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ORGANIZATIONAL SERVICES TEAM                                           July
5, 1999

If you share our outrage at the corporate take-over of Canada, at trade
deals which sell Canadians short, and at a government which is complicit in
these developments, and if you believe that a strong citizen-based movement
is needed to set things straight - then this job may be for you.

The Council of Canadians ("Canada's real Official Opposition", according to
the Globe and Mail) is a national public interest group, committed to
opposing corporate rule and protecting social programs by promoting
democracy.  We have around 100,000 members coast-to-coast.

provide overall administrative support to the Team, particularly in three
principle areas:
1) Office Management: Participating in ensuring the overall smooth
functioning of the National Office by providing reception services
(including answering the telephones & directing calls, responding to general
information inquiries from the public, greeting & directing visitors),
liaising with courier services (to expedite pick-ups & deliveries), opening
& distributing incoming correspondence (mail, email, & fax) monitoring &
ordering office supplies, dealing with office equipment service and
maintenance contractors, etc.
2) Accounting and Finances: Providing administrative support to our
accounting and finance work including assisting with the processing of
receivables and payables, maintaining and balancing petty cash; preparing
the daily bank deposit, maintaining vendor and other accounting files, etc.
3) Human Resources: Providing administrative support to a variety of
personnel processes and projects including the selection and hiring process,
the Employee annual review process, Employee attendance/leave tracking, etc.

You will bring 1-2 year's experience in administrative support and systems
including working in reception services.  You are fluently bilingual and
your communications and interpersonal skills are excellent.  You have
first-rate administrative skills a strong ability to learn,
organize/prioritize a multi-task workload, take initiative and be flexible.
You have a capacity to work in a self-directed manner and to work
collaboratively with others in a team situation.  You possess excellent
computer skills.  Demonstrated support for The Council's values, vision and
direction and a basic knowledge of current national economic, social and
political issues are considered assets.

This is a permanent, full-time position. We offer a unionized environment,
excellent benefits, a pay scale of $27,856+ and the chance to make a

APPLICATIONS: Send your resume, in confidence, by 5:00 PM Friday, July 23,
1999 to Organizational Services Coordinator, The Council of Canadians,
502-151 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H3, Fax: (613) 233-6776, email:
inquiries@canadians.org. The Council of Canadians is committed to Employment
Equity and encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Only
candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
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