POSITION SUMMARY:
The Manager of Communications is responsible for conveying internal and external messaging for Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services. This includes systematic planning, implementing, monitoring and revision of all channels of communication with the agency and between partner organizations. Additionally, required is the ability to form professional networks to work in collaboration for the benefit and positive communication outcomes for the agency and First Nations families it serves.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Recognizing and adhering to AAFS’s Mission to protect Anishinaabe Abinoojii (Anishinaabe children) and to support the healing, wellbeing and strengthening of families through Abinoojii Inakonigewin, to achieve the preservation of families and considered part of the AAFS Management Team, the major duties and responsibilities of the Manager of Communications include: monitoring and updating information related to legislation and policies, drafting press releases, preparing position statements, newsletters, preparation and planning of communications for meetings/event, working with media outlets for advertising submissions, website administration and overall agency community awareness. Salary is in the range of $70,258 – $86,164 and will commensurate to education and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of three years applied practice and working experience in a communications role and in a fast-paced environment within a social-services setting. A combination of education with extensive knowledge and proven skills can be considered;
  • Extensive working experience on a variety of media platforms, ability to formulate and disseminate information in a positive manner
  • Knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act and Regulations
  • Understanding of the Child Protection Standards for Ontario;
  • Knowledge of the structure and operations within the territory, its member First Nation communities including tribal and external service agencies;
  • Ability to work flexible hours;
  • Must possess a valid Ontario G Driver’s Licence and be willing to travel;
  • Must provide a clear Vulnerable Sector Check and Driver’s Abstract;
  • Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is preferred and a definite asset.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Normally performed in a typical interior office environment generally working at a set schedule of standard business hours, located in the offices of AAFS. The position will require sitting for long periods of time at a desk, perhaps sharing a work space with other colleagues. The incumbent will be required to work in an atmosphere adhering to strict deadlines and at times consisting of repetitive duties that may involve a computer, website, telephone and faxing requirements. Periodic travel is also required.

IF THIS EXCITING OPPORTUNITY INTERESTS YOU, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME TO:
Administration Office
Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services
1 Apt Drive, Wauzhushk Onigm Nation
Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X8

Fax to: (807) 548-1345 Or email: human.resources@aafs.ca

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION IS: April 12, 2019

AAFS welcomes and encourages applications from peoples with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request.

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