CLOSED: Executive Assistant

Are you the One?  We need your skills!

The Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) invites applicants for the position of Executive Assistant

The successful candidate is responsible for providing professional administrative support to ensure CIER Executive operates in an organized, efficient and professional manner. The Executive Assistant will work with the four members of Executive to accomplish the strategic goals of the organization. By focusing on building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships and connections with each of the members of the Executive team, the Executive Assistant will maintain the integrity of a fully functional network of support that strengthens performance and targeted impact to help facilitate the best possible outcomes for the entire team.   

As a national First Nation directed environmental non-profit organization with charitable status,  CIER’s mission is to work in partnership with Indigenous nations to support and build sustainable Indigenous communities and a healthy environment.  Our work focuses on the many aspects of building sustainable communities and protecting lands and waters. CIER is very interested in people with a background that reflects decolonization and community empowerment, and who  are comfortable working with a team with people of diverse ethnicities, backgrounds, and experiences. As an organisation, we  support and work towards reconciliation with Indigenous Nations and non-Indigenous allies. We are a team of like-minded individuals who strive to build environmental capacity in and with Indigenous community partners.  CIER personnel  most often  work  in a virtual office  setting, however, you will be expected to attend meetings in Winnipeg. We offer flex work arrangements. This position  might  include  travelling to remote communities.   
Essential Skills  

  • College diploma or bachelor’s degree preferred  
  • Over five years of experience in an Assistant role, virtual preferred  
  • Advanced knowledge of Office 365 Suite, especially Word, Outlook, Teams, Excel and SharePoint  


  • Positive attitude and an excellent communicator  
  • Excellent multitasking, time management and organizational skills  
  • Excellent self-starter, ability to work with minimum supervision  
  • Familiarity with latest workplace technologies and software, including but not limited to Zoom, Smartsheet, Adobe Pro, Salesforce, E-commerce and desktop sharing  
  • Willingness to (overnight) travel 
  • Distraction-free workspace with access to laptop and highspeed internet  

Nice to Have  

  • Fluency in Indigenous language(s)  and/or French  
  • Experience working in a virtual office 

Other Requirements  
Given the virtual nature of CIER’s  work,  the  successful candidate  must have  access to a secure and reliable internet connection and a laptop with fully functional  WIFI  capability.   A valid class 5 license is required.  You will be required to meet other members of the Executive in Winnipeg on an average of once a week. 
Salary  is  commensurate with qualifications  and between $55,000 to $60,000 annually. Persons of First Nations ancestry only may apply (s.16(1) CHRA). This is a virtual position, based in the Winnipeg region. 
If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume and a brief cover letter to CIER c/o  [email protected].   
Open until filled. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.