PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION IN North VANCOUVER
Due to COVID 19, the start date for the position will be determined thru Provincial Health Guidance.
CLOSES: March 4, 2021
- Great opportunity to join the Squamish Nations community
Take your career to new heights with a dynamic and progressive First Nations government
ABOUT THE SQUAMISH NATION
Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson's Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory. Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
This position reports to the Manager of Communications and Engagement, and is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of integrated internal and external communications strategies and initiatives for the Squamish Nation. Working collaboratively with the communications team, as well as with departments across the Nation and external stakeholders, this position develops high-quality, compelling and accessible content for diverse audiences
- including the Nation's members, external stakeholder audiences and the public
- and communications channels. It is also responsible for guiding the Nation's social media presence and supporting media relations and issues management activities as needed. This position requires the incumbent to have a strong interest in creative writing and multi-media storytelling, and excellent ability to articulate information.
The incumbent is highly analytical and adaptable, with the demonstrated ability to independently and skillfully manage multiple priorities and meet tight timelines in an ever-changing environment. The incumbent operates with a high level of tact, confidentiality, diplomacy, and integrity, and contributes to a positive and supportive team environment by working efficiently and professionally at all times.
Typical Duties & Responsibilities:
- Works with the Manager of Communications and Engagement to develop and implement communications strategies and initiatives to support and enable the operational and strategic objectives of the Squamish Nation.
- Develops effective and compelling communications materials and content including, but not limited to, key messages and Q&A, web stories, social media content, news releases, factsheets, and photo/video to achieve desired outcome/impact of communication.
- Oversees the Nation's social media presence.
- Supports media relations and issues management activities, including the development of media materials, preparing spokespersons, and acting as a media liaison, as required.
- Supports member engagement activities, including administration of surveys and in-person engagement events, as required.
- Advises, coaches, mentors and trains staff on best practices in communications to improve overall communications within the organization.
- Operates with a high level of tact, confidentiality, diplomacy, and integrity, and contributes to a positive and supportive team environment by working efficiently and professionally at all times.
- Contributes cooperatively to the Nation Services team to achieve position and department goals.
- Acts for Manager of Communications and Engagement in their absence, as required.
- Adheres to workplace health and safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
- Contributes cooperatively to the Squamish Nation Services team to achieve position and department goals.
Education, Level of Experience & Hiring Requirements:
- Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, and/or Public Relations or a relevant/related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
- 4 years of directly-related work experience in the majority of duties listed in this job description, including: supporting the development and implementation of communications strategies and initiatives; developing effective and compelling communications materials and content for a variety of channels; managing online communications presence.
- As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to communication and public relations strategies, computer programming, social media, writing, etc.
- Experience in planning and developing content for social media, including tracking and reporting. Experience with Sprout Social or other social media management platform.
- Experience with media relations and issues management.
- Experience in developing creative communications materials and content for diverse channels and audiences, as well as in social media content development and community management.
- Experience as advanced user of Microsoft Office, the internet, etc., with WordPress or other content management system experience.
- Photography and video expertise an asset.
- Experience working with a First Nations/Board/organization is an asset.
- Must be able to work evenings and weekends and a flexible work schedule as required.
- Must provide a valid Criminal Records Check as per Squamish Nation Policy.
The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation.
- $67,079 plus a comprehensive benefits package.
If you're looking for a new opportunity to use your experience, consider joining Squamish Nation. Apply online today!