This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Director, Corporate Policy, the Manager, Communications provides strategic, professional and techinical direction to promote the programs and services of the Department of Finance. The Manager plays a key role in ensuring that Nunavummiut understand the Government of Nunavut (GN)’s policies, directions and intentions on issues relating to Finance in the government. The Manager provides communications planning advice and counsel to the Minister and the Directorate Offices, allowing them to respond more effectively to issues of public importance. The Manager ensures the department’s communications are managed in a strategic manner and influence external perceptions and understanding of the department’s numerous areas of responsibility. This position has one direct report and the incumbent must frequently re-prioritize their workload in response to urgent requests.
The Manager is also responsible for providing clear and simple press releases, speeches and other materials. Other responsibilities include developing and analyzing departmental communication plans and activities, advising senior management on best practices for delivery of departmental messaging, and reviewing and finalizing all publications developed by the department. You will also manage the departmental website and social media messaging.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position are usually obtained through an undergraduate degree from a recognized institute in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Journalism, or a social science with a communications focus. Three years (3) of related experience is required. This includes a successful track record in media relations, experience in stakeholder outreach, and devising and overseeing the implementation of communications plans.
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.