Communications & Community Engagement Specialist

Invermere - Full time

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Your daily mission: Get our people going and the conversations flowing.

Who Are We?

We’ve been making kick-ass coffee for nearly 25 years.

We’re Canada’s #1 selling Whole Bean coffee. All our coffee is 100% Organic and Fairtrade, roasted right in the Canadian Rocky Mountains smack dab in the middle of nowhere.

And it’s not just our coffee that’s good. We were named the Best Workplace in Canada by Great Place to Work in 2018. We work hard & have fun. That’s how we roll. It’s part of how we wake up the world.

Who are you?

You are a savvy communicator, creative thinker, and dare we say it, a little bit bold. Not one to shy away from a new idea, your day-to-day thoughts may look like:

  • “Why don’t we try this?”
  • “Will this have an impact?”
  • “Is there a sense of cheekiness to this?”

While you may be experimental, this skill of yours does not come without organization. You don’t just know what’s up, but you care about why and how it is being done. You help us prioritize the right stories to tell - the ones that keep us connected and help spread our purpose, soul, and spirit.

Other things that make you great? You love to connect with people and have a special way of sparking a good conversation. You enjoy getting people hyped up for what is happening and celebrating all the amazing personalities within our organization. To backup all these amazing skills, you love a good learning op and are constantly growing your skillset; from writing messages and capturing video, to coordinating events and campaigns. Whatever project or initiative that comes up, you’re ready to roll with it.

What Will You Do?

You are the go-to person for all the inside info on what is happening at the Horse. Your focus is keeping all our people in the loop and getting the conversation flowing. Whether that means writing article on initiatives happening at Kicking Horse Coffee, creating a video message from our leaders, or cracking a cheeky joke with folks in the lunchroom. An excellent organizer and connector, you’re the missing link between information and people. You are the person on the ground who helps everyone communicate and connect with each other. Working with the Communications Director, you will start by coordinating and delivering the internal communications plan, connecting everyone at the Horse.

What Will You Do…In More Detail:

  • Manage a network of internal communications champions to ensure our people are informed and that everyone is included and represented across our communications channels.
  • Actively manage our digital communications platform and other communications platforms, encouraging participation and keeping it fun, fresh, and aligned to our soul and spirit.
  • Work closely with our People & Culture team to help build and co-own a people communications calendar, supporting with large internal launches and campaigns.
  • Work with the Communications Director to plan and prepare internal communication events, organizing attendees, supporting documents and capturing the vibe at the event.
  • Support the Operations team as a partner to help co-ordinate the day-to-day communications taking place at our facility and embed the ‘people’ part of our Way of the Horse program.
  • Take responsibility for coordinating content for strategic communications with our partners.
  • Ensure standards are maintained across the organization when it comes to branded tools and templates.
  • Be involved in the coordination and creation of reports on employee engagement, sustainability, and media coverage, to support team KPIs.
  • Provide communications counsel and resources to teams across the business as required.
  • More opportunity is just around the corner while we build our function as a communications team. Whether your vibe is community impact, communication with partners, or keeping the world around us awake and building company reputation. As we grow in our capability, so will you!

What You Will Bring to The Team:

Education and Experience

  • Not your first Rodeo: you bring some experience in communications, community relations or something related.
  • PhD: nah! But you may have a degree or diploma in Communications or a similar program – or better yet, a combination of education and transferable experience and one hella enthusiastic attitude.
  • The Technical Stuff: you will have some experience in creating and editing written and video content for traditional and digital media. You will also be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. Working knowledge of video editing and design platforms would be an asset.

Personal Attributes

  • Connector: you have passion for employee engagement and are a pure natural at building and fostering relationships with everyone.
  • You LOVE People: You love working with people, you connector you. You bring the compassion, curiosity, and love (Yeah that’s right, love.) to each connection you make.
  • Change? Pffft that’s your middle name: You know change is the norm, not the exception. You are ready and able to adapt, swivel, and dare we say, pivot (as if that word hasn’t overused these past 18 months) and shift gears to support the needs in the organization.
  • Roll up yer’ sleeve attitude: You can write, edit and build amazing content for your audience. You are filled with buck yeah energy to get er done, and with a lil pizazz.
  • Devilish for Details: you have exceptional administrative, coordination and project management skills. You sweat the small stuff, cuz you know it makes a big difference.
  • Communicator Extraordinaire: you have an enthusiastic and engaging approach with you verbal, written and presentation skills. I mean, you are the communications person, so this is your wheelhouse on every level.
  • Collaborative & Creative: You balance our wild ideas with your collaboration and organizational skills. You love to collab with your teammates to turn kick ass ideas into a reality.

Additional Info:

  • This role is based out of beautiful, Invermere, B.C. We will need your boots on the ground to shout our communications from the rooftops and spread the word. (Okay not literally, but you will be needed on site)
  • This position works 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, whatever your best work vibe is.

How to Apply:

Oh boy this a good one, the world is your oyster on this application. Send us a creative cover letter, whatever that means to you. It could be a video introducing yourself, a cheeky PowerPoint, or crafty digital poster. Come on, hit us with the real you! Oh, send us your resume to please. Email us!