POSTED: AUGUST 8 2023
Location: Coast Salish Traditional Territory | Vancouver, BC, 700-1111 Melville Street
Employment: Full Time Permanent Position
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Communications Advisor is responsible for supporting the public information and education mandate of the BC Treaty Commission. This position will require both specialist and generalist skills to support work across the organization.
Responsibilities include attending meetings and supporting key priorities such as stakeholder engagement and First Nations’ ratification processes. Assists in the development of publications, communications materials, and special projects. This position will include occasional travel to engagements. The advisor is also responsible for producing creative multimedia content and campaigns to raise awareness about treaties, negotiations, Indigenous rights, and reconciliation.
The Communications Advisor reports to the Director of Communications and works independently and collaboratively within a small team and with other departments as required.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Drafts, edits, and proofreads communications, including publications for print and digital.
- Attends meetings and supports key audience engagement to contribute to the achievement of modern treaties and agreements, this will include occasional travel.
- Assist in the development of the annual report (AR), including organizing AR release, media outreach and report dissemination.
- Plans, creates, and manages calendar for initiatives, events, and yearly objectives.
- Researches, monitors, and analyzes matters related to Indigenous rights, modern treaties and reconciliation, including writing briefing notes and reports to support strategic decisions and outcomes.
- Assists with development and implementation of broader communications initiatives and provides administrative support to the communications department.
- Liaises with communications vendors, including collaborating on content.
- Supports special projects, such as virtual events, roundtables, and forums.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Self-motivated – strong work ethic and ability to self-start, organize and prioritize responsibilities on multiple projects simultaneously and with minimal supervision.
- Detailed-oriented – superior attention to detail, enjoys being creative, and ability to proof and edit are strong assets.
- Service-orientated – strong desire and dedication to contribute to the mission of the organization, social change, and reconciliation.
- Embrace complexity – enjoys the challenge and is open to learning and seeking out new experiences, skills, and information to improve abilities and contribute to complex work.
- Adaptable and flexible – ability to adapt quickly and manage competing deadline pressures, ambiguity, and change.
DESIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Superior written, research, and oral communication skills.
- Strong organizational and project management skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suites is required.
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to understand political and cross-cultural sensitivities.
- Ability to synthesize and succinctly communicate complex subject matters to a variety of audiences.
- Ability to learn digital publishing software (Canva) and content management systems (WordPress) to support digital communication efforts.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and adhere to Treaty Commission policies.
- Ability to self-start, work in both a team and independently.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- University or college degree/diploma in a relevant discipline, preference given to communications, political science, history, etc.
- 2+ years experience working with the public.
- Combination of education, training and experience will be considered.
- Demonstrated knowledge of First Nations, Crown-Indigenous relations, and the BC treaty negotiations process is an asset.
WHO WE ARE
We are a small and dynamic organization that offers unique opportunities to contribute to reconciliation and a better future for all.
The BC Treaty Commission is an independent body that advocates and facilitates for the recognition and protection of Indigenous title and rights, and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples through the negotiations of modern treaties and tripartite agreements.
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
The BC Treaty Commission values and takes care of our people. To recognize your hard work and to support your growth and wellbeing:
- We offer competitive salary, pension, benefits which include extended health and dental.
- We support your professional growth by offering training and education reimbursement and flexibility for your learning commitments.
- We support you in giving back by offering paid volunteer time to a social cause of your choice.
- We provide fulfilling and meaningful work where you will have unique opportunities to contribute to positive change in First Nations communities and reconciliation.
- We support a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion and fosters a sense of belonging.
EVERYONE WELCOME TO APPLY
We welcome and encourage everyone to apply. We aim to be representative of the communities that we serve, which includes Indigenous and non-Indigenous. We want everyone to have a place in our mission.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please email your application to email@example.com. Only applicants short-listed will be contacted for an interview.
Your Cover Letter: tell us about yourself and why you would like to work with us,
Your CV/Resume: outline your qualifications and experience for this position,
Your References: please include three references (preferably two supervisors and one colleague),
to firstname.lastname@example.org, only applicants short-listed will be contacted for an interview.
For more information about the BC Treaty Commission, please visit www.bctreaty.ca