Manager of Communications and Public Relations – Maternity Term Position (12 months)

Full Time - Term, One Year Term
Lax Kw'alaams, BC, Prince Rupert, BC
Posted 2 months ago

Manager of Communications and Public Relations – Maternity Term Position (12 months)

Date Classified: May 17, 2024
Location: Prince Rupert or Lax Kw’alaams, BC
Business Unit: Administration
Reporting to: Chief Administrative Officer

The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an immediate opening for a full-time Manager of Communications and Public Relations – Maternity Term Position (12 months). They would perform a variety of tasks, such as the creation, development and management of external communications across a variety of platforms and mediums. You are expected to be self-motivated, self-directed and take the initiative in completing timely tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Manage the Lax Kw’alaams Band’s executive and administrative communications, marketing and media activities, including the development of approved communications plans and programs
  • Translate the strategic priorities of the Lax Kw’alaams Band council and administration into external communications strategies, programs and initiatives
  • Continually review and develop the Lax Kw’alaams Band’s communications strategic priorities with stakeholders as needed, ensuring deliverables are within the scope of external communications
  • Develop external communication policies, for review by Lax Kw’alaams elected leadership
  • Research and develop content to support presentations, advertisements, website and digital content, brochures, and other Band communication marketing assets
  • Track and support Band involvement in presentations, meetings and community, annual and special events, especially with respect to coordination of presentation material
  • Manage the annual advertising calendar and advertising material development, placement and advertisement tracking/reporting (print, radio, social, TV as needed)
  • Support work with external suppliers to ensure communication products are produced and delivered according to set budgets and timelines
  • Monitor and report on media coverage of the Band
  • Track and maintain reporting on the effectiveness of communications activities quarterly or bi-annually
  • Review, manage and update communications assets, including rebranding campaigns as needed
  • Provide specialized expertise and guidance concerning community engagement to department heads, as requested
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to identify priorities – including council, staff, community members, federal, provincial and municipal governments and other NGO’s
  • Supervise communications staff and conduct employee performance reviews
  • Work with stakeholders and communications staff to write and produce an annual report to the membership, along with other communications materials
  • Serve as the media contact for formal external communications, including press releases
  • Build and maintain relationships with local media outlets
  • Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position, as assigned by the CAO

Education, Experience and Knowledge

  • 5 years of related work experience
  • An undergraduate degree 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 Office Suite, WordPress, Canva, and Adobe Creative Cloud products
  • Knowledge of social media account and platform management and digital marketing tools
  • 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

  • Salary $ 80,000-$85,000 commensurate with education, qualifications and experience
  • 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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