Casual On-call Administrative Assistants

September 18 2022
Industries Education, Training
Categories Administrative assistant, Administrative, Clerical, Administrative, Clerical, Administrative, Clerical
Abbotsford, BC

Abbotsford School District 34
Casual On-Call Administrative Assistants


The Abbotsford School District is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the of the Stó:lō people, the Semá:th First Nation and Mathexwí First Nation. With this, we respect the longstanding relationships that Indigenous Nations have to this land, as they are the original caretakers.

Why Abbotsford?

Located under an hour from Vancouver, the Abbotsford School District is settled in the heart of the beautiful Fraser Valley and surrounded by spectacular mountain views.

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Why the Abbotsford School District?

Every day, in every classroom and office at Abbotsford School District, our employees provide a world-class, innovative educational experience for over 19,000 students. We are committed to ensuring that every student receives the support they need to access the high-quality education they deserve. We believe that leaders continue to be drawn to the collaborative and supportive work environment that we provide.


Join the Abbotsford School District’s administrative on-call pool.  Assignments can vary from one day to several weeks covering for short-term leaves, special projects or during tight deadlines. This opportunity will open the door to gaining valuable administrative experience in our schools and various departments and allow the flexibility to apply your skills in a diverse environment.

The School District is looking for individuals who are self-starters, able to manage multiple priorities in a professional, efficient and timely manner in a rewarding and fulfilling environment that promotes teamwork and inclusiveness.


Grade 12 diploma, or equivalent, supplemented by completion of a 6-month certificate in Administration/Applied Business Technology, or other related certifications may be considered. Intermediate level spreadsheet and database computer applications such as Excel or Access is required. A minimum of 2 years of recent work experience in a related field is required. A class 5 BC Driver’s License. As well, incumbents also require the following:

  • Completion of Microsoft Office training and experience using internet and internet-based programs, with the ability to learn other software programs;
  • Proven ability to determine, judge and select appropriate courses of action in accordance with established policies and procedures;
  • Understanding and awareness of cultural diversity;
  • Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize, self-motivate, and meet deadlines;
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and to provide service and relationship to the public and School District in a professional, respectful, positive and courteous manner;
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain positive, effective work relationships in a team environment at all times;
  • Proven ability to use tact and discretion and maintain confidentiality in matters pertaining to the School District;
  • Working knowledge of WHMIS and WorkSafe BC occupational health and safety regulations and the demonstrated ability to work in a manner that recognizes personal safety and the safety of others;
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and resilient to change;
  • Ability to explain complex or simple instructions or information clearly to others;
  • Working knowledge of Finance and Purchasing Programs, MS Office, Internet and Internet-based programs;
  • Proven ability to provide highly accurate data entry with attention to detail.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a detailed resume outlining qualifications and experience to:

The current salary rate is $23.78 - $25.48 per hour with an additional 8% of straight time in lieu of statutory and non-statutory benefits.

Please Note: The recruitment process includes assessment of administrative skills. Successful candidates will be required to attend a clerical training program within the school district, during which time the hourly rate will be paid at minimum wage.  Upon successful completion of training and subject to meeting all other hiring requirements, successful candidates will be placed on-call for work assignments.

 Individuals not currently employed by School District No. 34 (Abbotsford), are required to sign an "Authorization for Criminal Record Search" to permit a criminal record review. The interest of all applicants is appreciated; however, acknowledgments will only be made to those selected for an interview.

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