Communications Coordinator

Hupacasath First Nation - Port Alberni, BC (30+ days ago)

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This is an amazing opportunity to work with a progressive innovative First Nation community with a record of success and advancement in management, administration and business. Nestled on Central Vancouver Island in the Alberni Valley Hupacasath First Nation will provide challenge and the opportunity to grow the administration while implementing the community’s goals and objectives.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Communications Coordinator facilitates effective and consistent communication between the Hupacasath First Nation, its members, staff, Council, committees, governments and the outside world ensure every sector and member is fully informed to the fullest extent possible in a way that reaches the widest audiences.

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Work in collaboration with critical members of administration Council, Committee and their supporting associates to fully develop and implement the Communication Strategy and Work Plan.
  • Regularly monitor and assess the effectiveness of the communication
  • Ensure the successful exchange of information to members and all other necessary stakeholders.
  • Work closely to support community consultation and
  • Facilitate focus groups, community meetings, and information
  • In collaboration with others, develop and organize workshops, meetings and other community events.
  • Utilize webpage and social media channels to engage community members and encourage them to participate in the conversations necessary to advance vision, goals and
  • Implement and monitor community engagement activities and
  • Track commination budget, advertising and ensure reporting is submitted as
  • Provide communications training for staff to build
  • Monitor changes and developments and ensure webpages social media and all other avenues of outward reaching media are up to date and accurate
  • Attend committee and community meetings to ensure minutes are recorded and
  • Engage with community members to solicit feedback on how best to communicate the information.


  • Extensive knowledge of
  • Respect for First Nations’ culture and
  • Working knowledge of local, provincial and federal
  • Ability to build cooperative, trusting relationships with community members, government representatives, media and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong public speaker and the ability to present to a wide range of
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with well-developed event planning
  • Strong website and social media skills including content, updates, links, SEO, and appropriate audience response protocols, proficient with MS Office
  • Able to work independently as well as working within a collaborative team
  • Able to travel for meetings and available for weekend and evening


  • Post-secondary Degree or Diploma in Communications or equivalent field
  • 3 years prior experience in a related field including prior experience with First Nations an asset
  • Experience developing and implementing a strategic communications plan
  • Experience working with Hupacasath First Nation
  • Valid class 5 B.C. driver’s license and vehicle is required
  • All employees are subject to a Criminal Record Check

Job will remain open until successful applicant is chosen. Salary is based on experience and qualifications.

Working Conditions:

Work takes place primarily in an office environment. Flexibility needed for travel, as well as evening and weekend work.

Job Type: Contract