The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Entry Level
Full-time - Permanent

We are looking for an Office Administrator to join Springboard Atlantic's central office team. Springboard Atlantic is a not-for-profit corporation that represents the network of 19 post-secondary institutions doing research in Atlantic Canada. The central office is a team of 5 who are based in Halifax, NS and Fredericton, NB and support this network. We are a diverse team who work together to fulfill an exciting mandate and we are passionate about innovation and getting ideas to market.

The Office Administrator reports to the President and CEO and is responsible for the efficient administration of Springboard’s central office. This primary role will encompass all general office administration including receptionist duties, meeting coordination, and member support. There will also be time dedicated to supporting our President and CEO. In addition, the administrator will be tasked with data management that supports our needs. If you are not already social media savvy you will have the opportunity to learn and support our communications strategy. 

This job might be for you if:

You communicate clearly. You write well. You speak eloquently. You can explain just about anything to anyone, in writing, in person or on the phone.

You have very strong computer skills, and you are especially good with excel.

You are obsessed with details and organization, you like to figure out how to make processes better.

You are comfortable working with minimal supervision. You are capable of prioritizing multiple tasks efficiently and working individually and in a team.

What you'll do


A typical day in the office might include some or all the following:

  • Meeting and travel coordination for the President & CEO
  • Receptionist duties, including fielding general inquiries and member requests
  • General office administration including coordinating small events & stakeholders meetings, contact database management & data entry, coordinating courier packages
  • Assisting with social media administration including scheduling social media posts, administrating MailChimp lists, and media monitoring
  • Providing backend website administration including adding events to the event calendar, uploading reports and documents, etc.
  • Providing support to the program coordinator and event manager as needed
  • Working with the Board of Directors recording secretary to coordinate the delivery of meeting packages

What you'll need


What you'll need

Experience: minimum 2 years experience in a similar role.

Education: College Degree in Business Administration, Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, or equivalent work experience

Language: English and French, a strong preference will be given to fully bilingual candidates

We're looking for

Core Skills

Organizational Skills Client-focused Computer Skills Data Management Meeting Planning Verbal and Written communication skills

A little bit about us

Springboard Atlantic

We are Atlantic Canada's Commercialization Network.

We help turn world class research into companies, new products, and social innovations that impact our communities locally and globally.

We act as the front door to the 14 universities and 5 community colleges in Atlantic Canada. Anyone can knock on our door to help find partners and researchers to solve their problems and impact their business' bottom line.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Our Central Office is located at the Innovacorp Enterprise Centre in Halifax, NS. 

This is a group of people who are very passionate about making a difference in Atlantic Canada, we are looking for someone who feels the same way. 

The person we hire will enjoy:

 A flexible work environment

 A competitive salary (salary range of: $30,000 - $35,000)

Health and dental benefits

3 weeks vacation time

Generous RRSP matching

Strong, collaborative team environment

A good laugh every day

This competition closes on February 5, 2018. Only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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