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The Anglican Diocese of British Columbia is seeking a full-time administrative assistant to support the synod office, located in Fairfield/downtown Victoria.

The administrative assistant will maintain regular weekly office hours and provide support to several departments within the synod office, including the bishop’s office, communications,  finance and the archives. The assistant will fill a broad and varied spectrum of tasks, including (but not limited to) responding to public requests for information, file management, handling mail and correspondence, scheduling, and basic office organization/purchasing (i.e. ordering supplies, liaising with vendors, etc.). The assistant will also support the finance department by performing accounts payables/receiveables and making bank deposits.

The assistant must possess excellent verbal and written English communications skills, enthusiasm for change and adaptation and a positive, optimistic attitude.

We are looking for an individual who has a minimum of five years experience in administrative work and, ideally, a post-secondary education in office administration. Advanced computer literacy is a necessity, and proficiency with the Microsoft Office365 Suite is preferred.

The following skills or experience are not required, but would be an asset:

  • accounts payable/receivable experience or training
  • writing or proofreading
  • data management (especially experience with Excel)

Candidates must be able to provide a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector search, complete Safe Church training (provided), and abide by the diocesan policies including a confidentiality agreement.

About the synod office

The synod office is a professional but casual working environment where a small, tight team works together to serve a diocese of forty-six worshipping communities through the administration of people, payroll, insurance, property management, refugee programming, community and congregational development, and archival management.

The Diocese of British Columbia is an equitable employer that operates on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Broughton Archipelago with humility and gratitude to the First Peoples of Turtle Island on whose traditional lands we work and play. We are a regional expression of the Anglican Church of Canada, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We are a progressive church where seekers are welcome to receive communion, baptism, marriage, and ordination on an equal basis.

How to apply

Please address your  résumé  and covering letter to The Right Rev. Anna Greenwood-Lee, bishop of the diocese. Applications can be emailed to Deadline for applications is March 3, 2023.