Administrative Assistant (Paspew House)

Mar 22, 2022

Who We Are

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sands deposits.

We are currently looking to hire a Full Time Administrative Assistant. This opportunity will be a full-time permanent position and is ideal for an experienced Administrative Professional.

The Administrative Assistant will provide support and be a primary point of contact on all matters pertaining to the administration at the Paspew House. The successful candidate will assist in providing administrative support and acting as the first line of communication for internal and external stakeholders. The Receptionist will have the ability to anticipate the team’s needs, think critically and offer solutions with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.

Who You Are

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Administrative Assistant to join the team at Paspew House. The successful candidate must be able to support in the day-to-day front-line functions, effectively communicate timely and accurate information to key stakeholders and employees, deal with changing priorities on the fly, and can solve tough problems.

You have 1-2 years’ administrative experience. You have post-secondary education specializing in Administration, Office Admin, or Business. The ideal candidate is proficient in MS Office programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint to draft and communicate information.

  • Being the initial point of contact, to answer phones and greet visitors.
  • Maintains appointment/meeting schedules by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and travel when required.
  • Overseeing the front end and clerical services including reception.
  • Maintaining all office supplies, business cards, catering and other needs requested by departments within the organization.
  • Responsible for administrative tasks such as producing documents and reporting, collecting and preparing information for meetings, composing correspondence and maintaining contact lists.
  • Maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all employees.
  • Provides support with coordinating and managing all activities related to corporate events as required.
  • Maintain electronic filing system.
  • Must maintain high level of confidentiality at all times.
  • Aids with research activities of the Mikisew department by coordinating the identified research activities with the Director and other personnel within the Department.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A minimum High School diploma or GED is required.
  • Post-secondary Diploma specializing in Administration, Office Management, Business Administration, or a related field is an asset.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Solid understanding of standard office administration practices and procedures.
  • Working experience managing multiple calendars.
  • Typing speed of 45-50 WPM and a solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office – Office 365 (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher).
  • Knowledge of First Nations communities.
  • Proven experience in building working relationships with First Nations communities and partners.

Other Requirements

  • Possess a valid Class 5 AB driver’s license and own or access to a vehicle.
  • Willingness and ability to work after hours and/or weekends when required.
  • Willingness to submit to an oath of confidentiality.
  • Willing to work flexible schedule. Combination of working remotely, in-office, and at community locations.
  • Must provide and possess a clear criminal record vulnerable sector check.
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.
  • This position is located in  Fort Chipewyan, AB

How to Apply

If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to Application deadline is, until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all who apply but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Thank you!