Governance Regional Communication Coordinator

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Author pmnationtalk
Date January 25, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Anishinabek Nation
Location Fort William First Nation,ON
Category Communications
Client Anishinabek Nation
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Governance Regional Communication Coordinator

Term Position – (February 2019 to December 2019)

Location: Anishinabek Nation Satellite Office

Fort William First Nation, ON

The Anishinabek Nation/Union of Ontario Indians secretariat is looking to hire a Regional Communications Coordinator in Thunder Bay, in order to support the implementation of the Comprehensive Governance Communications Strategy. The communications strategy will look to support the successful ratification of the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement, with the 40 member Anishinabek First Nations.

Under the direction of the Governance Citizen Engagement Manager, the Governance Regional Communication Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating regional communication activities in the Norther Superior Region in order to build eligible voter awareness and knowledge on the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement, Governance Fiscal Agreement and the Governance Implementation Plan.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (includes but not limited to):

  • Support the effective implementation of the Comprehensive Governance Communications Strategy.
  • Plan, coordinate and lead regional citizen engagement activities in key urban centres including relationships with urban-based citizens, and colleges and universities.
  • Provide support to regional First Nation communication engagement leads.
  • Support the development of regional citizen engagement databases.
  • Provide strategic advice to support the effective implementation of the regional communications strategies.
  • Assist in the regional communication training.
  • Support in community outreach activities for Governance Main Table (such as coordinating speaking engagements, customizing presentations, and fulfilling information and governance materials orders).
  • Support the development and implementation of social media activities and media relations.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


  • General knowledge of the Anishinabek Nation/Union of Ontario Indians and its services, activities and membership
  • Must have excellent relationship management and communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Minimum education required: Bachelor’s Degree or College Diploma in public relations or communications
  • Minimum experience required: two (2) years
  • Experience will be an asset in using technology and computer software applications: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite, Mobile devices and applications
  • Other skills:
  • Team building
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Time management, organization and planning skills
  • Excellent customer service
  • Knowledge of First Nation and governmental processes
  • Working irregular hours required:
  • Able to work extended hours on occasions when required
  • Fluency in Anishinaabemowin a definite asset:

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and education

Closing Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 4:30pm

(Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.)

Please send your resume with a cover letter and three employment references to:

Glenda St. Amour, Director of Corporate Services Anishinabek Nation (Union of Ontario Indians)
P.O. Box 711, North Bay, ON  P1B 8J8

Phone: 1-877-702-5200 / (705) 497-9127       Fax:  (705) 497-9135

For inquiries about this position, please feel free to contact Dave Shawana, ROJ Director at (705) 497-9127 / 1-877-702-5200, ext. 2257 or by e-mail at

Individuals of First Nation ancestry are encouraged to apply.  Preference will be given to applicants who are citizens of Anishinabek Nation member First Nations.

Miigwetch to all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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