• Temporary
  • Nanaimo

Website Barkley Project Group

Who we are

Barkley Project Group (BPG) is a small consulting firm specializing in project management services for developing community-owned clean energy projects and implementing energy efficiency initiatives. We currently work with more than 30 First Nations communities within British Columbia and the Yukon. Our job is to support Nations by providing project management and administration capacities on a project-specific basis. We are passionate about the work we do, and we are grateful for the opportunities to work with the communities pursuing a more sustainable future.

We focus on a community-centric approach where our clients own and control their clean energy developments and energy efficiency projects. We also have a solid understanding and track record of securing government funding to support project development. Our most important guiding principle is to ensure that project benefits align with community priorities. This approach has been well received by government funders which in turn, reduces financial risks for our clients. Our core values guide all our actions: Innovation, Trust, Humor, Happiness, Respect & Integrity.

Job Summary

We are hiring a 35 hours per week, temporary, position of Communications Assistant (Student) with our Project Development Team at a rate of $23/hr. This position is for 10 weeks starting June 22nd until August 31st 2021. The successful candidate must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment due to Canada Summer Jobs funding requirements. This is a remote work opportunity with the potential for in-person support at our Nanaimo office. It is expected that the successful applicant will work during core business hours (10 am – 3 pm) and meet weekly requirements.

The Communications Assistant is responsible for developing and posting content on Barkley Project Group’s website and social media channels. This role includes creating content that showcases Indigenous leadership in renewable energy. In addition, a core objective of this role is to implement creative storytelling campaigns for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Throughout this process, these campaigns will deepen the Communication Assistants’ understanding of clean energy projects. Barkley Project Group currently offers services in hydropower, solar power, wind power, biomass, geothermal, marine energy, and energy efficiency.  Beyond social media, this role also includes updating content on Barkley Project Group’s website.

To supplement your application please send links to website content you’ve developed, social media accounts you’ve managed, writing or graphic design samples. You may also include a brief cover letter explaining your fit with this role.

Key Function Tasks:

  • Execute Barkley Project Group’s Communications & Marketing Strategy
  • Create graphics via Canva for social media channels, including LinkedIn, Facebook & Instagram
  • Develop content that features renewable energy project successes
  • Write copy for social media and website updates
  • Open to exploring different forms of storytelling that utilize imagery, graphics, writing, video, and/or audio
  • Research content
  • Generate social media reports
  • Update the project library for Barkley Project Group’s website
  • Work closely with Barkley Project Group’s Development Team to ensure that the website and social media correctly reflect activities
  • By request, assisting with content for event promotion
  • Work collaboratively with our clients and other partners, including industry associations and non-profit organizations


Key Administrative Tasks:

  • Communicate factual information in written stories
  • Maintain precise records of the tasks, activities, and details of your work
  • Contribute ideas, energy and personal commitment to help foster a positive and rewarding work environment and to help maintain and grow a successful, innovative, high-quality project management consulting practice at Barkley Project Group
  • Attend meetings as requested


Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures, including safety
  • Follow all regulatory agencies’ guidelines, rules and regulations
  • Passionate about working with First Nation’s and remote communities
  • Develop knowledge of First Nation’s history and display cultural sensitivity areas for each community
  • Commit to the organization’s efforts towards the Truth & Reconciliation Commission: Call to Action #92
  • Have a genuine interest and passion for working in the clean energy and energy efficiency industry
  • Bring a good sense of humour
  • Must maintain a valid BC driver’s license
  • Legally able to work in Canada
  • Due to funding requirements the successful candidate must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act


Skills & Abilities:

  • Exhibit professionalism and patience
  • Develop and maintain trust between team members, including establishing a good working relationship with direct supervisor
  • Ensure all communications and interactions proceed with respect and integrity
  • Excellent problem-solving and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Creative storytelling ability
  • Proficiency using MS Office; Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Willing and able to learn in areas of identified growth and development in knowledge
  • Strong time management, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Community relationship building and maintaining skills
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter

Education: Pursing a degree or certificate in one of the following areas– Communications, Marketing, Applied Science, Engineering, Renewable Energy or related field


  • Previous experience with Canva is an asset, but a willingness to learn is key
  • Previous experience managing social media channels is an asset
  • Previous experience utilizing WordPress is an asset

Contract length: 10 weeks

Application Timeline:

  • Application deadline: 2021-06-14
  • Shortlisted candidates notified: 2021-06-15
  • Shortlisted candidates’ interviews: 2021-06-18
  • Expected start date: 2020-06-22

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $23.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Flexible schedule
  • Work from home


  • 7-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work remotely: Yes

To apply for this job email your details to anitra.paris@barkley.ca