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Executive Administrative Assistant to the President and CEO

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Airlines - Corporate Operations
Calgary, AB, Canada


The executive administrative assistant provides support to the President and CEO. This individual has the ability to demonstrate a high standard of excellence, enjoys challenges, and is results-driven. The incumbent must be highly motivated and demonstrate the ability to use initiative and manage time effectively.

Some of the responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

· Administrative support for CEO's office, screens enquiries and complaints and provides answers on a variety of matters.

· Maintain regular contact with other Executive Vice President’s on a wide range of issues/enquiries.

· Review reports, invoices, and a variety of forms for completeness, accuracy, and appropriate signatures.

· Arrange meetings/conferences including airfare, accommodations and equipment needed.

· Organize and coordinate CEO's schedule including contacting meeting participants, booking venues and equipment and preparing material. Includes screening requests for speaking engagements. Book/revise CEO travel arrangements.

· Responsible for the coordination and processing of action requests and other items/issues.

· Establish confidential and working files for CEO's office; coordinates storage of old files.

· Assist with other administrative duties as assigned from time to time complex and advanced level including: composing letters, word processing and proofreading of memoranda and reports, as well as correspondence for the CEO's signature when required.

· Timely preparation and accuracy of detailed reports and documents for the Board, and various sub-committees.

· Liaise with internal and external guests on behalf of the President and CEO

· Schedule and organizing meetings

· Develop strong relationships with executive administration teams throughout WestJet

· Coordinate quarterly town halls and assist with meeting room bookings


To qualify candidates must have:

· Minimum 10 years related experience in a senior administrative role coupled with an Office Management or Business Administration Diploma.

· 3 - 5 years’ experience working in an Executive Assistant capacity managing an Executive Office.

· Excellent time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills required.

· Outstanding verbal and written communication skills are also required as this position has frequent contact with the public and is frequently required to draft correspondence.

· High degree of diplomacy and good judgment along with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

· Advanced knowledge in Word, Excel, Power Point; intermediate knowledge of Excel is required.

· Ability to communicate effectively (both written and verbal) with internal and external guests.

· Must be detail-oriented and possess the ability to multi-task and meet unexpected deadlines in a demanding environment.

· Demonstrate sound judgment regarding confidential and sensitive matters.

· Must provide high level of customer service to internal and external guests.

WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, operating over one hundred aircraft to destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. We are recognized as a Top Employer in Canada and our more than 9000 employees work hard to ensure we maintain our position as one of Canada's most respected corporate cultures. With the launch of WestJet Encore, we will continue our steady growth by offering flights and jobs to more cities in Canada.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest in WestJet. We believe in enriching the lives of everyone in WestJet's world and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. If you inspire greater creativity and innovation towards reaching new altitudes and meet the qualifications for the position in which you are interested, we welcome you to complete an online application. WestJet is a great place to land - powered by Talent and Growth. Safety comes first at WestJet.

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