Fort McKay, AB, Canada
Full Time
Entry Level

Receptionist – Community Posting

 Sustainability Department



We are looking for a Receptionist who enjoys working in a fast-paced setting to join our team! As the ideal candidate, you possess exceptional communication and time management skills, ability to determine work priorities and experience in ensuring confidentiality in all your work. Reporting to the Community Development Manager, the Receptionist is responsible for providing administrative and office support activities for the Fort McKay First Nation Sustainability Department. Administrative support may also be required from time-to-time at the Park Ranger Program Centre. This is a permanent full-time position and is based on seventy-five (75) hours bi-weekly, additional hours, such as evenings and weekends, may be required for special events.


Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Answer and direct general phone inquiries in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Reply to general information requests with accurate information.
  • Greet visitors to the organization in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Sort incoming mail, faxes, and deliveries for distribution.
  • Prepare and send outgoing faxes, mail and packages.
  • Forward incoming general e-mails and calls to the appropriate staff member.
  • Data entry and upkeep of the organization’s databases, ensuring a high level of accuracy.
  •  Perform clerical duties, such as word processing, spreadsheet, database or presentation software to prepare reports, memos, letters and other documents.
  • Prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, and record and transcribe minutes.
  • Draft correspondence and reports.
  • Make travel arrangements, prepare expense reports, order and maintain office supplies.
  • Develop or maintain a records management system.
  • Operate and maintain personal office space, staff room, office equipment such as fax machines, photocopiers, voice mail messaging systems and computer scanning equipment.
  • Work with capital projects and submit work orders when required.
  • Provide administrative support to Management and other staff.
  • Provide support for community cultural and special events initiatives.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • One to three years of clerical or administrative support experience is an asset
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office.  (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc)
  • Experience working in an Indigenous community including knowledge of First Nations culture, traditions and values is considered an asset
  • Clean Criminal Record Check


At Fort McKay, we value the dedication of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to Competitive Pay, we also offer the following;  

  • Comprehensive Health benefits package with Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • An employer matched Pension Plan
  • A healthy work-life balance with an on-site fitness centre
  • Transportation to and from work
  • The opportunity to work with a community that is committed to protecting its traditional lands - to learn more about the Moose Lake Plan visit:


The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is composed of over 800 band members, including those of Cree and Dene heritage, with approximately 400 members residing in the hamlet of Fort McKay — a community located approximately 65 km north of Fort McMurray. Fort McKay offers the best of both worlds: remote northern life for the nature lover and proximity to a large city of about 70,000 people with all the amenities you need.



Community Posting
Closing Date: November 14, 2023

Please ensure you indicate the Competition #050-2023

*Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry in any hiring decision, please declare your Indigenous  status in your application.


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