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Manager, Communications

Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI)

April 20th, 2023

Manager, Communications

Full-Time, Indeterminate

If there are no successful Inuit candidates, the position will be offered as a term.

It is the mission of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) to provide Inuit-specific programs that contribute to the health and wellbeing of Inuit, and to encourage and support similar programs for Inuit across the country. With over 30 years of highly successful experience in crafting the design, development, and delivery of a wide range of effective, client-centered services, TI continues to deliver quality programs and services that directly benefit our growing urban Inuit population.

The Manager, Communications is responsible for identifying and delivering communications content that will be used across multiple communication channels to advance TI’s programming, image, profile and reputation within the Inuit community, City of Ottawa, Province of Ontario, and national audiences.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively to execute internal and external communications and will oversee promotion and publications, TI’s website, media relations, social media channels and organizational branding. They will ensure Inuit culture is at the forefront of all communications initiatives by promoting, enhancing, and protecting TI’s brand.  They will also create and maintain a central hub of information to engage the Inuit community, staff and other stakeholders in TI’s programs, services, and activities.

Other key responsibilities of the position:

• Develop and implement communication plans that are consistent with TI’s brand.

• Work with management and/or other TI spokespersons to prepare for public communications (e.g., media interviews, news releases, presentation opportunities, etc.).

• Develop, implement, and manage an internal communications strategy to keep TI employees up to date on news relevant to the workplace.

• Provide editorial direction and coordinate the production of TI materials (e.g., Annual Report and other publications).

• Ensure a consistent, positive public image for TI through branding, standardization guidelines and templates, and strategic key messaging.

• Build comprehensive traditional and social media strategies to support communication plans through market research and evaluation of current and emerging communication/marketing tools.

• Consult on event planning as it relates to marketing and key communications, support event materials and public communications.

• Work with designated teams to evaluate potential risks and create plans to effectively communicate information that mitigates identified risks.

• Build risk awareness amongst management, staff, and clients by creating/providing clear communication and staff training.

• Foster a workplace climate that attracts, retains, and motivates staff to meet the communication needs of TI.

• Ensure all necessary financial policies, procedures, and systems are followed.


The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of Inuit culture, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and traditional practices, generally accepted communications principles, media relations, website management and related software programs, marketing, and print and design production.

Superior oral and written communications skills, computer literacy skills for social media, graphic design, word processing, e-mail, and Internet usage, presentation and facilitation skills, and organizational and time management skills are necessary.

The ability to provide effective consultation and advice on complex issues, appropriately assess risks, build relationships, trust, and credibility, understand, influence, and adapt messages to meet the different needs of different audiences, and be creative and innovative are requirements of the position.

A post-secondary degree in communications, marketing, policy, or a related field of study is preferred. Three years of related professional level work experience including supervisory and financial management exposure is required. Experience in proposal writing, fundraising, and working for an Inuit organization and/or with Inuit communities is preferred. Previous experience working with Inuit communities or for an Indigenous or nonprofit organization are assets. Fluency in English is required and the ability to communicate in Inuktitut is also an asset.

A combination of related education and work/life experience may be accepted.

Salary and Benefits

▪ TI offers a competitive total compensation package.

▪ Employees are provided an exceptional benefits plan which includes major medical and dental coverage for the employee and their dependents, and employee life insurance. TI also offers a Group RRSP benefit plan for eligible staff.

▪ TI provides paid sick, personal and family sickness leave days, and a 24/7 confidential Employee and Family Assistance Plan.

▪ Vacation (earn 3 weeks/year).

Deadline for applications is April 28th, 2023.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

Preference in hiring will be given to qualified Inuit candidates, applicants are encouraged to self-identify.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to obtain a vulnerable sector check with resultsthat are acceptable to TI. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at to learn more about our programs and services.

Accommodations for applicants with disabilities is available upon request. Remote work opportunities are available.

We thank all interested candidates in advance, but unfortunately, we are only able to respond to those selected for an interview.

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