ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Reporting to the Communications Manager, the primary objective of the role is to support the Communications Department in fulfilling and monitoring communication strategies at Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC).
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Support and lead initiatives within the communications, public affairs, and entire MNBC organization.
- Assist and lead in the research and writing of collateral materials including presentations, briefing notes, news releases, speeches, brochures, backgrounders, newsletters, profiles, bios and articles for publications and websites.
- Assist and lead the development of internal publications such as newsletters, releases, email announcements, planned publications, online, intranet, video, special projects, and assignments.
- Oversee website content, ensuring timely updates and accurate information.
- Conduct research and implement effective online communication strategies.
- Monitor analytics and create reports detailing the effectiveness of communication strategies.
- Assist with camera/video equipment set up, projects, and interviews.
- Maintain a communications calendar that reflects all planned communications.
- Manage all social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn and more.
- Support branding initiatives, internal communications, and external media relations.
- When necessary, assist with the coordination of MNBC communication events and stakeholder engagements.
- Assist with photography of MNBC events, key meetings, and stakeholder engagements.
- Work with Events Team Lead to plan and implement special events.
- Perform event-related administrative duties, including but not limited to, writing acknowledgement and thank you letters, executing mass mailings, and purchasing event materials.
- Assist with the organizing of meetings with stakeholders.
- Assist with the MNBC Trading Post Online Store.
- Research and implement new social media tactics that provide value to MNBC including but not limited to Tik Tok, Instagram Reels, Discord, Twitch, Patreon, BeReal, and Spotify Greenroom.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
- Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, English or a related field is required.
- Minimum two (2) years’ experience in a communications or marketing role.
- Combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered.
- Knowledge and/or awareness of Métis people in B.C.
- Experience in a public sector role preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
- Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision.
- Graphic design experience is an asset.
- Proven ability to utilize, adapt and embrace new technologies. This includes 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 normal business hours.
- Ability to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
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 Indigenous (First Nation, Métis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CANDIDATES MUST APPLY using “Communications Coordinator - #23-071” in the subject line of the email. Please send your resume and in lieu of a cover letter write a news release for a Louis Riel Day event in the provincial legislature to: