EMPLOYMENT NOTICE – Senior Manager, Communications and Recognition Programs 

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is a provincial organization established for the purpose of improving the health outcomes of Indigenous people by supporting and encouraging physically active individuals, families, and communities. The programs and services delivered by I·SPARC are designed to build capacity and increase access to sport, recreation, and physical activity in First Nations, Aboriginal Friendship Centres, Métis Chartered Communities, schools, and other delivery agencies throughout British Columbia. 

General Description 

I·SPARC is currently seeking for a Senior Manager, Communications and Recognition Programs. Working as a member of the senior management team, this individual will maintain two distinct roles within the organization: 1) oversight of the organization’s communications and promotions, including media relations, website, social media, digital media, brand identity, and awareness, and 2) oversight of the Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport, including the annual nomination, selection and presentations of the Regional and Provincial Awards. 

Competencies and Requirements 

The ideal candidate will possess an extensive background in communications, project management, and event management, and have established networks/connections among Indigenous communities and organizations throughout the Province. Other qualifications include: 

  • Post-secondary degree with 5+ years experience working in the not-for-profit sector focused on communications, marketing, and event management (or combination of education and experience) 
  • Applied knowledge of BC’s Indigenous communities and their physical activity and health related needs 
  • Superior project and event management skills with a demonstrated ability to multitask, work independently, set priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities with superior organizational skills and fine-tuned attention to detail 
  • Hands-on experience developing and implementing media, advocacy, social media, and marketing campaigns 
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills 
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft applications, WordPress, and publishing and design software including Adobe, MailChimp, Canva 
  • Ability to manage complex program budgets 
  • Willingness to maintain a flexible work schedule and available to travel throughout BC 
  • Successfully undergo criminal record and vulnerable sector checks 

Term: This is a full-time permanent position. 

Salary and Benefits: $62,000-$70,000 and includes a comprehensive health benefits package 

Location: Office space will be established in a location central to the successful candidate 

To Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references (name, title, relationship, and contact info) no later than 5:00 pm, Monday, March 22, 2021. Address your cover letter to the attention of Rick Brant, Executive Director and submit your application to isparc@isparc.ca. 

All applications are appreciated, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.