Job Posting 78774

Education Communications & Events Coordinator
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 3 days (Mon, 31 Jan)
full time

Education Communications & Events Coordinator

PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION (37.5 hours per week)
LOCATION:  Provincial Office – Station Tower  (13401 – 108th Avenue, Surrey)
CLOSES:  Posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice


Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) develops and enhances opportunities for our Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services. Through teamwork, respect, dedication, accountability, integrity, and professionalism, MNBC strives to build a proud, self-governing, sustainable Nation in recognition of inherent rights for our Métis citizens, assisting in the delivery of services based on policy, process, and specified regulations.


We are seeking a highly motivated, team-orientated individual to join our Ministry of Education team as a Communications & Events Coordinator.

Reporting to the Education Program Manager the primary objective of the role is to coordinate the development and distribution of all Ministry of Education communication materials.


  • Coordinate the development of internal publications for the Ministry of Education, such as newsletters, releases, email announcements, planned publications, online, video, special projects, and assignments.
  • Oversee Ministry of Education website content, ensuring timely updates and accurate information
  • Create, design, format, write, edit, and produce print and digital materials, news releases, communications, event, and project-related materials.
  • Coordinate the development of all Ministry of Education related social media posts.
  • Liaise with MNBC’s Communications Department for branding and distribution.
  • Meet communication deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for gathering information, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
  • Assist with the development of program forms, surveys, templates etc.
  • Work with external partners and contractors on the development of culturally appropriate communication materials, graphics, and templates.
  • Develop communication plans and goals for the Ministry of Education communication platforms.
  • Maintain a communications calendar that reflects all planned communications.
  • Develop and maintain email distribution lists for the Ministry of Education.
  • Monitor analytics and create reports detailing the effectiveness of communications strategies.
  • Prepare, organize, and coordinate a variety of sensitive and confidential correspondence, memos, presentations, spreadsheets, and reports from internal and external sources
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of Ministry of Education events
  • Research vendors/contractors (e.g. catering, cultural facilitators, venues etc.) and follow budget requirements
  • Coordinate event logistics, including but not limited to, rental bookings, participant registration, travel booking, caterer booking, venue booking, contractor management, agenda scheduling, liaising with project partners
  • Represent MNBC and the Ministry of Education at community events across the province and engage the public about MNBC programs and services, as required.
  • Actively participate as a critical member of the Ministry of Education team to create solutions that advance the successful, efficient, and effective delivery of MNBC’s Ministry of Education initiatives


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business Management, Community Relations, or a related field
  • Two (2) years of experience in communications, marketing, administration, or related experience
  • A combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered
  • Knowledge and/or awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions made by Métis people in B.C.
  • Previous experience working in an Indigenous Community, with strong knowledge of Métis culture and history, is considered an asset
  • Knowledge or skill in event planning, an asset
  • Knowledge or skill in graphic design, an asset
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, including Acrobat Professional, Photoshop, Illustrator and Publisher
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to lead, problem solve, and utilize team-building skills
  • Proven ability to utilize strong interpersonal skills to deal with others effectively
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to utilize, adapt and embrace new technologies, including Word, Excel and other database/software required by the role


  • Other duties may be assigned as needed to help ensure the efficient operation of MNBC
  • There will be a need to attend meetings and events which may require work and travel outside of the normal business hours
  • Ability to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license and access to reliable personal vehicle for work purposes


The above requirements are what MNBC is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change based on needs.

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nation, Métis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


MNBC is committed to promoting the health, safety, and well-being of all staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our employees and Chartered Communities is paramount, and vaccination against COVID-19 is a key public measure to reduce the spread and severity of the virus and its variants. As such, we have recently announced all employees, vendors, and visitors are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to come to MNBC offices. Effective November 15, 2021: full vaccination against COVID-19 is required to be eligible for employment at Metis Nation BC. All individuals must provide Proof of Vaccination, to be verified by Human Resources, as a mandatory condition of their employment.


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