Manager, Communications

Manager, Communications

Nch’ḵaỷ Development Corporation (NDC) was established in 2018 as the economic development arm of the Squamish Nation – Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw. Nch’ḵaỷ’s mandate is to develop, manage and own the active businesses of the Nation and was created to allow for the separation of business and politics within the Squamish Nation. Our mission is to generate wealth and create prosperity from economic opportunities for current and future generations of the Squamish Nation.

This role is offered to members first and the broader community if an appropriate application is unavailable. This position will mainly work out of the Nch’ḵaỷ Head Office in West Vancouver, BC on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Sḵw̱xwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation and its people.

Are you looking for a great opportunity to work with an organization that is working towards generating wealth and prosperity for the people of the Squamish Nation? Are you ready to work with a supportive team? Are you hungry for continuous learning, development, and growth within your job/ career?

If these questions made you smile with excitement, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic team player to join our team. This is a Permanent Full-Time position that requires flexibility in schedule.



We offer our team members many benefits to help them achieve their goals and support our company culture. We are looking for team members who align with our values and who are humble, ambitious, and intelligent. In return, we offer:

  • Opportunities for career growth and development,
  • Friendly and supportive work environment and an ambitious team,
  • Extended health care benefits,
  • Pension Plan and Supplementary Saving Plan,
  • Flexible schedule,
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Dental Care,
  • Vision Care,
  • Life Insurance,
  • Paid time off.


Scope of the Position

Reporting to and collaborating closely with the Director of Communications and Engagement, the Communications Manager will play a crucial role in overseeing and advancing Nch’ḵay̓’s comprehensive communications strategies. The position involves strategic planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of communication initiatives. The Communications Manager will provide leadership to a team, ensuring effective collaboration and alignment with organizational objectives.


A. Duties, Responsibilities, Authority, and Accountabilities

2. Strategic Communication Planning

  • Collaborate closely with the Director of Communications and Engagement to strategize plan and execute communication and engagement initiatives aligned with Nch’ḵay̓’s objectives.
  • Oversee event planning to enhance brand visibility and stakeholder engagement.


3. Content Development and Approval

  • Write and edit key messages, briefing notes, speeches, and presentations to convey the Nch’ḵay̓’s mission and values effectively.
  • Oversee the creation of high-quality, engaging content for various communication channels, ensuring consistency and alignment with Nch’ḵay̓’s message and values.
  • Support departments in crafting effective communication plans and developing compelling content, ensuring alignment with organizational messaging and goals.


4. Special Projects Management

  • Lead and manage special projects, collaborating both internally and with external consultants to ensure successful project outcomes.
  • Coordinate and oversee various communication-related meetings, presentations, and events.
  • Take ownership of in-house projects and provide guidance and supervision to team members.


5. Team Leadership and Development

  • Provide leadership and mentorship to a team of direct reports, fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.
  • Support team members’ growth and development, encouraging continuous learning and skill enhancement.


6. Stakeholder Interaction and Engagement

  • Engage with stakeholders, including Squamish Nation Members, Squamish Nation Council, Nch’ḵaý’s Board, employees, and the public, to convey Nch’ḵay̓’s message and garner support for organizational initiatives.
  • Cultivate relationships with stakeholders, ensuring effective communication and collaboration in support of organizational objectives.


7. Analytics and Reporting

  • Monitor and analyze communication performance metrics to measure the effectiveness of campaigns and initiatives.
  • Prepare regular reports and recommend improvements based on data analysis.


B. Other

  • Perform other duties as required.


C. Reporting Responsibilities and Authorities from Supervisor

  • Director, Communications, and Engagement


D. Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, or Marketing; Completion of a two-year diploma or associate degree in marketing, communications, public relations, or related discipline may be considered.
  • Five to seven years of experience in communications, public relations, or a related role, demonstrating progressive growth and leadership.
  • Three to five years of leadership experience and the ability to inspire and guide a team toward achieving common goals.
  • Outstanding writing, editing, grammatical, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in social media management, graphic design, and various communication tools and platforms.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage and track multiple projects concurrently.
  • Proven track record of coordinating events with a multitude of stakeholders.
  • Experience utilizing social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) at an organizational level to promote events, initiatives, and campaigns.
  • Demonstrated experience working with design programs such as Canva, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign to create basic publications and graphics in accordance with brand guidelines.
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Ability to organize and track overlapping tasks and assignments, with frequent priority changes to meet deadlines.
  • Strong people skills and the ability to build productive and respectful working relationships with colleagues and senior management.
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-based environment.
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
  • Able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Previous experience shooting and editing video content for social media will be considered an asset.
  • Previous experience working with First Nations is an asset; a strong desire to learn about and uphold Sḵwx̱wú7mesh values and teachings in a respectful manner is essential for this role.


E. Special Requirements

  • Occasional requirement to work in the evenings and on weekends.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Valid BC Class 5 license is preferred


 Salary range: $90,000 – $100,000


Doing business the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh way, on unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territory


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