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Communications Officer

University of Northern British Columbia

Job Description


Reporting to the Manager of the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH), the Communications Officer is responsible for a full range of communications activities, including the creation, design, and management of content for web, social media, print, and digital publication.


General duties include, but are not limited to:
Design, develop, maintain and update content for the NCCIH website in both official languages, including analyzing and updating online content  homepage and second-level pages) and proactively working to improve website architecture, navigation, accessibility, and user experience;
Monitor, analyze and report on analytics related to the use and usefulness of the website, social media and other digital media;
Design, develop, maintain and update content of NCCIH social and digital media channels (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, and ISSUU) in both official languages on a daily basis;
Design, develop, maintain and update content for NCCIH E-newsletters and E-alerts in both official languages, including writing content, creating or adapting digital templates, and managing contact lists and digital platforms;
Coordinate NCCIH webinars or other online events, including researching and using various online platforms (e.g. Zoom Webinar, GoToWebinar), planning and delivering webinars or other online events (e.g. social media and web promotion, facilitating live sessions, recording and livestreaming), post-production (e.g. video and audio editing) and publication online;
Liaise with external companies as needed in the production of print materials, web or other digital content, including translation, design, print, and video/audio companies;
Contribute to the acquisition and management of photos for print, web and other digital media;
Provide communications support for NCCIH media relations and events (e.g. conferences);
Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of communications and marketing processes by recommending improvements and efficiencies with respect to all media employed;
Keep up to date on current web, social media and digital trends and standards and make recommendations to advance the NCCIH’s online presence; and
Other duties as may reasonably be assigned.


The successful candidate will possess the following:

An undergraduate degree in Communications, Marketing, or related technical discipline such as Web or Graphic Design, together with 3+ years of directly related work experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered;
Demonstrated experience creating, designing, and managing content for web, social media, print,
and digital publication, including administering web (content) management systems, using web navigation tools/techniques, web interface programming (e.g. HTML, JavaScript), and social media and other digital platforms/channels;
Demonstrated proficiency using the Adobe Creative Suite, including Audition, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premier Pro, Dreamweaver and Acrobat PDF optimization;
A high level of cultural competency in daily decision-making, including designing, creating and sharing content and engaging diverse audiences in a culturally safe and respectful manner;
Demonstrated knowledge of or experience working with First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and organizations;
Excellent interpersonal skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and excellent problem-solving and time management skills;
Ability to work independently in a busy and challenging environment, as an active member of an integrated team;
Strong organization skills and attention to detail with the ability to prioritize workload in an environment with multiple and changing deadlines;
Fluency in French would considered an asset; and
This position requires some travel.

How To Apply

The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from the four designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities) as well as the LGBTQ2+ communities and individuals with intersectional identities. 
Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact UNBC Health & Wellbeing at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Please forward your resume and proof of education quoting competition #21-151CU(E) to:
Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia,
3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9
Email submissions:

Inquiries: (250) 960-5521

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. Due to the mandate of the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. We encourage Indigenous applicants to self-identify as First Nations, Inuit or Métis.

Preference will be given to applications received by November 29th; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.