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Susan Anderson

Senior Architectural Technologist, MSc, MCIAT, Job Captain

Dave Ankermann

Senior Technologist, Job Captain

Christopher Babits

Architect, AAA, MRAIC, Principal

David Cocks

Architect, AAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, Principal

Cheryl Dick

Managing Director, APR, MBA

Peter Drew

Senior Architectural Technologist, MCIAT, LEED AP, Associate

Louise Drysdale

Senior Architectural Technologist, MCIAT, BSc (Hons), Job Captain

Marilyn Elias

Finance Manager

Kelsey Gilberg

Technologist, T. T.

Deanna Kerr

Marketing & Administrative Coordinator

Cory Mehler

Technologist

Dwayne Miller

BIM Manager/Technologist

Kristen Moody

Intern Architect, AAA, MRAIC

Randy Ohlmann

Technologist

Jesse Potrie

Intern Architect, AAA, MRAIC

Leah Schreiber

Technologist

Jordan Stearne

Intern Architect, AAA

Janay Stenberg

Intern Architect, AAA, MRAIC

Bryce Stickel

Technologist

Chandra Thiessen

Intern Interior Designer, AAA, BAID, BFA

Meggie Tian

Intern Architect, AAA

Henry Warszawski

Senior Technologist, CET, Associate

Dan Westwood

Architect, AAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, Principal

Theresa Yauck

Senior Interior Design Technologist, Associate

Heidi Zayachkowski

Technologist

Employment Opportunities

FWBA strives to offer a high level of service and quality work and needs real professionals to do so.


Administrative Assistant

Summary

The Administrative Assistant will be required to perform an array of administrative duties including Receptionist duties. Responsibilities include welcoming guests and clients to the firm and offering quality service whether on the phone or in person, taking minutes during a variety of types of meeting and transcribing them for the leader involved, booking and organizing meetings and functions, typing and preparing correspondence for executives, calculating financial transactions as needed for correspondence with clients, arranging for shipping and receiving, ordering and managing stationery, materials and office equipment, etc. The Administrative Assistant is also accountable for drafting, reviewing and editing time-sensitive correspondence sent by the management team. Other duties, relevant to the position, shall be assigned as required. The person in this position works closely with the Managing Director, Marketing Coordinator, and Finance Manager.


Core Competencies

  • Responsibility, Accountability and Dependability
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Mathematical Reasoning, Attention to Detail and Accuracy
  • Calm, Professional Demeanor
  • Communication
  • Teamwork


Job Duties

  • Provide a wide range of Administrative support and pleasant, professional reception services
    • Courteously receive and screen all in-bound calls, emails, and visitors
  • Review, evaluate and distribute all incoming and outgoing mail
  • Draft, review, and/or prepare documents, reports and other correspondence materials for the management team.
    • Specifically support Contract Administration process through preparing minutes, preparing and tracking progress claims and change orders, etc.
  • Take and transcribe meeting minutes for management, including project based meetings
  • Coordinate the logistics for a wide range of office activities including meetings, functions and special events
  • Coordinate calendars and appointments for management and partners as required
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality in all interactions
  • Compile timesheet tracking reports, maintain Outlook Contacts database and other lists as required
  • Maintain and monitor office supply and materials inventory levels and place orders as required
  • Manage office phone systems, cell phones and equipment like printers with the service providers and in house IT department
  • Take responsibility for general office and kitchen organization and tidiness
  • Prepare travel arrangements with a keen attention to detail, where necessary
  • Consistently present a positive, professional image and demeanor with all employees, management, visitors, supplies, and other persons
  • Other duties, relevant to the position, shall be assigned as required


Requirements

  • Secondary School Diploma and Office or Business Administration degree or diploma
  • Five years' experience as an Administrative Assistant or relevant role considered an asset
  • Ability to type 50 words per minute
  • Proficient use of various office--based software including the full Microsoft Office 365 suite
    • Technologically competent and confident
  • Ability to quickly comprehend new concepts and understand business operations
  • Demonstrated ability to create accurate and professionally presented written minutes and correspondence in a timely fashion
  • Experience as a contributing member in a small team
  • Keen attention to details
  • Resourceful and flexible
  • Proven organizational and time management skills


Work Conditions

  • Busy office setting with a calm, professional environment
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Interacts with public at large as well as clients and vendors in particular
  • Sitting for long periods
  • Repetitive work
  • Overtime may be required on occasion


Hours

This position is permanent part-time at six (6) hours per day, five (5) days a week for a total of 30 hours. It is part of a four-person administrative mean that supports 20 other staff and nearly 100 clients across three locations in southern Alberta.

If you would like to join our team, please submit your cover letter and resume to Cheryl Dick, Managing Director, at cheryl.dick@fwbarch.com.



Thank you for your interest

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