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REVISED Posting: Executive Assistant (Full-Time), Easter Seals Canada

Position: Executive Assistant to the President & CEO (Full-Time), Easter Seals Canada
Location: Toronto (Yonge-Eglinton), ON
Deadline: 19 April 2019
Effective: April/May
Compensation: As per market conditions and candidate experience

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About the Organization

Easter Seals is a national charitable organization with close to 100 years of community service in Canada. We are a trusted industry leader and Canada’s largest local provider of programs, services, issues-leadership and development for the disability community. We strive to enhance the quality of life, well-being and independence of Canadians living with disabilities.

Easter Seals helps to ensure that all children, youth and adults who are living with disabilities have access to the equipment, technology, programs, services and support they need to make the most of their abilities and participate fully in society.

Description

Easter Seals Canada is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant reporting to the President & CEO.

As Executive Assistant, you will be directly responsible for providing a high level of proactive day-to-day administrative support to the President & CEO as well as support to members of the Senior Leadership Team. From time to time, you will work closely with members of the Board of Directors, including committee chairs.

The successful candidate is an experienced administrator who is highly organized, confident, self-motivated, possesses the highest standards of accuracy and maturity of thinking; someone who is discreet and a consummate team player. This individual will use highly developed judgment and initiative to undertake and coordinate executive office functions. This person needs to be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, be able to balance many priorities and respond promptly to competing demands.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide skillful support to the President & CEO to ensure he is enabled to function effectively.
  • Provide confidential executive support while exercising sound judgement in planning and problem-solving of priorities.
  • Oversee all executive administration functions, including presentations, project management, organizing meetings, events, special projects, file management and financial administration.
  • Act as a gatekeeper of the CEO’s calendar, developing and implementing systems and processes to optimize the effective use of his time.
  • Organize and attend board, committee and management meetings, and schedule and confirm appointments, take and distribute minutes and other board governance tasks as assigned.
  • Support and manage business growth related related projects, including research and collection of documents from a variety of sources.

Qualification and Skills

  • Completed a post-secondary degree and have a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience supporting senior executives and/or Boards in a not-for-profit organization, or the equivalent blend of education and work experience.
  • Demonstrated advanced proficiency with computer applications (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Visio, etc.) and the ability to adapt to and learn new applications.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to create correspondence, project summaries, presentations, proposals, reports, and conceptualizing materials.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with internal and external stakeholders on complex matters.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and as a team-member, demonstrated ability to take initiative and exercise sound judgement.
  • Strong time management skills are required to effectively prioritize and meet multiple conflicting deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage ongoing maintenance of efficient administrative and document management systems (paper/electronic) and processes for the office.
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize in a busy, deadline-driven environment.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format directly to dstarrett@easterseals.ca, no later than 5pm on April 19t, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their interest however, due to volume, we can only contact those selected for interviews.

Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation due to a disability to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Summer Internship: Marketing and Communications Intern, Easter Seals Canada

Duration: May – August 2019 (Internship Contract)
Compensation: Honorarium
Location: Easter Seals Canada (Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto)
Application Deadline: April 26th, 2019

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Easter Seals Canada is committed to the quality of the internship program we offer. The successful candidate will be provided with mentoring and genuine learning and development opportunities.

About the Organization:

Easter Seals is a national charitable organization with close to 100 years of community service in Canada. We are a trusted industry leader and Canada’s largest local provider of programs, services, issues-leadership and development for the disability community. We strive to enhance the quality of life, well-being and independence of Canadians living with disabilities.
Easter Seals helps to ensure that all children, youth and adults who are living with disabilities have access to the equipment, technology, programs, services and support they need to make the most of their abilities and participate fully in society.

About the Position:
Easter Seals Canada is pleased to offer a work placement/learning opportunity for a student to gain experience and develop their skills within a supportive environment.

Working with the Vice-President of National Development, and reporting directly to the Senior Manager, National Corporate Partnership, the Marketing and Communications Intern will help build and enhance the Easter Seals brand by creating compelling and persuasive marketing and communication materials for internal and external audiences. This position will support a variety of print and electronic projects, including social media, website content, funding proposals, and annual campaigns.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The following description provides a brief outline of the duties and responsibilities of the position as well as the skills and characteristics that would help ensure a successful placement.

  • Develop print and digital promotional collateral for e-blasts, e-newsletters, website content, online marketing and fundraising materials
  • Develop customized proposals, sponsorship packages, briefing documents, grant submissions and presentations to secure major gifts and
  • Provide research support to secure sponsorship for signature events
  • Direct proactive research using online research databases and participate in ongoing prospect identification, to acquire new corporate, foundation and major gift donors
  • Support social media activities

Skills and Characteristics of Successful Interns:

The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in working in the charity sector, and an interest in supporting those persons living with a disability. Essential Skills include:

  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written are necessary
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including telephone manners
  • Excellent organizational skills; accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proactive, creative, and enthusiastic
  • Collaborative, Flexible and Adaptable

Education and Other Experience:

  • Diploma/Degree in related field
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher is required)
  • Demonstrated ability in writing and developing sponsorship packages, marketing campaigns, digital collateral
  • Some or related experience in donor/prospect research, an asset
  • Prior training/experience using MS Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Apple iMovie and/or WordPress, an asset
  • Graphic design, video production and web development experience, an asset.

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (PDF format) addressed to Easter Seals Canada to partnerships@easterseals.ca no later than 5pm Friday, April 26, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their interest and will only contact those selected for interviews.

Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation due to a disability to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Summer Positions: Easter Seals Camp Horizon, Easter Seals Alberta

Easter Seals Alberta is welcoming candidates for a variety of summer seasonal positions with Camp Horizon near Bragg Creek, Alberta. For more details on available positions, requirements and application procedures, visit the Easter Seals Alberta website.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Interested in volunteering with Easter Seals Canada (national office)? Please contact us at info@easterseals.ca
  • There are many local volunteer opportunities available with Easter Seals provincial organizations. To learn more, please visit the website for Easter Seals in your province.

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

There are many other ways to get involved with Easter Seals. Support us by taking part in an Easter Seals event or campaign, or organize your own fundraising event for Easter Seals.  Click here to learn more

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