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Grieg Seafood BC Ltd., a dynamic and growing company in the Aquaculture industry, is seeking to hire a full-time First Nations Specialist, based in Campbell River, BC. Reporting to the Director of a new division, First Nations & Community Relations, the Specialist is a member of a small team who will support the department’s activities engaging with First Nations in the traditional territories where the company’s salmon farming facilities are operating or may operate. This involves leading and participating in negotiations for impact-benefit agreements and/or other components toward positive associations with First Nations. 

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Community Relations Specialist

First Nations Specialist

Grieg Seafood BC Ltd.

Campbell River, B.C.

- Relocation Assistance Offered

Grieg Seafood BC Ltd. 

Campbell River, B.C.

- Relocation Assistance Offered

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Grieg Seafood BC Ltd., a dynamic and growing company in the Aquaculture industry, is seeking to hire a full-time Community Relations Specialist, based in Campbell River, BC. Reporting to the Director of a new division, First Nations & Community Relations, the Specialist is a member of a small team and will support the activities of the company’s community relations and corporate giving functions.  They have accountability for contributing to the development and implementation of a social licence plan which reflects the company’s commitment to building trusted First Nations and stakeholder relationships and a respected reputation where Grieg operates its salmon farms and hatchery.  They are responsible for managing a corporate giving strategy which reflects the social licence plan and maximizes the reach and reputation of the company. They will identify and cultivate community relationships, coordinate and attend company- and industry-led events. They will assist the division’s other staff in organizing and hosting tours of the company’s operations in Canada and internationally and communicate with contractors and other tour hosts in support of First Nations and stakeholder relationship development goals.

Key Responsibilities

• Represent the company at stakeholder events, sponsored events and public functions.

• Identify and create stories, information pieces and articles about the company and the aquaculture sector to raise awareness of both and drive traffic to the company’s web and social media sites.

• Manage corporate giving activities and maintain relationships to ensure that donation recipients have a positive awareness of the company and its contributions.

• Develop and oversee approved communications tactics, identify stakeholder invitees to special events and assist with implementing new opportunities to build community awareness and reputation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Full time flexible hours are required (able to work days, occasional nights & occasional weekends).

• Proficient in Microsoft communication tools, Wordpress content management system and web publishing tools; familiar with or knowledge of Project Management tools.

• Willingness to travel including to remote communities.

• Willingness to work occasional irregular hours.

• Must have a valid BC Class 5 driver’s licence.

Training, Education and Experience

• Diploma or University Degree in communications, community & media relations, publicity and public engagement or equivalent.

• Minimum four (4) years of direct experience in community or stakeholder relations management, preferably in an industrial setting with aquaculture, forestry or energy background or equivalent.

• Demonstrated experience coordinating public events, workshops and meetings including oversight of organizational details within budget.

• Demonstrated experience maintaining successful collaborative working relationships with internal peers and industry contacts.

• Demonstrated experience executing diverse communications tactics to short timelines.

• Knowledge of aquaculture sector an asset.

• Knowledge of First Nations issues and engagement experience an asset.

Deadline to apply: Friday, September 14th, 2018 Email your resume and cover letter to: hr@griegseafood.com

Thank you for your interest in working for Grieg Seafood. Please note that only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. Please note applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

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