JOB OPPORTUNITY – UNION OF BC INDIAN CHIEFS
Part-time Digital Campaigner- Contract Position, 20 Hours a Week
UBCIC is seeking an experienced digital campaigner contractor to manage our Coast Protectors campaign for climate justice to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX). The successful applicant will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the campaign, with high level oversight and input from UBCIC. Coast Protectors is hosted by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC). Envisioned by UBCIC President Grand Chief Stewart Phillip in 2015, Coast Protectors is committed to supporting and amplifying frontline resistance to fossil fuel pipelines including but not limited to TMX, as well as organizing and mobilizing to push banks, insurance companies, and investors to stop financing fossil fuels and deforestation and respect human rights and Indigenous Title and Rights.
Key Job Functions include:
- Developing and implementing digital tactics to support the goals of the wider #StopTMX movement, consistent with the mandate provided by the UBCIC Chiefs Council through resolutions
- Managing the website, database, and social media platforms, consistent with UBCIC mandates and style
- Writing communications for our 23,000+ person email list
- Supporting related communications work at the UBCIC as assigned
Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Attend and support existing TMX strategy, communications, and action meetings and workgroups
- Maintain and develop strategies to grow and engage Coast Protectors’ email list
- Draft emails to be shared with our supporters list
- Write copy for social media posts and frame content for different platforms based on audience and tone
- Develop, implement, and report on digital tactics to amplify Coast Protectors campaigns
- Organize and amplify digital tactics that put pressure on key decision makers. This can include call-in days, email actions and more
- Organize and amplify digital tactics for key campaign moments (online and offline actions, report launches, etc.) to maximize reach within our campaign network and the wider climate movement
- Identify and make the most of campaign communication moments, including leveraging breaking news online across various platforms
- Track and analyze digital metrics to measure success and identify key lessons from campaigns and projects, including through Google tags and analytics, and use those metrics to strengthen our digital communications
- Manage and regularly update the Coast Protectors website
- Coordinate with network partners to build and amplify strategic digital moments through our networks and the wider climate movement
Skills & Qualifications
- Experience with and knowledge of First Nations historical, political, and legal issues and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- Awareness and experience with engaging on core issues of Indigenous sovereignty, racial justice, and equity
- Experience working with a First Nations provincial/territorial organization or First Nation administration an asset
- Knowledge of and dedication to the movement to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX)
- 2-5+ years digital campaigning experience
- Grassroots movement building experience
- Demonstrated experience with Nation Builder or equivalent CRM, Zoom, and social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
- Excellent project management skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with fluency in English.
- Experience with intersectional advocacy work on issues of race, class, and gender
- Efficient time and workload management skills
- Experience using NewMode
- Experience organizing actions on corporate and/or government targets
Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to the attention of the UBCIC Policy Director. Please send to [email protected], with the subject line “UBCIC Digital Campaigner Position.” We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. Open until filled.
The Union of BC Indian Chiefs hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. Qualified Indigenous applicants will be given priority.