Professional Administrative Assistant (Supervisory)
Career Opportunities
Job Code: 2995542 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: School District #36 (Surrey) Posted on: Apr 09, 2021
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Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Management & Professionals
Open To:
Management & Professionals
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date: 
Job Description & Requirements

Professional Administrative Assistant (Supervisory)

District Facilities Centre & Transportation Services

Spread across one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in British Columbia, Surrey Schools is the second largest employer in Surrey and recently voted one of 2021's Top 100 BC Employers.

Surrey Schools, a recipient of the BC Top Employers and Canada's Greenest Employer awards, is located on Canada's spectacular West Coast and nestled in the southwest corner of Green Timbers Urban Forest, we are just 30 minutes southeast of the city of Vancouver. Surrey Schools is the largest and fastest growing public school district in BC, and with 140 sites across 328km2, most of our staff are able to work close to home. The Surrey School District team of approximately 11,000 employees works tirelessly every day to ensure that children are getting the best start they can, providing the preparation to be our leaders of tomorrow.    

Surrey Schools has an exciting opportunity for a seasoned Administrative Assistant.  Reporting to the Director of Facilities & Transportation Services, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the front office.  The Administrative Assistant leads a team of unionized clerical assistants and also provides support to the Director and Assistant Director at the District Facilities Centre.

The ideal candidate will have successful experience in a supervisory/office management role in a fast-paced and demanding setting.  Strong leadership skills are necessary to handle work planning, recruitment, staff development and resolution of personnel matters.  The ability to perform in an exemplary professional manner and demonstrate a positive, service-and solution-oriented attitude is essential.

Applicants must have:

  • A diploma in Business Administration or equivalent;
  • A minimum of five years’ equivalent work-related experience including supervisory and/or management experience, preferably in a unionized environment;
  • Advanced computer skills, including fluency in Windows, Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe.


This is a great opportunity to join a winning team.  We are proud of our education successes and our employment environment.  We are one of British Columbia’s Top 100 Employers, and a 2020 “Canada’s Greenest Employer” recipient.

The School District offers a positive work environment that allows you to reach your full potential, both professionally and personally.  We value career growth and professional development and offer a competitive compensation package, including Municipal Pension.

Interested and qualified applicants should apply by clicking “apply online” below.  This competition will remain open until filled. 

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