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Contract May 1, 2023 One Year Maternity Leave
CIATU CATEGORY 3 – $31.57 per hour
7 hours per day – 5 days per week – 8:30 to 4:30 (1 hour lunch)

The BC Building Trades Council is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative tasks who will work under the direction of the Executive Director. This position will work out of our office located in New Westminster, B.C.

Key Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

  • Reception – Receive all incoming telephone calls and client visitors.
  • Respond to questions, provide information, refer calls, act as a resource person for affiliates.
  • Provide administrative support to the general office staff as well as to various Committees and Councils.
  • Format and distribute daily Construction Clippings.
  • Review documents, reports, invoices, and correspondence prepared for Workers Advocate signature for format, content, grammar, and spelling.
  • Maintain the office equipment and order necessary office supplies.
  • Able to manage a varied job description with daily multi-tasking.
  • Arrange in person & virtual meetings when required and organize conference rooms.
  • Maintain hard copy and electronic filing system.
  • Prepare documents for circulation such as letters, facsimiles, minutes, memorandums, submissions, news releases, etc.
  • Provide on-site support at various Building Trades Events.


  • A positive attitude & presence and the ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Diplomatic and polite.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Windows with excellent knowledge of Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Work well with limited supervision and possess an ability to function efficiently and organize work with minimal direction; quick learner; ability to prioritize work.
  • A strong focus on and attention to detail and quality results.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Possess an ability to function efficiently and organize work with minimal direction.
  • Knowledge of unionized construction industry an asset.
  • Minimum typing speed 50 wpm – available for skill testing as required.

Terms and conditions of employment shall be in accordance with the MoveUP Construction Industry Affiliated Trade Unions (CIATU) Collective Agreement (Appendix A)

Please email your resume to: Brynn Bourke, Executive Director: [email protected]
Closing date for applications is April 6, 2023. We appreciate all applications but only those candidates who will be interviewed will be contacted.