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By | June 25, 2022

Job Responsibilities : Senior Administrative Assistant – Remote

Salary : $46,800–$52,250 a year

Company : Canadian Blood Services

Location : Remote CA

Please note: This position is primarily remote the successful incumbent must be located in Canada and be able to access one of our locations. You may be required to come on-site for meetings or phone/computer maintenance.

Job category:
Job posting ID: 3223

Employment status:
Regular full-time

Salary/Rate of pay: $46800 to $52250

Application deadline:

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About the role

Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Regular full-time Senior Administrative Assistant to join our dynamic Innovation & Portfolio Management team. The work of a Senior Administrative Assistant is integral to Canadian Blood Services role as Canada’s Lifeline.

In this role In this role you will be responsible for contributing to the effective daily operation of the Innovation & Portfolio Management department which may encompass diverse programs or functional areas by providing administrative support to the Senior Medical Director and as required Associate Directors of the department.


  • Prepares correspondence and various documents such as reports presentations meeting agendas and minutes by gathering organizing and selecting appropriate formats and graphics for the presentation of information in accordance with standards policies procedures and regulatory requirements to support the work of the unit.
  • Creates and maintains databases tracking systems financial tools using spread sheets and other database applications to produce reports and provide data as required.
  • Coordinates workflow/office activities resolves administrative problems creates new and improves existing processes and procedures arranges meetings including event logistics and schedules appointments makes travel arrangements and assists with special projects and other events to facilitate the smooth operation of the unit.
  • Regularly deals with the administration of confidential employee data and employee relations matters involving performance issues restructuring initiatives budgetary exercises and so on.
  • Greets and assists visitors by providing and exchanging information that requires a thorough understanding of the interrelationships of people and functions within the group monitors and deals with incoming and outgoing communications as appropriate to provide effective customer service to internal and external clients at all levels and to co-workers.
  • Completes and/or processes travel expenses invoices purchase orders and/or other financial documents by recording and entering data and investigating discrepancies as required to track expenditures and verify that budget transactions and timekeeping entries are correctly recorded.
  • Performs other administrative duties such as maintaining various records and files ordering office supplies photocopying scanning and preparing materials for distribution to support the work of the unit.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Required Skills:

  • Post-secondary level education preferably a two-year diploma in Office Administration.
  • Minimum of three years of related office or administrative experience at a senior level.
  • An equivalent combination of education training and experience may be considered.
  • Thorough knowledge of office routines and protocol.
  • Communication skills to discuss sensitive information requiring tact and discretion and to exchange information in English are essential.
  • Computer literacy is essential with proficiency in the following software packages desired: SharePoint Outlook Word Excel PowerPoint and Visio. Working knowledge of Concur and SAP is also an asset.
  • Ability to take direction from numerous people and work in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.


  • Competitive base salary range
  • 3 weeks paid vacation to start
  • Performance award opportunity up to 5%
  • Comprehensive group health dental and vision benefits
  • Choice of defined contribution or defined benefits pension plan
  • Employee discounts wellness programs and professional advancement opportunities

Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.

To protect the health and safety of its employees all Canadian Blood Services’ employees are required to be fully vaccinated (COVID-19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada) subject to any medical or other human rights grounds.

If this role resonates with you we encourage you to apply! This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those considered for an interview or those invited to participate in an assessment (such as testing) will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.

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