The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF), founded in 1987, is a federally incorporated non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and their natural habitats in British Columbia and the Yukon. Operating independently from government, PSF facilitates dialogue and undertakes positive initiatives in support of Pacific salmon amongst all levels of government including First Nations; as well as industry, communities, individual volunteers and all fishing interests.
The Manager, Public Affairs (MPA) manages communications and public affairs issues at the Pacific Salmon Foundation, with an emphasis on the development and implementation of communications strategies and plans, stakeholder and media engagement, and government relations. The MPA collaborates closely with the Communications Manager and the entire Development, Communications and Marketing team.
Roles and Responsibilities
The MPA will have several key areas of responsibility including:
A post-secondary degree in communications, public relations or journalism is preferable. At least five years of relevant communications experience, in a not-for-profit, government or journalism capacity is essential.
Exceptional verbal and written communications skills; an ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences in several different mediums; the ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines; the ability to work independently and within a team environment and to demonstrate a high degree of initiative; the ability to exercise tact, discretion, diplomacy and maintain confidentiality.