Communications Officer

Job Information
Author jandavis
Date October 15, 2018
Type Full Time
Company First Nations Tax Commission
Salary - - Per Hour
Location Kamloops, BC
Category Communications
Contact Information

The First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) is a dynamic, growing shared governance First Nation public institution with legislative powers to regulate the on-reserve property tax system in Canada. The FNTC maintains a head office in Kamloops BC and an office in the National Capital Region.   The FNTC works to promote, expand, implement and protect First Nation tax jurisdictions, and to promote transparency and understanding of the First Nation tax system.  The FNTC works with First Nations across Canada to renew their governments and economies for the benefit of First Nations, taxpayers, and all Canadians.

The FNTC is seeking a Communications Officer to work with the Director of Communications in Kamloops, BC to develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy for the FNTC including preparing, publishing and distributing internal and external communications materials to promote the understanding of First Nation property taxation systems, to strengthen linkages with other organizations and governments, and to implement best practices.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Contributes to the development of communication strategies, objectives, work plans and performance measures for the communications business area.
  • Researches, writes, prepares and organizes presentation materials (print and electronic media, speaking notes, briefings, fact sheets, PowerPoint presentations) to support speaking engagements, presentations and for distribution to stakeholders.
  • Designs, recommends and implements communication and media strategies to raise awareness and understanding of First Nation taxation using publications, presentations and other approved methods of information dissemination as outlined in the FNTC Communications Strategy.
  • Makes presentations and attends meetings, tradeshows and other events and as may be required to ensure successful communications are provided for FNTC.
  • Assists with the coordination of communication activities and events for the FNTC by providing appropriate communication materials, including translations, and/or coordinating logistics, as necessary.
  • Supports the development, design, update, maintenance and publication of materials on the FNTC website (, and other websites required by the FNTC to support programs and special initiatives, and mobile applications.
  • Develops an outline and coordinates development of content including preparing, writing, layout, design, distribution and publication of the Clearing the Path newsletter.
  • Researches and undertakes interviews with staff and stakeholders to prepare content for communication materials and newsletters.
  • Coordinates the translation, and verifies accuracy thereof, of all FNTC materials, and ensures compliance with the Official Languages Act.
  • Drafts and coordinates distribution of approved press and media releases and the dissemination of FNTC materials to the public.
  • Drafts communications materials and coordinates communications, and media relations as required with institutions, federal government, and organizations with established working relationships with the FNTC.
  • Liaise with media services and provides support to the FNTC in coordinating interviews, providing background information and other materials as needed.

Qualifications and Education

  • Graduation from a recognized university in communications or a related discipline, or a combination of education in a relevant field (including public relations, Indigenous affairs, communications, etc.), training and/or 5 years relevant experience.
  • Excellent writing, communication and public relations skills.
  • Demonstrated content development and management expertise along with strong writing, editing, proofreading, and professional printing/publishing skills.
  • Experience with the design, development and delivery of Communications programs within all levels of an organization.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital and online media
  • Ability to work autonomously and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Excel, and Publisher and other information management and CRM systems.
  • Proficiency in using Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe InDesign.

For more information please contact Sarah Jules at 250-828-9857 or

Please submit your resume with a covering letter to by October 31, 2018

For more information on the First Nations Tax Commission please visit the website,

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