Administration & Communications Assistant


CPAWS Saskatchewan is seeking a qualified applicant to fill the position of Administration and Communications Assistant.

The successful applicant will work closely with the CPAWS SK Executive Director, acting as the integral link between Saskatoon and Prince Albert offices and providing support on the administrative, accounting, and communications sides of operations. The candidate should demonstrate a proficiency in both written and verbal communication, good digital literacy and an understanding of social media marketing. Experience with excel and other accounting software is an asset, and a background in administrative support is a necessity. Ideally the chosen candidate will also have a passion for protecting Canada’s wild places and wildlife, and knowledge of key land conservation issues and policies in Canada.  An ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team are essential.

This role requires adaptability and a can-do attitude to ensure that channels of communication between the Prince Albert and Saskatoon offices remain strong.

This position is full time with an annual salary range of $35000 – $40000, dependent on experience, beginning May, 2019.


Position: Administration and Communications Assistant

  1. Role and Mission

The Administration and Communications Assistant will work with CPAWS SK staff to fulfill administrative duties and provide communications support from the Saskatoon office.

  1. Accountability

The Assistant will report to the Executive Director and will work closely with the Southern Projects Manager and Communications Coordinator in Saskatoon.

  1. Summary of Function

The Administration and Communications Assistant will work with the Executive Director and the rest of the CPAWS-SK team to provide timely and accurate administrative and financial record-keeping support and to assist in the implementation of the public communication strategy. 

Tasks will include:

  • Assembling and submitting the chapter’s financial documentation to CPAWS National Office on a monthly basis
  • Maintaining daily communication with the Executive Director and coordinating his schedule with events and daily tasks of the rest of the chapter
  • Act as liaison between chapter employees and the chapter’s board members, coordinating and organizing meetings as necessary.
  • Preparing new content in partnership with relevant staff for social media and web, as well as for email and other public-facing and internal channels.
  • Assisting with campaign events and fundraising as necessary.
  • Other tasks and duties as required.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be passionate about protecting Canada’s lands, ocean, wildlife, and species at risk and have knowledge about conservation issues in Canada;
  • Have proven experience creating a variety of communications materials, including web, email, and social media;
  • Have experience in or knowledge of the not-for-profit sector;
  • Have a good understanding of Indigenous rights and governments;
  • Demonstrate a strong attention to detail, organization and time management skills, and the independence and self-motivation to work alone and as part of a team;
  • Demonstrate proven interpersonal and relationship-building skills, including the ability to work with multiple partners in a constructive and collaborative way;


  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in administration, finance, and digital communications, including a relevant combination of both education, personal, and work experience.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.

Application Submission
Please submit a cover letter and resume ​saved in PDF format with the following nomenclature​: “YOUR NAME_Application for Administration and Communications Assistant”

We reserve the right to close applications early for the right person. Otherwise, s​ubmit applications by email to ​​ ​no later than 11:59 p.m. CST on April 30​, 2019, indicating the position title in the subject line.
We thank all applicants. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Why work for CPAWS?

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s only nationwide charity dedicated solely to the protection of our public land, ocean and freshwater, and ensuring our parks and protected areas are managed to protect nature. In the past 56 years, we have played a leading role in protecting over half a million square kilometres – an area bigger than the entire Yukon Territory! Our vision is​ to protect at least half of Canada’s public land and water in a framework of reconciliation – for the benefit of both wildlife and humans.

Staff in the Saskatchewan Chapter work with federal and provincial government, as well as with other non-profit conservation organizations both local and country-wide to coordinate projects and campaigns, develop communications and marketing strategies, and ultimately Keep Saskatchewan Wild. We value each employee’s creativity and innovation and offer a collegial work environment and competitive benefits.