Work in BC’s most culturally diverse and urban school district,
Vancouver School District No. 39. Set in one of the world’s most livable
cities, Vancouver is a community-minded district seeking talented educators,
progressive leaders, and skilled support staff to enrich the learning
experience of Vancouver’s 50,000 students.
The Vancouver Board of
Education welcomes applications for the position of:
On-Call Office Support
Working in our Elementary and Secondary schools and in the
business operations of the Education Centre (VSB Main Office), you will liaise
and interact with all levels of employees, parents and children. You will
answer the phone and perform clerical duties including reconciling and
processing accounts and invoices. You will compose and prepare correspondence
and reports and operate standard office equipment. As well, you will provide
excellent customer service and respond to enquiries of a general nature.
There are various sites and departments in which you can build
your career with the VSB. Most of our office support positions are
school-based, but depending on your skill-set and experience there are
opportunities to build your career in Human Resources, Payroll, Accounting,
Purchasing, and Operations. This position is on-call, but is busy
throughout the year except for slower periods during school closures (e.g., July,
August, Spring/Christmas Break).
Once hired on the on-call list, you may apply for internal
postings which include temporary contracts and continuing (permanent)
positions. Successful applicants for these internal positions are
determined first by qualification and then by seniority. School-based
positions are generally 10 month positions (offices closed during school
breaks); whereas, positions in the VSB Main Office are generally full-time, 12
month positions. Permanent positions include a comprehensive benefits
package after passing a probation period of 16 weeks.
Pay rates are determined by your technical skill level
(Word/Excel/Typing WPM) and whether you pass an accounting knowledge
- General Rate:
$23.53/hour plus 18.6% in lieu of benefits and stat holidays
- Rate for
positions requiring high technical skills + accounting knowledge:
$26.97/hour plus 18.6% in lieu of benefits and stat holidays
- Completion of
working in an office environment
knowledge and experience using Microsoft Word and Excel
customer service and interpersonal skills
communication skills in English, both oral and written
- Ability to work
independently as well as in a team environment
- Flexibility to
accept assignments on short notice
- Completion of a
certificate/diploma in the area of business administration or related
field is an asset
working with an HRIS, payroll, or accounting system is an asset
- Must be willing to obtain an Occupational First Aid Level 2 Certificate and be comfortable in the role of first aid attendant. The OFA2 training is a week-long intensive course designed to provide first aid attendants with the necessary skills to function as part of an effective first aid program in the workplace. With this certification, participants will be qualified to work as WorkSafeBC OFA Level 2 first aid attendants. Course fees are paid by the VSB and employees are paid at the regular day's rate during the training. VSB first aid attendants receive a daily allotment in addition to their regular day's pay. This allotment varies depending on whether the employee assumes the role of primary or backup first aid attendant at that work site.
- Knowledge, coursework, training, or experience in Accounting/Bookkeeping is an asset as this is an area of shortage in our district
Your application must include:
- Cover letter
- Three reference
names (must be supervisors), email addresses and telephone numbers
This posting is ongoing until filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
In accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act, selected
candidates must sign a consent form to permit a criminal record review with a
$28.00 processing fee. Employment with the Vancouver Board of Education is
subject to passing this criminal record review.
Please be informed, due to a high volume of applications, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants or respond to inquiries regarding the status of an application. We will contact applicants directly if we are interested in moving forward or if an application required additional information.
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