Administrative Coordinator- Temporary Full-Time - FPSE

A busy union office, currently employing six administrative staff and six staff representatives reporting to two full-time federation officers, is seeking a temporary full-time Administrative Coordinator.

Job Description

  • Provides administrative support in the areas of labour relations, including preparation of legal documents for grievances and arbitrations.
  • Provides administrative support to Executive Officers, including familiarity with event organizing and board and committee procedures.
  • Other administrative tasks including making travel arrangements, supporting FPSE campaigns, paper and electronic filing, editing, proof-reading, arranging meetings and events, word processing of correspondence, notices, reports, manuals, etc.
  • Administrative support to standing and ad-hoc committees, general meetings, seminars and conferences, including organizing meetings, maintaining committee lists and communications with committee members.
  • Creating, updating and maintaining electronic communications such as website and list serves.
  • Ordering supplies, maintaining equipment, and other general office tasks.

This Position Requires:

  • Demonstrated experience in support for labour relations staff.
  • Demonstrated experience in event organizing.
  • Strong computer skills including advanced knowledge of MS Office; familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, and/or Laserfiche would be an asset.
  • Familiarity with current post-secondary education and labour/union issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight timelines.


  • Grade 12, plus 3-5 years of related experience as administrative coordinator or communications coordinator /assistant, or equivalent position, preferably in an educational or trade union setting; preferably a post-secondary degree or diploma, or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience.

Salary:                          Competitive wages commensurate with experience and qualifications, and a very generous benefit package, working 65 hrs every two weeks (a 9-day fortnight).

Closing Date:               Friday, April 12, 2019 at 4:00PM
Interviews:                   (interviews will be scheduled for the week of April 29)

Start Date:                    TBD

Send Application to:     Terri Van Steinburg, Secretary-Treasurer
Federation of Post-Secondary Educators
400- 550 W. 6th Ave.                              Fax:  604 873-8865
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1A1                          E-mail:

Closing date: 

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 17:00


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