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Communications Coordinator

Communications · Ottawa, Ontario
Department Communications
Employment Type Permanent Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Coordinator – Corporate Communications

REPORTING TO: Manager – Corporate Communications; overall supervision of Director of Communications

POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Permanent

JOB SUMMARY 

Reporting to the Manager of Corporate Communications, under the supervision of the Director, the Communications Coordinators are responsible for anticipating, planning, developing and implementing the communications needs of ITK to support file-specific work.

The Coordinators are integrated into the communications and policy advancement teams to support the strategic, file-specific work of the organization. The Coordinators will be assigned specific files or other core work in order to support the communications needs of the organization including: keeping up-to-date media lines and FAQs, preparing and posting social media posts, photography, event and announcement planning, publication support such as translation, layout and design, content development, writing, preparing presentations, assisting with conferences and meetings, conceptualizing and ordering promotional items, and other duties as required.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT 

·       Supporting the policy advancement and advocacy work of ITK through communications, public outreach, education and advocacy. Key audiences are Inuit in Canada, government and private sector employees, internal and regional colleagues, and the general public

·       Working with the Communications team, ensuring that corporate communications are executed within the scope and the vision of ITK under the direction of the ITK Board of Directors

 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

·       Reports, strategies and publications: assisting with design, layout, developing infographics, photographs and captions/credits, translation and distribution

·       Social media posts, web content

·       Updated and relevant media lines, FAQs

·       News releases, backgrounders, advertisements

·       Promotional materials

·       Event recommendations and plans

·       Content for Quarterly Reports, Annual Report and Magazine

·       Editorial content as requested

 

KEY CONTACTS

INTERNAL CONTACTS

·       Communications Director and department

·       Executive department as required

·       Managers across departments at ITK

·       File-leads

·       Specific project teams

 

EXTERNAL CONTACTS

·       Media/journalists/reporter

·       Inuit regions

·       Different levels of government

·       Advertisers

·       Designer

·       Translators

·       Photographers and contractors

 

 QUALIFICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

·       Knowledge of Inuit Regions, history, and political structure

·       Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook)

·       Experience with web and social media content creation and posting

·       Writing and content creation

·       Basic photography

·       Flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances

·       Friendly, welcoming and personable

·       Well-spoken and clear communicator

·       Sensitive and empathetic

·       Inuktut and/or French an asset

 

EXPERIENCE

·       2 years or more working with an Inuit or Indigenous organization

·       2 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.

There is some requirement for carrying items such as boxes of promotional materials, booths and banners, etc… and event set-up.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

The successful candidate works in a generally comfortable work environment with limited risk of accident or physical discomfort. Travel may be required. 

SENSORY DEMANDS

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

 MENTAL DEMANDS

Recurring exposure to sensitive and difficult subject matter and dealing with deadline driven issues can increase workplace stress.

*Applicants who are a Beneficiary under a Land Claims Agreement will be given priority hiring. We encourage applicants to self-identify.

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

 

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  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Department
    Communications
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced