Communications and Brand Specialist, Indigenous Initiatives

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: AS288P
  • Deadline: September 14, 2023 at 11:59 pm

CBU invites applications for the Communications and Brand Specialist, Indigenous Initiatives. This is a full-time continuing position.

CBU has a long history of engagement with the Mi’kmaw community and more recently has expanded its activities beyond Mi’kma’ki. Since the establishment of both the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal (Indigenous) Business Studies and In.Business: A National Mentorship Program for Indigenous Youth, CBU’s Indigenous communications and marketing initiatives have grown with them. More recently under the leadership of Unama’ki College, the institution has begun to look at broader Indigenous issues both with Mi’kma’ki as well at the rest of Canada and with broader scope of work comes increased capacity for communications and brand opportunities, specifically with and in Indigenous communities.

The successful candidate will oversee the development and implementation of communications and brand recognitions strategies for Unama’ki College and the In.Business program. Work closely with University Affairs, specifically the Marketing Department, to promote awareness of Indigenous programs and services at CBU and will more efficiently share Indigenous knowledge and deepen understanding of L’nu/Indigenous ways of knowing, with both external learners and stakeholders as well as the internal campus community.

Reporting directly to the Dean, Unama’ki College, with dotted line reporting to the Strategic Communications Department, the successful candidate will also dedicate specific attention to the work of Unama’ki College and In.Business. This position regularly collaborates with the staff and students involved with Unama’ki College and In.Business and assumes responsibility for development and delivery of communication strategy, plan, and programs for Unama’ki College and the broader university-wide Indigenous dimension to ensure support of the targets, goals, and objectives of CBU and Unama’ki College strategic plans.

Worksite may include CBU’s Membertou Office.

Applications must be received by September 14th, 2023.

Click here to view more information and to apply.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1M 1A2