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Communications Manager

ORGANIZATIONAL  PROFILE

 

The BC First Nations Forestry Council (‘Forestry Council’) is an advocacy organization that works to support Nations in efforts to increase their role in the governance and stewardship of forest lands and resources, and participation in the forest sector as full partners. A non-profit organization, the Forestry Council works closely with government and First Nations to develop forest sector opportunities, and to ensure First Nations’ priorities, values and principles are incorporated into forestry-related legislation, policies, and program development.

 

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ORGANIZATIONAL  PROFILE

 

The BC First Nations Forestry Council (‘Forestry Council’) is an advocacy organization that works to support Nations in efforts to increase their role in the governance and stewardship of forest lands and resources, and participation in the forest sector as full partners. A non-profit organization, the Forestry Council works closely with government and First Nations to develop forest sector opportunities, and to ensure First Nations’ priorities, values and principles are incorporated into forestry-related legislation, policies, and program development.

 

ABOUT  THE  ROLE

 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Communications Manager effectively informs First Nations through communications and outreach that includes the implementation of the Forestry Council’s editorial calendar for all social media content, email blasts, newsletter, and annual reports. They develop materials to aid in the outreach of specific projects and programs to support Forestry Council initiatives, including event management and membership engagement. They provide corporate communications, supporting and making recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer in matters of government relations and stakeholder engagement.

The Communications Manager is responsible for all internal and external communications. Liaising closely with a broad range of representatives from First Nations communities, industry, government and the media, the Communications Manager ensures consistent and engaging messaging and leads community engagement that informs and promotes opportunities to increase BC First Nations as full partners in the forestry sector of British Columbia.

 

Key Skills and Competences are:

  • Strategic thinking
  • Creative problem solver
  • Collaborative work style
  • Relationship builder
  • Master of Public Relations

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • 3+ years experience in Communications and Marketing
  • Non-profit experience (preferred)
  • Experience working with First Nations or other Indigenous organizations

 

This is a challenging and dynamic opportunity for a creative leader who is committed to advocating for the role that BC First Nations should play in the governance and stewardship of forest lands and resources. The ideal candidate will have a background in marketing, media/graphics, or administrative communications. The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years of demonstrated experience in communications, marketing and public relations and excellent written and verbal communication skills. As a First Nations organization advocating for, and supporting BC First Nations, we give favourable consideration to Indigenous peoples.

The BC First Nations Forestry Council head office is based in the territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation (Nanaimo, BC) This position is flexible and can be a hybrid of remote and in office.

 

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