Director, Corporate Communications

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Closing date: Jun 22, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Executive & Indigenous Affairs

Job Code: 15607

Salary: $126,185 - $180,258

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Job Information

The Government of Northwest Territories is currently seeking a Director of Corporate Communications in the Department of Executive and Indigenous Affairs. The Director, Corporate Communications (Director) is responsible for the effective strategic communications of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). In keeping with strategic direction from the Executive Council and the Director of Cabinet Communications, the position will deliver a GNWT corporate communications program that integrates the work of all government departments and coordinates government-wide communications to increase public understanding and awareness of GNWT priorities, decisions, initiatives and activities.

Reporting to the Secretary to Cabinet, the Director ensures that the government is visible, accessible and answerable to the public that it serves; the Director ensures a consistent and positive corporate image of government. It is important that the public is informed about government policies, activities, initiatives, programs and services in a timely, accurate and consistent manner. The concerns and views of the public are taken into account in establishing priorities, developing policies and implementing programs. Communication needs to be managed in an orderly and planned fashion. 

As the successful applicant, you have at least 10 years of successful senior level communication experience.  You are a respected professional who works with ease at both the strategic and operational level.  You possess excellent writing skills with the ability to draft communications for a variety of media.  You are known to have exceptional judgment and a highly developed political sense.  Requiring minimal direction and oversight, you display great initiative and a bias to action. Within an organizational setting, you promote teamwork and engagement and are comfortable working as part of a small group.

This position is located in the City of Yellowknife, a thriving multi-cultural community of 20,000 located on the shores of Great Slave Lake. You’ll find all the amenities of a big city, without the traffic. There are year-round outdoor (and indoor) activities, and a wide variety of individual and team sports leagues. Upon moving to Yellowknife you’ll find a welcoming community that quickly becomes home.

If you are ready to take a leadership role in ensuring a positive future for the Northwest Territories, please contact Boyden’s Calgary office at 403-410-6700 or forward your resume and related materials to

Online applications will receive an automated confirmation, however only those under consideration for the role with be contacted.


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Senior Management Occupation

This job opening is for a Senior Management Occupation.  Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $64.71 per hour to $92.44 per hour (approximately $126,185 - $180,258) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Brian Potvin, Client Service Manager
Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15607      

Closing Date: June 22, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Daylight Time