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Manager, Communications

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

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Deputy Minister, the Manager, Communications is tasked with the strategic leadership, management, and administration of the Communication Division. As such, the incumbent plays a critical role in ensuring that communication products and services are of high quality, align to legislated requirements, and developed/delivered in a way that support the Government of Nunavut’s and Department’s policies and priorities.

The Manager, Communications provides strategic leadership, advice, media management/ support, and oversight of all Department communications. The Incumbent is responsible for reviewing all public communications for consistency with the Department’s and Government of Nunavut requirements. Overseeing the development, implementation, and evaluation of an overall communication strategy and actively participating in committees dealing with matters pertaining to communication is a requirement of the Manager, Communications. Also developing an annual budgetary estimate for the division will be required.

In-depth knowledge of public/media relations, strategic communications policy/planning, and marketing theory is required to be successful in this position. The incumbent will also need to be familiar with department goals, values, priorities, objectives, etc. The ability to strategically and proactively plan and review internal and external communications is required. The incumbent must have excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills and be a skilled proof-reader and editor. Additionally, the incumbent will need demonstrated leadership, team management and conflict resolution skills to be successful in this position. 

The knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully fulfil this position may come from a Bachelor’s Degree and formal training in Communications, Journalism, Business or Public Administrations/Relations, Advertising/Marketing, Creative Writing and 5 years’ experience in communications planning.

A Master’s Degree is an asset

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

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

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

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • 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.
Department of Finance (Igloolik)

Government of Nunavut

PO Box 239, Igloolik, Nunavut X0A 0L0

Phone: (867) 934-2025

Toll free: 1-800-682-9033

Fax: (867) 934-2027