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Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

placeholder St. Catharines, Ontario

Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Come and help us build the future at RVA.

At RVA, we are driven in all that we do by core values of quality, employee ownership, financial stability, and integrity. Our commitment to creating a strong, stable organization is reflected by our status as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Our goal of sustainable growth can only be achieved with the help of great people who share our core values. We’re looking for people who want to take ownership of their work and of their company, because we believe that when people take ownership, they achieve greater things.

If you envision yourself committing to a culture of quality, ownership, collaboration, integrity, and honest communication, read on. We’d love to be the company that pushes you to be your very best.

We are seeking a customer service focused, experienced receptionist with a friendly, pleasant personality and a professional image.

Key Responsibilities

• Managing a multi-line switchboard, in a busy, dynamic environment, including responsibility for answering multiple phone lines, transferring phone calls
•Answer and screen telephone calls, handling inquires or directing caller to the appropriate information source
•Greeting clients and staff in a proactive and professional manner
•Coordinating, shipping, receiving and distribution of deliveries, including courier and mail
•Maintaining reception area environment.
•Prepare and process paperwork for overhead office invoice payment
•General reception duties; mailing, filing, photocopying and email
•Undertaking various administrative tasks:  ordering of office supplies; coordinating office equipment and in-house maintenance repairs;
•Assist office staff with special projects; Handle routine, more complex inquiries and information requests
•Other duties to include, report and proposal printing, copying, collating, binding
•Liaise with other offices as required
•Other tasks as appropriate for this position


•3-5 years’ experience in a similar role general office or receptionist experience in working in a fast-paced, multitasking environment
•Excellent phone answering skills and friendly customer service skills
•Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite
•Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills
•Extremely organized, and detail oriented
•Thrives in a dynamic, fast paced, high-pressure environment
•Must be professional, dependable, personable and flexible
•High School Diploma or equivalent
•Self-starter with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
•Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner
•Previous experience working at an engineering, construction or architectural firm a plus


R.V. Anderson Associates Limited offers a competitive compensation package, with merit-based profit sharing bonuses, company share ownership opportunities and a comprehensive benefits package.


R.V. Anderson Associates Limited is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise Human Resources of any accommodations which you may require. Any information received relating to accommodations will be treated as confidential.

Application Process

Please submit your dynamic cover letter and resume directly to HR at HR@rvanderson.com with the subject line Reception and Administrative Assistant – Niagara.

Thank you for your interest in RVA.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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