Grande Prairie

Administrative Assistant - Temporary 6 months


Openings 1
Location Name
Dave Barr
Grande Prairie, Alberta, CA
Date Posted Jul 08, 2019
Profession Administrative Support
Experience Level(s) Mid-Level, Senior
Job Type(s) Temporary/Fixed Term
Education Level(s) University - Bachelors, College - Technical Certificate, College - Diploma
Job ID job-1767

Position Summary

Job Overview

We are seeking an Administrative Assistant to join the Dave Barr Community Centre's Team. You will be a customer service superstar, ensuring top-notch service to City employees, supervisors, potential employees, vendors and the team as a whole. You will also have the ability to adjust to the rapidly changing priorities in a busy, professional team.

The focus of the position is:

To maintain the efficient operation of the Dave Barr Community Centre and to provide support to the department and initiatives in various projects, logistics coordination and duties. (Childcare Services, Arena, Events and Programming)

To be ‘first point of contact’ by providing exceptional service on the phone, walk in, email and fax.

Main Responsibilities

Customer Service

Provides first-rate front line customer service (in-person, telephone, electronic), by providing direct information and assistance or by referring requests to other members of the team as necessary.

Promotes, utilizes and role models the City of Grande Prairie Guiding Beliefs and Employee Code of Conduct as standards for service in the organization.

Attends monthly team meetings for purposes of team alignment and development, and consistent approach.


All payment processing

Internal and external invoicing

Payroll data entry

Petty cash

Daily cash out

Cheque Requisition

Journal entries

Administrative Support

Provides administrative support for all areas of facility

Coordinate enrollment with Childcare Services Supervisors and maintain wait list of potential customers

Enter subsidy claims in a timely and accurate manner

Bookings of all facility functions for arena/dry floor, etc

Responds to service requests or redirects appropriately.

Prepares Power Point presentations, newsletters, documents, certificates, cards and similar word processing work.

Manages files, documents and paperwork with confidential or sensitive information

Ordering Office Supplies

Registering children and managing documentation according to licensing requirements

Maintaining class lists, daily sign in/out forms and ensuring registration does not exceed licensing allowable levels

Build programs in our system

Run reports for analysis of programs and bookings

Other duties are required by Supervisor


An Office Administration Certificate with a minimum of 2 years experience providing support to a team Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Experience with the CLASS booking system an asset (new booking system will be implemented soon)Experience with Childcare Administrative role or holding a Childcare Certificate an asset

Good knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Municipal experience an asset

Must know how to have fun and enjoy your position

What We Offer

At the City of Grande Prairie, we recognize and value that people have lives outside of work. We offer flexibility with scheduling, have higher than minimum vacation entitlements and comprehensive benefits that not only cover you when you're sick but encourage you to be well. We have wellness events, social activities, community fundraising activities and a supportive work environment where you can grow your career. The City of Grande Prairie is proud to be an Employer of Choice!

*This is a temporary position for six months with the possibility of an extension.

Job Location

Dave Barr Community Centre


35 hours a week



Selection Process

We thank you in advance for your interest. Those selected for an interview will be contacted by phone or email. We will contact those who did not make it to the interview stage by email within 1 month of the closing date of this job posting.

1.  Submit your cover letter and resume using the "Apply Now" tab on this web page.

Note: Once you apply and upload a resume you should receive an email confirming that your application has been submitted for this position. If you receive this email, there is NO further need to contact us regarding this position.

2.  Applications will be reviewed, short-listed and interviews will be scheduled.

This posting may be used to fill more than one position.

This posting may be used to fill future vacancies in this position.

This posting will be open until a suitable candidate(s) is/are found.

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive per job posting, we are not able to answer job specific questions before the interview stage. If you are successful in getting to the job interview stage, we will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have at that time.

Applications are being accepted until July 20, 2019

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