Program Secretary

Reporting to the Child Care Supervisor, the Program Secretary is responsible for administrative and secretarial support to the Family Services Committee/Team. Full job description available at the Band Office.


  1. General Secretarial Duties
  2. Secretarial Support to the Family Services Committee
  3. Data Processing
  4. Other Duties, as required

Primary Qualifications:

  1. A minimum of 2 years experience in operating a micro-computer or word-processor in an office setting;
  2. A minimum of 2 years experience in recording committee minutes and preparing correspondence and reports;
  3. A minimum of 2 years experience in general office administration and procedures;
  4. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a file system for program documents;
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of English spelling, grammar, and composition;
  6. Knowledge of social and political framework of First Nations
  7. Knowledge of services available in First Nations communities and external institutions that impact on First Nations members
  8. Ability to speak Ojibway is an asset
  9. Knowledge of the administrative structure and operations of Weechi-it-te-win Family Services, the communities and family structure, as well as the customs and traditions of the community

Secondary Qualifications:

  1. Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) and specialized course work in general business practices, secretarial writing, typing and word processing


This position is full time with a 3-month probationary period.  POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY!

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Application Deadline is Friday, March 14 2018, 4:30 pm.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Please send resume along with three work related references to:

Lynne Gavin – Band Manager                   or drop off at:          Big Grassy Band Office

Big Grassy River First Nation                                                         410 Anishinabe Way

P.O. Box 414                                                                                     Big Grassy River F.N.

Morson, Ontario P0W 1J0

Fax – 807-488-5533


 Please note: Applications will be shortlisted in accordance with qualifications and only those applicants granted an interview will be contacted.

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