Communications Officer

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First Nations Health Authority
January 10, 2024
501-100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver, Canada
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About us
The First Nations Health Authority is a diverse and transformational health organization of professional, innovative, and dedicated team members and leaders.

The first of its kind in Canada, FNHA works as a health-and-wellness partner with BC First Nations to support self-determination and decision-making to improve health outcomes.

The Communications and Media Relations team works in partnership with FNHA program areas, leadership, regional teams and health partners to support First Nations in BC to achieve their health and wellness goals and improve access to culturally safe, quality health services for all First Nations people in BC. The team provides strategic communications, publishing and graphic design services, and develops content for a range of channels to ensure clear, timely and appropriate messaging for internal and external audiences.

Title: Communications Officer
Salary: $70,677 - $88,399 - $97,239 per year (pay range explained below)
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 37.5hrs/week (core hours 9am-3pm Mon-Fri)
Location: Park Royal office location. Please note, this role will be relocating to our new office building in North Vancouver on Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) land, south of Mount Seymour Parkway, after April 2024.

About the role
As Communications Officer, you will implement both the internal and external communications programs and projects for the FNHA. Working with project teams, business leads, business partners, change management and HR. You will provide specialized expertise in the development and delivery of internal and external communications for the FNHA. This may include press releases, memorandums as well as marketing materials.
You will provide oversight on projects and interacts with contractors on behalf of the Manager, Communications and Public Relations. You will provide communication support services for FNHA departments including the development and implementation of communication plans, including attending regular project meetings and proactively identifying activities that need to be communicated to audiences and stakeholders.

About you
To be successful in this role you will have a University Degree in Communications or Public Relations, or related discipline. You will have 4 to 6 years of Communications or Public Relations experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. You have a proven track record for executing high quality communication plans and materials and the ability to work independently and effectively within a variety of situations and with various individuals and groups.

Please refer to Job Specification section of the Job Description for more details.

Working at FNHA
As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits from day one, including:
- Municipal Pension plan with an employer contribution of 9.31% (after 3 months)
- 3 weeks’ vacation, which increases with service to 4 weeks, plus 5 personal days, 1 volunteer day, and 14 public holidays including National Indigenous People’s Day and National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
- Access to group health benefits and a Health Care Spending Account through Canada Life on day 1 of employment
- And more!

The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with Indigenous ancestry who chose to identify (First Nations, Inuit, Métis).

Leading with culture, all FNHA employees complete San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training. We support our family to be leaders in wellness and all staff members develop a yearly wellness plan as part of their performance partnership and goal-setting.

The Pay Range is the minimum and maximum annual salary based on full time equivalent hours.
Incumbents are typically hired, transferred or promoted between the minimum and midpoint of the range based on their knowledge, skills, abilities and experience in relation to the role requirements.
The top 10% of the pay range is for the incumbents who are industry experts in the job with the combination of exceptional experience and competencies needed to perform all duties and responsibilities at a superior capability level.

As a health and wellness organization, the FNHA has aligned with the Provincial Public Health Order released on October 14, 2021. We have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees at First Nations Health Authority. This policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If selected for employment, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination by providing a copy of your BC Vaccination Card Passport with the QR code.

How to apply
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