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Administrative Assistant

Posted on: October 6th 2021 at 8:00am
Closes on: May 31st 2022 at 4:30pm

Posting Reference Number: 
S 22 CLK 021 CAS
Commencement Date: 


Join the Abbotsford School District’s Administrative on-call pool.  Assignments can vary from one day to several weeks covering for short-term leaves, special projects or during tight deadlines. This opportunity will open the door to gaining valuable clerical and administrative experience in our schools and various departments and allow the flexibility to apply your skills in a diverse environment.

The School District is looking for individuals who are self-starters, able to manage multiple priorities in a professional, efficient and timely manner in a rewarding and fulfilling environment that promotes teamwork and inclusiveness.


Grade 12 diploma, or equivalent, supplemented by completion of a 6-month certificate in Administration/Applied Business Technology, or other related certifications may be considered. Intermediate level spreadsheet and database computer applications such as Excel or Access is required. A minimum of 2 years of recent work experience in a related field is required. A class 5 BC Driver’s License. As well, incumbents also require the following: 

  • Completion of Microsoft Office training and experience using internet and internet-based programs, with the ability to learn other software programs;  
  • Proven ability to determine, judge and select appropriate courses of action in accordance with established policies and procedures;  
  • Understanding and awareness of cultural diversity;  
  • Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize, self-motivate, and meet deadlines;  
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and to provide service and relationship to the public and School District in a professional, respectful, positive and courteous manner;  
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain positive, effective work relationships in a team environment at all times;  
  • Proven ability to use tact and discretion and maintain confidentiality in matters pertaining to the School District;  
  • Working knowledge of WHMIS and WorkSafe BC occupational health and safety regulations and the demonstrated ability to work in a manner that recognizes personal safety and the safety of others;  
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and resilient to change;  
  • Ability to explain complex or simple instructions or information clearly to others;  
  • Working knowledge of Finance and Purchasing Programs, MS Office, Internet and Internet-based programs;  
  • Proven ability to provide highly accurate data entry with attention to detail.  

Successful candidates will be required to attend a clerical training program within the school district, during which time the hourly rate will be paid at minimum wage.  Upon successful completion of training and subject to meeting all other hiring requirements, successful candidates will be placed on-call for work assignments.

Interested applicants must apply through Make-A-Future:

*The recruitment process includes assessment of administrative skills.

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Please submit your application before May 31st 2022 at 4:30pm to:

Current employees of the Abbotsford School District may apply for this job using the AMS Job Posting portal.