Director, Communications & Engagement
The role of Director, Communications & Engagement requires a strategic and experienced communications professional who is able to design and oversee the First Nations Technology Council’s Communications and Engagement Strategy including recruitment, research and knowledge mobilization, and government relations plans. The Director, Communications & Engagement will have experience building and leading a motivated and dynamic team, and will be responsible for supporting fundraising in order to grow the Communications & Engagement Division. As the voice of the organization, the Director will work closely with the executive team to craft provocative policy and thought leadership communications addressing the intersections of technological advancement and Indigenous sovereignty.
The Director, Communications and Engagement should have a good working knowledge of the history and issues related to technology and innovation in First Nations and Indigenous communities in BC, and the ability to speak to a diversity of audiences including First Nations communities and leadership, government, technology and innovation sectors, and the philanthropic community. The Director will collaborate across Divisions to ensure efforts are coordinated and appropriately prioritized and will ensure timely and effective delivery of all communications projects. A strong interest in the issues of digital equity, connectivity, technology training and economic reconciliation is required in this role.
The Director, Communications & Engagement role is currently conceived as overseeing one direct report focused on marketing and recruitment, with a second direct report planned pending confirmed funding, and secondary oversight of a Coordinator, Web & Design. The Director, Communications & Engagement is expected to work closely with the Director, Strategic Initiatives to identify and apply for sources of funding for communications projects as required in order to advance organizational and divisional goals. The Director, Communications & Engagement reports to the Chief Executive Officer at the First Nations Technology Council.
The Director, Communications & Engagement should be proficient in managing a complex portfolio of work, with multiple deadlines and deliverables. This is a strategic role that requires creativity, resourcefulness, exceptional interpersonal and collaboration skills, and leadership that is both process-orientated and results-driven.
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.
The First Nations Technology Council is a values-driven organization with a strong focus on employee engagement and organizational development. The work that we do to serve First Nations communities and Indigenous peoples is facilitated by a motivated and growing team, currently of 18 people. The 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.
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.