Applications closing March 15, 2023

Communications Specialist Interest

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This specialist role will be a half time position and will plan, coordinate and follow through on clear messaging about IP to donors, potential donors, NAIITS community members, iEmergence staff, Indigenous communities and other stakeholders. Communications, both written and visual, will include those related to programs already offered by IE and NAIITS as well as emerging initiatives such as the Learning Community for Decolonizing Theological Education taking place within NAIITS and iEmergence.


The duties and responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  1. Communications for Learning Community on Decolonizing Theological Education

    Together with other NAIITS staff and administrators to ensure effective communication with students, institutions, and the public:

    • Develop effective corporate communication strategies
    • Draft content (e.g., press releases) for mass media and/or website(s)
    • Ensure NAIITS website(s) and other media sites are updated as appropriate and necessary
    • Manage internal communications as needed (memos, newsletters etc.)
    • Liaise with media and handle requests for interviews, statements etc.
    • Assist in communication of strategies or messages from senior leadership
    • Liaise with Australian Communication staff

  2. Recruitment and Marketing related to the Master of Divinity program and the associated PD and certificate offerings

    • Develop, disseminate, and manage student recruitment messaging and materials to enhance recruitment and retention of students

  3. General Communication

    • Quarterly Newsletter
    • FB/IG accounts
    • Website updates
    • Provide on-site logistical and media support during symposia and other events as requested
Personal and Interpersonal
  • An obvious and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Integrity, sound judgment, respect for others and professional leadership in all actions – in compliance with the IP Staff Policy Manual
  • Familiar with historical and systemic issues impacting Indigenous contexts of ministry and education
Qualifications include
  • Undergraduate Degree in a related field, or
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a field related to this job description
Specific skills required
  • Knowledge of and competency in media, media communication, and social media strategies.
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills and database management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, tact, and discretion in working with people from diverse ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds.

About Us

Indigenous Pathways is a community of organizations with unique identities and skills that have chosen to live together within one corporate legal entity in order to more effectively work alongside Indigenous people around the world. At present, there are two members of the Indigenous Pathways family. They are NAIITS, and iEmergence.

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