Communications Manager
Kwanlin Dun First Nation

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Posted: 07-07-2020

Closes: Friday, July 24, 2020 at 4:30pm


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Kwanlin Dun First Nation
35 McIntyre Drive
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5A5
Ph: (867) 633-7800
Fax: (867) 668-8414



Position: Communications Manager
Department: Administration
Term: Regular Full Time
Start Date: ASAP

Great opportunity for someone with experienced communication skills! Kwanlin Dün First Nation (KDFN) is seeking a Communications Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, the incumbent will be responsible for strategic communication and public relations, advice and support for the Government. The position requires considerable knowledge of government programs, policy and communication strategic planning processes. The position is responsible for planning, development and implementing a comprehensive integrated communications program that reflects the KDFN government strategic direction, objectives, priorities, programs and initiatives.

This is not a training and development opportunity

· Bachelor Degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field of study;
· Demonstrated skill and experience in the design, implementation and execution of marketing, communication and public relations services and activities, preferably in a government setting;
· Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications;
· Experience writing for a variety of audiences and through different media;
· Experience coordinating communication services for a number of departments;
· Successful experience managing a budget and staff;
· Experience dealing with complex and strategic communication issues.

Strong computer literacy including database management and solid desktop publishing skills, inclusive of social media is required and may be assessed further.

An understanding of First Nations cultural and social contexts is required. Knowledge of the history and culture of the Kwanlin Dün community, culture and family structures is necessary for success.

Note: An equivalent combination of post-secondary coursework, training, workshops and significant experience will equally be considered.

Conditions of employment: A valid class 5 drivers' license & personal transportation, pre-employment criminal records check. Occasional evening and weekend work is required to attend special events and General Assemblies.

Salary:            $82,464 to $111,859 per annum (Level 8) plus benefits
Closing Date:  Friday, July 24th, 2020 at 4:30 pm

*KDFN has a generous employer paid benefits package that commences after 3 months of continued employment. Hours of work are Monday to Friday, 7 hours per day (1820 hours per year).

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, KDFN Finance Department via fax (633-8414) or by email to

For more information, please visit our website at, or contact KDFN Human Resources at 867-633-7800

Note: For those submitting applications via email, you will receive a manual email response stating that your email has been received. If you do not receive this response within two (2) business days, please contact the Human Resources Unit.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Note: Temporary Assignments from other governments for 24 months will be considered.
Please ensure you have your supervisor's approval prior to applying.
The KDFN Hiring Preference Policy is in effect.
An eligibility list may be established from this competition to hire identical or similar positions in the future.


Positions open: 1
Hours per Week: Regular, Full-Time
Wage: $82,464 to $111,859 per annum (Level 8) plus benefits

Full Time Permanent

Application Process

Applicants must include:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Apply to: Human Resources
Fax: +1 ((867)633) 8414