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We’re Hiring: One Dynamic Administrative Assistant

Posted in: News | On: March 8th, 2018 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

We are inviting applications for the position of part-time Administrative Assistant with hours shared between Bridges to Belonging and the Waterloo Region Family Network.

About You

You love the vision, mission, and work of both Bridges to Belonging and Waterloo Region Family Network. You are inspired by the organizations and your colleagues, and as a team player, you want to do your part to support them. You’re friendly, courteous, and helpful to families, self-advocates, and the public, and you’re comfortable being the friendly voice at the other end of the phone or email.

The only thing you like better than chaos is making sense of that chaos and getting it organized. You’re equal parts ‘go-with-the-flow’ and ‘I’ve-got-this.’ You’re comfortable in a quiet office / a crowded office / fielding phone calls / running errands / setting up for events. You’re confident in taking initiative and making decisions, trying (and creating) new processes or programs, and generally doing your work with minimal supervision. You also have a good sense for when to seek supervision or clarification, and you use your strong communication skills to seek out an answer.

For you, keeping an office organized is a cinch. You may not be Bill Gates, but you are comfortable with computers generally. Typing, emails, and using Microsoft and Google office is a breeze. You can keep files organized, and you’re comfortable creating and modifying templates and spreadsheets. Even if you haven’t done invoicing or basic bookkeeping before, you’re keen to learn and you’re confident in your ability to catch on quickly.

Even with minimal hours of work in a week, you’re able to keep yourself – and your environment and colleagues – organized. You’re comfortable with others relying on you to keep things moving, happy to adapt and react, and enjoy being a vital part of a team. In fact, you wouldn’t have it any other way.


  • The successful applicant will begin work in late March/early April, with time to shadow and learn from the incumbent.
  • 14 hours per week with Bridges to Belonging and 5 hours per week with WRFN at a rate of $16.10 / hour, plus 6% vacation pay. Bridges to Belonging is a committed Living Wage employer.
  • Hours of work are flexible, with some evening work to support the organizations’ events and fundraising, taking minutes at board or committee meetings, and regular team meetings.

About Bridges to Belonging

Bridges to Belonging’s vision is for a Waterloo Region where everyone belongs – where we value meaningful relationships, honour choices and dreams, and celebrate the uniqueness of each person.

Guided by values and principles that support participation and contribution to community, Bridges to Belonging focuses on the individual and creating a good life for that person, including building relationships, social networks, and active inclusion in the community. We invite you to learn more about us on our website at

About Waterloo Region Family Network

The Waterloo Region Family Network (WRFN) was founded by families for families with children with exceptionalities. Through a strong network of parents and an innovative community partnership model, we are the trusted voice of special needs families, offering lifelong support for families and individuals as they navigate the world of special needs. We continually strive to advocate for an accepting and understanding community in which we Educate, Connect and Empower families and individuals. We invite you to learn more about us on our website at

To apply:

Send your application by e-mail to with the subject “Admin Assistant” by March 23.

Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position however we will only be contacting those selected for interviews.


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