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Part Time Administrator

The Laurier Institution Vancouver, BC
  • Expired: 15 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Laurier Institution is currently seeking an experienced administrator to manage our organization on a part-time basis.

The Laurier Institution is a national, non-partisan non-profit organization based in downtown Vancouver. The Laurier was founded in 1989 by business and community leaders to advance and disseminate knowledge about the economic and social implications of Canadian diversity. Our research and educational activities are funded by membership fees, donations, sponsorships, and project-based funding. 2019 is an exciting time for the Laurier as it marks the 30th anniversary of the organization. After completing several major programs last year, we are embarking upon a strategic visioning process to be completed by March 2020. As we look back at our first 30 years, we are committed to taking a step back in order to shape a vision, strategy and plan suitable for the next 30 years.

The organization has recently secured a grant for capacity building so the Administrator will play a key role in managing the deliverables for this project which involves strategic planning, fundraising and communications.

The responsibilities of the Administrator include:

● Overall office operations and day-to-day administration

● Managing social media, website updates, e-newsletters and other communications for the organization

● Coordinating and managing external consultants for the deliverables of the capacity-building grant

● Preparing all reports required by the capacity-building grant

● Managing membership payments/renewals, donation receipts, electronic files, etc.

● Supporting board activities (committees and fundraising)

● Organizing and coordinating board meetings, committee meetings, stakeholder meetings

● Sourcing and managing any student interns and volunteers

● Supervising and collaborating with interns and project leads

● Assisting with new grant applications or proposals

● Assisting with preparing budgets, financial records and bookkeeping

We are in search of a collaborative individual who is aligned with our goals and will continue to enhance the organization through positive leadership. Applicants should possess relevant experience a non-profit or community development environment.

The ideal candidate will have a relevant university degree along with:

● Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and make strategic decisions aligned with the organizational mission and goals

● Holistic and solutions-based approach to problem-solving

● Excellent interpersonal skills (verbal and non-verbal) and writing/editing skills

● Ability to multi-task and excellent time management skills, with strong attention to detail

● Intermediate level of computer and technology proficiency required

● Experienced with developing communication materials such as web content, e-newsletters, announcements, social media posts, etc.

● Familiarity with non-profit working boards

● Grant writing experience would be an asset

● Willingness to learn, be resourceful and self-motivated

This temporary, part-time contract position is available immediately until March 30, 2020 (strong chance of extension). The incumbent is expected to work on a flexible schedule of 10-20 hours per week, with minimal evening or weekend work at SFU Harbour Centre office location. The starting salary is $30 per hour.

This posting closes November 22, 2019. Please submit your resume and cover letter to the Hiring Committee at No phone calls please. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Equity and diversity are essential to our organization. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or Indigenous status as a First Nation, Métis or Inuit person.

The Laurier Institution

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