Program Assistant- Terrace NLG

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POSTED: February 7, 2019

CLOSES: February 21, 2019

POSITION: Programs Assistant

SALARY RANGE: Based on Qualification

SUPERVISOR: Office Manager, Terrace NLG

HOURS: 35 hours per week

TERM: Permanent Full-Time


SUMMARY: The Nisga’a Lisims Government, working through the Terrace Programs and Services Team, is mandated to develop, implement and manage social services and programs to promote individual, family and community wellness for Nisga’a citizens living within the Terrace Urban Local boundary, as well as ensuring these citizens have a voice in the affairs of the Nisga’a Nation through their elected representatives. The services provided to Nisga’a citizens living in the Terrace Urban local include: encouraging appropriate participation in Nisga’a cultural and community events; delivering supportive and appropriate wellness initiatives for the community; and other services that facilitate more active participation of members that strengthen their understanding of their history, traditions, culture and language.

DUTIES:  Under the direction of the Manager, Terrace NLG Office, the Programs Assistant provides a range of operational and administrative assistance to the Manager and Team members including administrative, coordination and logistical services;  Maintain confidential information for the Manager and staff;  Develop and maintain an efficient filing system; Maintain and update database and citizenship lists;  Receives and responds to enquiries from the general public, both in person and on the phone;  Receives applications for services and directs citizens and or visitors, to the appropriate person;  Track and directs incoming mail/faxes and acknowledge receipt of correspondence;  Draft correspondence where required, manages schedules and communication notices – post notices for public information;  Requests and completes purchase orders and cheque requisitions as required and forwards to Finance for processing when required;  Assist with coordinating programming, activities, workshops and/or meetings as required;  Orders office supplies and prepares travel claims as required;  Receives and processes room bookings for meetings and books travel / accommodation as required and prepare itineraries;  Other related duties.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  Grade 12 or GED equivalent required;  Post-Secondary education in Business or Administration preferred;  Minimum two years of combined clerical, administrative and receptionist experience required.

SKILLS/ABILITIES:  Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to work with a variety of audiences;  Ability to prioritize and manage a workload which often includes multiple competing demands;  Dynamic, proven ability to engage others and work in a team environment;  Highly organized and structured, with effective ability to problem-solve;  Proficient use of standard Microsoft applications required;  Must possess a positive, friendly attitude and a strong work ethic;  Knowledge of the Nisga’a Treaty an asset;  Ability to understand and speak or familiarity with Nisga’a language and culture an asset.
The successful candidate will be required to have/complete/provide: 1. A valid BC Drivers’ license with recent drivers’ abstract; 2. Three recent work related references; 3. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal record check.
Applicants are required to submit resume package consisting of a cover letter describing their qualifications and resume packages must be received by 5:00 pm by February 21, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please be advised that social media checks are part of the recruitment process.

ALL RESUME PACKAGES MAY BE DIRECTED TO: Nisga’a Lisims Government Attention: Human Resource Department P.O. BOX 231, Gitlaxt’aamiks, B.C., V0J 1A0 Fax Number: 250-633-2367 Email:

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