Key Job Functions include:
- The Communications Officer is the central point of contact for all communications for the BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN).
- The Communications officer is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating communications strategies and programs designed to inform the BCAFN membership, employees and the general public of BCAFN initiatives. As well as to develop and maintain ongoing communications and information sharing channels with business, government and other partners.:
- The Communications officer will work with the Regional Chief and the Chief of Staff in carrying out the BCAFN’s mission and vision statements in accordance with direction provided by BCAFN members and the BCAFN Board of Directors.
Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Responding and coordinating all media requests made to the Regional Chief by third parties.
- Initiate and maintain media networks and associated public relations networks including local, regional, national and international media outlets.
- Serve as the primary contact for media for the BCAFN and the general public.
- Identify and execute a range of PR opportunities, including identification of media opportunities.
- Arrange and manage interviews and news conferences when required.
- Assist BCAFN staff with the preparation of briefing materials, speaking notes, and kits for BCAFN membership.
- Prepare media advisories, media releases for the BCAFN which summarizes the mandate and position of the Regional Chief and BCAFN.
- Design and evaluate programs to better inform and engage with BCAFN membership.
- Assist in the preparation of brochures, reports, newsletters, and other materials as requested.
- Develop and manage BCAFN social media accounts.
- Participate in weekly BCAFN staff meetings.
- Assist the Regional Chief, Chief of Staff and the Policy team with preparing correspondence, as required.
- University Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, preferably in communications.
- Minimum of three years of experience in communications, preferably for a First Nations organization
- Strong leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent time management skills.
- Knowledge of First Nations political, policy and legal issues
- Flexible schedule may include evenings and weekends
- Travel as required
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your cover letter and resume as one PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org in the following format:
- Subject heading: BCAFN Communication Officer Position
- Attached file name: YYYYMMDD_pdf
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS: December 2, 2016 at 4:30PM PDT
We want to thank everyone who applies for this position in advance. Preference will be given to applicants with Aboriginal ancestry. Only successful applicants will be contacted for interviews.