The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is seeking a passionate Communications Coordinator/Digital Campaigner to help manage and run UBCIC communications and campaigns. The successful candidate will have experience building and implementing a communications strategy within a busy organization, including managing social media. As well, the candidate will be a skilled communicator, able to engage many different people and organizations via diverse platforms.
A main principle of the UBCIC is that we will be stronger if we work together, and this position is an exciting opportunity to share knowledge and build networks of support with the aim of protecting and advancing the political and territorial rights of Indigenous Nations in BC.
Compensation: This full-time position is based on a 35 hour work week. The salary range is $40,000–$45,000 depending on experience, with benefits provided upon successful completion of a 3-month probation period.
Deadline: February 16, 2018 (by 12 p.m.)
Duties and responsibilities
- Work with UBCIC Policy Team to refine and carry out the UBCIC communications strategy
- Engage and mobilize a wide network of UBCIC supporters via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
- Assist in drafting and distributing UBCIC press releases
- Oversee the Title and Rights Alliance listserv, including selecting and circulating relevant news articles
- Maintain and update the UBCIC website as needed
- Attend and document land rights–related events and report on them via social media
- Work with the UBCIC team and partners on the Coast Protectors campaign:
o Help build and implement a communications action plan
o Organize training and events for supporters
o Report on Coast Protector events via social media
o Maintain ongoing communications with the Coast Protectors list
o Engage with Coast Protector donors at community events and on social media
Qualifications and experience
- A commitment to upholding Indigenous rights and protecting the climate and our natural environment
- A dedication to making social change
- Excellent writing, editing, and copy-editing skills, including the ability to write clearly and persuasively
- Experience writing for online communities and using social media for social change and advocacy
- Experience building relationships with Indigenous Nations and community members, as well as with action-oriented organizations and activists
- Knowledge of the history, vision, and goals of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the political and organizational practices of Indigenous Nations in BC
- Graphic design skills and/or experience working with designers to create effective advocacy visuals
- Proven ability to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
- Proven ability to work with a team but also carry out projects independently
- Experience using web-based platforms such as NationBuilder and Hootsuite
- Post-secondary education in communications, First Nation studies, social sciences, or a related field, or equivalent experience
About the UBCIC
The UBCIC is a not-for-profit organization representing and taking direction from over 100 Indigenous Nations in BC. Our aim is to protect and advance the political and territorial rights of Indigenous people in BC. We support Indigenous Peoples at regional, national, and international forums. The UBCIC’s mandate is to work towards the implementation, exercise, and recognition of our inherent Title, Rights, and Treaty Rights, and to protect our lands, waters, and resources through the exercise and implementation of our own laws and jurisdiction. The UBCIC strengthens Indigenous Nations to assert and implement their Aboriginal Title, Rights, Treaty Rights, and Right of Self-Determination as Peoples. The UBCIC upholds the principles and standards articulated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for the establishment and maintenance of a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity, well-being, and rights of Indigenous Peoples.
For more information on the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, please visit www.ubcic.bc.ca. For more information on Coast Protectors and the pledge to save our land and environment against the expansion of Tar Sands industries, please visit www.coastprotectors.ca.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to:
Policy Director, Union of BC Indian Chiefs
401 – 312 Main Street Vancouver, BC V6A 2T2
Please include the job title in the subject line of your email.
We thank all candidates for their interest and regret that only those candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. The Union of BC Indian Chiefs hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. Preference will be given to persons of Aboriginal ancestry as per Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act.