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Executive and Events Assistant

The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) is a Canada-wide organization that supports and manages cancer research in partnership with leading research and cancer hospitals from coast to coast. Inspired by the example of Terry Fox, and with funds raised by the Terry Fox Foundation, TFRI is a dynamic organization seeking to advance the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of cancer with the goal of improving significantly the outcomes of cancer research for the patient.

We are seeking a full-time Executive and Events Assistant to join our small headquarters team in Vancouver. Reporting to the COO, the Executive and Events Assistant will provide administrative support to the President and Scientific Director and other TFRI staff. The work will be varied and cover a wide range of office duties, such as reception, travel arrangements, scheduling and co-ordinating meetings and special events, maintaining corporate databases, attending meetings and taking minutes.

The ideal candidate will have five years’ experience in an administrative role at an academic or healthcare organization, an excellent telephone manner, good written and verbal communication skills, an ability to connect with people, as well as tact and discretion to succeed in a complex, not-for-profit environment. With excellent organizational skills and close attention to detail, you will be able to prioritize workload in order to meet changing deadlines. You should have strong computer skills including experience using word processing, spreadsheet, web-based and database applications.

Compensation commensurate with experience.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@tfri.ca by Nov. 18th, 2015. Please address the following questions in your cover letter:

  1. Describe the things you have done which qualify you to be successful in this role.
  2. What does customer service mean to you?
  3. What inspires you about Terry Fox and his mission?

For more information about the role, download the position description.

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