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Manager, Climate Change Communications & Knowledge Mobilization

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Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
30 June 2017

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director, Climate Change, the Manager of Climate Change Communications & Knowledge Mobilization (CCCKM), leads the effective strategic planning, development, and management of an integrated suite of knowledge mobilization (KMb) services for the Climate Change Secretariat (CCS), including knowledge exchange, education, and evaluation, across the entire GN.  The role of the incumbent is to foster innovation and influence behavioral change (in individual practices and at the systems level) in climate change adaptation and mitigation in Nunavut.

The Manager directly, and through a team of education/communication staff, supervises the development, implementation and evaluation of GN-wide and program/campaign specific communications strategies and plans.  The Manager also reviews, monitors, and evaluates CCS communications to ensure consistency with wider GN and departmental policies, standards, and objectives.  The incumbent will liaise with local and national media, providing media relations advice to departmental spokespersons, as well as developing standards for all communications, public relations and public information products produced by the CCS. 

The Manager is responsible for identifying and delivering recommendations for strategic advice and provides detailed recommendations for communicating GNs approach to domestic, national, and international climate change adaptation, mitigation, and energy issues. The Manager is also responsible for leading the development of educational products and outreach initiatives for both Nunavummiut and national and international audiences to relay strategic information for on-going environmental issues.

Successful candidates will have knowledge of human and financial resource management, media relations, news releases, speech writing, strategic communications planning, and research technique processes. A superior knowledge of climate change impacts, adaptation, mitigation, resiliency issues, communications approaches, and knowledge mobilization concepts and methodologies is required to be successful in this position. The incumbent will be able to, communicate at an advanced and technical level with scientists, researchers and senior staff, demonstrate strong facilitation skills, plan and coordinate events and conferences, critique scientific papers, develop and deliver programs, and lead a team as well as supervise staff.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in an appropriate field with 2 years of relevant experience in social sciences, humanities, core sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics or general environmental studies), environmental conservation, public administration, planning, and engineering or a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate field with 4 years of relevant experience, or a College Diploma in a related field with 7 years of relevant experience working in a progressively responsible management position(s).

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.


  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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