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Manager Communications, Education and Outreach

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Type of employment: 
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This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$97,734.00 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016.00 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
04 August 2017

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director Policy, Planning and Legislation, the Manager Communications, Education and Outreach oversees the effective strategic planning and delivery for all communications, public education, engagement and outreach programs, initiatives and products for all divisions within the Department of Environment (DOE). The incumbent supports Senior Managers and departmental staff to ensure that the department’s communications are managed in a strategic manner, ensuring that messages are presented in a consistent and professional fashion. Integral to the position is the ability to effectively convey information and communications messages to external target audiences and to facilitate public involvement, consultation and engagement in departmental decision-making.

The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that all media and educational materials are designed, developed and edited appropriately to convey key messages integral to the Department’s mandate.  He/she coordinates translations for all program divisions of DOE. The individual is a member of the GN communications committee, which vets all GN communications materials.

Knowledge of media relations, news releases and speech writing, strategic communications planning, and research technique processes are required for this position. Strong language skills with the ability to communicate complex scientific and technical information, both written and orally, particularly in relation to developing clear, plain language communication products for a non-technical audience is also required. The successful incumbent will be able to demonstrate skills in editing and proof reading and have knowledge of principles and techniques of design, layout and production for print, broadcast and electronic media. The incumbent must be proficient in using Windows based computer programs and desktop publishing software such as: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, and Adobe Suite.

To be successful in this position the incumbent will have knowledge and understanding of terrestrial wildlife and environmental issues in Nunavut, familiarity with the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, policies and legislation, and the ability to integrate Inuit Qaujimajanqit (IQ) into their perspective work and environment-related educational programs to diverse audiences.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are normally acquired through a recognized Bachelor’s degree in a related field, combined with 3 years of experience in communications planning, preferably in a northern environment and at least one year of supervisory experience, preferably supervising teams of staff.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. 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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