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