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Office Manager

Job Type: Part-time, permanent
Salary: (Hourly ~ $25/ hour)
Language Required: English (other languages considered an asset)
Application Deadline: January 17, 2021
Job Start Date: Negotiable

For questions or to submit, email hr@fortcalgary.com. For more information, visit fortcalgary.com.

About Fort Calgary

Situated where the Bow and Elbow Rivers meet in Treaty 7 territory, the place that we now call Fort Calgary National Historic Site has played a central role in both the long and more recent histories of this region. The site is rooted in place-stories and memory practices of the Blackfoot Nations, Îyarhe-Nakoda Nations, Tsuut’ina Nation, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.

The land was a natural gathering place to hunt, trade, and hold ceremony. Later, due to the land’s natural topography and social significance, it was where the North West Mounted Police built Fort Calgary in 1875, operating until 1914. Recognized as a National Historic Site in 1925, it served as a train yard until 1975 when the lands were bought by the City of Calgary. Today it is at the heart of the city. We recognize that Fort Calgary is a layered place. It has multiple histories.

We seek to demonstrate our commitment to reconciliation through the adoption of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s guiding principles. As caretakers of this unique National Historic Site, we aim to present these histories in an honest way to connect people by deepening their understanding, enhancing their curiosity, and informing their context for contemporary life.

Fort Calgary is at a key pivot point. A new strategic plan was unanimously adopted by the board in March 2020, and COVID has provided the organization an ideal runway to focus on the work of enacting this plan. This plan puts programs first—it is by working with community and in community that we create value for the people in our city. We are building a new team committed to working in new ways together to achieve the renewal of a National Historic Site.

About the Role

Reporting to the chief executive officer, the office manager is responsible for the smooth running of Fort Calgary on a day-to-day basis; tracking facility operations and performing various administrative functions.

This position is a core contributor to the overall success of the team by providing administrative support, project assistance, meeting arrangements, liaising with staff, contractors, implementing and maintaining procedures for administrative systems, while being cognizant of multiple deadlines and competing priorities.

As Fort Calgary is currently closed to the public, this position is currently based on five-hours per day, but the opportunity to increase this is a possibility through the year as conditions change.

Personal Characteristics and Experience

The ideal candidate will have a passion for great relationship management, embrace taking the initiative, and find real joy in running a well-organized office. Fort Calgary seeks collaborative team members who listen to and encourage their colleagues.

  • Strong writing, verbal and communication abilities.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Maintains highest standards of integrity—including confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Highly motivated and a self-starter who can work independently when needed.
  • Minimum five years of experience working in a non-profit environment.
Background

Advanced training, including post-secondary degree (or equivalent) or experience, will be considered as qualifications for this role. Non-profit studies, business and/or administration studies would serve as an excellent background. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

How to Apply

Additional considerations include a flexible work environment, benefits package, and the opportunity to be part of renewing a national historic site as part of a values-driven team.

Qualified applicants should send resume and cover letter on or before January 17, 2021 to hr@fortcalgary.com.

COVID-19 Response

We continue to respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, taking all necessary measures to protect our employees while in the office and offering remote work options as required.

The Fort Calgary team is guided by a shared commitment to community, reconciliation, integrity, sustainability, inclusiveness and respect. People with diverse experience and backgrounds are valued.

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