Senior Communications Officer, Pension and Benefits

  • Location: Saskatoon, SK
  • Employment Terms: Full Time

Job Description

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is the professional organization of over 13,000 teachers employed in PreK-12 publicly funded schools across the province. The Federation has inspired and supported teaching and learning excellence in public education for more than 80 years.

The Federation is currently inviting applications for a Senior Communications Officer to manage and oversee all communication and marketing strategies and initiatives for the Federation’s pension and benefits programs to ensure compliance, accuracy, consistent messaging, and branding for all programs. This position works closely with senior leaders of STF-sponsored pension and benefit programs, external consultants/vendors and, when applicable, other Federation staff.

Typical responsibilities include: creating and implementing a coordinated pension and benefit communications strategy; creating and delivering communication and marketing products specific to STF-sponsored pension and benefit programs; and developing resources and presentations for retirement and general pension and benefit seminars.

The successful applicant will have an undergraduate degree in business, communications, journalism, human resources or related field of study plus five years of experience in the development or implementation of communication strategies, including writing pension and benefit communications using multiple media. A CEBS or PPAC designation would be considered an asset.

If your experience, skills, and strong commitment to excellence serve to make you an exceptional candidate for this position, please visit the career page of our website at www.stf.sk.ca for a complete job description and application procedures.

Communications Consultant II

  • Location: Saskatoon, SK
  • Department: Strategy and Transformation Department
  • Employment Terms: Full Time

Job Description

(Temporary full-time for approximately two years)

Posting No. 390(222) The City of Saskatoon is an Employment Equity employer

DUTIES:

1. Develops, manages, implements and evaluates long and short-term communication, marketing and media relations strategies for civic departments and divisions.
2. Acts as a consultant to departmental management and other representatives to identify and resolve public, and internal, communication issues and opportunities.
3. Identifies emerging issues and develops and implements effective and timely communication and social media strategies.
4. Plans and directs special events, news conferences, and related programs for the general public, employees, media, other orders of government, and other stakeholders.
5. Analyzes emerging communications trends and recommends appropriate strategies for their use.
6. Participates in the coordination of crisis communications.
7. Moderates messaging and strategies for the corporate and social media sites.
8. Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in marketing, public relations, communications or journalism.
  • Four to six years’ related experience in a public relations, communications or journalism role, including experience in project management and strategic communications.
  • Membership, or eligibility for membership, in the Canadian Public Relations Society or the International Association of Business Communicators, accreditation preferred.
  • Knowledge of website and social media design and management.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and decision-making under strict time constraints and competing priorities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships within the organization and community.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality while handling sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  •  Skill in the use of a smart phone and computer using word-processing, desktop publishing and social media programs and software.

HOURS OF WORK:

Must be available to be on-call.

SALARY:
$74,851.20 to $87,723.84 per annum (2018 Rates)

CLOSING DATE:

Monday, June 24, 2019

Communications Officer

  • Location: Saskatoon, SK
  • Department: Office of the CEO
  • Employment Terms: Full Time

Job Description

The Government

Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) represents the political, socio-economic, cultural and educational interests of the province’s approximately 80,000 Métis citizens through a representative system based on 12 Regions and approximately 130 Locals, under a Constitution enacted in 1993.
The governance structure includes a four-person Executive and a Cabinet – the “Provincial Métis Council” (PMC) – which is composed of the Executive, elected officials from the 12 Regions plus appointees for Women and Youth.

MN-S was incorporated in 2000 and has worked towards implementing Métis self-government through litigation and strategic partnerships with government. MN-S strives for political, legal and constitutional recognition, and guarantee of the rights of its people, including the right to a land and resource base, self-government and its related institutions.

MN-S represents Métis people in their quest for equitable, socio-economic development within the province of Saskatchewan. This includes but is not limited to: advocating on behalf of Métis citizens; entering into agreements with industry and the federal and provincial governments; accessing resources to carry out projects and activities; acting as the administrative body for its citizenry, and; promoting health and well-being, housing, education, and governance initiatives.

The role of Métis citizens in governance is to establish, amend and enforce the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan Constitution, to organize Métis citizens in their respective communities, and to participate positively in building the Métis Nation.

Scope:

Reporting to the CEO, the Communications Officer develops communications plans and tactics to (1) support the President and Ministers in the discharge of their leadership responsibilities and (2) contribute to government-wide transparency, accountability and citizen engagement across the Nation.

Accountabilities:

1. Develop and implement communication plans and strategies.

2. Prepare time-sensitive written materials, including speeches, briefing notes, key message
documents, media backgrounders, and website content.
3. Provide communications and media relations support to government leaders and other key internal
stakeholders.

4. Develop and post content for social media platforms, engaging with citizens and stakeholders as
needed to respond to inquiries and emerging issues.

5. Monitor Indigenous and mainstream media to identify issues that are important to the government or citizens of the Nation.

6. Engage reporters and media commentators to promote the insight and expertise of MN-S leaders
for publication or broadcast.

7. Contribute to a healthy, respectful and collaborative workplace culture.

Knowledge, Skill And Ability:

  • Generalist skills in communications with an emphasis on writing for digital and print publication
  • Brings a service mindset: helpful, courteous, caring, patient
  • Able to deliver time-sensitive projects to high standards
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively in a team setting
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and comfortable taking initiative
  • Political sensibility in a high-performing government setting

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of communications, public relations and/or journalism experience
  •  Understanding of Métis culture, citizens and communities

Please apply by sending your cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Métis Nation-Saskatchewan. Email the documents to hr@mns.work. With respect, only those applicants that will be interviewed will be contacted.