We're looking for a communications specialist to join our team on a one-year contract. If you're an exceptional writer, an avid learner, and a compassionate listener with the ability to use storytelling to engage audiences, apply today!
You’re an exceptional writer, an avid learner, and a compassionate listener with the ability to use storytelling to develop engaging and compelling messages for diverse audiences. You have strong interpersonal skills and build relationships easily with individuals at all levels of an organization. You also approach your work collaboratively, offering your experience and knowledge, but knowing when to listen and learn. You’re a strong project manager with an ability to balance multiple priorities to produce tangible results in support of an organization’s greater purpose.
We’ve partnered with Smart, Savvy + Associates to search for our new Communications Specialist for a one-year contract (maternity leave). Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Specialist is a key member of a small and highly collaborative team, and will work closely with First Nations leaders and project partners. If you are a communicator with a solid foundation in writing, storytelling, and media relations, and are experienced in not-for-profit communications, consider applying for this role today.
About the role:
Write compelling project stories that capture and share the knowledge First Nations have developed through their economic development and conservation initiatives.
Regularly publish online and print materials that effectively showcase the Great Bear Rainforest, First Nations, the initiatives Coast Funds has supported
Coordinate content development for the annual report and strategic plan including compiling and editing written material, photography, and infographics
Write and distribute media releases and op-eds in support of the stewardship and economic development work First Nations are leading in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii
Coordinate various contractors—including graphic designers, printers, web developers, and writers—in support of achieving communications goals
Provide communications support to management such as preparing Committee meeting agendas, drafting briefing notes, presentations, speaking notes, annual report, and other internal or external communications materials
3+ years of related experience, preferably in a not-for-profit environment
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to relay technical information in plain language
Highly collaborative work style with a focus on teamwork and creating win-win outcomes for stakeholders and community
Demonstrated ability to establish cooperative and effective working relationships with First Nations business representatives, NGOs and contractors
Working knowledge of marketing communications tools including Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, Mailchimp, and WordPress
Excellent project management skills with an ability to balance multiple priorities to produce tangible results in a dynamic and deadline-driven work environment.
How you’ll stand apart:
Experience working with First Nations or other Indigenous communities
Familiarity with the Great Bear Rainforest and Coast Funds’ Participating First Nations
Our competitive benefits package includes a flexible health and dental plan, RRSP contribution, committed colleagues, a culture of innovation, and the sense of accomplishment that comes from contributing to a team that’s working hard to make a difference in BC’s coastal communities.