Employment Opportunity – Communication Coordinator (04.19.19)

POSITION SUMMARY: The Sioux Valley Dakota Oyate Communications Coordinator prepares and implements strategic, operational and functional work plans on the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Government. Develops and implements approved communication and consultation projects from each plan designed to foster awareness and understanding for SVDN Government activities to both external and internal audiences.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Develop and implements Communications Policies, protocols (media, emergency) and procedures
  • Development and implementation of communications strategic, operational and functional work plans by keeping abreast of developments as they occur, by developing and promoting the objectives of the Government of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation
  • Researches, plans, organizes, develops, contracts and directs the production of a variety of audio-visual projects and print projects as contained in the approved Annual Communications or Consultations Work Plan by developing, writing, rewriting and editing content and ensuring that expenditures are within the budget limits established;
  • Organizes news conferences, briefings and interviews with the media by writing the initial drafts of news releases, and backgrounders;
  • Reviewing, understanding and implementing the results of focus testing, public opinion polls, public correspondence, and media monitoring reports relevant to the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Government and revising the appropriate communication and consultation work plans and projects;
  • Initiating and negotiating contracts for the production of Communications and Consultations Projects
  • Determining budgetary requirements of projects, and managing communications and consultations resources
  • Review inquiries from members, and other stakeholders and determining the best resource to respond;
  • Writing and editing correspondence
  • Assisting with the planning, organizing and scheduling events for Sioux Valley Dakota Nation members living both on- and off- reserve such as Elder forums, Open Houses, and Community Meetings;
  • Compiling and issuing monthly and periodic activity reports including details on the budget and/or the activities accomplished by the incumbent and/or the other Program staff or staff and other reports assigned by the Chief and Council and
  • Establishing and maintaining communication with all Chief and Council and Program Managers.
  • Shall be responsible for all communications on behalf of Sioux Valley Dakota Oyate Government including but not limited to KODA Radio, SVDN Governance website, social media sites, newsletters, and maintaining a contact list of on and off reserve members.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post Secondary Degree/Diploma in Communications or Journalism or related field such as Business Administration with communications and journalism related courses
  • Proficient with computers and software’s
  • Graphic arts and Web designing required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Report writing and interviewing skills
  • High degree of confidentiality
  • Must be able to work as a team and able to maintain a cooperative working relationship with staff
  • Knowledge of all facets of communications and consultations
  • Valid Manitoba drivers license and reliable vehicle
  • Knowledge of Dakota language an asset

SALARY BASED ON EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

APPLICATION DEADLINE:        FRIDAY APRIL 19, 2019 12:00pm

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO:         JODY BONE

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

SIOUX VALLEY DAKOTA NATION

P.O. BOX 38

GRISWOLD, MANITOBA R0M 0S0

PH:  204-855-2671   FAX:  204-855-2544

[email protected]

**Only those selected for an interview will be contacted**