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Date:                   February 12, 2013                 
Job Title:            Administrative Assistant, Business Development
Term:                  Contract    
Location:             Vancouver, BC
Covering a broad range of duties, provides administrative support to Manager, Business Development
Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):
The position entails, but is not limited to the following general responsibilities
·         Provide administrative support to the Manager, Business Development
·         Prepare billing, contracts and reports
·         Create and update computerized custom databases
·         Handle official correspondence and process mail (incoming and outgoing) as required
·         Assist with filling out forms for clients as required
·         Proofread all reports and prepare invoices for services provided
·         Ensure that Division staff provide appropriate paperwork for invoicing of third party funders in an accurate and timely manner
·         Maintain equipment demonstration showroom in Vancouver office
·         Maintain sales inventory of product items as required
·         Create and maintain document templates used for all quotes and purchase orders
·         Maintain tracking and other lists, keep all appropriate records
·         Maintain, monitor and update all product price lists
·         Maintain inventory lists of demonstration equipment across Division
·         File and store information appropriately in electronic filing formats
·         Keep records of relevant service-related activity in EVRR service database where needed and required
·         Coordinate orders for the purchase of equipment products
·         Make referrals and notification in EVRR and otherwise communicates to staff when training or other staff follow-up is required along with the purchase of equipment
·         Coordinate shipping and delivery options with regard to items ordered
·         Ensure successful delivery of equipment to client either directly from vendor or through delivery by service staff
·         Assemble or otherwise prepare equipment and software for subsequent delivery to client as required
·         Carry out other related duties as assigned
Qualifications: (Education, Training, Experience)
·         Advanced computer skills with proficiency in Windows software applications; expert proficiency in Excel; experience working in a database environment including queries
·         Working knowledge of accounting procedures and software programs such as ACCPAC
·         Requires excellent verbal communication skills
·         Ability to work under pressure
·         Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with difficult situations or individuals
·         Respects the importance of confidential information while effectively functioning as a team member or working independently
·         This position may have to deal with difficult situations or people
·         High School graduate plus a graduate of a recognized Business College program, or equivalent job related experience
·         Minimum 2 years accounting or secretarial experience  
Salary Range:   Commensurate with experience
Closing Date for Applications: February 18, 2013
Please Send The Application To: and quote the job title in the
 subject line.
Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position. Although we thank you for your interest, we would appreciate no phone calls please.
We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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