TALSAA: Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Job: Marketing and Communications Coordinator    

Job description: The Marketing and Communications Coordinator, contributes to the Treaty and Aboriginal Lands Stewards Association of Alberta (TALSAA) mission, which is to promote sustainable development and effective practices through the enhancement of professional development and technical expertise in land and natural resource management by working to promote TALSAA, TALSAA events and increase our First Nation membership.

This position reports to the TALSAA Executive Director. TALSAA is seeking an organized and enthusiastic self-starter who will be responsible for creating and managing targeted marketing and communication activities to help achieve TALSAA’s goals.

Responsibilities:

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator will have the following responsibilities and duties:

  • Collaborate with management to develop and implement a communications strategy based on TALSAA’s goals and objectives to provide relevant service to their target audience.
  • Carry out the goals of the TALSAA communication plan in conjunction with the association’s strategic plan
  • Maintain TALSAA website and social media platforms
  • Act as the project manager for assigned traditional and digital marketing campaigns and activities, including community events
  •  Assist in developing creative strategy, leading production, and launching campaigns and programs
  • Create, edit, and publish annual reports, newsletter, and other marketing materials
  • Stay abreast of new programs and services that will enhance the communications strategies of TALSAA
  • Coordinate TALSAA events as required, including virtual an in-person events, conferences, and meetings.
  • Build and sustain a close liaison with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and other potential funders to assist with networking, policy rollout and best practices for distribution of communications materials, or updates from ISC to Alberta First Nations
  • Promote TALSAA and the National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association (NALMA)
  • Encourage, support and market the Professional Lands Management Certificate (PLMCP), and ongoing training/workshops/networking/presentations by TALSAA for Alberta First Nations Land professionals.
  •  Ensure marketing and communication projects are completed on time, on budget and within scope while maintaining the highest quality of delivery
  • Responsible for all internal communications and day-to-day communication of project statuses, adjusting resources and priorities accordingly
  • Assessing TALSAA member engagement strategies and campaign priorities
  • Digital Marketing: Assist in the development of digital media campaigns across channels including social media, website, email, YouTube and paid social advertising
  • Develop and execute strategies to engage Alberta First Nations into becoming TALSAA members by building web traffic and enhancing engagement
  • Create an email marketing program for TALSAA, create and maintain a database tracking system for TALSAA inquires, outreach activities.
  • Respond to requests for information made by phone, email or through website.
  • Proactive and insightful reporting, including actionable recommendations, on all active programs and marketing & communications campaigns and assisting the TALSAA Executive Director on reporting requirements.
  • Stay abreast of the latest digital and social media best practices, platforms, and trends.
  • Knowledgeable regarding Federal and Provincial policies in relations to First Nation Land Management.
  • Create and manage content marketing calendar.
  • Distribute assigned content for website, email marketing and social media channels
  • Perform other duties as requested and required

Requirements:

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator should have the following skills, education, and experience:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in marketing or communications or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years work experience in a marketing or corporate communications role
  • Google Ads certification and experience using digital advertising platforms including Facebook Ads, Google Ads and Google Analytics
  • Familiar with First Nations culture and protocols
  • Strong project management skills to successfully manage multiple projects
  • Knowledge of traditional and digital marketing best practices and a passion for the latest marketing trends
  • Knowledge and experience in customer relationship management systems is an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Maintain confidentiality and ensure legislated privacy requirements are met.

Who You Are:

  • Have previous work experience with First Nations communities and an understanding of cultural protocols
  • A creative problem solver who loves taking on new projects and challenges
  • Service-oriented and comfortable working with multiple external clients and partners
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Takes a collaborative approach to work and thrives in a tight-knit, small team environment
  • Able to prioritize and work flexibly in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented and excellent organizational skills
  • Takes ownership of projects and works independently when required
  • Self-driven and seeks out continuous improvement opportunities
  • Able to effectively manage time and workload and ask for support when required.
  • Own transportation and valid driver’s license
  • The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal record check (CPIC) as a condition of employment
  • Willing to work overtime and work weekends as required, willing to travel within Canada
  • Significant travel to First Nation communities is required
  • Signed and dated letters of reference
  • Fluency in English (written, oral and comprehension),
  • Contract period-until March 31, 2023.

Compensation:

TALSAA will provide the following compensation:

  • Salary$47,736 for a 35-hour work week-Health and Dental benefits available upon successful completion of probationary period.
  • Retirement benefits: available after 1 year of employment

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Job description available upon request.

Please submit applications to: talsaa.ed@nalma.ca

Location of Employment: TBD, or telecommunting.

Closing date: January 21, 2022

PLMCP Level II Applications

PLMCP Level II Applications are currently being accepted for the next intake anticipated to commence in April 2022. The deadline for completed applications is November 19th, 2021, however, additional applications may be accepted until spaces are filled.

Contact Buffy Hill, Education and Training Administrator,

bhill@nalma.ca for additional information.