related computer software (Outlook, Excel, Word, Adobe) in order to ensure the overall coordination and facilitation of the SLT.
Guided by policies, processes and organizational culture, the EA is expected to respond to inquiries where no precedent exists and will be encouraged to recommend solutions and implement new administrative procedures where necessary, while operating within the given framework. The diversity of work and the independence of the position to plan day-to-day work require a self-motivated, highly organized and confident individual.
Desired skills and experience:
COVID-19 & Vaccinations:
RDN is committed to the safety and health of our team and the people we work with. Accordingly, it is our responsibility to promote the health and safety of all employees, contractors, clients, and communities we serve by reducing the risks of COVID-19 through vaccination as per AHS guidance. All RDN staff are strongly encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, if they are able to.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com and indicate which position you are applying for. We recommend applying as soon as possible as this position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.
About the Rural Development Network:
RDN is a non-profit organization that supports the sustainability of rural communities. We collaborate to identify and bring focus to rural issues, build local capacity, and find innovative, rural-based solutions to unique issues. Some of the key things RDN does are: managing and delivering projects and initiatives, helping to identify and access funding to support projects, performing services on a cost-recovery basis, identifying, creating, and sharing tools, information and expertise, and partnering with other organizations on projects to compliment their skills & expertise, and boost their capacity.
RDN is a very entrepreneurial organization with a diverse team of over 35 staff, and a unique work environment. We have a team-oriented and inclusive culture, we strive to help our staff grow, and encourage team members to explore their interests and develop new opportunities. This position can offer the right candidate an excellent opportunity to take initiative and create something unique, enhance their profile, meet many amazing people and apply their skills to positive social change throughout Canada.
RDN is committed to and embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. RDN is committed to ensuring an equitable workplace that welcomes and respects diversity amongst our staff, board members and volunteers. RDN works to ensure and promote inclusivity, recognizing and actively supporting the different needs of our diverse staff, clients, and stakeholders. RDN recognizes that diversity is and will always be a key component of rural Canada’s future success, and we strive to ensure that our staff is diverse. We are committed to removing barriers to employment that are faced by equity-seeking groups and encourage (but do not require) members of these groups to self-identify as such in their cover letters.
To learn more about RDN, visit www.ruraldevelopment.ca.