Reporting to the Special Project Manager the Project Administrative Assistant will perform various administrative functions for the coordination of the Mohawk Institute Residential School Phase Three Renovation Project (2021-2024). The candidate must possess exceptional communication, organizational, and multi-tasking skills. The chosen candidate will serve as the first point of contact for the Special Project Manager and work within the policies and procedures established by the Woodland Cultural Centre.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintaining up-to-date Project statistics, reports, and records.
Coordination and scheduling of meetings for the Special Project Manager.
Organization and filing of documents and records for the Mohawk Institute Residential School Phase Three Renovation Project, including historical materials.
Recording meeting minutes as required.
Assisting with the creation and implementation of marketing content.
Proofreading and copyediting.
Aiding with the preparation of submissions to funding bodies.
Other Administrative duties as required.
ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES
A strong work ethic with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail.
The ability to perform well under pressure and to assess and prioritize workload.
Excellent time management skills.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Proactive with the ability to problem solve and anticipate needs.
Demonstrated professionalism and an understanding of the importance of confidentiality
Ability to embrace and champion change.
Reliable and able to work independently.
Ability to handle the public with tact, discretion, and a pleasing personality.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
A Post-Secondary Diploma in Business Administration or Secretarial Arts or Finance related business field and two (2) years work related experience;
Possess keyboarding speed of 40-60 wpm.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and iCloud applications or willing to learn.
Experience managing schedules and booking meetings.
Must pass a police record check.
Willingness to learn, accept change and adapt to new ideas, business concepts, and cultures.
Flexible (extra hours may be required on occasion).
IMPACT OF ERROR
Error in judgement may lead to loss of credibility, poor public relations, public confidence and misinformation resulting in embarrassment and potential liability to the Woodland Cultural Centre.
Woodland Cultural Centre serves to preserve and promote Indigenous history, art, language and culture.
Community Members, Contractors, Government Agencies, Council Members, Woodland Cultural Centre Staff, Tourism Partners, Maintenance Contractors, Business Partners, and Vendors.
This position requires normal physical effort.
This position requires normal visual/sensory effort.
This position typically operates in a generally agreeable work environment.
Mental Stress: There is regular deadline pressure from various sources.
Special Project Manager
All applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.
Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous heritage.
Closing Date: September 3, 2021, at 4:00 pm
If interested, please send a cover letter and resumé with references to:
Woodland Cultural Centre
184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3S 2X2
Only those applicants who meet the qualifications will be contacted for an interview
Police Record Check and copies of education will be required at the time of Offer of Employment
On September 30, 1973, just 50 years ago, six-year-old Phyllis Webstad’s new orange shirt was taken away from her on her first day of the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School in British Columbia. That act has come to symbolize how Indigenous culture has been stolen from generations of Indigenous Peoples, Communities and Nations across Canada, and the lasting damage this has caused. As Mohawk Institute Survivor Tony Bomberry reminds us, “residential school is the only school where you didn’t graduate – you survived.” Sadly, we know not all children who were brought to the Institute did survive. The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation provides the chance to reflect on this history and how the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples can be healed. It is not easy, and it will take time, but it is possible, provided there is a willingness to understand the hurt of the past and see the possibility of a new relationship. Truth requires the recognition of a dark history and its on-going impacts. Reconciliation (or as Metis Scholar David Garneau has pointed out the more appropriate term “conciliation”), requires an awareness and appreciation of “the other.” The word “Canada” comes from the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) word kaná:ta meaning a village. Based in a Rotinonhsyón:ni (Hodinohsho:ni) worldview, it means that everyone has a role and responsibility, that everyone is cared for, that no one goes without, and that we keep each other safe and maintain peace in our community. While the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada has often been at odds with the spirit of the word kaná:ta, at Woodland Cultural Centre we are grateful to all who are helping build a kinder, more inclusive, and just future for this territory. My hope is that we will all find truth and conciliation in kaná:ta. Heather GeorgeExecutive DirectorWoodland Cultural Centre#TruthandConciliation ... See MoreSee Less