Jobline: Manager of Communications and Outreach, The Atlantic First Nations Water Authority (AFNWA)


The Atlantic First Nations Water Authority (AFNWA) represents progress, innovation, and a long-term solution for water and wastewater issues that affect Atlantic First Nations communities. Incorporated on July 18, 2018 as a non-profit organization under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, the AFNWA is a ground-breaking First Nation owned organization that will provide water and wastewater services to participating communities. This approach will ensure a culturally appropriate, service oriented, and technically strong First Nations water utility which will own, operate, and maintain water and wastewater services on their reserves.

The AFNWA is connected to various Indigenous communities throughout the East Coast of Canada. In this role you will have the opportunity to travel around the region and visit multiple locations throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island; the ancestral lands and unceded territories covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet), Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726.

The Role:

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Manager of Communications and Outreach will be responsible for the development, coordination, and oversight of communications, media, and public relations activities. They will, in many ways, be a spokesperson for AFNWA and will represent its missions and values to partnered Indigenous communities and other stakeholders. They will also coordinate with strategic Committees, the Executive Team, staff, and the AFNWA Board to ensure accurate and consistent correspondence with all audiences. The Manager will be a strong communicator and relationship builder that will help effectively manage the relationships and engagement with Indigenous communities, Chiefs, Elders, and educational institutions. They will develop and implement external communications and public relations strategies, producing high quality content that prioritizes and welcomes feedback. Internally, the Manager will serve as a key member of the executive team and will create an internal communications strategy to increase employee involvement and promote productivity. They will strive to create an inclusive environment where employees are aware of changes and new projects within the organization.

Full details on this career opportunity, and candidate qualifications and responsibilities can be found here.

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