Summer Employment Opportunity – Administrative Assistant

The administrative assistant manages statistical information and provides administrative support to a busy team of 10. Due to COVID-19, staff are working from home on a rotation basis. This person reports to the CEO.  


  • Manage and share statistical information. 
  • Draft correspondence and ensure delivery through courier, email, and mail.
  • Answer phone and respond to emails.
  • Input information into database. 
  • Assist with planning of events. 


  • Experience working in an office environment is beneficial. 
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook programs 
  • Basic knowledge of the Aboriginal community in Alberta 

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent time management abilities and communication skills  
  • Creative and innovative; you will take the initiative to solve problems and recommend improvements.  
  • Friendly, professional, and outgoing to promote positive relationships with members, board, other staff and public.  
  • Be a team player. 

Reporting To:  CEO
Hours of work:  Full-time position. Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.
Salary Range $18.00 – $20.00per hour, based on experience 

This is a Canada Summer Jobs position and is for post-secondary students returning to school in Fall of 2021. The term is July 1 -Aug. 31, 2021

Closing Date: until a suitable candidate is found.

Email with cover letter and resume to HR Committee.

Those selected for interview will be notified.
Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.

The #newram features IAAW Founder & President

The new Royal Alberta Museum which opened its doors last October 2018 houses a large variety of Indigenous artifacts.

Some of the artifacts include the Manitou Stone, unearthed tools over thousands of years old. Included among these artifacts are the stories of outstanding Indigenous Albertans throughout history.


Muriel Stanley Venne, the president and founder of IAAW is among one of those that are honoured through a display.

The new RAM’s feature of Muriel.

Among the items displayed includes one of Muriel’s signature hats, her various awards for her humanitarian and activist work, and her framed Order of Canada.

The text reads as follows:

Muriel Stanley Venne: Human Rights Defender, Social Activist, Truth Speaker

As a child, she could not understand why her Métis grandmother was treated disrespectfully. As a wife, she was left for dead in an alley.

As a woman, she founded the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW). She also established the Social Justice Awards. Muriel Stanley Venne stands up for the missing and murdered. She fights racism and obstacles to equality for Aboriginal women. “We have reclaimed this beautiful word, Esquao, Cree for woman, to eliminate forever the ‘s’ word”, she says.

Don’t forget to check Muriel out in the Natural Human History section of the museum! Free entrance is available for First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.