Full-Time Employment Opportunity

Position: Executive and Communications Assistant

AICBR is seeking a full-time Executive & Communications Assistant. This position will assist the Executive Director (ED) of AICBR, contribute to multiple ongoing projects related to climate change and assist with overall organizational communications. An ideal candidate is a well-rounded individual who is adaptable and a quick learner, capable of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, adept at working both independently and as part of a team.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the Executive Director responsible for completing existing projects;

  • Assist with ED with research and operations including, research planning and proposal writing; operational management; and financial planning and management;

  • Working with the team, will establish a communications strategy for internal and external communications; will manage communications with stakeholders and update AICBR’s website as needed;

  • Occasionally attend meetings on behalf of the ED while taking notes, reporting back and following up on key items;

  • Will assist with proposal/grant and report writing along with ED and rest of the AICBR team.

Position requires excellent communication, planning and organizational skills; strong critical thinking and problem solving skills; research experience; and experience managing staff and projects.


  • Minimum undergraduate degree in related field

  • Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous communities and local, regional, and federal organizations

  • Strong technical skills, including experience with Excel spreadsheets, databases and website design

  • Excellent writing skills and experience with proposal/grant and report writing

  • Prompt, professional, respectful, and open communications (oral and written)

  • Strong financial management (including managing expenditures and budgeting skills)

  • Superior planning and organizational skills

  • Attention to detail, ability to anticipate requirements and meet deadlines

  • Knowledge of research, particularly community-based research methodologies a definite asset

  • Experience in senior administrative roles, preferred.

  • Experience working within research and non-profit organizations is preferred; knowledge and experience working in Canada’s North is a definite asset.

 Equivalent research and work experience and/or education may be considered.


  • January 8, 2019 to March 31, 2020

  • 30 to 37.5 hours per week  

  • The position may be extended by mutual agreement and is subject to funding

  • Compensation will be commensurate with experience

 Application deadline: Dec 27, 2018

Please email resume and cover letter to info@aicbr.ca

For additional information about AICBR please visit our website: www.aicbr.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.