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  • Communications Manager

    JOB OPPORTUNITY

    *Temporary

    Communications Manager

    General Description:

     

    The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is seeking a motivated and multitask-oriented individual who is flexible and works well in a team environment to fill the temporary full-time position of Communications Manager reporting directly to the Executive Director, Administration, Governance and Health. Communications Manager administers strategic communications planning support to the CEO and Chief & Council. This includes working with other senior management team and departments to meet communications deliverables, including the coordination of events, advertising and promotional materials.

     

    The Communications Manager is responsible for developing strategies and programs as they relate to corporate communications in support of the delivery of a wide range of Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) services. The incumbent will also be responsible for key message development, public information, corporate image and visibility, media relations. The manager will lead the strategic development and execution of all offline and online communication channels to promote FMFN activities and initiatives.

     

     

    This is a temporary full-time position and is based on seventy-five (75) hours bi-weekly, with a 3-6 months contract .Flexibility to perform work assignments extending to beyond the standard work week including evenings and weekends may be required from time to time.

     

    Duties:

     

    1. Public Relations

     

    • Coordinates FMFN workshops, conferences, meetings, ceremonies and other events for publicity and information purposes.
    • Maintains a working relationship with FMFN Chief and Council with regards to the preparation of communications‐related products for the community.
    • Public relations, including development of key messaging and media tracking
    • Develop and drive the communications strategies, plans and execution for FMFN.
    • Provide strategic communications planning and advice to the Chief and Council, senior management and the organization
    • Speech writing for senior executives, including developing strategic context and content necessary to brief and manage external resources effectively.
    • Manages all Senior Management and CEO messaging. Provides counsel to CEO and senior management on internal and external communications issues and opportunities.
    • Articulation of media, public and community relations strategies that position FMFN as an innovative Band in Canada. This includes speaking engagements and interviews for the Chief and Council, CEO, other senior management members as well as community members
    • Managing a small team responsible and accountable for specific areas of communications; serves as chief spokesperson for the organization.
    • Establishing communication processes that ensure all internal and external communications effectively enhance FMFN perceptions; acts as chief editor and brand protector for all communications.
    • Oversee effective management and continuous improvement of internal communications vehicles e.g. Newsletters, Intranets etc. and ensure that vehicles have high-impact.
    • Develop and implement a communications strategic plan and yearly operational plan that supports the portfolios’ strategic priorities.

     

    1. Media Relations and Publications

     

    • Implementing FMFN’s media plan and building relationships with key media, assessing media coverage and preparing letters to the editor.
    • At the direction of the executive director responds to media enquiries
    • Develop, implement and measure effectiveness of all communications strategies and tactics, including paid media (advertising and promotion), owned media and earned media (journalism).
    • Responsibility for community events that reinforce FMFN’s position as a community leader
    • Maintain and enhance online communications and manage social media for all FMFN-related websites
    • Researches, Prepares and distributes media‐related materials, including media releases and backgrounders.
    • Assists in all aspects of FMFN’s in-house publications such as the “Red River Current”, etc.
    • Managing all aspects (editorial, production, design) of the Annual Report
    • Media relations, including press releases and media training

     

    1. Corporate Image and Visibility

     

    • Researches new and collect existing documentation relevant to advancing communications efforts, issues and concerns for FMFN
    • Develop brand awareness and visibility strategies
    • Accountable for corporate social responsibility strategic development
    • Evaluates the impact of communications products and activities by means of mechanisms and consultations with in-house and external clients.
    • Distribution of communications‐related items to Fort McKay.

     

    Qualifications Requirement:

     

    • Degree or Diploma in Public or Media relations, Corporate Communications, Journalism or related field or equivalent work experience.
    • Minimum ten years relevant work experience
    • Knowledge of local, regional, national current events and politics.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work as a team player to effectively interact with FMFN employees, community members, media, industry partners, and government agencies.
    • Exceptional organizational and time‐management skills and ability to meet strict deadlines.
    • Self‐motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision.
    • Knowledge of First Nation and Aboriginal culture and tradition an asset.
    • Awareness and sensitivity to realities of First Nation people and communities an asset.
    • Ability to speak either Dene or Cree language an asset.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Power-point, Excel, Internet, Media Monitoring Software, and other public relations tools
    • Some travel will be required (i.e. trade shows, events, meetings, training)
    • Some experience working in an Aboriginal organization, is an asset
    • Knowledge of First Nation and Aboriginal culture and tradition an asset.
    • A valid class 5 drivers’ license as travel will be necessary

     

    Key Competencies:

     

