The Communications Manager will lead the development and implementation of all company communications while ensuring stakeholder engagement with Seabird Island Band Members and other key stakeholder groups. The manager oversees the production of high-quality content that engages members and stakeholders while building brand recognition. Main duties include developing and managing a team to create informative content, press releases, articles, and diverse media to communicate our organization’s brand, products, and services.
The Communications Manager works collaboratively with all levels of leadership, senior management, and a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
What does it take to be successful working in the Culture & Community Services department at Seabird Island? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.
- Top Performer: Excels at driving team performance, is highly resilient, and possesses strong critical and strategic thinking skills.
- Strategic: Thrives on strategy development and the ability to transform strategy into execution
- Leader: Can demonstrate thought leadership, develop cross-functional partnerships and effect multifaceted change. Is an experienced leader who is able to have tough conversations and make decisive calls while inspiring and motivating your team to excellence.
- Organized: Can prioritize demands, and teach others to do the same
- Builder: Fosters talent and fills gaps by identifying and acting upon strengths and development areas.
- Passionate: A passion for communications that you’ll share with the organization.
- Innovative: A collaborative attitude, participating in planning, developing, extending services
As part of our commitment to finding the best candidates, we utilize online assessments to gain insights into your aptitude, motivations, interests, and personality to assess your compatibility with our team. These assessments consist of short online exercises tailored to evaluate how your traits align with the job you are applying for.
To apply for this job, please follow the instructions below:
- Submit your resume and complete our Prevue Assessment simultaneously. The assessment is an integral part of our evaluation process.
- Allow yourself a minimum of 35-40 minutes to complete the assessment.
- Should you have any questions or encounter technical difficulties, please reach out to our Recruiting team at [email protected] or call 604-796-2177 for assistance.
Follow this link to complete the assessment: https://seabirdisland.prevuehub.com/selfregistration?url=n5%7Cn5
Once you have completed the assessment, we will carefully review your application and results. Qualified candidates will be contacted for further steps in the hiring process. Please be assured that all assessment results will be treated confidentially and used solely for the purpose of evaluating your candidacy.
Please note that failure to complete the assessment may result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
WORK THAT MATTERS
Seabird Island Band is a place to learn many skills. We are many nations, but we proclaim one goal to strengthen our pride, our language, our culture and our freedom.
Seabird Island located 1 kilometer from Agassiz, BC on the beautiful Fraser River, 120 km east of Vancouver.
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BENEFITS & PERKS
Benefits vary by job type, apply after a successful probationary period and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process.
- Extended health and dental benefits,
- Accrued vacation and sick time,
- Pension plan with matching employer contributions,
- Access to internal training programs, professional development and skill enhancement,
- Collaboration with an interdisciplinary team,
- Equitable hourly rates and
- Casual dress code
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Management and leadership
- Provide overall leadership to the Communications , including management of direct reports:
- work planning, scheduling, payroll processing and assessment of staffing need.
- Employee management: hiring/promotion, staff development, coaching/mentoring, and performance management. including but not limited to, conflict resolution, discipline, and termination recommendations.
- authorizing leaves of absence.
- evaluating the program to ensure appropriate quality and effective use of resources; and
- promote shared team goals and collaboration among members.
- Prepare business plans, annual operating and capital budgets pertaining to Communications, in consultation with
- Monitor overall performance of Communications against the business plan and budget, including authorization of expenditures.
- Prepare operating and capital budget variance reports and take corrective actions as required.
- Administer/monitor the approved annual budget including authorization of expenditures.
- Prepare and assist in the preparation of reports and recommendations for the Director and stakeholders.
- Attend Committee, community and other public meetings and events as required. Make presentations and provide advice/guidance on Communications-related issues and strategies.
- Initiate actions required by the Director and coordinate and monitor assigned tasks emerging from meetings as directed by the Director.
- Accountable to ensure staff are knowledgeable of applicable health and safety legislation, are trained to act appropriately in emergency situations, practice safe program delivery, and operate equipment and materials safely utilizing safe work practices.
