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Communications Specialist

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Closing Date: 
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 11:59pm

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director Policy and Planning, the Communications Specialist is accountable for developing and implementing a comprehensive communications and media relations strategy for the Department of Family Services. The Department of Family Services is working to communicate effectively with the public to ensure Nunavummiut are aware of the wide range of programs and services offered by Family Services, and to know how to access these supports and information.  The Department of Family Services provides services and supports in ways that are meaningful and reflective of Inuit culture. The effective implementation of a cohesive communications and media relations strategy will ensure that Family Services communicates effectively with the public and provides useful and strategic public information about initiatives and ongoing program administration.

This position will be responsible for managing the development and implementation of internal and external communications for the department. They will also support communications components of departmental public engagement initiatives such as the Poverty Reduction Strategy. Providing effective communications and media support to the Family Services through coordinating responses to media requests, providing support to the Policy and Planning Division to monitor Question Period in the Legislative Assembly, and assisting managers to develop press releases.

The ideal candidate will have a recognized university degree in journalism, social or political sciences with three (3) years of related experience. Experience in the development of communication strategies and media relation, as well as excellent writing skills are required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), 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 and experience may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • 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 Inuit. 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.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • 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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