    • Event Planning & Management
    • Investor relations,
    • Corporate governance
    • Strategic thinking,
    • Business partnering
    • Presentation skills.
    • Web and print design
    • Writing, editing, speaking
    • Developing communications(Print & electronic media)
    • Organizational
    • Adaptability
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Dependability
    • Integrity/Ethics
    • Job Knowledge
    • Productivity
    • Creativity/Innovation
    • Decision Making/Judgment
    • Internet Savvy
    • Results Focus
    • Vision and Values

     

    Location:

     

    • Successful candidate will be required to live in (or relocate to) Fort McMurray, Alberta
    • Monday-Friday work week will be in Fort McKay, Alberta
    • This is not a fly-in-fly-out position

     

    Note: Due to travel requirements, a valid driver’s license and a clean driver’s abstract is required.

     

    Closing Date: Jun3 30, 2017

    Please forward Resume and Cover Letter to:

    Attn: Human Resources

    Fort McKay First Nation

    P.O. Box 5360

    Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3G4

    E-mail: fmfnemployment@fortmckay.com

    Fax: (780)828-4680

     

    Please ensure you indicate the job you are applying for

     

    Communications Manager

     

    Attn: Human Resources

    Fort McKay First Nation

    P.O. Box 5360

    Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3G4

    E-mail: fmfnemployment@fortmckay.com

    Fax: (780)828-4680

     

     

  • Lands and Leasing Co-ordinator: Competition #:10-2017

    Lands and Leasing Co-ordinator

    General Description:

    The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is seeking a motivated and multitask-oriented individual who is flexible and works well in a team environment to fill the full-time permanent position of Lands and Leasing Co-ordinator, reporting directly to the Senior Manager Business Development. The Lands and Leasing Manager administers commercial real estate and ground leases and other property agreements in the FMFN Commercial Real Estate portfolio.
    This position collects, analyzes, manages, and presents financial data related to commercial real estate ground leases within the Fort McKay Industrial Park and all Land owned by FMFN.
    This is a permanent full-time position and is based on seventy-five (75) hours bi-weekly. Flexibility to perform work assignments extending to beyond the standard work week including evenings and weekends may be required from time to time.

    Duties:

    1. Lands
      • Receive and review applications for access and land use activities to FMFN lands such as quarries, road construction, environmental monitoring uses, and business ventures. Negotiating terms and conditions of land use activities by applicants, and monitoring activities to ensure compliance with terms and conditions of approved use
      • Participate in asset monitoring, commercial and institutional facilities, community infrastructure (utilities) on reserve and Traditional Territory lands for insurance purposes
      • When requested, prepare and present information at Chief and Council meetings, forums, conferences, and other functions
      • Respond to consultation requests from Federal and Provincial territorial government for proposed legislative amendments such as in the Municipal Government Act, Indigenous and North Affairs Canada (INAC) Land Management Manual and related Indian Act amendments
      • Participate in related government and non-governmental committees and boards as required
      • Support and manage mapping and legal description requests
      • Assist leadership with land acquisition negotiations
      • Work directly with the local municipality on any lands/leasing related activities within the hamlet
      • Support and manage INAC’s process for changes respecting the Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE), land designations and Additions-To-Reserve (ATR)
      • Support and manage the band’s process for changes respecting entering into a formal land regime (ie: First Nations Land Management Act (FNLMA) or Reserve Land Environment Management Program (RLEMP)
      • Work closely with Fort McKay’s Sustainability department to ensure that they are aware of any environmental concerns respecting new business ventures for the band or its members
      • Practice fiscal responsibility by preparing Lands budget for submission to supervisor for inclusion into departmental budget
    2. Leasing
  • Business Analyst: Competition #: 008-2017

    Business Analyst

    General Description:

    The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is seeking a motivated and analytical individual who is flexible and works well in a team environment to fill the full-time permanent position of Business Analyst, reporting directly to the Senior Manager of Business Development.
    This is an important role within the Business Development Department. The department fulfills the following four main activities for FMFN: managing a portfolio of 9 FMFN owned companies, forming new companies and investments, negotiating agreements with industry, and implementing agreements with industry.
    This role will be to play a key role in the department’s four activities by working with the Senior Manager and CEO, Business Development to meet the department’s objectives. The position will be responsible for their own projects as well as supporting on larger ones. They must be able to quickly and easily collect and analyze information and then provide recommendations to FMFN’s executive team. The role will also play a key role in the growth and expansion of FMFN’s business and investment portfolio. The individual must be able to work well under pressure and meet or exceed revenue targets which have been set for them.
    This is a permanent full-time position and is based on seventy-five (75) hours bi-weekly. Flexibility to perform work assignments extending to beyond the standard work week including evenings and weekends may be required from time to time.