Engagement and marketing
- Have a strong understanding of Seabird Island’s vision, policies, procedures, practices, and company culture.
- Establish and maintain communications protocols, procedures, messaging style and branding that is reflective of company culture, its audience, and Indigenous culture.
- Liaise with departments, the Executive Director, and stakeholders to recommend how to maximize the messaging from departments and the company to its various audiences.
- Create dynamic, culturally reflective communication pieces that integrate Indigenous ways of communication with mainstream channels and enhance company culture in client, member and management relationships and organizational processes.
- Craft new, innovative ways to build awareness, enhance engagement and promote understanding of the band’s priorities and key initiatives.
- Manage internal companywide announcements, office activities such as press releases, internal communications for welcoming new employees, office participation in events, announcements, etc.
- Manage external communications to neighboring communities, notifying members regarding grand openings, services, and press releases.
- Establish and maintain all media relationships, collaborating with regional executives on media outreach, local news release distribution, pitching, speechwriting, and regional communications.
- Manage promotion of events and follow-up reporting and debriefing is completed.
- Develop, review, and publish communications from the Executive Director and management.
- Manage and supervise communication campaigns (both communication and administrative aspects).
- Advise on and develop crisis communications and emergency communications.
- Identify, track, and monitor issues, concerns, and interests identified by Seabird Island, employees, members, and community as well as partners.
- Be an identified spokesperson for Seabird Island throughout the region.
- Manage support requests, and staff media interviews and speaking engagements.
- Oversee collecting content and the delivery method for newsletters, management updates, which include statistics community involvement.
Strategic Planning and Support:
- Connect strategic planning efforts to communication personnel to best communicate Seabird Island’s ongoing efforts, accomplishments, plans or goals.
- Support company initiatives, by managing company cultural communication calendar and is a member of the Events Committee
- Provide the Executive Director or department Directors with regular activity reports, including statistics, as well as annual summary reports.
- Be a positive spokesperson for Seabird Island, actively supporting the vision, mission, and philosophy of the company.
- Advocate for cultural inclusion.
- Prepare updates and briefing reports as necessary.
- Prepare grants and proposals related to communications and engagement.
- Deliver presentations at meetings as needed.
- Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by your Manager, Director, or the ED.
WHAT YOU BRING
- Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or Business is required.
- Marketing and Engagement/Public Relations and/or Communications experience is required
- Municipal or Nonprofit Experience is an asset.
- Excellent business communication, writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
- Experience working with a senior management and key stakeholders.
- Ability to understand stats and data and be able to leverage these numbers in communications.
- Knowledge of Communication and Public Relation industry standards
- Communicate effectively and clearly, must be able to maintain grace under pressure.
- Create dynamic communication pieces with very little direction.
- Capacity to multi-task and to reset prioritizes throughout the day as this position handles the full spectrum of media relations and internal communications.
- General knowledge about communications software and quick ability to figure out how to run a new platform or mobile application.
- Creative, persuasive, and influential, professional demeanor
- Experience working with First Nations community is considered an asset.
- Excellent organizational skills, with an ability to prioritize timelines and important projects.
- Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook);
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong customer service focus and ability to provide services in a prompt, respectful and unbiased manner, in accordance with existing Seabird Island Band policies and procedures.
- Strict adherence to an Oath of Confidentiality, Seabird Island Band Policies and Procedures.
- Willingness to learn or prior knowledge, respect, and understanding of Stó:lō culture, history, traditions, and language;
- Valid BC Driver’s License, Class 5 and clean Driver’s Abstract.
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Check *Solicitor General CRRP*
REPORTS TO: Culture & Community Services Department Manager
- Employment is conditional upon completing pre-employment screening to ensure a safe and secure work environment in which students, staff, members, families, community, as well as resources, and assets are protected. All background checks, reference checks and criminal record checks are performed in accordance with SIB HR Policy, protecting the integrity and confidentiality of information gathered during the evaluation.
Seabird Island is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Pursuant to S. 41 of the BC Human Rights code, preference may be given to Applicants of Indigenous, Métis, or Inuit heritage. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in Canada; however, we are not able to sponsor visas.
We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.