Communications Officer, Ontario Regional Chiefs Office

July 24, 2020 9:47 am
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Chiefs of Ontario are now accepting applicants for a Communications Officer for the Ontario Regional Chiefs Office. The incumbent will work directly with the Ontario Regional Chief’s Office to implement the communication’s strategy for the political office. This position will provide all forms of media outreach and communication services.

LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario (with the potential option to work from a home office)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implement the Regional Chief’s communication strategy;
  • Prepare communiqués, speaking notes, video messages and media releases;
  • Monitor and maintain all social media outlets for the Ontario Regional Chief;
  • Draft quarterly reports and other narrative reports for funders/government;
  • Develop graphics and templates for communications purposes;
  • Develop outreach from ORC office in the form of podcasts, webcasts, live videos and a YouTube channel;
  • Research and develop innovative communication tools for ORC Office;
  • Work on brand development and management for the ORC Office which would include specialized letterhead and logos as required;
  • Work with ORC team members in development of communication tools which would include report templates and graphics;
  • Work with the COO Communications team on the development of an ORC webpage within the COO Website. Populate and update content as required;
  • Work with the COO Communications team on issues where communications for the Secretariat could overlap with the ORC Office; and
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned.

RELEVANT SKILLS:

  • Post-secondary education in related field;
  • Previous work in the communications sector;
  • Extensive network with the media;
  • Experience with social media, press releases, and media relations;
  • Knowledge of First Nation traditions cultures and values, and an understanding of the history and relationship between First Nations and the Crown;
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and verbal;
  • Capacity to work effectively independently and as a member of a team to complete assigned tasks and projects; and
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines;

DURATION:  September 1st, 2020 (or sooner) to March 31st, 2021 with the possibility of renewal

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 7th, 2020, 5 pm EST (Application must be received by this date & time)

Send letter of application, resume and include 2 references marked confidential to:

Chiefs of Ontario

468 Queen Street East, Suite 400

Toronto, ON M5A 1T7

Email: opportunities@coo.org

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