Corporate Communications Officer

Please send your resume and cover letter and to [email protected].  This position will remain open until it is filled.

Corporate Communications Officer (CCO)

The Corporate Communications Officer is a skilled writing professional responsible for the creation and coordination of communications deliverables across the organization, including but not limited to: annual reports, board reports, funder reports, program information, presentations, job postings, briefing notes, decision notes, concept papers and planning documents, including but not limited to strategic plans and marketing campaigns.

An interest in learning more about the complex issues surrounding digital equity, connectivity, Indigenous innovation, technology training, economic reconciliation and UNDRIP is required from the successful candidate.

 

Consulting

The CCO will ensure that the appropriate areas of the organization are consulted for the most accurate and up-to-date information on which communications deliverables are based. The ability to translate conversational information into corporate formats is essential. The CCO will also be expected to do basic research to ensure accurate applications of terms and to develop their own tech literacy.

 

Writing

The CCO is the communications voice of the organization, and as such strong writing skills are foundational. A variety of corporate writing samples will be required, as will be a written assignment for candidates making it to the interview stage.

 

Revision

The ability to seek, receive, and implement feedback for working drafts is required. As the First Nations Technology Council deals with complex issues within a shifting strategic landscape, feedback for revision is to be expected and welcomed.

 

Editing

Impeccable editing and proofreading skills are required to maintain consistent excellence in Technology Council communications. A strong grounding in grammar and punctuation following Canadian Press standards is expected. All communications deliverables must be aligned with our Technology Council Style and Brand Guide.

 

Coordinating

Coordination between the Corporate Communications Officer and the Web Coordinator/Graphic Designer for the timely delivery of properly formatted deliverables is required.

 

Approval Chain

The CCO will ensure that all communications deliverables receive the appropriate level of approval prior to use or publication, and will actively follow up on sign offs required in order to manage the communications approval chain to meet often tight timelines.

About the First Nations Technology Council

The First Nations Technology Council is an Indigenous-led organization that serves all 203 First Nations communities across British Columbia, working to ensure that Indigenous peoples have full and equitable access to the tools, training and support to maximize the opportunities presented by technology and innovation. The Technology Council sees the strengthening of local Indigenous economies and the empowering of Indigenous innovators as contributing to Indigenous self-determination and nationhood.

About the Role

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Representing the voice of the Technology Council through communications deliverables.
  • Consulting on communications deliverables as noted but not limited to those above.
  • Writing key documents.
  • Gathering feedback on drafts for revision.
  • Ensuring impeccable editing of final draft aligned with grammar, style and brand guide.
  • Ensuring the proper saving and filing of all final documents.
  • Coordinating with the Web Coordinator/Graphic Designer on the formatting of public documents.
  • Respecting and managing the approval chain.
  • Other writing duties as assigned.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrates leadership aligned with Technology Council brand and core values.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of corporate communication formats.
  • Ability to synthesize complex information into clear and impactful deliverables.
  • Ability to ask questions to expand understanding.
  • Ability to shift content and style to customize for diverse audiences.
  • Basic research skills.
  • Impeccable editing skills.
  • Basic document formatting ability.
  • Basic organizational ability, file management, etc
  • Interest and ability to learn Slack, Monday, Dropbox, Google.docs and other online tools.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Social Science, Arts or other relevant field and/or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • 2+ years’ experience in a copywriting or communications role.
  • A proficiency with MS Office applications, including Word and PPT.
  • Sound understanding of the history of First Nations in British Columbia, and an ability and interest to learn more about the history, culture, protocols and practices, socio-economic issues, rights and future vision of Indigenous peoples.
  • Ability to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Core Values

The First Nations Technology Council holds the following core values, which all employees are expected to honour, demonstrate and deepen through individual practice and team development: trust, humility, community, spirit, innovation for 7 generations, listening, resilience, indigenous wisdom, and heart.

Supervision

This position reports directly to the Director of Sector Transformation.

Location

This position is located at the First Nations Technology Council headquarters Unit 102 – 70 Orwell Street on Squamish Nation land in North Vancouver, B.C. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will work remotely until further notice, in alignment with public health directives and best practices.

How to Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter and 3 corporate writing samples to [email protected]. This position will remain open until it is filled.

 

We are an Indigenous organization whose mandate is to promote opportunities for Indigenous people. We encourage applications from qualified First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. We also welcome other candidates who possess a high level of cultural competence and understanding of indigenous experience, communities, and issues. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.