Canadian Red Cross (Administrative Assistant)

Organization Name: Canadian Red Cross
Opportunity Title: Administrative Assistant
Category: Administration / Clerical / Office
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: September 28, 2017
End Date: September 26, 2019

Email: bcyvolunteering@redcross.ca
Website: http://www.redcross.ca
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:
Do you enjoy working in databases and with reports? Are you a friendly, outgoing person who enjoys talking to new people every day? Do you want to help the Canadian Red Cross help vulnerable people by providing much needed support to those who need it the most?

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking an Administrative Assistant Volunteer for the Aids to Independent Living (AIL) Program.

Reporting to the Coordinator this position provides general office duties to ensure the effective and efficient operations of the AIL Program.

Key Responsibilities

  • Filing, preparing mail outs, photo copying, and faxing as required for day to day operations and projects.
  • Assisting in following up with clients and health care professionals in regards to equipment loaned from the program.
  • Assisting with client surveys and feedback forms.
  • Assisting in processing incoming client equipment applications.
  • Assisting with special projects as directed by staff.
  • Assist in report preparation, accounting procedures and volunteer training.
  • Participates in disaster planning, preparation and response, as required.
  • Contributes to a healthy and safe working environment
  • Performs other duties, as required

Qualifications

  • Training in customer service or office administration and a minimum of one year work related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • This position requires a satisfactory Canadian vulnerable sector criminal record check
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including handling interactions with the public, clients and colleagues
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills in English, including telephone etiquette
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work as part of an effective team
  • Ability to effectively execute assigned tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Detail-oriented, with a focus on accuracy
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills, with working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and inventory databases
  • Ability to operate a photocopier, scanner and fax machine

Working Conditions 

  • We are seeking volunteers who can commit to a minimum of six months of service.
  • Ideally successful candidates will be available on an on-going basis
  • We are currently seeking volunteers available to fill on 4 hour shift on Monday, Thursday or Friday between 8:00am and 4:00pm
Apply now to join our local Red Cross team and become a part of the world’s largest humanitarian organization, and one of our 13 million volunteer across the world.

The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested parties may submit their application & resume, quoting Posting ID CH-AIL-ABB-982, no later than October 31, 2017.

The Canadian Red Cross Society
Email: BCYvolunteering@redcross.ca
Fax: 1-855-920-7112

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
Please note that relocation funding is not available for this position.

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