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Admin | Administrative Executive Assistant


The village of Lax Klan, also know as Kitkatla, is on Dolphin Island, 60 kilometers south of Prince Rupert, BC and can be reached by boat or float plane. The village has been occupied for over 10,000 years and is currently home to 450 Gitxaala citizens.

The Gitxaala Nation government also has offices in Prince Rupert, sharing a building with the Museum of Northern British Columbia.

The Gitxaała , also known as Git Lax M’oon, people of the saltwater  are one of the most ancient societies on the coast. The village of Lach Klan (Kitkatla, BC) has been continuously inhabited since time immemorial.

Gitxaała hereditary leaders from the four clans, Gisputwada, Ganhada, Lax’sgiik and Laxgibuu, manage and protect their territories and resources according to their ayaawx, traditional laws. Gitxaała harvesters use almost 100 different marine and terrestrial resources to feed their community. Gitxaała citizens, currently numbering 2094, wherever they reside, celebrate their history, practice their traditions, respect their laws, and cherish their lands, waters and resources.


The Administrative Executive Assistant supports the day-to-day transactions of the Chief Administrative Office, including the Director of Community Services and Director of Public Works. Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Administrative Executive Assistant is responsible for providing support for the day-to-day operations of Gitxaala Band Administration office, assist leadership in executing strategic planning activities. The Administrative Executive Assistant is responsible for coordinating communication, scheduling, deliverables preparation, meeting support and other related administrative tasks.


Relationship Building and Teamwork

  • Establish and foster strong working relationships within and external to the Nation.
  • Maintain composure and perspective in difficult situations and in managing conflict.

Client Service and Engagement

  • Handle inquiries and requests for information in a respectful, professional manner.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all data.
  • Must follow the Nation’s Code of Ethics.
  • Must confirm the importance of understanding Confidentiality.

Perform other duties and responsibilities as necessary in the performance of the position and as assigned by Director.


  • Prepare various materials and reports using MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams).
  • Ability to use AIS software.
  • Basic knowledge of and ability to apply data security, management, backup and storage best practices.
  • Understand and comply with privacy legislation.
  • Understand Gitxaala Nation’s culture, language and values including the Sm’algyax culture
  • Ability to work with vulnerable persons.
  • Basic knowledge of menu planning and food handling regulations.
  • Awareness of critical incident management response systems.



  • 4 years experience in Administrative Assistance or equivalent experience is considered an asset.
  • Experience working in a First Nation environment is considered an asset.


  • Administrative Assistant certificate/diploma related to the position is an asset.
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid training are considered an asset.

While we recognize the value of diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds in accordance with section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code; candidates of Indigenous background are encouraged to self-identify on their application.

Rate: $55,000 – $60,000/year


When applying for this position, please forward cover letter, resume and references to the Human Resources Manager.


Open until filled.


Victoria Vickers, Human Resources Manager                                            EMAIL:    

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, due to the volume of applications received only those short listed for an interview will be contacted.

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