BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute
Employment Opportunities

Communication and Events Officer

Type: Full-time, Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Monday, April 15, 2019
Resume Review: Monday, April 29, 2019
Position Start Date: June 17, 2019
Salary: Annual Salary Range: $44,094.78 - $53,2019.05
Contact: Leah Garcia-Gray
Email: hr@nvit.bc.ca
Phone: 250-378-3308
Fax: 250-378-3332
Address: NVIT
4155 Belshaw St.
Merritt, BC, V1K 1R1
NVIT is BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute. As a leader in Indigenous post-secondary education and a fully accredited member of BC's post-secondary education system, we provide a comprehensive range of programs up to the degree level at our campuses in Merritt and Burnaby. NVIT also delivers programs online and in Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia. Join a growing and innovative institution committed to making a difference in Indigenous education and communities. With an institutional mission to empower learners by strengthening voice and identity through education, NVIT employees honour an atmosphere embedded in Indigenous culture and traditions while cultivating an environment founded on learner centred principles that promote student recruitment, engagement and achievement.

Job Description:

Guided by principles of integrity, shared responsibility, consistency, and collaboration, the Enrolment Services Team supports learner aspirations through the delivery of quality and accessible Indigenous support services in a safe, fun and holistic environment.

NVIT anticipates a requirement for a Communication and Events Officer at the Merritt campus, and invites applications from qualified individuals. This is a full-time, term position that will commence June 17, 2019 and will end June 30, 2020.

Job Summary:

The Communications and Events Officer is a member of the Enrolment Services Team, reporting to the Director of Students & Registrar, and is responsible for maintaining the NVIT website, various social media platforms, producing public relations and promotional materials and coordinating institutional special events and student life activities. Other responsibilities include development of marketing/advertising plans and effectively communicating on-campus events and news to the internal and external NVIT community. The Communication and Events Officer is NVIT’s main contact person for NVIT’s contract communication services. The Communication and Events Officer works extremely closely with the NVIT Vancouver based Recruitment and Events Officer. As a member of the Enrolment Services Team, the individual assists with selected duties of other team members.


Specific Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Website maintenance including content, currency and accuracy;
  • Leveraging NVIT’s branding, communications and public relations strategies and initiatives through various social media platforms and integrated efforts;
  • Communicating to the internal and external NVIT community about on-campus events, activities and news;
  • Coordinating the production of promotional material such asbrochures and posters;
  • Preparing and distributing newsletters and/or blogs;
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships and sharing NVIT information and materials with community partners including, but not limited to, First Nation Communities, Aboriginal organizations, and educational institutes within the K-12 and post-secondary systems;
  • Planning and coordinating NVIT events including graduation;
  • Collaborating with NVIT’s Student Society, STSC 101 facilitators, Student Housing Manger, and Success Center Manager to identify opportunities and design initiatives intended to highly engage students in the NVIT experience;
  • Preparing an annual event plan outlining a variety of student life activities;
  • Coordinating the planning and execution of NVIT’s social media, public relations, and marketing strategies; and
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Marketing/Tourism and/or English plus 2 years directly related experience;

  • A demonstrated commitment to quality service to students and the public;

  • Extensive experience in comprehensive project management and/or event planning;

  • An in-depth understanding of First Nation culture and the ability to infuse culture into all aspects of the position, ensuring NVIT’s marketing, communications and events initiatives are relevant, engaging and holistic;

  • Extensive knowledge of computer programs (MS Publisher, Word, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Excel, PowerPoint);

  • Excellent time management, organizational, marketing and communication skills;

  • Highly self-motivated, a constructive thinker with demonstrated logic and reasoning skills; and

  • Unwavering and enthusiastic initiative;

  • Valid driver’s license

As an Indigenous centre for excellence, NVIT inspires learners to strengthen community.

NVIT gives high priority to Aboriginal candidates. All applicants should be experienced in working with Aboriginal people.