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We're hiring! Manager, Public Affairs
Friday, 07 June 2019

Position Overview
The Manager, Public Affairs (MPA) manages communications and public affairs issues at the Pacific Salmon Foundation, with an emphasis on the development and implementation of communications strategies and plans, stakeholder and media engagement, and government relations. The MPA collaborates closely with the Communications Manager and the entire Development, Communications and Marketing team. 

Roles and Responsibilities
The MPA will have several key areas of responsibility including:

  • Developing and implementing strategies, communications plans and tactics in relation to communications and stakeholder engagement issues;
  • Engaging with, building and maintaining strong relationships with provincial/local/regional news media and numerous external stakeholders including PSF grantees, partners and governments;
  • Working with staff and management to identify pressing communication needs and providing planning and expert advice;
  • Acting as the primary point of contact for all media inquiries;
  • Developing and implementing proactive media and public relations strategies to enhance awareness of PSF and its activities;
  • Assisting with government relations including planning meetings, writing briefs and tracking issues;
  • Writing, editing and disseminating media, government relations and stakeholder products;
  • Creating and maintaining project timelines and schedules that support the completion of media relations projects; and

Other duties as required.

Exercising Judgment/Impact of Decisions
The MPA will exercise independent judgment and take initiative while performing their duties.  The MPA will be accountable for the effective execution of assigned duties which is critical to the success of the PSF.  The MPA interacts with varying levels of staff, consultants and other stakeholders. Errors or lapses in judgment will adversely impact the reputation and efficiency of the PSF.

Reporting and Supervision
Supervised by the President & CEO, the MPA is responsible for undertaking all work identified by the President & CEO and meeting or exceeding the standard of care set by him.

A post-secondary degree in communications, public relations or journalism is preferable. At least five years of relevant senior communication experience, in a not-for-profit, government or journalism capacity is essential.

Exceptional verbal and written communications skills; an ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences in several different mediums; the ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines; the ability to work independently and within a team environment and to demonstrate a high degree of initiative; the ability to exercise tact, discretion, diplomacy and maintain confidentiality.

Mentoring and Development
The PSF is committed to life-long learning for all team members.  Ongoing mentoring will be available to facilitate the MPA’s career development and appropriate training and skill-building opportunities will be provided.  Educational opportunities will be encouraged.

Please submit your resume to tsucic@psf.ca by Friday, June 28.