Communications Manager

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Aboriginal Housing Management Association
Published
March 11, 2022
Location
615-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver, Canada
Job Type
Level of Experience
Established professional
Job Location
On-Site
Application Deadline
Until Filled

Description

Located on the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation Territory in West Vancouver, BC, the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) exists to make a difference in urban, rural, and Northern housing. AHMA oversees the administration of operating agreements between housing providers and Aboriginal housing organizations, keeping everyone's best interest in mind while developing and maintaining relationships of trust. Every employee on AHMA's team is integral to ensuring AHMA's success and the success of the Housing Providers they serve.

On behalf of the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA), Western Management Consultants (WMC) is seeking a talented communications professional with strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills who will contribute to the continued success of AHMA by leading all communications and marketing activities in the role of Communications Manager.

Reporting to the Director of Public Affairs, the Communications Manager will oversee AHMA’s Communications Plan and ensure effective communication guidelines, policies and procedures are implemented with consistent brand and imaging standards. In addition, the Communications Manager will work closely with various stakeholder groups including AHMA’s Executive Leadership Team and external housing partners, for shared communications.  The goal is to create professional, consistent, and targeted communications that are aligned with AHMA’s vision, mission, plans and impact.

Media relations will be a significant part of the role, including responding to all media inquiries and needs, as will managing AHMA’s social media presence, including the website and social media accounts. Additionally, with support from AHMA’s corporate services team, this role will lead the planning and delivery of AHMA-hosted community and housing provider events.

The Communications Manager will bring a minimum of five years of progressive experience in communications, public/media relations, marketing, or journalism, with proven experience in the development and implementation of marketing and communications strategies and projects. Additionally, a minimum of two years of experience overseeing and supervising freelancers, contractors and teams is required. Experience working in a non-profit or community-based organization is preferred.

Strong content writing, digital editing and web design skills are essential, as is proficiency in Microsoft Suite and Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign and Photoshop.

The Communications Manager must have high emotional intelligence and the ability to adapt communications and behaviour to a diverse range of stakeholders. A critical success factor for anyone who joins the AHMA team is to have an in-depth understanding of Indigenous peoples and Indigenous cultures, preferably with strong British Columbia connections. Proven experience working with Aboriginal people is an asset.

This is a great opportunity to join a progressive, supportive and highly dedicated team. AHMA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and an engaging work environment.

For more information, visit: www.ahma-bc.org

To express your interest in this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter, in confidence, at http://careers.wmc.ca/

For more information contact:  Max Mollineaux - Email: maxm@wmc.bc.ca

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