TPU Communications Specialist

Full Time
Posted 2 months ago

Job Overview:

The TPU “Communications Specialist” is responsible for aiding in the development and implementation of all TPU communications strategies. This includes working with each of the TPU teams (Policy, Emergency, Stewardship and Compliance) to meet communications deliverables including the advertisement of events, outreach, design and creation and developing strategic communications plans. The Communications Specialist will work alongside the Treaty #3 Marketing and Social Media Manager, and support the promotion of the TPU brand, activities and events. Ideally the candidate has experience both implementing communications strategies and design/creation of mediums.  The Communications Specialist’s primary responsibilities include development of high level communications, communication of issue resolutions alongside TPU Director, design and creation, promotion of TPU events and brand, provide advice and direction as it relates to the communication of the strategic direction of the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3.


  • Interact with external and internal clients in order to deliver TPU’s message.
  • Develop communications plans on subject matter as needed
  • Design and creation of communication tools
  • Design and creation of materials for education, reporting, promotion, presentations
  • Assist with the approval of communications and communication issue resolution alongside TPU Director.
  • Assist with the development of materials and preparation for Chiefs Assemblies.
  • Oversee the development and design of promotional items (posters, newsletters, banners, etc.), merchandise, reports, and information booklets for TPU.
  • Oversee the overall branding and communication of TPU
  • Research new and collect existing documentation relevant to advancing communications efforts, issues and concerns for TPU and First Nations within Treaty #3.
  • Aid in the development and/or creation of new logos or letterheads.
  • Provide drafting, editing and approval services to ensure that all communications (media releases, social media, etc.) are appropriately worded (both in grammar and in content).
  • Determine target markets and their various characteristics, aiming to broaden the appeal of TPU work and activities.
  • Help to ensure all products, services, and other offerings conform to brand identity; conduct ongoing brand management.
  • Work with designers, writers, editors and other creative staff to produce marketing collateral in accordance with brand messages.
  • Analyze potential new products/media to enhance the marketing/communications work of the TPU.
  • Maintain and update TPU online social media, facilitate internal web requests with discretion and approval. (website, facebook & twitter)
  • Distribute media-related materials, including news releases, media advisories, job advertisements and communications-related items to First Nations in Treaty #3 and the general public.
  • Travel as required and other related duties as assigned.


  • Completion of secondary school.
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • 2-3 years of direct work experience in a communications capacity.
  • Knowledge of media relations and corporate communications.
  • Knowledge of local, regional, national current events and politics.
  • Excellent understanding and familiarity with brand building and brand management.
  • Awareness and sensitivity to realities of First Nation people and communities an asset.
  • Advanced technical skills or ability to enhance, including website content management (updates), photography, videography, advertisement and graphic design and other advanced computer skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet, Media Monitoring Software, Adobe software programs, and other public relations tools.
  • Working knowledge of IT (information technology). Ability to grasp technical concepts.
  • Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements preferred.
  • Ability to absorb new ideas and concepts quickly and to ensure they are clearly communicated to an audience.
  • Proven exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • As a member of the TPU team you will assist in providing administrative support services to the Administrative Office in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Reporting to the TPU Director, attend meetings that require your expertise, in addition to identifying emerging issues regarding challenges and opportunities that may affect the communities of Grand Council.
  • Establish a positive and effective working relationship with the greater community service environment and promote the activities of Grand Council.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that take into consideration the complexity of information and intended audience
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, respectful working relationships with Grand Council Treaty #3 staff, Treaty #3 First Nations, Federal or Provincial ministerial staff, and the general public
  • Ability to work independently and manage workloads, set priorities, meet deadlines, work under pressure, and adjust to constant change
  • Ability to manage team workloads and demonstrate teamwork and collaborative decision making


Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for (3) references to the attention of:

Human Resources Manager
Grand Council Treaty #3
P.O. Box 1720, Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X7


We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest in this position, however only those being considered will be contacted.

PDF – TPU Communications Specialist Job Posting

Job Features

Job CategoryTerritorial Planning Unit
LocationKenora, ON (Hybrid - remote available position)
Closing DateOpen until filled

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