Job Posting Details

Administrative Assistant (full time temporary 12 month term), Central 1 Credit Union

Location:Vancouver, British Columbia
Posting Date:July 26, 2017
Closing Date:until filled
Employment Type:Full-time

Company Description

When you’re passionate about what you do and where you work, the rest comes easy. That’s the culture at Central 1 Credit Union, and that’s precisely what we’re looking for from you. Supporting nearly 150 member credit unions across British Columbia and Ontario, we’re the backbone of the credit union system in both provinces – taking care of everything from online services and product development, to payment processing, trade association services and more.

Our team of over 600 employees represent some of the most innovative, passionate individuals you’ll ever meet; people who honestly care about the organization, its members and each other. In other words, people who love what they do.


Job Description

We are looking for an Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support and secretarial services to our Risk Group.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Process administrative documentation and forms including data entry, database maintenance, creating and updating spreadsheets, update administrative policy and procedures manual reports, ledgers and investigate / resolve discrepancies
  • Perform secretarial functions for department including calendar management, correspondence, appointment booking 
  • Maintain confidential and sensitive nature system files as well as coordinate archiving and off-site storage as necessary, obtain and exchange information on behalf of others as required
  • Research a variety of issues in response to specific information requests and prepare summaries and briefing notes
  • Respond to internal and external enquiries and provides information regarding the policies, procedures and mandate of departmental programs and services
  • Word-processes various documents including correspondence, reports, policies, forms and other such documents; prepares graphs, forms, and presentations and may perform routine desktop publishing of brochures, promotional and training materials
  • Prepare and/or processes expense claims, invoices, receivables, purchase orders and other financial items and maintains related records
  • Monitor departmental expenses, analyzes monthly variances, follows up with Controller’s department regarding discrepancies and advises manager of any concerns.
  • Coordinate procurement and delivery with external service providers and vendors for a variety of supplies and materials.
  • Prepare and process vendor contracts for products and services, liaises with Legal department and vendors regarding any issues, and maintains related records
  • Travel and event coordination including conferences, workshops, forums and other events
  • Schedule departmental and internal Committee meetings, drafts agendas, prepares, compiles and distributes meeting materials, and makes arrangements for meeting rooms, distribution on promotional materials, catering and equipment as required.
  • Manage the day-to-day department operations to ensure computers, telephones and other office equipment are working effectively; orients new users, troubleshoots issues and provides routine user support, working in conjunction with IT and equipment service providers as necessary; coordinates space planning, office moves and installation of new equipment and software
  • Maintain a collaborative working relationships within the department, across the organization and externally to vendors and members 



  • Community College diploma in business administration or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 3-4 years related experience in a large scale administrative and business environment
  • Sound working knowledge of the principles, practices and processes involved in providing clerical, secretarial and administrative support services
  • Sound working knowledge of computers and relevant software, including word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation programs
  • Good analytical, research and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational, time management, oral and written communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to multi-task, anticipate needs, co-ordinate work with others, troubleshoot issues, and balance and adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to deal with a variety of situations with diplomacy and confidentiality
  • Ability to foster strong working relationships with internal staff and external contacts in order to accomplish objectives. Strong keyboarding and minute-taking skills
  • Proficiency in English grammar, spelling and punctuation


Additional Information

As much as we believe in working hard, we also believe in personal growth and taking time for ourselves. Accordingly, our total rewards philosophy amounts to one of the best compensation and benefits packages in the industry – from performance-based incentives and extended benefits, to training and education reimbursements and ample vacation time.

Central 1 is committed to diversity and inclusion. If you have a request for a disability-related accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Reporting to: Executive Assistant 

Grade: C

Date Posted: July 25, 2017

Internal Applicants must apply by: July 28, 2017

*Unsolicited resumes from vendors will not be accepted for this or any position at Central 1*