The BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) supports the meaningful involvement of First Nations in the governance and stewardship of forest lands and resources, and participation of First Nations as full partners in the forest sector of BC. A non-profit organization, the FNFC works closely with government and First Nations to develop forest sector opportunities, and to ensure First Nations’ needs, values and principles are factored into forestry-related legislation, policies and program development.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Communications Manager is responsible for developing and implementing the FNFC’s mandate for clear and transparent communications with the FNFC’s members and partners. As an integral member of the team, the Communications Manager will perform duties in accordance with the priorities and goals of the organization as well as provide the communications as required for the FNFC workplan and programs. The Communications Manager will liaise closely with a wide range of representatives, including government, First Nations leaders and partners, community partners, and industry to support the outreach and advocacy of specific FNFC’s projects and programs.
The Communications Manager is responsible for implementing the FNFC’s strategic communication plans by designing effective and innovative publications, articles, graphics, briefing materials, press releases, and employee messaging. The Communications Manager will be responsible for day-to-day management of all communications needs across the organization, including email marketing, social media, advertising, print publications, and management of websites. The Communication Manager will support the execution of FNFC events (Provincial Forums; Regional Workshops), conferences and webinars. The Communications Manager will work closely with and report to the Chief Executive Officer as well as collaborate with team members across the organization.
The successful candidate will have a University Degree or diploma in a communications-related field (journalism, public relations, writing, English, etc.) and a minimum of three (3) to seven (7) years of relevant experience in progressively more responsible communications positions, or an equivalent combination of post-secondary education and job experience. Experience utilizing and developing a wide range of communications tools, including social media, press releases, newsletters and print media will be required. Experience working with First Nations and an understanding of forestry-related issues affecting the First Nations communities within BC would be considered an asset.
For more information or to apply, please contact Paul Phillips or JT Pawar at 604.998.4032 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We will respond to all who express interest.