Smart, Savvy + Associates is Canada’s fastest-growing recruitment specialty firm. We are fully focused on helping companies connect with talented, proven marketing, communications and sales professionals to help grow their businesses. We are excited to be partnering with Coast Funds in their search for a Communications Specialist who brings a solid foundation in writing and story-telling, media relations, digital strategy and publications.
About Coast Funds
Coast Funds is globally recognized as a model of permanent conservation financing that invests to strengthen the well-being of First Nations and the ecological integrity of the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii. Founded with $118 million in 2007, Coast Funds is a partnership of private foundations and government. Currently, Coast Funds has approved over $76 million towards 321 conservation and sustainable development projects in the region. Learn more: www.coastfunds.ca
This is an exciting time to join our team at Coast Funds. The Board published its 2017-19 strategic plan to earlier this year that creates a new focus on continuous learning and knowledge sharing to be led by this vital communications role. We are supporting First Nations to raise awareness of their economic development and conservation initiatives.
About the Opportunity
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Specialist is a key member of a small and highly collaborative team, and will work closely with First Nations leaders and project partners, to develop and write compelling stories. With exceptional interpersonal, relationship-building, problem-solving and business skills, they use both internal and external communications strategies to engage First Nations, partners, funders and the public in support of the organization’s purpose.
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Wondering where you stand if you're a job seeker? Here's an overview of what you can expect on the job hunting end.
This seems self-explanatory. You've polished, edited, fabuloused your resume for us, so you've applied to a job or registered through our online portal. Your resume then makes its way to us via email.
We are a client-facing business so we’re actively seeking people that fit our client’s requests. If you’re a fit for a role, we’ll reach out via email or phone to chat further about the opportunity with you. If the opportunity aligns with your career trajectory, we’ll continue the discussion from there. If you’re not a fit for a role, we’ll do our best to let you know that so we can keep your job hunt respected and honest.
If we've contacted you with an opportunity that you're interested in pursuing, we'll put you through a screening process called the Online Career Profile. It's an online questionnaire that allows us to get to know you more in-depth: what you've achieved, where you want to go, your views on corporate culture. It takes about an hour to complete, but we promise the investment will be worth the return so we can find you a perfect match.
We then meet face-to-face with you to flush out your OCP further and get to know you on a personal level. If following this both parties see a great fit for the role in mind, we then introduce you to our client to go through their interview and hiring process.