Violence Against Women Services Elgin County offers 24 hour safety, emergency shelter, and counselling for women who have been abused and their children. You can count on our services in Aylmer, St. Thomas, & West Lorne.  There is no wait time.  Help is immediate, informed, respectful, and compassionate.  Each year over 2,000 people find the help they seek.

We are seeking a highly skilled person with a warm and welcoming presence to join our agency as the Executive Assistant in a full time capacity.

Key responsibilities include:


  • Daily provision of the first tier of service for all agency programs by phone and in person to ensure immediate safety and connection to a counsellor
  • Daily establishment of a welcoming & functional environment for service, community partnership, and employment including scheduling & administrative support for meetings
  • Daily provision of administrative support to the Executive Director with attention to detail, accuracy, timeliness, and confidentiality
  • Daily updates to the agency website and social media
  • Planning, organization, and implementation of successful community events
  • Maintenance of confidential and accurate databases, filing, and correspondence
  • Production of analytical reports for service planning, evaluation, and community investment

Necessary qualifications include:


  • Understanding of the reality of violence against women including its impact on both women and children and commitment to the agency vision, mission, and values
  • High ethical standards and ability to manage confidential and sensitive issues in a professional manner that is attentive to safety needs
  • Exceptional communication skills demonstrated in ability to generate solutions, ensure discretion, evidence mature judgment and maintain professional boundaries
  • Excellent organizational skills evidenced in ability to take initiative and prioritize work
  • Strong computer and database skills including MS Office Suite
  • Post-secondary education and at least 3 years of experience working as an Executive Assistant for a senior management position
  • Flexibility and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed

Please forward your resume via email by Monday November 20th to Liz Brown Executive Director  We thank all applicants and will contact those candidates selected for an interview.

1.800.265.4305 or 519.633.0155
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Funding gratefully received from individuals, special groups, companies, and the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Community and Social Services and South West Local Health Integration Network.
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