SFNNC Communications Officer
In partnership with its member agencies, the Southern First Nations Network of Care (SFNNC) makes a difference in the quality of life of all children and youth by ensuring their protection through the provision of safe homes with responsible caregivers, promoting the wellness of families and strengthening First Nations Peoples and communities.
The SFNNC is seeking a highly-motivated Communications Officer to ensure effective communication with its clients, agencies, First Nation communities, partners and other stakeholders.
Reporting to the Southern Chiefs’ Organization’s Director of Communications, the Communications Officer will create content for the SFNNC’s digital platforms and provide ongoing communications support for the agency.
- Manages and maintains all of SFNNC’s digital platforms, including creating and updating content.
- Develops strategy for SFNNC’s digital presence, and evaluates and updates it regularly.
- Coordinates and collaborates with stakeholders to ensure digital content supports and aligns with strategies, plans and services.
- Creates and manages a weekly social media schedule, ensuring all important days, announcements and events are included and planned for appropriately.
- Creates, writes and/or edits various materials, including website content, videos, infographics, photos, toolkits, reports, newsletters, annual reports and brochures.
- Supports the SFNNC CEO and works with the SCO Director of Communications to respond to media requests in a timely fashion including preparing background notes and scheduling and confirming interviews.
- Supports events and announcements by drafting press releases, media advisories, agendas and speaking notes. May also include photography and/or videography, social media scheduling and posting, website updates, content collection and media outreach.
- Writes and edits materials
- Tracks key social media and websites for content to share across channels
- Assists with social media and website analytics tracking and reporting
- Assists in the development and execution of communication plans
- Assists with various writing and editing assignments
- Updates databases and media lists
- Creates responses to incoming media inquiries
- Drafts and distributes media releases
- Other related duties as assigned
To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each key responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience:
- University degree or college diploma in a related field (communications, journalism, marketing, graphic design, etc.).
- Minimum of two years’ experience in the communications field, including experience with digital media.
- Experience creating engaging content for multiple audiences and across multiple digital platforms, such as social media channels, blogs, websites, newsletters, etc.
- Experience managing social and digital calendars, with the ability to handle multiple requests and deadlines and adjust plans and schedules accordingly.
- Strong knowledge of social media platforms and analytics tools, website design software, graphics/editing software, such as Adobe Suite and online tools like Canva, Google analytics and other relevant software.
- Strong writing skills, ideally with experience drafting blogs, newsletters and social content.
- High attention to detail with experience proofreading and copy-editing materials before sharing with public audiences and others stakeholders.
- Ability to work independently.
- The ability to communicate in an Aboriginal language is considered an asset.
- Connections with and understanding of southern First Nation communities on and off reserve.
- Experience drafting press releases, op-eds and other traditional media content a strong asset.
- Experience with event communications an asset.
- Experience in video production or editing an asset.
- Experience in a not-for-profit environment an asset.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work well in team setting.
- Must have demonstrated understanding of Indigenous culture and traditions.
The SFNNC provides competitive compensation and an excellent pension and benefits.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday, December 17, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and three work related references to:
Southern First Nations Network of Care
200-200 Alpine Way, Headingley, MB R4H 0B7
Fax: (204) 783-7996 or Email: email@example.com
Preference will be given to qualified First Nation candidates. Please self-identify as First Nations in your cover letter.
We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected will be contacted for further consideration.
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