    Duties:

    1. Business Analysis: 50%
      • Evaluate new business and investment opportunities which are pitched to the Nation and make a recommendation to the executive team on whether or not to proceed
      • Evaluate and provide recommendations of the services and products provided by the FMFN’s portfolio companies and identify how they can better align with customer’s needs. Provide recommendations for doing business
      • Identify new products or services which can be provided by the FMFN’s portfolio companies
      • Identify new companies which can be formed by the Nation to capture market opportunities
      • Identify new revenue generating investment opportunities for the FMFN
      • Provide financial analysis of the Nation’s portfolio companies as well as contracts, customer and markets
    2. Business Development: 20%
      • Evaluate new business opportunities which are presented to the Nation and make a recommendation to the executive team on whether or not to proceed
      • Oversee the process of forming new companies from due diligence through to startup
      • Oversee new investments from due diligence through to capital deployment
      • Facilitate the revenue growth of the Nation’s business portfolio companies through seeking out and obtaining new contracts
      • Work with the co-owners in the Nation’s business portfolio to continuously grow and improve the shared companies
  • Business Administration Assistant: Competition #: 009-2017

    Business Administration Assistant

    General Description:

    The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is seeking a motivated and detail orientated individual who is flexible and works well in a team environment to fill the full-time permanent position of Business Administration Assistant, reporting directly to the Senior Manager of Business Development.
    This is an important role within the Business Development Department. The Department fulfills the following four main activities for the Nation: managing a portfolio of 9 Nation owned companies, forming new companies and investments, negotiating agreements with industry, and implementing agreements with industry.
    This role will be to support the Department’s senior staff in these four activities by providing administrative and analytical support. This position collects, analyzes and manages information to ensure that all Departmental projects are moving forward effectively. The role is also the primary caretaker of business component of the Nation’s Long Term Sustainability Agreements (LTSAs) with industry.
    This is a permanent full-time position and is based on seventy-five (75) hours bi-weekly. Flexibility to perform work assignments extending to beyond the standard work week including evenings and weekends may be required from time to time.

    Duties:

    1. Document Management: 20%
      • Keep very detailed and well organized records of all of the Department’s business activities. Records includes but are not limited to: budgets, business and investment proposals, financial documents, legal documents, business plans, briefing notes, LTSAs, meeting notes etc.
      • Responsible for assisting in creating and completing these documents so that they provide a complete picture of their respective projects
      • Ensure all documents are organized in a database and easily accessible to the Department
    2. Scheduling: 10%
      • Scheduling quarterly Board meetings for the Nation’s portfolio companies
      • Scheduling quarterly LTSA meetings between the Nation and industry business representatives
      • Scheduling monthly business update meetings with Chief & Council
      • Scheduling key business meetings for the Business Department as required
    3. Contract Management: 50%
      LTSAs

      • Develop in depth knowledge of the legal commitments in all Agreements and their practical application
      • Track and measure the implementation of these Agreements on a day-to-day level to ensure both legal and practical application is being fulfilled
      • Identify and resolve lapses in compliant implementation in a timely and effective manor
      • Coordinate and compile monthly, quarterly and annual reports from Business Committees
  • Home Care Aide – Competition #: 007-2017

    JOB OPPORTUNITY

    Home Care Aide

     General Description:

    The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is seeking a motivated and multitask-oriented individual who is flexible and works well in a team environment to fill the fulltime position of Home Care Aide, reporting directly to the Fort McKay Long-term Care Facility Coordinator.The Home Care Aide will be responsible for providing personal care and companionship for seniors, persons with disabilities and convalescent clients. Care is provided within the client’s residence or long term care facility. This is a fulltime/part-time position with hours that vary based on client needs.

    Duties:

    • Provide care and companionship for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, convalescence or family disruption
    • Administer bedside and personal care to clients such as aid in ambulation, bathing, personal hygiene, and dressing and undressing
    • Escort clients to medical appointments if and when necessary
    • Plan and prepare meals and special diets, and feed or assist in feeding clients
    • May perform routine health-related duties such as changing non-sterile dressings only if certified as a Health Care Aide and upon supervision from a Registered Nurse
    • Assist with the administration of medications and collecting specimens under the general direction of home care agency supervisor or nurse only if certified as a Health Care Aide
    • Follow Health and Safety principles in delivering care to clients in the community, work effectively and cooperatively with others
    • May perform routine housekeeping duties such as laundry, washing dishes and making beds
    • Perform other related duties as assigned
    • Perform other related duties as assigned

    Required Competencies:

    Candidates are required to have the following competencies:

