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April 18, 2024

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Communications Specialist

The National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (“NACCA”) is dedicated to stimulating economic growth for all Indigenous people in Canada, driven by a network of over 50 Indigenous Financial Institutions (IFIs). Our mission is to ignite economic progress for all Indigenous communities by empowering entrepreneurs and advancing prosperity.

We champion Indigenous economic development through unified representation, transparent reporting of IFI accomplishments, strategic partnerships, and targeted programs and services tailored to the specific needs of IFIs.


  • Attractive compensation package with excellent benefits, including;
    • Health, Paramedical, Vision, Dental, and Employee Family Assistance Program.
    • Defined Benefits Pension Plan.
  • Supportive workplace environment and benefits focused on Indigenous culture and sensitivity.
  • Ongoing Professional Development.
  • Scheduling to support work-life balance.
  • Paid Time Off including:
    • 14 Statutory Holidays for Full-Time Employees.
    • Sick Time.
    • Competitive Vacation Time/Pay.
    • Personal Days.
    • December Holiday Period.

Position Summary

The Communications Specialist plays a pivotal role in executing the organization’s communication strategies to enhance its visibility, reputation, and engagement with various stakeholders. This role will collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver compelling messaging through various platforms.

Key Responsibilities

Content Creation

  • Develops high-quality written content for various platforms including website, social media, press releases, newsletters, and marketing materials.
  • Ensures consistency in tone, style, and messaging while adhering to brand guidelines.
  • Conducts thorough research on relevant topics to produce accurate and informative content.

Media Relations

  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with media outlets, journalists, and influencers.
  • Drafts and distributes press releases, pitches, and media advisories.
  • Coordinates interviews, press conferences, and media appearances for organizational spokespeople.

Social Media Management

  • Manages and monitors the organization’s social media accounts to increase engagement and reach.
  • Develops and executes social media campaigns to promote events, initiatives, and key messages.
  • Analyzes social media metrics and prepares reports to evaluate performance and inform strategy.


  • Collaborates with the Communications Manager to integrate communications efforts with digital marketing initiatives.
  • Provides support for events and tradeshows.
  • Assists in the development and execution of email marketing campaigns, online advertising, and search engine optimization (SEO) strategies.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Engages with stakeholders including donors, volunteers, partners, and community members to foster positive relationships.
  • Responds to inquiries and feedback in a timely and professional manner.
  • Represents the organization at events, conferences, and networking opportunities.

Crisis Communication

  • Assists in developing crisis communication plans and protocols.
  • Provides support during crisis situations by drafting statements, managing media inquiries, and coordinating responses.

Monitoring & Reporting

  • Monitors media coverage and industry trends to identify opportunities and potential risks.
  • Prepares regular reports on communication activities, including key metrics, achievements, and areas for improvement.



  • The position requires a minimum of a 2-Year College Diploma in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or Marketing. While a post-secondary degree is preferred, candidates with a combination of relevant experience and education may also be considered.


  • 3 to 4 years of experience in communications, media, public relations, or related roles.
  • Prior experience working with Indigenous communities and/or organization is preferred.

Abilities, Knowledge & Skills

  • Proficiency in modern productivity tools, social media management tools, content management systems, and analytics platforms.

Persons of Indigenous ancestry will be given preference (OHRC, section 24 (1)).

The National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If contacted for an employment opportunity or interviewing, please advise if you require accommodation.

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