CancerCare Manitoba located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is a provincial agency which provides clinical and academic services and leadership for cancer control and the treatment of blood disorders. We invite applications for the position of:

191 - Administrative Assistant II - Repost

Research Institute - MacCharles

Competition #: 191-19-761020300/761063515

Closing Date: August 27, 2019

  • Term
  • Full-Time
  • (1.0 EFT)

Maternity/ Parental Leave | ASAP – February 24, 2020 (may expire with two weeks’ notice)


Under the general direction of the Section Heads of the Research Institute, the incumbent is responsible for the effective and efficient management of the Research Office for CancerCare Manitoba and provides confidential administrative support to the Section Heads (Cell Biology and Clinical Research), Chair of the Institute Advisory Board (IAB) and the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) Prairie Node Leader. The incumbent is responsible for the coordination of the CancerCare Manitoba Infrastructure and Operating Grant Competition, CCMB’s Research Day and the RIOH Seminar Series. In addition, the Administrative Assistant II will maintain calendars, book meeting rooms, prepare meeting agendas and meeting minutes and arrange meetings via teleconference, as requested. The incumbent will be able to function well under pressure and perform other related duties as assigned.



  • Successful completion of a recognized Administrative Training Program or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered, as determined by CancerCare Manitoba
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ of recent experience in an office environment providing administrative support
  • Comprehensive knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Must hold a satisfactory employment record
  • Must be able to legally work in Canada

Will be assessed during the interview process:

  • Organizational skills with the ability to work independently and prioritize work.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a professional team environment
  • Ability to coordinate workflow and develop administrative systems that enhance efficiencies of effectiveness and be able to function well under pressure and constant interruptions.
  • Ability to handle the confidential aspects of this position with discretion and professionalism and be a self-starter


  • Ability to speak French
  • Knowledge of PowerPoint
  • Experience working in a healthcare environment
  • Experience working in a unionized environment

Salary: Out of Scope


This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

CancerCare Manitoba is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environment. If you are contacted by CancerCare Manitoba regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if accommodation measures must be taken to enable you to apply and be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

We thank all that apply and advise that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please submit a detailed cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements for this position along with a current resume which references the Competition Number to:

CancerCare Manitoba
Human Resources Services
675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E OV9