Communications Committee Seeking Member-at-Large

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Qalipu First Nation is pleased to affirm its commitment to community values, openness, transparency and ensuring engagement of all our members regardless of their geographic location by way of establishing a Communications Committee.

The Committee was established following the recent election and consists of Ward Councilors Odelle Pike (Chair) and Ivan J. White along with staff support from the Communications Officer, Alison White and the Communications and Computing Specialist, Ryan Matthews.  Together, this team will work toward the development and implementation of communication policies and strategies that enhance community inclusion and engagement, ensure a continued focus on the importance of strong internal and external communications among our staff, Council and communities, and explore new ways of both reaching out and listening to our people.

The Committee is currently seeking a Member-at-Large to join the team. This unique opportunity will give hands-on access and input into the way the Band handles communications now and into the future and will help guide the work of the Communications Committee.

The ideal candidate is a Band member living in the province with a background in marketing and communications and five years’ experience.  If you are passionate about communications and want to contribute your knowledge as a volunteer on this committee, please see below for an Expression of Interest and apply by noon on March 15, 2019.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Communications Committee
Expression of Interest


A Communications Committee was established by Qalipu in November 2018 in order to provide enhanced focus on community values, openness, transparency and ensuring engagement of all our members regardless of their geographic location.

The Committee consists of two Ward Councilors and two staff resource people and is seeking to bring one Member-at-Large to the team.

The Committee meets monthly either in person or by video conference.


Our Mandate

Help to ensure Band communications reflect the values of our communities and promote our mission and vision.

Provide support, advice and guidance for Band internal and external communications.

Develop policies that help to ensure consistent, reliable, respectful and inclusive communications.

Propose strategic priorities for communications and work to ensure communications are timely, consistent, well co-ordinated and responsive to the diverse needs of our members.

Promote openness and transparency in governance and operations, ensuring that all audiences are well informed of Band activities, programs and services.


 Roles and Responsibilities of a Member-at Large Committee Member

  • Participate in Committee Meetings in person or by video conference.
  • Maintain engagement and involvement by responding to Committee emails between meetings to weigh in on decisions, communications products and activities.
  • Work collaboratively with Committee to ensure team-based and positive outcomes.
  • Represent a membership perspective.
  • Contribute skills, knowledge and experience toward accomplishing the goals and objectives of the Communications Committee.
  • Demonstrate respect for Mi’kmaq community values.
    Adhere to a Commitment of Confidentiality.
  • Work on a volunteer basis with travel and per diems provided.


The Ideal Candidate:

  • Has marketing and/or communication background with five years’ experience
  • Is a member of the Band
  • Is a resident of Newfoundland
  • Must be able to travel within Newfoundland
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be willing to sign a Commitment of Confidentiality
  • Must have an understanding of Indigenous culture and ceremony
  • Must undergo a code of conduct check

If you are interested in this unique opportunity to work with the Qalipu Band, please send your resume and cover letter to by noon on March 15, 2019.

If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Alison White at 709-634-5163
Qalipu First Nation reserves the right to refuse any and all applications.