Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Communications, the Communications Coordinator:
- Collaborates with the Director of Communications to develop communications strategies that broaden the reach and deepen the impact of projects and advocacy;
- Helps coordinates outreach to, and engagement of, Inuit women in project activities and advocacy initiatives;
- Drafts content for departmental and corporate webpages;
- Plans and supports Pauktuutit’s social and traditional media activities; and
- Coordinates the planning, editing, production and distribution of external reports, newsletters and publications.
The Communications Coordinator works in close collaboration with the Executive Director, Department Managers and staff when necessary. The Communications Coordinator maintains current knowledge of Inuit specific communications strategies and the availability of communications tools in Inuit communities.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Draft content for departmental and corporate webpages and other social media platforms;
- Coordinate the expansion of Pauktuutit’s participation on relevant social media outlets;
- Work with external communications firms to ensure ongoing improvement to web pages and communications products as managers deem necessary;
- Coordinate communications campaigns to increase awareness of Pauktuutit, on-going projects, and relevant resources;
- Receive, manage and respond to communications and media inquiries under the direction of the Director of Communications;
- Coordinate the development and dissemination of communications, promotional and project materials;
- Drafting press releases and articles, reaching out to media and maintaining knowledge of current events;
- Draft graphic media (infographics, posters, social media graphics etc.) as required by the Director and Managers;
- Assist Managers, Director of Communications and Executive Director in liaising with national and regional Inuit organizations and other agencies as required.
- Understanding best communications practices for Inuit communities and documenting lessons learned;
- Maintain a foundational understanding of community, regional and national developments as they pertain to Inuit;
- Build and sustain networks, relationships and partnerships with other Inuit organizations, communities, services and organizational stakeholders;
- Coordinate and facilitate meetings and workshops as required;
- Prepare and deliver presentations as approved by the Managers and Director;
- Attend meetings related to projects, advocacy and organizational goals as deemed necessary;
- Represent Pauktuutit in local/regional/national planning initiatives, committees, conferences and meetings as required;
- Other duties as directed by the Director of Communications and the Executive Director.
- Attend and participate in staff, Board meetings and other meetings as requested by the Managers;
- Provide regular updates to the Director of Communications on activities and progress;
- Liaise with the Finance Director as necessary;
- Report to staff meetings; and
- Develop and distribute information to contacts.
- Excellent English communications skills, oral and written;
- Experience developing, implementing and evaluating communications plans and materials;
- Experience meeting competing deadlines and working in fast-paced environments;
- Ability to communicate messages in a professional and engaging manner;
- Strong organizational abilities and time management skills, ability to meet deadlines, multitask and prioritize workload;
- Good knowledge of website management;
- Experience in social media management;
- Experience using basic design programs and platforms (e.g. Canva)
- Experience planning, coordinating and hosting events and meetings;
- Strong computer skills, particularly MS Office programs, and
- Committed team player, self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
- Fluency in oral and written Inuktitut;
- Post-secondary education in a discipline relevant to communications, journalism or public relations;
- Knowledge and experience working with Inuit; and
- Knowledge of the current political, social and economic conditions of Inuit and understanding of issues as they relate to gender-based violence;
- Some experience with photoshop;
- Ability to travel.
To apply or if you have questions, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.