Job Posting 65057

Executive Assistant Real Estate & Portfolio Renewal
BC Housing
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
closes in 33 days (Tue, 24 Nov)
full time


Job ID:  3558


Location:  BURNABY, BC







Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), Real Estate & Portfolio Renewal, the Executive Assistant is responsible for managing the efficient administration of the office. The position overseas the flow of information within the department, prepares correspondence for the ED, manages calendars, and prepares reports and presentations. The position provides information, carries out research on projects on behalf of the ED and resolves issues on behalf of the ED, prepares submissions, tracks financial commitments, coordinates department events, and oversees the purchase of goods and service required by the department. The EA acts as administrative liaison with other branches and external contacts.




The successful candidate will have the following:



  • College diploma in commerce or business administration. Courses and/or work experience in the housing and/or real estate development and/or construction industry preferred.
  • Considerable experience in managing the administrative aspects of the office of a senior executive, preferably for a public sector organization operating within a fast paced, complex environment.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer.


  • Sound knowledge of the principles and practices of managing the administrative activities for the office of a senior level Director.
  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of the Branch’s policies, programs and operating requirements and of provincial government contractual management policies and procedures.
  • Good understanding of the management, business and administrative practices of property management, project development processes and/or support service projects and operations.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, diplomacy and tact in dealing with confidential matters.
  • Ability to foster strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to accomplish objectives.
  • Ability to manage multiple issues and projects, co-ordinate work with others, keep senior management apprised of major issues and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to develop solutions and recommendations using sound judgment and political awareness.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision, research and assess issues.
  • Effective conflict resolution, consensus building and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, analytical, problem solving, time management and expediting skills.
  • Good understanding of IT systems and excellent computer skills, including a high level of technical proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Project.

 How to Apply:


Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

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