Career Opportunity: Digital Engagement Specialist

Coast Funds board of directors and staff alongside Haíɫzaqv Hemas (Hereditary Chiefs) and Elders in June 2019. Photo by Brodie Guy

Location

We’re looking for a team member with knowledge of the histories, cultures and lived experiences of coastal First Nations. We welcome candidates based in a coastal community to apply. 

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to share knowledge and support First Nations’ efforts to revitalize stewardship and build resilient economies across the coast. In this role, you will connect and communicate with Coast Funds’ various audiences. Proven experience managing digital communication platforms, including social media and websites, is essential. Visit Smart, Savvy + Associates to submit your application today.

A truly unique and life-changing career opportunity

First Nations’ leadership through self-determination, governance, and stewardship is paramount to permanent protection and restoration of the significant ecological and cultural systems of the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii. Through access to sufficient sustainable and self-determined finance, resilient, Indigenous-led stewardship will strengthen both ecological and human well-being.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Digital Engagement Specialist is an important member of a small and highly collaborative team.  The ideal candidate can easily pivot between the diverse responsibilities of the position while maintaining a reflective approach and a keen attention to detail. You should also carry knowledge of the history, cultures, and lived experiences of the First Nations whose territories span the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii.

In addition to digital engagement, this position plays an important role in administrative and governance communication, producing and delivering regular correspondence and reporting to First Nations, Members and Funders, and the board of directors.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in a communications, public relations, marketing, or journalism position
  • Completion of a diploma, certificate, or bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • Experience managing social media channels, maintaining a website, distributing email newsletters, and crafting online content
  • Proven expertise creating and carrying out paid online and social campaigns, and providing detailed analytics reporting.
  • Proficient with WordPress, Mailchimp
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Adaptable and capable of working in diverse media for varied audiences
  • Self-directed, able to learn quickly, organized, detail-oriented, and flexible
  • Critical thinker, results-oriented

Preferred, but not required:

  • Managed digital engagement for a non-profit or First Nations-led organization
  • Working knowledge of the following (or similar) software and applications: Hootsuite, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, Salesforce
  • Understanding and respect for the inherent stewardship responsibilities First Nations have throughout their unceded territories, and their need for sustainable finance to develop and sustain stewardship capacity to uphold those responsibilities in a modern context
  • Understanding and respect for First Nations economic development priorities and their need for financing to develop long-term sustainable businesses and infrastructure
  • Experience working with First Nations or other Indigenous communities would be ideal

Benefits:

Coast Funds competitive benefits package includes a flexible health and dental plan, professional development, RRSP contribution, committed colleagues, a culture of innovation, and the sense of accomplishment that comes contributing to a team that’s working hard to make a difference in BC’s First Nations coastal communities.

Visit Smart, Savvy + Associates to submit your application today. 

Equity and diversity are essential to Coast Funds. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Indigenous People, Canadians, and permanent residents will be given priority.