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The bishop is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant and HR Administrator to support the synod office, located in Fairfield/downtown Victoria. 

In the Executive Assistant role, the candidate will support the bishop by managing her calendar, writing/replying-to correspondence, managing a robust filing system and assisting with special projects as requested.

In the HR Administrator role, the candidate will track and manage the licensing and training of clergy and lay ministers, run job competitions, draft employment agreements, assist payroll with onboarding and offboarding staff, and other HR duties as required.

The candidate must possess excellent verbal and written English communications skills, enthusiasm for change and adaptation, and a positive, optimistic attitude.

We are looking for an individual who has a strong background (minimum of five years) in administration, preferably at the executive level:

  • advanced computer literacy and proficiency with the Microsoft Office365 Suite (especially Outlook, Teams, Word, and Excel);
  • well-developed organizational and time-management skills
  • demonstrated ability to thrive in a demanding environment with competing priorities
  • experience maintaining confidentiality and dealing with sensitive materials

It would be beneficial for the candidate to have knowledge of the Anglican Church of Canada's structure and culture and/or previous experience in a liturgical church context. 

Candidates must be able to provide a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector search, complete Safe Church training (provided), and abide by the diocesan policies.

About the synod office

The synod office is a professional but casual working environment where a small, tight team works together to serve a diocese of forty-six worshipping communities through the administration of people, payroll, insurance, property management, refugee programming, community and congregational development, and archival management.

The Diocese of British Columbia is an equitable employer that operates on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Broughton Archipelago with humility and gratitude to the First Peoples of Turtle Island on whose traditional lands we work and play. We are a regional expression of the Anglican Church of Canada, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We are a progressive church where seekers are welcome to receive communion, baptism, marriage, and ordination on an equal basis.

How to apply

Please address your  résumé  and covering letter to The Right Rev. Anna Greenwood-Lee, bishop of the diocese. Applications can be emailed to jobs@bc.anglican.caThe deadline for applications is March 6, 2023.