The Communications and Prevention Advisor is responsible to manage and develop the procurement, supply and distribution of information for the department. The incumbent ensures the dissemination of all required information within the administration is reviewed and up to date. The incumbent liaises and supports the investigation team in the development of prevention programs.
- Develop and execute communication plans for the department such as writing internal newsletters, press releases, advertisements, PowerPoint presentations, website copy and annual reports.
- Plan and design related communication tools such as annual reports, newsletters, and posters.
- Develop, manage and maintain a database of all communications strategies.
- Write and edit reports, publications and website contents.
- Provide updates when directed and necessary on the department’s social media.
- Lead or participate in the development of special projects (such as the EEPF website, social media projects, etc.)
- Ensure that all communication content is properly screened, and when required, approved by the Police Director.
- Expand the catalog of promotional assets, such as photos, pamphlets, posters, and success stories.
- Provide editing and proof-reading support to the Senior Officers.
- Provide advice and support staff with regards to their professional presentations or messages to the public.
- Collaborate with the Human Resources department to organize events such as the Regional Career Fair, conferences, and capacity building opportunities on a community and regional level.
- Communicate with supervisor, local police officers, law enforcement personnel, other community departments, government agencies, members of the public, and any other individuals to gather appropriate information.
- Perform crime research and analysis utilizing manual and automated methods.
- Conduct research, gather and compile information on criminal activity and officer safety matters.
- Collect, search, compile and analyze data from data banks, and correlate new and existing information.
- Provide crime statistics, suspect information and crime patterns and trends through maps, graphs, charts, tables and visual illustrations.
- Identify regional and local problems and needs of the communities in terms of crime and crime prevention.
- Generate regular crime analysis reports.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Graphic Design, Journalism or related field.
- Three to five years of relevant work experience.
- Fluency in verbal Cree.
- Fluency in English.
- Fluency in French is an asset.
Knowledge and Abilities:
- Proficiency with multimedia software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Adobe Acrobat.
- Excellent writing skills and ability to proofread effectively.
- Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
- Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
- Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
- Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
- Willingness to travel frequently.
The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.