The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for a full-time Uks-Baask Reconciliation Communication Coordinator. The successful candidate will be a dedicated individual that will assist in distributing information about Reconciliation related activities among our membership, hereditary leaders, the broader public, and other relevant groups.

Working directly with the Lax Kw'alaams leadership and technical staff, you will develop communication materials, including publications, brochures, handouts, and other methods of distributing information using various media. Additionally, you will organize community meetings, maintain the website and social media platforms, contribute to special events, act as a liaison to constituent groups and provide technical and digital assistance to the Negotiation Team.

Note: This is a 1-year fixed-term contract with an opportunity to extend this term after 1-year, depending on available funding.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Communications

  • Assist with the development and production of Reconciliation related content.
  • Comfortable public speaking ability to facilitate community meetings.
  • Document events as assigned by taking minutes and video and audio recording where appropriate.
  • Participate in and coordinate special projects on Reconciliation related matters.
  • Produce content for Lax Kw'alaams as assigned.
  • Has the goal of bringing the community voice back to decision-makers.

Media Relations

  • Stay up to date on media coverage of local, provincial and national Reconciliation issues.
  • Maintain a watch of wider media coverage of other Reconciliation tables.
  • Commit to learn more about social media platform strategy.

Community Liaison

  • Build relationships with the Lax Kw'alaams community.
  • Assist with community involvement and act as a community resource.
  • Gather the views of the Lax Kw'alaams community regarding priorities.
  • Plan and assist the Reconciliation negotiation team/department with the organization of local and urban member meetings.

Negotiation Awareness

  • Attend technical working group, negotiations and other meetings as directed/required to stay informed and up to date on negotiation issues.

Other Tasks

  • Assist, maintain and enhance website materials regularly.
  • Participate on committees as appropriate.
  • Work with supervisor on training needs and interests.
  • Assist with facilitation of Reconciliation related matters.

The duties listed are provided as examples of the area of responsibility and are not intended to create responsibility limits but to help understand the scope of the position. All staff are expected to be team-oriented and maintain the confidentiality of all information gained while working with the organization.

Education, Experience and Abilities:

  • Grade 12 graduate (required).
  • Post-secondary experience in Communications or Journalism, English, First Nations Studies and/or a related field or combination of equivalent experience (preferred).
  • Minimum one (1) year of communications experience using a variety of methods.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and excellent verbal/ written communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of First Nations culture.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a personal addiction-free lifestyle.
  • Open to learning and be being part of a dynamic team.
  • Very good computer skills for Microsoft Office Word & PowerPoint.
  • Excellent writing, research, presentation, and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.

Conditions of Employment

  • Local and regional travel in this position is required (approximate 25%).
  • A flexible 35/hours workweek.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an acceptable Criminal Records Check.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid BC Driver's License (class 5).
  • Must have dependable transportation in good operating condition and appropriate vehicle insurance.
  • This is an excluded position (non-union) and is open to male and female applicants.

Submission Deadline:

  • Open until filled.
  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.

Employer Information

Lax Kw'alaams, BC, Canada
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