Communications Coordinator – ʔaq’am (Cranbrook, BC)

Communications Coordinator – ʔaq’am (Cranbrook, BC)

Permanent, Full Time

Cranbrook, BC

Who We Are:  Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child & Family Services (KKCFSS) is a non-profit Delegated Aboriginal Agency governed by the Ktunaxa Nation Council Social Sector Board. KKCFSS is available to Ktunaxa citizens, First Nations, Métis and Inuit living on and off-reserve in the Ktunaxa Traditional Territory.

KKCFSS believes in a holistic approach to providing services with some fundamental beliefs:

  • Healthy communities make healthy children.
  • Children are the future of our, and all, nations.
  • Children have the right to a safe, secure and culturally appropriate family and community experience.
  • Children have the right to grow up connected to their family, community and culture.
  • Families have the right to culturally relevant services.

The Opportunity: The Communications Coordinator creates and drives the Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child and Family Services Society’s image and brand through development of a communications plan and strategies, ensuring the vision, values and goals of the Agency are inherent in all communication pieces that are created.  This includes community engagement materials, social media, events, media relations, media releases, newsletters, documents, websites, graphics and videos. 

This position provides coordination in the planning, organization, efficiency, execution and evaluation of KKCFSS special events.  Working with internal staff and community members, the Coordinator is the principal conduit in which all event planning communications are handled.  This involves creating, coordinating and managing all the different components of an event as well as the teams of people responsible for each aspect.

The purpose of this position is to maintain or enhance communication both within and outside the Agency through the application of a wide range of media and communication technology and techniques.  This position provides technical expertise in the areas of computer knowledge, software, audiovisual equipment and techniques.    

In the Role as Communications Coordinator, You Will:

  • Desktop Publishing:  Decide which technical approach will best accommodate a range of projects that can include books, newsletters, advertisements, brochures. Focus on achieving a uniformity of “Agency” image. Utilize a range of desktop publishing software to accommodate Web or print purposes or to adapt/reformat materials from other sources. This includes, scanning and reformatting tools, Photoshop to manipulate images and Acrobat Distiller.
  • Website Production:  Contribute technical expertise to the creation and maintenance of a KKCFSS website
  • Manage, develop and maintain social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Pod casting:  Support initiatives to get the voice of the Agency “heard”, especially that of youth and elders, through music, news and legends by functioning as a technical support and communications conduit.
  • Creative Design:  Conceptualize and produce designs and redesigns for posters, brochures, ads, etc.
  • Administrative:  Ensure that a full supply of materials are available to meet project requirements. Organizes office to function efficiently.  Label and track audiovisual equipment on loan.
  • Coordinate events, which involve decision making input on external resources, managing event processes, coordinating meetings, preparing, monitoring and distributing event budgets.
  • Manage and publish a monthly, KKCFSS Newsletter. This includes providing relevant information about/from the Agency and Communities.
  • Develop materials that are culturally sensitive for use in community engagement.

What You Will Bring to this Role:

  • Diploma or Certificate in Communications or equivalent.
  • Marketing diploma or certificate an asset.
  • Certificates in computer design, database-programming, video editing, and multimedia production would be an asset.
  • Three to five years (3-5) relevant experience.
  • Exemplary written composition skills, including spelling, grammar, and story telling.
  • Outstanding written and presentations communicator.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, good judgment and the ability to respond to situations tactfully and effectively.
  • Strong knowledge of computer based productivity tools, including word, excel, access, website development software, image processing software, desktop publishing and related programs.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills with a focus on design related software.
  • Self-disciplined; willingness to search out opportunities to support.
  • Interpersonal skills / abilities in dealing with others.
  • Communication Skills – ability to direct inquiries appropriately; provide information clearly.
  • Organization and prioritization skills.
  • Experience with Indigenous organizations.
  • Knowledge and respect of the Ktunaxa Nation’s culture, language and traditions.
  • Valid BC driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Our Commitment to You:

  • Excellent compensation package.
  • Generous and flexible time off options unique to KKCFSS, promoting work life family balance.
  • Education and professional development opportunities.

Apply Now!  Visit for more information about this the Agency, and to learn more about the East Kootenay Foundry

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Tasha Olderness, Executive/HR Assistant

Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child and Family Service Society

7472 Mission Road

Cranbrook, BC  V1C 7E5

Preference will be given to candidates of Ktunaxa or other First Nations ancestry.  If you are a Ktunaxa citizen who is interested in this opportunity but do not feel you have the necessary qualifications, please contact the Ktunaxa Nation Council Education and Employment Sector.

We thank those who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.