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Public Affairs Officer-Casual

Nunavut Arctic College
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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$43.74/hour, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$7.70/hour, 37.5 hour week
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
Open until filled

Type of Employment: Casual position ending September 2017

Casual employment is for local residents only.

Nunavut Arctic College is eager to hire a Public Affairs Officer on a casual employment staffing action until September 2017 in Iqaluit, NU. Reporting to the Manager, Policy and Planning, the incumbent will be responsible for the development, implementation and management of College communications, public relations, promotions and marketing activities. These duties involve the operation of the College website, newsletter, routine press releases, information packages and promotional materials designed to inform the public about College programs and services. The Public Affairs Officer will work with the Board of Governors and the President’s Office to coordinate the communication of strategic objectives and corporate issues. This position has a direct impact on all staff, students and the public and will involve both internal and external communications. These duties will include developing and implementing a marketing strategy and managing and assisting College staff with the dissemination of information to ensure accurate and concise flow of information to the public

Applicants to the position must have a college or university diploma in Creative Communications that includes course in journalism, marketing, public relations and creative writing. Applicants must also have 3 years of experience in communication planning in a northern environment. Knowledge of public relations, media relations, creative writing, strategic communications planning and research techniques and processes is required. Knowledge of principles and techniques of design, layout and production for print, broadcast and electronic media is required. Interested applicants must also have experience in these computer programs: word processing, email, internet programs, graphics and photographic programs, desktop publishing and power point presentation software.

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.
Manager of Human Resources (Nunavut Arctic College)

PO Box 600 Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Phone: 867-979-7231
Fax: 867-979-7108