Senior Communications Advisor

Communications · Ottawa, Ontario
Department Communications
Employment Type Term
Minimum Experience Experienced

ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖅᑖᕋᓱᐊᖅᑐ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖓᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖏᕈᑎᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖅᑖᕐᑎᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ. ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᕐᐸᑦᓯ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖅᑖᕋᓱᐊᖃᑕᐅᔪᓯ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᖁᓪᓗᓯ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᑦᓯᓐᓂᒃ.

Iqqanaijaaqtaarasuaqtut ilagijauqataullutik Inuit Nunanganni Nunalirinirnmut Angirutiusimajunut sivulliqpautauniaqtut iqqanaijaaqtaartitaujunnaqtunut. Ikajuqturpatsi iqqanaijaaqtaarasuaqataujusi nalunaiqsiqullusi ilagijauqataunitsinnik.

APPLICANTS WHO ARE ENROLLED UNDER AN INUIT NUNANGAT LAND CLAIMS AGREEMENT WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY HIRING. WE ENCOURAGE APPLICANTS TO SELF-IDENTIFY. 

2 Year-Term Position - CLOSING DATE: September 24, 2021


JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Senior Communications Advisor is responsible for anticipating, planning, developing and actioning the communications needs of ITK to support file-specific work, with a focus on writing and digital strategy

 

The position is an integral part of the Communications team responsible for overseeing special projects, providing support for the expansion of the ITK website, mentoring staff and developing a variety of communications products. The Senior Communications Advisor will be assigned specific files with different project teams or other core work in order to support organizational goals, and must be adaptable and have a versatile skill set with practical and strategic insight into the communications needs of ITK.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT

  • Leading strategy development to support the policy advancement, research and advocacy work of ITK through communications
  • Working with the Communications team, ensuring that corporate communications supports the needs of the Executive, the vision of ITK and the direction of the Board

 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND SPECIAL PROJECTS

  • Online and social media content development and planning, reports, strategies and and other corporate publications
  • Developing speeches and speaking notes, presentations op-eds, and other content as required
  • Assisting with design, layout, developing infographics, photographs and captions/credits, translation and distribution
  • Proactive media planning and preparation, media lines, FAQs, news releases, backgrounders, event recommendations and planning
  • Oversight and editing of corporate materials to ensure consistency and excellence in all ITK products
  • Working with external partners and contractors on special projects.

 

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

  • Identifying opportunities for strategic communications partnerships
  • Researching sponsorship and fundraising opportunities
  • Maintaining positive relationships with partners, sponsors and funders

 Any other tasks as assigned

 

KEY CONTACTS

INTERNAL CONTACTS

  • Communications Director, Manager and department
  • Executive department
  • Departments within ITK

 EXTERNAL CONTACTS

  • Inuit regions
  • Different levels of government
  • External partners
  • Sponsors and funders

 

QUALIFICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Knowledge of Inuit regions, history, and governance
  • Writing and editing (primarily in English but Inuktut/French an asset)
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Ability to work with a budget
  • Basic photography
  • Basic WordPress and web skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances
  • Friendly, welcoming and personable
  • Well-spoken and clear communicator
  • Sensitive and empathetic
  • Inuktut and/or French speaking an asset


EXPERIENCE

  • 5 years or more working with an Inuit or Indigenous organization
  • 5 years or more working in a political or advocacy organization
  • Degree in Political Science, Communications, Journalism, Indigenous Studies, Public Affairs or similar

 

Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance is evident.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Majority of the successful candidate’s time is spent in a sitting position with frequent opportunity to move about.


ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

The successful candidate works in a generally comfortable work environment with limited risk of accident or physical discomfort. Travel is required for the program that runs twice a year.


SENSORY DEMANDS

Must be hardworking and committed to ITK’s mandate. Also, requires sensitivity and awareness to Inuit culture. Work is complex, often managing several items concurrently.


MENTAL DEMANDS

Recurring exposure to dealing with deadline driven issues can increase workplace stress.


BENEFITS
Conditional to ITK’s Human Resources Policies, you may be eligible for:

·        Group Insurance

·        RRSP contributions

·        Training allowance

·        Health and wellness allowance

·        Relocation allowance

·        Vacation – starting out at 3 weeks/year

·        Xmas break (usually between Xmas and New Year)

 

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest in ITK however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank You

Your application was submitted successfully.

  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Department
    Communications
  • Employment Type
    Term
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced