The Yukon Human Rights Commission is looking for a full-time Administrative Assistant.

Administrative Assistant

Full Time – 70 hours biweekly

Salary – $57,000 – $70,000 annually.

Reporting to the Director of Human Rights, the incumbent provides reception, office administration, data entry and supportive administrative services to all staff at the Commission; including both the Director and Legal Counsel.

Knowledge and skills required for this position are as follows:

  • Knowledge of general office practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of the functions of a human rights commission
  • Proficiency in MS Office products Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong observation skills
  • Ability to interact with members of the public who may be in distress, and to obtain necessary information
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize daily tasks
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness
  • Proficient use of office equipment and computers
  • Ability to prioritize multiple demands
  • Ability to work independently, and strong cooperative teamwork skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, use tact and diplomacy, and work under pressure
  • Intercultural awareness and sensitivity to diversity

Regular hours of work for this position are 35 hours per week, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, with occasional work outside regular business hours based on operational needs.

The successful applicant will have completed Grade 12, or a GED, or equivalent experience, a minimum six (6) months experience dealing with the general public and a minimum six (6) months experience in an office setting.

The following would be considered an asset for this position: fluency in other languages (including ASL), as well as courses or demonstrated knowledge in the following areas: human rights, administrative law, Yukon First Nations, non-violent communication, Yukon legal system, trauma-informed communication, conflict resolution, project administration, or bookkeeping.

The Yukon Human Rights Commission is an independent public body reporting to the Legislative Assembly of Yukon. Employees of the Commission are not members of the territorial public service. This position is eligible for health and dental benefits, and other employee benefits through the Commission.

The Yukon Human Rights Commission is committed to employment equity and inclusion. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify and to describe how their lived experience, skills, and knowledge impact their readiness for this position.

Applicants are welcome to let us know about any need for accommodations during the hiring process. We thank all those who apply and advise that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

To apply, email your resume and a cover letter by 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 31, 2022 to: careers@yukonhumanrights.ca