Job Opening & Looking to Hire ASAP!
A Communications Officer is needed ASAP to support the First Nations Public Service Secretariat initiative within the First Nations Summit Society. Gain valuable experience working with leaders across British Columbia. Communications work undertaken will include liaison with BC First Nations, other levels of government and partner organizations. FNPSS supports BC First Nations in their pursuit of excellence in public service by delivering capacity building programs and training.
This is a full-time position (35 hours) with benefits, including: paid sick leave, vacation time and extended medical/dental. Starting Salary $63,068.
We need an innovative and creative self-starter to coordinate our communications efforts. As a member of the FNPSS team, some of the Communications Officer’s responsibilities will include:
- Developing, writing, overseeing implementation of, and evaluation of the FNPSS Communications Strategy, and other project-specific communications strategies on behalf of FNPSS;
- Responsible for FNPSS website content development and maintenance, including liaison with consultants as required;
- Managing FNPSS social media accounts, newsletters, and publications;
- Reporting and analysis on digital analytics, including website, newsletter and social media;
- Responsible for print and digital publications, including written content, graphic design, and lay-out;
- Planning and coordinating digital and in-person events, including press events;
- Liaising with partners and First Nations on projects, events and strategic communications activities;
- Conducting research and information gathering in order to inform and brief other FNPSS team members, First Nations Leadership Council or other partners, and BC First Nations;
- Fielding enquiries from the public, First Nations communities and leadership, and other partner agencies or organizations and more
The position will require an individual that shows strong judgement, integrity and discretion. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain professional relationships and the ability to balance multiple competing priorities.
Skills and Abilities:
The individual will need to be able to demonstrate the following skills and abilities on an ongoing basis:
- Strategic communications abilities;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and level of professionalism;
- Very strong written and verbal communications skills;
- Strong research skills;
- Strong organization, time management and project management skills with the ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
- Ability to identify communications risks, and make recommendations to mitigate them;
- Ability to effectively liaise with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders;
- Intermediate graphic design and social media skills;
- Some web-design abilities would be an asset;
- Judgement, dependability, integrity, flexibility, and reliability.
The position will require an individual who has:
- A diploma or certificate in Communications, Business Administration, or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
- A minimum of three years of communications experience, including coordination or leading communications plans and projects;
- An understanding of First Nations history and culture and of BC First Nations communities specifically; and,
- A valid BC Driver’s License.
Hours and Location of Work:
Full time hours (35 hours weekly). The First Nation Summit’s office is in West Vancouver, BC, and will be your primary work location. However, the successful individual will also be expected to work remotely and periodically attend meetings and events at other locations. While basic office equipment will be supplied for remote work (e.g. laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, notebooks, pens, etc.), the individual will be expected to have adequate Internet capabilities to conduct work over platforms such as Zoom, MS Teams, and be responsible for maintaining this, as well as providing their own basic workspace set-up (e.g. desk, chair, quiet/heated space, etc.). Depending on specific needs and circumstances, the employer may be able to support some of the items listed above, but this is not guaranteed.
How to apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter demonstrating why you’re suitable for this position. Links to digital portfolios of work may also be accepted as part of your application but are not required.
Please email your application to:
Please note a written and technical test will be administered following a successful interview, references will be required.
This posting will be open for 2 weeks only; shortlisted candidates will be contacted following the deadline of February 12th, 2024.
Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply.