Job Posting Details

The Castlemain Group

Senior Manager, Communications

Job Description



Job Title:  Senior Manager, Communications


Reports To: Director, Communications & Technology


Start Date: Immediate

Nature and Scope of Position


The Castlemain Group, a leading and rapidly expanding First Nations advisory firm, seeks an experienced communications professional to fill the role of Senior Manager, Communications.  This creative, ethical and results-oriented person must thrive in a fast-paced environment.  The ability to balance multiple priorities is important and superior time management skills are essential.  The candidate will be a skilled strategic communicator and project manager who has displayed an ability and desire to drive a variety of initiatives forward to a successful result.

At Castlemain, we combine the culture of a start-up with the experience of seasoned executives.  The successful candidate will be responsible for managing Castlemain’s strategic communications consulting practice, which includes public, government and stakeholder relations, issues and crisis management, and social media functions.  The individual will work closely with a broad group of others (clients, co-workers, subcontractors, etc.) on a daily basis and thus must be an effective and confident public communicator as well as an experienced team player.


Primary Responsibilities


  1. Managing client files across a variety of communications activities, including strategic planning, community engagement, stakeholder relations, branding, website design, and social media.
  2. Supervising three staff members, including a project manager, writer and business development professional.
  3. Oversee and write research documents, website content, press releases, client communications materials and more, both for clients as well as Castlemain corporate. 
  4. Working alongside company leadership to establish and implement a vision and business plan for Castlemain’s strategic communications practice area, including public, government and stakeholder relations; community consultation, crisis communications, social media, and more.
  5. Engaging the broader First Nations community in order to identify, market and acquire business.
  6. Create strategic communications and creative briefs for clients.
  7. Managing all Castlemain communications and the firm’s own website, including social media and the establishment of an online “voice” in the blogosphere/ Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn.  
  8. Enhancement of client relations across all areas of Castlemain business.


General Responsibilities


  1. Work alongside First Nation clients in a professional, ethical manner.
  2. Bring a positive attitude to work each day.
  3. Demonstrate a willingness to roll up one’s sleeves and employ a “can do” attitude across all tasks.
  4. Communicate feedback, challenges and or methods for improvement in company practices.
  5. Take initiative on areas for improvement for clients or within the company.
  6. Monitor marketplace for appropriate business opportunities and new clients.
  7. Engage in quarterly employee reviews, monthly one-on-one meetings and weekly staff meetings.
  8. Become part of a relevant industry association and/or group in order to strengthen the firm’s brand and the individual’s professional network.
  9. Exhibit a willingness to travel to client sites on a consistent basis.
  10. Establish an annual business plan and budget alongside Castlemain leadership.
  11. Establish a good working relationship with all Castlemain staff.
  12. Represent and promote the image of Castlemain in a professional and ethical manner at all times.



Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required. Additional advanced degree or training in First Peoples, Law, Government, Public Affairs, Communications or Business highly desirable.  


 A minimum of six years of active public relations and strategic communications experience, in increasingly challenging positions and with demonstrated achievement in all previous roles, is required to apply for this position. Preference will be given to candidates who have held management positions within a communications/public relations agency and to those familiar with the agency business.

In addition, previous experience working with First Nations communities on strategic communications initiatives is desirable.  Consideration will be given to those lacking this direct experience, but only if their other skills and experience suggest a quick ability to understand and effectively communicate with, and for, First Nations clients.  


Excellent command of the English Language.

Outstanding ‘people skills’, reflected in a career path that has involved steady growth.

Superior analytical and communication skills, including the ability to research and write a variety of documentation and online content in areas from public policy to sales and marketing.

Knowledge of, and extensive experience with MS Word, PowerPoint, and web related/social media content. Familiarity with Excel. Mac experience is an asset, including iWork suite and Omni.   

Position Expectations

This is a full-time position. Given the nature and timing of activities and responsibilities, evening and weekend work may be required at times.


Commensurate with a candidate’s experience and capabilities.  

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume directly by email to:


The Castlemain Group, Inc.


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Contact for Position
Stefan Moores
The Castlemain Group
800-1199 West Pender Street
Vancouver BC V6E 2R1

Telephone: 6045668928
Fax: 6046084892

Job Location

Job Level & Type
  • Senior Level
  • Full Time Permanent Staff Position

Listing to be posted until:
Wednesday, April 24, 2013