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CAREER OPPORTUNITY - Join the AHSABC Team

VIRTUAL COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Deadline to apply is Monday, May 31st, 2021


Do you want to be a part of an organization that helps to make a difference in the lives of children and families? Join our AHSABC TEAM! The VIRTUAL COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT SPECIALIST provides expertise and technical skills to support the AHSABC Virtual Office; and participates in creating and implementing innovative and strategic communications methods and resources to reach all audiences, including Aboriginal Head Start programs and partners in BC and nationally. The VIRTUAL COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT SPECIALIST is essential for keeping our AHSABC team current with the technical tools and resources available for operating our virtual office effectively and creatively. Together our AHSABC Team supports and promotes the benefits of the AHS program, resources, and goals in the Indigenous Early Childhood field across Canada.


To learn about Aboriginal Head Start and our organization, visit www.ahsabc.com

For more info about The LOVIT Way, go to: www.thelovitway.ca

Find us on FaceBook at: https://www.facebook.com/aboriginalheadstartbc/


Responsibilities

1. Develop and disseminate organization-wide communications to support provincial and national AHS programs. Provide expertise in writing, editing and proofreading AHSABC communications and documents.

2. Participate in team meetings, via teleconference or zoom, in-person events, and virtual Professional Development and cultural presentations.

3. Assist with online technology using MS365 Teams, Zoom, PowerPoints, Surveys and other media applications.

4. Create communication systems that support a growing organization; i.e., calendars, file sharing, survey development and internal communications. Maintain library archives, shared web platforms and AHSABC online file storage.

5. Coordinate promotional campaigns, develop and execute marketing plans and strategies to enhance awareness of AHS. Collaborate with Team members to create marketing materials including videos, blog posts, newsletters, etc. Update social media and YouTube. Create a database and showcase success stories.

6. Manage and moderate The LOVIT Way Village website Inspire and Sharing Circle. Monitor content for ongoing Quality Control of all AHSABC websites. Participate in meetings with thelovitway.ca and latout.ca (French) team for ongoing development of the English and French membership websites.


Requirements

· Technical expertise with communications software, online meeting platforms, website management and social media tools. Experience with latest office productivity tools and task management systems.

· Excellent communication, documentation, time/priority management and organizational skills.

· Ability to work independently, to analyze a situation, and to develop an approach and plan of action.

· Creativity and innovation in developing promotional strategies and materials. Experience and/or education in Communications, Public Relations, or Marketing preferred.

· Knowledge, experience and awareness of diverse Aboriginal cultures. Diligence in using culturally appropriate and politically correct language and types of communications.

· Knowledge and experience in Early Childhood Education and related fields; awareness of and enthusiasm for Aboriginal Head Start.


Working Environment

· Works independently and remotely from home office. Requires use of desktop computer, specialized software and peripherals.

· Interacts with main office and AHSABC Team members regularly via virtual meetings, telephone and email and attends in-person meetings as required.

· Travel may be required. Ability to attend training events, gatherings and celebrations.

· Start at $35/hour plus benefits and home office use compensation.

· Full time, 35 hours per week. Schedule is somewhat flexible. Some weekend and evening hours may be required to support training and event schedules.

· Must be a resident of British Columbia.


To apply:

Submit a cover letter, complete resume, and two references via e-mail to:

Joan Gignac, Executive Director, Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC

Email: executivedirector@ahsabc.com

Deadline to apply is Monday, May 31st, 2021.


We are scheduling virtual interviews for the week of June 7th, 2021.

NOTE: In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates of Aboriginal ancestry.

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