POSITION: Full-time Communications Coordinator                                     

LOCATION: K’ómoks Administration Building                                              

DEPARTMENT: Administration

REPORTS TO: Communications Manager

SALARY RANGE: $25 to $35 hourly rate (based on 35 hours a week)

K’ómoks First Nation’s vision: We, the K’ómoks people, envision a prosperous and healthy Nation, in which we exercise our rights and title throughout our territory, honouring our people, lands, waters, cultures and languages.

K’ómoks First Nation’s mission: K’ómoks First Nation ensures the well-being and self-sufficiency in all aspects of our Nation by asserting our rights and title while upholding our members.

Do you have a passion for all things communication, and an eager, can-do attitude?

POSITION SUMMARY

The Communications Coordinator role is the Nation’s operational communications lead, directly supporting the Communications Manager in achieving the K’ómoks First Nation’s overall goal of building trust and creating community connection within the Nation, and establishing and maintaining a positive public image of the Nation. The role will aid across many internal and external communication needs, including event support, media relations, promotional plans, and publication coordination, prioritizing outcomes guided by our organizational strategic plan goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and executing day-to-day internal K’ómoks communications, including regular community Facebook posts, weekly email blasts, newsletters, brochures, reports, and website updates.
    • Creating key messages, writing, and editing various communications (briefs, presentations, speaking notes, press releases)
    • Coordinating communications projects (following up with designers, photographers, videographers, printers, etc.)
    • Researching communications materials for internal and external audiences\
    • Providing formatting and writing support for staff as necessary
  • Community engagement, including responding to community issues and concerns as related to organizational communications activities
  • Communications support for K’ómoks events and community meetings
  • Social Media lead, posting and managing content across platforms, including comment monitoring
  • Communications administration, including:
    • Managing communications inventory (photos, videos, graphics, releases, etc.)
    • Developing and implementing an annual work plan
    • Performing other related communications duties as required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • High level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to establish working relationships with staff, Council, and a variety of governments, groups, knowledge keepers and/or Elders,and other stakeholders
    • Ability to display tact, respect, and diplomacy
    • Sound judgment and decision-making
    • Ability to embrace change and navigate and ambiguity
  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness with thorough knowledge of the current First Nations governance landscape in BC and knowledge of relevant socio-historical events relevant to First Nations in Canada
  • Communications skills:
    • Drive communications projects, take initiative on deliverables and feel a high accountability for the work
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills
    • Collaborate well in a team environment
  • Digital skills:
    • Comfortable with digital media, including social media management, Canva design, Mailchimp campaign management, and WordPress web updates
    • Literate in Microsoft Office; proficient with Word and Excel

 Education and Experience:

  • Combination of education and/or 2 to 4 years of working experience in communications, marketing, or related field
  • Experience working in and with the Indigenous community preferred
  • Preference given to candidates with a related degree and/or diploma

 Other:

  • Willing to participate in personal and professional development
  • Follow K’ómoks First Nations policies and procedures

Application Information:

If this opportunity to work as a team member in a growing Indigenous organization appeals to you, please apply with your resume and cover letter to mavis.alkenbrack@komoks.ca.

This posting will remain open until filled.

We value employment equity and prioritize applications from Indigenous applicants, and especially encourage those living within the K’ómoks First Nation to apply. If you have any questions about the job posting or the process, please reach out to mavis.alkenbrack@komoks.ca.

KFN MEMBER prioritization:

This role has been identified as an excellent opportunity for a K’ómoks member to accelerate their communications career. We are looking for KFN member candidates who are passionate about communications, love to connect with others (including strong verbal and written communications skills), can take initiative, and demonstrate an attention to detail. While this role has been posted for those with 2 to 4 years’ experience, we can tailor the opportunity to meet the KFN member candidate where they are at.

  • Just finished high school? This role could be your stepping stone into a fulfilling communications career, including support for post-secondary opportunities and the flexibility to schedule work hours around studies.
  • Recent post-secondary grad? This flexible position will provide an excellent growth opportunity, with exposure to a full range of communications functions, including potential specializations in media, web, community engagement, and strategic communications planning.

We will be prioritizing KFN member candidates for the first month of posting the role (until August 9).

To apply for this job email your details to mavis.alkenbrack@komoks.ca