- Use your communication skills to create, develop, and execute a unique communications plan for our organization.
- Enjoy a competitive salary and a wide array of excellent benefits.
- Use your passion for communications to make a tangible and positive difference.
About the First Nations Technical Services Advisory Group Inc
The First Nations Technical Services Advisory Group (TSAG) provides technical services and training for First Nations in Alberta. Our services and training span vast disciplines and include asset management, water and wastewater management, environmental management, housing support services, fire safety, information technology services, and youth initiatives. As an organization, we are mandated by the Chiefs of Alberta and take direction from a Chiefs Steering Committee and a Board of Directors which include representatives from Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8.
At TSAG, we know that our success in striving towards our vision of supporting strong communities is thanks to the hardworking people who make up our diverse team. We reward our team members with a collaborative working environment where open communication is valued. Our corporate culture is underpinned by the values of Accountability, Integrity, and Respect. If this feels like an environment that you could thrive within then we want to hear from you.
For more information please visit our website by clicking here.
About the Opportunity
TSAG currently has an exciting role for a Corporate Communications Specialist to join our team in Edmonton on a full-time basis. This role will be operating on a remote basis during the current pandemic. This role will also see you supporting the communications of Arrow Technology Group 30% of the time; more information about the Arrow Technology Group can be found by clicking here.
In this creative and collaborative role, you’ll work to use your expertise and vision to develop a robust communications infrastructure in order to reach our respective internal and external stakeholders. This role will see you working to translate the incredible work our team is doing into effective communications that will reach and appeal to relevant stakeholders.
While no two days will ever be alike, some of your key responsibilities within this role will include:
- Developing a full understanding of our stakeholders whether they are internal team members, communities that we serve, or government officials.
- Working with internal leaders and team members to successfully convey and target our message to communities that avail, or could avail, of our services.
- Developing and deploying a communications plan in order to lobby relevant government stakeholders on matters that impact First Nations communities within Alberta.
- Executing an internal communications strategy with the aim of assisting the current transformation, rebrand, and restructure that we are undertaking.
- Drafting formal correspondence to government officials or community members in regards to urgent matters on behalf of senior leaders.
- Acting as the face of TSAG as you liaise with the public and media as well as any other relevant stakeholders.
- Evaluating deployed communication strategies and suggesting areas for improvement.
- Researching, developing, writing, and editing marketing content for various communications platforms and channels.
This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in order to build a full communications strategy from the ground up.
More About You
In order to qualify for this role, you will need a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or a similar relevant field along with at least 3 years of experience in Marketing, PR, Communications, or a similar role. Previous experience developing communication plans for a non-profit organization, a First Nations community, or a First Nations organization is not required but is an asset.
As our ideal candidate for this role, you’ll be well versed in best practice when it comes to Communications and you’ll join us with the drive and assertiveness to create, develop, and execute a unique communications plan that will work for our organization. You will of course also have excellent communication skills in both written and verbal English. You’ll also be a strong team player who is capable of managing stakeholder expectations while pitching new ideas that are in service of your vision for a robust communications infrastructure. Your aptitude for creative problem solving will ensure your success within this role as you work towards competing demands and deadlines.
Above all, you’ll be passionate about the world of communications and eager to use your skills to help guide and craft our message towards the audience that receives it.
About the Benefits
In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary based on skills and qualifications. You’ll also be entitled to an excellent package which includes:
- Health and Dental benefits program.
- A registered pension plan with company matching of up to 5%.
- Fully paid vacation days when the office is closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
- 2 weeks of vacation on joining that increases to 3 weeks after 2 years and increases further with your length of service.
- Fully reimbursed travel should you need to travel on behalf of the organization.
- Frequent social events such as our BBQ in the summer, team lunches, and Chilli cook-offs in the winter. These events are on hold due to Covid but we’re eager to get back to them.
Upon joining the First Nations Technical Advisory Group you’ll be welcomed into a collaborative environment where you can truly see the impact of the work that you do.