Executive Administrative Assistant

Executive Administrative Assistant


Annual Salary Range: $51,000 – $58,000 (commensurate with education & experience)

Type: Permanent Full-Time

Details: Standard of 37.5 working hours per week.

Location: Cowessess First Nation and Regina, SK

Who is Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge?

Cowessess First Nation is the first Indigenous rights holder Nation to sign a coordination agreement in Canada. Cowessess First Nation asserted jurisdiction when it comes to child welfare and family services through the implementation of the Miyo Pimatisowin Act and respected by Canada through their Bill C-92 legislation. Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge (CRBCL), which has jurisdiction from the Miyo Pimatisowin Act, changes the approach of child and family services by providing support in a way that is rooted in traditional Indigenous values and cultural practices. Rather than the common intervention approach, CRBCL provides empowerment through a prevention approach with healing and prevention as the preferred method for ensuring children and their families are safe and growing together in a healthy way.

Position Summary

CRBCL has an opening in our growing team for a self-motivated, adaptable, and experienced professional to join our dynamic team as an Executive Administrative Assistant. This role’s primary responsibility is to work with and assist The Board of Directors, with some support provided to the Executive team. This will be done through a wide variety of administrative duties that aim to improve efficiency and ensure effective communication in a timely manner. Duties may include but are not limited to: The successful candidate will be highly organized, an independent problem solver with strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated robust technological skills.  Bring your ideas and talents and help us foster a progressive work culture that embraces the values and traditions of Cowessess First Nation. By being a part of a new and innovate organization, this opportunity will be much more than just a job. This is an opportunity for you to be a part of a new and exciting initiative Canada wide.


Education and Experience

  • Post-Secondary Diploma in Business Administration with 5+ years of administrative experience; OR 5+ years of experience in an Executive Administrative role.
  • Strong knowledge of acceptable office procedures and best practices.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and a quick learner in technological skills.


Skills & Abilities

  • Passionate about creating change and working in a culturally rich environment that is rooted in First Nations culture and traditions.
  • Consistently work in an ethical and professional manner, while keeping the organization’s vision, mission, and values in mind.
  • Keen attention to details with proficient grammar and spelling skills in English Excellent communication skills, both written and orally.
  • Sound knowledge of administrative office procedures and various types of equipment.
  • Ability to effectively take and transcribe meeting minutes.
  • Efficiently prioritize multiple tasks at once and complete them effectively and efficiently.
  • Effective time management skills and an expert at planning and organizing in terms of schedules, tasks, and projects.
  • Have an analytical mind that can provide research and analysis to decision making and reasoning.
  • Demonstrate thoroughness, conscientiousness, and strong attention to detail to ensure high quality of work while ensuring confidentiality.
  • Maintain work schedules, coordinate meetings, and update multiple calendars.
  • Prepare travel schedules and book all travel arrangements / reservations as required.
  • Coordinate meetings, seminars, workshops, special projects, and events.
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends as necessary.


To protect the health and safety of our people, clients, and communities, we require all employees to be COVID-19 fully vaccinated. Individuals that cannot be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine due to medical reasons or another protected ground under Human Rights legislation may request an accommodation.

Additionally, the successful candidate must provide a successful criminal background check with vulnerable sector search as well as be willing and able to commute to the CRBCL Head Office on a regular basis, which is located on Cowessess First Nation, SK.


We are a new organization leading positive change within Cowessess First Nation, Saskatchewan, and Canada as a whole. Our employees have the opportunity to be a part of Canadian history as we work to redefine governance for First Nations. Some key benefits Chief Red Bear Children’s Lodge offers staff are:


★ Competitive salary packages

★ Extended health & dental benefits

★ Employee & Family Assistance Program

★ Extra Paid Time Off

★ Flexible work hours

★ Team-oriented work culture

★ Training workshops focused on indigenous practices and traditions

★ Opportunity for occasional remote work

★ Professional development opportunities

★ Employer matched pension contributions

★ Earn scheduled days off (optional)


How to Apply

Email your application to: careers@redbearlodge.ca

Deadline: August 3rd, 2022


We appreciate all those who apply; however, preference will be given to those who self-identify as Indigenous and provide confirmation upon request. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.