Executive Assistant, Innovate Edmonton

Position Profile

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) cultivates the energy, innovation and investment needed to build a prosperous and resilient Edmonton economy.

EEDC staff embody the five cultural values of the organization; Public Stewardship, Selfless Approach, Lead The Way, Make An Impact, and Caring For One Another.  Our people are city builders who embody the spirit of EEDC and Edmonton; open, inventive, courageous, cooperative and willing to take a risk. In recognition of this work and focus on our people and culture, we were recently recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

Innovate Edmonton, a division of EEDC, contributes to Edmonton’s economic growth and diversification through the creation of new tech-enabled businesses, by helping high potential businesses scale up, and by inspiring action to fuel growth in our city’s innovation and technology business community. Innovate Edmonton’s mission is to collaborate to create the best possible environment for technology innovation and tech-enabled startup and scaleup company growth. This work is performed through programs and initiatives delivered by Startup Edmonton, Edmonton Made and the Advanced Technology Centre and highlighted through the InnovateYEG marketing platform.

We have a rare opportunity for an Executive Assistant in Innovate Edmonton with a “make it happen” ability. As a strategic partner to the Vice President of Innovate, this role is focused on maximizing the impact and effectiveness of the VP.  The EA’s in-depth knowledge and awareness of strategic priorities and external environment makes them uniquely suited to anticipate needs and reactions of the team and business.

This role manages all administrative functions within the division and works collaboratively across all departments and divisions of the organization. Accountable for the administration budget and compliance of business processes, this role also manages defined projects within the division. Working closely with the VP and the divisional Leadership Team, the Executive Assistant ensures that the scope and direction of each project is on schedule and within budget.

Job Details

As the ideal candidate, having worked with C-level executives in the past, you understand the value and importance of sophisticated administrative support and take that level of responsibility and accountability to heart. You quickly earn trust and credibility, and can professionally handle sensitive, personal and confidential information in a discreet manner. You are a master of all avenues of communication, with the ability to be clear, concise and to the point while keeping all partners and stakeholders informed on the status of priority initiatives.

As a high performing, adaptable and resourceful individual, your ability to create and manoeuvre processes, build relationships and apply critical thinking to proactively problem solve will ensure your success. You are also a master of and excel at calendar and time management, always looking for opportunities to maximize and to ensure time spent is valuable for all parties. Your experience and proficiency with productivity tools, office systems and applications are basic table-stakes. Your energy, character and commitment set you above the rest.

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years’ experience in Executive or Senior Administration.  Experience in a political environment would be ideal. Post-secondary education in Office Administration would be of benefit. Our candidate should also be expert in Office 365; Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, with an intermediate knowledge of CRM programs.

If this opportunity sparks your interest and highlights your strengths, we want to hear from you!  Please submit your detailed cover letter and resume outlining your accomplishments, skills and abilities by Friday, June 21, 2019. Click on the APPLY button to submit your resume.