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Communications Manager – B’Maakonigan

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Communications Manager – B’Maakonigan

Posting Date: July 31, 2023

Job Type: Full-time

Salary:  To be determined based on qualifications and experience

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits plan available

Application Deadline: August 11, 2023

Location: Negotiable

B’Maakonigan:

B’Maakonigan is a newly established governance entity implemented to support the implementation of the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement.  The Communications Manager would be crucial in bridging the gap between the organization and its stakeholders, both within the B’Maakonigan community and the wider public.

What You Bring With You:

You are grounded in Anishinaabe aadziwin and will bring creativity and energy to building a new Anishinaabe Governance structure. You are knowledgeable, experienced, and energetic.  As the Communications Manager, your role would be essential in ensuring effective communication, promoting the organization’s initiatives, fostering community engagement, and preserving the organization’s reputation within the B’Maakonigan family and broader communities.

What You Will Be Doing:

Some of the duties will include the following responsibilities:

Oversee the communications program including all publications and media-related activities.
Create informative and interesting press releases, press kits, newsletters, and related marketing materials on B’Maakonigan for its respective communities.
Develop and maintain a good working relationship with the B’Maakonigan Anishinabek communities, all government agencies, Indigenous organizations, associations, and business associates of B’Maakonigan.
Create digital informative, comprehensive, and interactive communication platforms.
Serve as editor for periodic-related publications, newsletters, etc.
Coordinating communications strategies and support.
Serve as editor for periodic-related publications.
Develop and assist in delivering creative public education concepts to enhance public awareness of Anishinabek governance, citizenship, elections, culture and language, traditions, and contemporary issues.
Collaborate with educators on the development of educational materials that support awareness and understanding of Indigenous governance, citizenship, elections, and culture and language issues.
Serve as a strategic partner to leadership; lead content creation, and other internal communication initiatives.
Network with journalists and educators to enhance public awareness of B’Maakonigan.

Relevant Experience and Education:

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or relevant field or related field with a minimum of three (3) years relevant experience.
Proven experience creating targeted content is advantageous.
Strong knowledge of communication practices and techniques.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Must be able to multitask and work well under pressure.
Excellent organizational and leadership abilities.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and balance day-to-day tasks with strategic long-term goals and timelines.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate diplomatically.
Awareness of Indigenous culture; Anishinabek Nation members preferred.
Exemplifies attention to detail and accuracy, organizational skills, confidentiality, and time management

To learn more about B’Maakonigan, please visit:  https://www.governancevote.ca

If you are interested in this opportunity and want to be a part of this exciting new Anishinaabe Governance organization, please apply online by e-mailing your cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to Leslie McGregor,  B’Maakonigan CEO: leslie.mcgregor@anishinabek.ca noting “B’Maakonigan – CM” in the subject line.

Miigwetch to all applicants for their interest; preference will be given to members of the following First Nations that belong to the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement: Wahnapitae, Moose Deer Point, Magnetawan, Zhiibaahaasing, Nipissing, Sheshegwaning, Aundeck Omni Kaning, and Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek. Other Anishinabek citizens are also encouraged to apply.

Applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM EST on Friday, August 11, 2023.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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