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Executive Assistant to the Executive Officer

CARE Canada


CARE Canada is currently seeking an Executive Assistant to the Executive Officer.

Reporting to the President & CEO of CARE Canada, the Executive Assistant is responsible for supporting the President & CEO and the Chair and Board of Directors (BOD) as Board Secretary and facilitating the effective and efficient day-to-day management of the Executive Office.


What you offer:

  • EA training or equivalent
  • Extensive administrative experience in an Executive Assistant role;
  • Fluency in English and in French;
  • Ability to prioritize, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability to balance a varied and demanding workload;
  • Proven organizational skills and efficiency;
  • Strong customer service, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills required;
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and to analyze, conceptualize and strategize individually as well as part of a team;
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills and professional and pleasant telephone manner in both official languages;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel) + ADOBE and willing to train on Livelink/Minerva, the Content Management System for CARE Canada;
  • Proficient use of electronic equipment (camera, video recorders, LCD projection, etc);
  • Excellent computer and information management skills.


What would make you extraordinary (Assets)?

  • Experience in communications, social media and emerging technologies;
  • Fluency in languages other than the required French and English;
  • A mindset that embraces change and thrives in a dynamic environment;
  • Proven experience as an innovator, someone who likes to improve things;
  • Experience in International Development or Humanitarian Aid or complimentary experience with partners within our sector;
  • A positive disposition
  • Two year College program in Office Administration or University Degree in Business Administration or equivalent


What we offer:

  • Generous leave entitlements, including December holiday closure;
  • Full benefits: dental, medical, vision care, paramedical, life insurance (some exceptions may apply) and professional and confidential Employee Assistance Program services;
  • Learning and Development opportunities, and specialised training;

  • Flexible work hours and a work from home policy;
  • A family friendly environment;
  • Free parking; transportation routes, central location which is close to popular amenities;
  • Business casual four days per week, Jeans Fridays;
  • Onsite BBQ and shower facilities;


About CARE

Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. In over 80 countries, CARE works with the poorest communities to improve basic health and education, enhance rural livelihoods and food security, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity, help vulnerable people adapt to climate change and provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls, living in poverty, because, equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. To learn more, visit


If you are someone who thrives on challenge, loves to be part of a dynamic team and you are passionate about making a difference, then this opportunity is for you. Please apply directly at before July 28, 2017. Resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position  will remain posted until a qualified candidate is identified.

CARE Canada is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Recruitment-related accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request.


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