Administrative Assistant, Development & Learning (18 month Contract)
Doctors of BC
Vancouver, BC, CAN
6d ago


DEPARTMENT : Engagement Quality & Improvement

EQI is comprised of separate sub-departments, or centres of excellence, falling under the same umbrella : Primary & Community Care Transformation, Quality Impact Centre of Expertise , Engagement Centre of Expertise and JCC Secretariat.

EQI works in large part to support the Joint Clinical Committees (JCCs) : General Practices Services Committee (GPSC), Shared Care Committee (SCC), and Specialist Services Committee (SSC).

Driven by collaborative relationships between the Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC and captured under the Physician Master Agreement, they are a group focused on developing and leveraging relationships, sharing knowledge and lessons learned and working together towards common goals to support improved patient outcomes, increased professional satisfaction and decreased system costs.

THE TEAM : Primary & Community Care Transformation - Development & Learning

The Primary & Community Care Transformation Team provides leadership, partnership, networking and project management support to establish Patient Medical Homes, Primary Care Networks and Team-Based Care through relationships with Divisions of Family Practice, Health Authorities and First Nations, and direct supports to physician practices.

As part of the Primary & Community Care Transformation team, the Development and Learning Team leads the design and implementation of GPSC’s development and learning strategies for multiple and diverse stakeholder groups.

THE JOB : Administrative Assistant, Development and Learning (18 month Contract)

Reporting to the Manager, Development and Learning, the Administrative Assistant is an integral part of the Learning and Development team responsible for providing administrative support to the Manager and other team members on assigned initiatives, projects and / or working groups.

As the key individual supporting the coordination of the team’s workflow and communications, the Administrative Assistant must have excellent organizational and communication skills to proactively assist the team meet deadlines, anticipates challenges, and finds ways to address them.

Initiative and strong interpersonal skills are required in working collaboratively with individuals from across the organization.

Due to the nature of the Team’s work and the variety of work that may be assigned to the Administrative Assistant, diplomacy, attention to detail and a strong knowledge of the Microsoft suite of products is essential.

This position will work full-time on an 18 month contract.


Building Relationships :

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with peers and contacts with access to information and to key business partners
  • Seeks and shares information and advice on how to get things done and who to involve
  • Communication for Results :

  • Converses with, and writes to, peers in ways that support transactional and administrative activities
  • Explains the immediate context of the situation, asks questions with follow-ups, and solicits advice prior to taking action
  • Initiative :

  • Seeks out new challenges that require low to occasionally moderate risk taking and receives authorization from manager prior to acting
  • Determines the resources, team support, and technical needs necessary to enable success and procures them
  • Keeps responding to the challenge in spite of obstacles and setbacks
  • Problem Solving :

  • Solicits input in gathering data that help identify and differentiate the symptoms and root causes of defined problems.
  • Suggests alternative approaches that meet the needs of the organization, the situation, and those involved.
  • Resolves problems and escalates issues with suggestions for further investigation and options for consideration as required.
  • Thoroughness :

  • Follows and adheres to organizational systems that result in multiple routine yet critical activities to be identified and completed on time.
  • Renegotiates priorities as necessary.
  • Solicits feedback on performance in new tasks.
  • Sets improvement standards to reduce errors, omissions, and oversights.
  • Doctors of BC Team Member : Approaches work with a collaborative spirit recognizing we are better together. Embraces change, provides excellence in service and is accountable for their results and helping others achieve theirs.

    Does the right thing, not the easy thing. Speaks openly and honestly to tackle tough challenges and enrich relationships.

    Balances hard work with fun and is genuinely friendly and committed to other’s wellbeing.


  • High school graduation and some related work experience; OR an equivalent level of related work experience, education and / or training may also be considered
  • Excellent writing skills and proven ability to develop clear, concise and comprehensive written communication
  • Excellent judgment in setting priorities, identifying issues and determining action required when working under pressure and deadlines
  • Superior interpersonal, oral communication and relationship management skills
  • Adept at balancing major concurrent tasks and projects
  • Proven ability to respond to a wide variety of issues and deal with unclear situations and conflicting demands, and to seek leadership direction and support with priority setting when needed
  • Excellent computer skills using Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of the team
  • Doctors of BC thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.

    Doctors of BC celebrates diversity, challenges inequality and is committed to sustaining an inclusive and diverse community.

    We do not discriminate against any applicant regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, political beliefs and affiliations, family circumstances or other irrelevant distinction.


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