Communications Officer – Full-time Permanent

Full time
Lax Kw'alaams, BC, Prince Rupert, BC
Posted 2 months ago

Communications Officer – Full-time Permanent

Date Classified: May 17, 2024
Location: Prince Rupert or Lax Kw’alaams, BC
Business Unit: Administration
Reporting to: Manager of Communications and Public Relations

The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an immediate opening for a full-time permanent Communications Officer. They would perform a variety of tasks, such as the creation and development of print and online communications, email marketing, advertising across a variety of platforms, website management and content development, press releases, community videos and media project management. You are expected to be a creative and motivated individual who works well in a team environment. This person will take initiative in tasks that need to be completed in a timely manner

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Develop and implement approved communication plans, programs and initiatives, as directed by the Manager of Communications and Public Relations
  • Lead/liaise with non-communications staff on communications projects, as directed
  • Ensure outgoing communications are in line with the strategic priorities of the Lax Kw’alaams Band council and administrative departments
  • Research and develop content to support presentations, advertisements, website and digital content, brochures, and other Band communication marketing assets
  • Prepare briefing materials, fact sheets and presentation content as directed
  • Complete deliverables of the annual advertising calendar
  • Support work with external suppliers to prepare cost estimates, and ensure communication products are produced and delivered in a timely manner
  • Monitor and report on media coverage of the Band to the Manager of Communications and Public Relations
  • Review, manage and update communications assets, including the creation of original digital media assets for marketing purposes (photo, audio, video etc), as directed
  • Work with the Manager of Communications and stakeholders to research and develop a variety of communications materials, including news releases, articles, editorials, newsletters, annual reports and other written communications products
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute special projects, displays, events etc as they relate to communications, as directed
  • Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position, as assigned by the Manager of Communications and Public Relations

Education, Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 2 years of related work experience
  • Formal training in Communications or a related field is an asset, or a combination of education and work experience may be considered for an otherwise viable candidate
  • Proven experience in supporting successful communications, media relations, events and corporate reputation initiatives
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including editing
  • Solid time management and prioritization skills, with the ability to juggle multiple and sometimes competing priorities simultaneously. Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Strong proficiency in using a suite of applications; including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Canva, and Adobe Creative Cloud products
  • Knowledge of social media account and platform management and digital marketing tools, in particular WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google Analytics, Google Workspace etc.
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Able to deal with people sensitivity, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times

Working Conditions

  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a healthy lifestyle.
  • The successful candidate may be asked to provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.
  • Remain in full compliance with all public health orders and Band policies.

Compensation & Benefits

  • $32.00 per hour
  • CUPE Union position
  • This position is open to all genders

Submission Deadline:

  • May 31, 2024
  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
  • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Department: [email protected]
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