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Administrative Assistant

Posting Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CA, B3J 3C6

Company: Medavie Blue Cross

For over 75 years, Medavie Blue Cross has been a leading health and wellness partner for individuals, employers and governments across Canada. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization dedicated to giving back to the communities where we live and work, and to ensuring our employees thrive in our award-winning, collaborative culture. We are one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and are recognized as a Caring Company, a designation for national leaders in community investment and social responsibility.


Our team of 2,100 professionals work across six provinces. We excel by living our shared values of being caring, accountable, responsible, innovative and community-minded. We’re committed to ensuring the health and wellness of our employees and their families, along with personal and professional growth, through a variety of programs and support at all levels of our organization.


Along with Medavie Health Services, we are part of Medavie — a national health organization with over 6,400 employees. Together, our mission is to improve the wellbeing of Canadians. 


Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Department: Operations
Competition: 5387
Internal/External: Internal/ External
Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent
Location: Dartmouth
Salary: Competitive Compensation
Reports To: Vice President
Closing Date: August 25, 2019


Your every day with us:


As the “go to”, you will provide support to the Vice President, Operations and Vice President, Government. You will play an important role in managing the multiple and complex relationships between senior leaders and outside stakeholders, including the management of confidential and sensitive information, coordination of executive activities in the Dartmouth office with other members of the Administrative Assistant team in other regions.   


As a member of our team, you will provide administrative support by managing the logistics of calendars, multiple e-mail accounts, schedules, organizing meetings, travel arrangements, expense management; and responding to incoming routine correspondence, inquiries and phone calls; managing multiple task and issues. You will also collaborate with other support resources and stakeholders and administer responsibilities including the preparation and coordination of documentation for meetings. It’s fast paced but your team makes it a fun place to be. They have memories like elephants, supernatural intuition, and exceptional professional demeanour.


You are a “go getter”.  You will leverage your strengths to optimize the operational efficiency and are willing to learn new tools, technology and processes. You will work alongside an innovative, passionate, and down to earth team who believe in our core values and has fun working together.

What you need to succeed:

  • You actually like helping people – this is non-negotiable;
  • You are a good communicator – you are clear, concise and friendly but know how to communicate to different audiences
  • You have earned a post-secondary diploma or degree and/or relevant working experience in administration or communication
  • You are extremely skilled in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • You are a problem-solving master, you understand client needs and learn quickly how to get the best results in any environment
  • You bring a positive attitude to everything you do; you are reliable, and your team can count on you
  • You have strong interpersonal and communication skills, able to collaborate with multiple stakeholders at all levels of the organization;
  • You have a demonstration high degree of functional and technical skills.
  • And, you like to have fun while you work.

What’s in it for you?


This role is a great opportunity to learn and understand how a company with one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures functions at its core. Medavie Blue Cross is a complex and exciting organization that is improving the health of Canadians. This role is a challenging long-term career path or an opportunity to create a career that leverages your strengths.

What makes us a different kind of employer? Our award-winning culture, leaders who really care, work-life balance and professional growth are all great reasons to join our team. We’re looking for an Administrative Assistant who is interested in being a partner to deliver the outstanding service that Medavie Blue Cross is known for.


 Common goals and collaboration to deliver outstanding service is what our team is all about, we offer:

  • A diverse team of colleagues with multiple fields of expertise
  • Comprehensive health and dental plan that is 100% employer paid effective on your first day
  • Emphasis on work life balance, providing wellness benefits, health resources and fitness center discounts
  • An organization where we encourage personal learning and growth
  • If getting involved in charitable causes is something you’re passionate about, we support and offer plenty of opportunities to give back
  • As a not-for profit organization we are dedicated to our purpose, we are focused on health outcomes, not profit; both in our everyday work and how we contribute to our community.

Did we get your attention? 

Whether you are a new graduate or an experienced administrative professional, apply and let us tell you why we’d be worth considering for your next career move.


We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest.  Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Medavie Blue Cross is an equal opportunity employer.

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