    ·         Adaptability

    ·         Dependability

    ·         Integrity/Ethics

    ·         Interpersonal skills

    ·         Job Knowledge

    ·         Productivity

    ·         Patient/ Client Safety

    ·         Health & Healing

    ·         Plan for care

    ·         Communication

    ·         Responsibility

    ·         Accountability

    ·         Team work

    ·         First Aid & CPR

    ·         Aboriginal Cultural Awareness

    Qualifications:

    • Completion of a HCA Certificate from an Accredited College/Program is definitely an asset and is definitely required for work in the Long Term Care facility and must be produced upon hire
    • College or other courses in home support may be
    • Experience in care of the elderly, care of persons with disabilities, convalescent care or in a related field is an asset
    • Equivalent experience/education will be
    • Previous experience in the health care field and work with older or chronically ill individuals is desirable.
    • A valid driver’s license is required
    • Able to submit a Criminal Record check
    • Ability to speak, read and write Cree and Dene is an asset
    • Experience in a First Nations community is a definite asset

     
    Note: Depending on travel requirements, a valid driver’s license and a clean driver’s abstract may be required.

    Closing Date: Open until Filled Please forward resume to: Attn: Human Resources

    Fort McKay First Nation

    P.O. Box 5360

    Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3G4

    E-mail: fmfnemployment@fortmckay.com Fax: (780)828-4680

    Please ensure you indicate the competition # you are applying for competition #: 007-2017

    We appreciate the interest of all applicants; only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

  • Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator – Competition #: 003-2017

    JOB OPPORTUNITY

    Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator

    General Description:

     The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is seeking a motivated and multitask-oriented individual who is flexible and works well in a team environment to fill the full-time permanent position of Marketing & Communications Coordinator reporting directly to the Communications Director. The Marketing & Communications Coordinator is responsible for developing, leading and supporting a variety of communications and marketing strategies for FMFN. This is a permanent full-time position and is based on seventy-five (75) hours bi-weekly

    Duties:

    • Ensure the FMFN website content is accurate and up to date
    • Plans meetings and trade shows by identifying, assembling, and coordinating requirements; establishing contacts; developing schedules and assignments; coordinating mailing lists
    • Assist in the distribution of the Red River Current newsletter to community members and between all FMFN facilities in the community
    • Generating story ideas and content for the Red River Current newsletter
    • Assists in conveying information to community members, stakeholders etc. as needed and/or assigned ensuring correct timely information is distributed
    • Assists with the coordination and facilitation of special events, meetings, and activities
    • Development of promotional marketing materials
    • Actively ensure branding is consistent on all FMFN products and material
    • Taking a lead role in developing FMFN’s online presence via other media venues
    • Accompanying photographers and videographers in the community if required
    • Creating press kits and packets as needed
    • Assisting with the creation and distribution of press releases
    • Provide media relations support to program staff as required
    • Develop, organize and maintain Fort McKay First Nation photography archive
    • Registration, coordination and maintenance of calendar for Chief & Council and Executive (events, special visits, golf tournaments )
    • Emailing important reminders and updates as required
    • Develops a strategy to increase brand awareness and integrates with the marketing
    • Researches content, writes and edits internal and external communication for FMFN
    • Coordinates advertising buys and production of marketing
    • Develops and supports social media functions (Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, )
    • Perform other related duties as assigned

     

    Qualifications Requirement:

    • Degree in Marketing, Communications or a related discipline and at least three to five years’ experience in a marketing position, or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
    • Experience working in supporting sales functions in the not-for-profit or commercial venue business
    • Some experience working in an aboriginal organization preferred
    • Knowledge of First Nation and Aboriginal culture and tradition an
    • Awareness and sensitivity to realities of First Nation people and communities an asset
    • Ability to speak either Dene or Cree language an asset
    • A valid class 5 drivers’ license as travel will be necessary

     

    Required Competencies:

    Candidates are required to have the following competencies:

    ·         Adaptability

    ·         Dependability

    ·         Integrity/Ethics

    ·         Interpersonal skills

    ·         Job Knowledge

    ·         Productivity

    ·         Self-Motivated

    ·         Detail-Orientated

    ·         Energetic

    ·         Highly organized

    ·         Interest in media

    ·         Communications

    ·         Skilled Writer

    Note: Due to travel requirements, a valid driver’s license and a clean driver’s abstract is required.

    Closing Date: Open Until Filled Please forward resume to: Attn: Human Resources

    Fort McKay First Nation

    P.O. Box 5360

    Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3G4

    E-mail: fmfnemployment@fortmckay.com Fax: (780)828-4680

     

    Please ensure you indicate the job you are applying for Competition #: 003-2017

    We appreciate the interest of all applicants; only those selected for interviews will be contacted