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Manager, Communications

Culture and Heritage
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$99,743.00 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
30 March 2018

If there is no successful Nunavut Inuit this position will be offered as a 3 year term.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director, Policy and Planning; the Manager, Communications is responsible for providing direction on communications activities for Culture and Heritage as well as contributing to the policy and planning activities of the Official Languages division. This position provides strategic communications planning, communications/issue management, event management and media relations support and advice to Culture and Heritage staff, Deputy Minister and Minister. This includes the development, implementation and evaluation of communications strategies and plans for the department and for particular programs and initiatives, monitoring and department communications to ensure consistency with Government of Nunavut and department policies, standards and objectives.  

The incumbent develops, implements and evaluates an overall departmental communications strategy as well as plans, policies and guidelines to ensure that departmental messages are presented clearly and accurately and in a fashion best suited to influence positive internal and external perception and understanding of the department and its objectives. The Manager provides media relations advice and support to department spokespersons, management and other staff to ensure that information provided to the media and the public is appropriate, accurate and consistent with overall Government of Nunavut and department messages, goals and objectives.

Knowledge of  public relations, media relations, creative writing, strategic communications planning and research techniques and processes; knowledge of Nunavut communications media and its audience; knowledge of principles and techniques of design, layout and production for print, broadcast and electronic media; knowledge of department goals and objectives and the political and social environment in which department programs and services are delivered; thorough understanding of the history of Nunavut and Inuit society.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a degree in journalism, advertising/marketing, public relations, creative writing. Experience with records management, principles and procedures is required. A diploma in journalism, advertising/marketing, public relations, creative writing plus two years’ experience in communications planning in a northern environment will be considered.

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, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term.

  • 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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Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
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