Job Opportunity - Indigenous Relations Coordinator - Firedog Communications
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Firedog Communications Inc.
Position: Indigenous Relations Coordinator, Full-time
Location: Thunder Bay

Join our Team:
Firedog Communications is seeking a full-time Indigenous Relations Coordinator to join our growing team. The successful candidate will provide community relations, engagement and coordination services for a variety of Ontario-based projects. We are looking for an individual who is knowledgeable about Indigenous history, cultures and traditions, and who is passionate about advancing Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Key Duties:

  • Participate in the development of community engagement and communications plans.
  • Planning and facilitating relationship-building activities with communities including events and meetings.
  • Attend and participate in events, meetings and presentations.
  • Write and produce content and communications materials including for media releases, presentations, workshops, briefings, social media, newsletters and websites.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships to share information and obtain feedback.
  • Provide advice regarding cultural programs and capacity building activities including language, community protocols and traditional knowledge.
  • Coordinate formal consultation and engagement activities to support projects.
  • Update and maintain inventories and databases.
  • Project administration including meeting minutes and reports.

Required Qualifications & Skills:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with or for Indigenous communities or organizations.
  • College or University education in related business, administration or communications field.
  • Knowledge of United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), treaties etc.
  • Strong computer skills and literacy including MS Power Point, MS Word, MS Excel.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good organizational, time management, multi-tasking and prioritizing skills.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License.
  • Travel will be required in northern Ontario.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 16th, 2022 @ 5:00pm

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their electronic applications, including covering letter, resume and work samples to: Brian at