Summer Student – Office Assistant

May 25th, 2023

Summer Student – Office Assistant

Website BCAAFC

June – August 2023 / 35hr work week

Located within the territory of WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), Lkwungen (Songhees) and Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples based in Victoria, BC


Applications accepted by email only

As the umbrella organization for 25 Friendship Centres across BC, the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) supports the work of all BC Friendship Centres.  The BCAAFC works to promote, develop and deliver accessible programs and services that support Indigenous peoples living in urban areas and away from home to achieve their vision of health, wellness and prosperity.

About the Opportunity

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is seeking one full-time Summer Student to fill the positions of Office Assistant.  The projects of the Office Assistant will benefit the BCAAFC by providing administrative support.  This work will strengthen the student’s administration, coordination and communication skills.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supporting the BCAAFC organization as a whole
  • Administrative support and logistics coordination as directed, including but not limited to communications, electronic and hardcopy file maintenance, data entry, front desk support, and travel and logistics planning for staff and events
  • Participation on the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Committee, including planning OHS activities for the office staff and documenting those events

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Understanding of urban Aboriginal communities and non-profit organizations an asset
  • Able to receive direction on assigned tasks and request clarification when needed
  • The ability to work well in a team setting and support others in their work
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • The ability to work with or without supervision on assigned projects
  • Adaptable and flexible within a wide variety of tasks and projects
  • Punctual with a positive attitude


  • Strong computer literacy skills (particularly with Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Must have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Must be able to provide a clear criminal record check
  • Extremely organized

What do we have to offer you?

In return for all you do, you will be rewarded in the following way:

  • Earn $25.00 – $27.00 per hour based on office setting experience
  • Automatic enrollment in our Wellness Group membership: A fun group of people to hang out with once a month – We all need our vitamin D!
  • Understanding work environment

Position Information:

  • This position is located at 551 Chatham St in downtown Victoria
  • The workweek is 35 hours, some overtime and travel may be required
  • Proof of COVID vaccination will be a requirement for the successful candidate.
  • This position is intended for Indigenous – First Nations, Inuit or Metis persons. Ensure your cover letter self-identifies ancestry and your experience meeting required skills and abilities.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Julie Robertson | General Manager

SUBJECT LINE MUST INCLUDE: Summer Student Application

DEADLINE: Thursday, June 8th, 2023 AT 12:00PM PST

(Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted)

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Inuit & Metis).

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