Temporary

January 24, 2019

Communications

Please note: We will not be accepting resumes past the deadline and only short-listed applicants will be contacted. 

JOB SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Communications Officer, the Communications Coordinator is involved in all aspects of the development and implementation of Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s (TWN) overall communication strategies. Responsible for developing and executing sound communications programs that engage audiences, including TWN membership, staff and committees. Works with Chief and Council, Sacred Trust and all Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) departments, including Administration, Community Development, Economic Development, Public Works, and Treaty, Lands and Resources.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
In consultation with the Communications Officer:
• Assist the Communications Officer to develop, implement and evaluate communications strategies that include:
o Annual communications strategy/plan for the organization.
o Develop a comprehensive communication plan for the organization.
o Communication support for Council, Sacred Trust Initiative and all TWN departments.
o Communication policy development.
o Solutions to communications challenges.
o Monitoring and evaluation of communications activities.

• Administer surveys, questionnaires and other feedback mechanisms to garner community input on various projects.
• Identify opportunities to engage with members and staff.
• Facilitate communication inter-departmentally and to the community, as directed.
• Provide guidance and direction to staff/management as to TWN brand- relevancy and consistency in communications materials e.g. notices, pamphlets, letters, and advertisements.

• Attend meetings; receives and prioritizes communication tasks and keeps all parties involved of progress.
• Provide regular updates and information to membership as to events taking place in the community.
• Develop and maintain a well-organized filing/archival system (hard and electronic) of internal communication documents that permit easy reference and rapid retrieval of information.
• Research, gather and consolidate materials as required.
• Perform other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Diploma in Communications, Business, Public Relations or equivalent.
• Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant experience.
• May consider alternate combinations of education and relevant work experience.
• Experience with graphic design software platforms: InDesign, Photoshop considered an asset.
• Experience managing digital platforms, including WordPress and social media.
• Experience handling sensitive and confidential information and matters in a trusted and responsible manner.
• Education and experience in communications and/or marketing.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required.
• Willingness to participate in work-related courses, seminars and training as required.
• Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred.
• Must successfully pass a Criminal Records Check.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy with a commitment to high quality work.
• Solid work ethic with a strong commitment to punctuality, reliability and brining your personal best to enhance the communications department.
• Excellent communication skills – oral, written, proof reading.
• Strong ability to be organized, prioritize, and demonstrate competency to handle multiple tasks and deadlines.
• Demonstrated information, records and data management skills and abilities.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with Chief & Council, membership and staff at all levels.
• Ability to develop marketing and communications plans and tactics.

KNOWLEDGE:
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office – Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel.
• Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation culture and traditional territory an asset.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
a) Physical Demands
• Significant desk work with long periods of sitting and manual dexterity activities (keyboard operations).
• Lifting or moving audio visual equipment, supplies or materials up to 25 lbs may be required.

b) Mental Focus
• Ability to take direction and occasionally work under pressure.
• Able to maintain a constructive, flexible, open, cooperative demeanor.
• Must model adherence to established systems and processes.
• Ability to work independently, change focus quickly, and pick up new tasks with minimal instruction.

c) Environmental Conditions
• Dynamic environment with multiple demands, changing priorities and interruptions.
• Handle highly sensitive and confidential information.
• Engagement with membership, staff, management and external contacts.
• Occasional evening and weekend hours.

WHY WORK FOR TSLEIL-WAUTUTH NATION?
Training and career development
Business casual office
Community fitness & gym access
Modern and new office building (Coming soon)

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