Senior Director, Corporate Communications

Nana Development Corporation   •  

Anchorage, AK

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 106 days ago

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This position provides overall direction, management, and guidancefor NANA’s communication delivery. This role is responsible for managing allcommunications plan activities, public relations, and NANA’s reputation andbrand. Reporting to the Senior Vice President & Chief AdministrationOfficer, the Senior Director for Corporate Communications will set and guidethe strategy for all communications to articulate NANA’s mission and businessstrategy.

EssentialDuties and Responsibilities

Developand implement the strategic communications plan to support NANA’s mission andstrategic initiatives and business strategy. Develop programs and executescommunications objectives throughout the organization.

Developsand implements communications policies and procedures for the communicationsdepartment ensuring that NANA’s brand and values are clearly articulated.

Evaluatesand continuously improves NANA’s communications processes. Keeps shareholdersinformed of NANA activities and works closely with the senior management teamto address communication issues or concerns. Ensures that NANA achieves itsgoal of open communication with shareholders, the Board, and staff.

Designs,implements and executes communications /marketing plans for strategicinitiatives. Active participant in strategic planning. Assist NANAPresident/CEO and Senior Management in developing NANA’s corporate objectives.

Developsand fosters long-term working relationships with various media, members of thecommunity, public affairs offices, and other organizations. Implements publicrelations strategies and programs to include issues management, mediarelations, and community outreach. Manage all media contacts includingoversight of organization news releases, news materials, fact sheets andtalking points for publicity for NANA.

Buildsand fosters collaborative relationships with other departments within theCorporation to stay informed and abreast of new initiatives, goals, andservices.

Developsown work plans and timelines. Regularly exercises discretion in matters ofimportance to the Company. High degree of complexity encountered in daily work,requiring innovation to address business challenges.

Managesthe development, distribution and maintenance of all print, electroniccollateral including, but not limited to newsletters, brochures, annualreports, and websites.

Developsmessaging, presentation materials, speeches specific to select audiences ormeetings.

Leadsand mentors Corporate Communications department team and implements thetraining and skill development opportunities that provide employees with thetools needed to achieve employment goals.

Accountablefor creating and administering the department budget.

Selectsand directs the work of all third party communication vendors.

Duties,responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Other duties that are pertinent to the department or Company’s successalso may be assigned.



Bachelor’sdegree in advertising, public relations, marketing or related discipline. Fouradditional years of exempt level experience may be substituted for degree.

Tenor more years’ corporate communications, public relations or media experience.

Preferencewill be given to those candidates with a working knowledge of, and experiencewith NANA’S various organizations.

Advancedcomputer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint andOutlook).

Demonstrated ability to influence strategic outcomes for the company.

Experience managing multiple, varied projects through highly effective planningand organizational skills.

Excellent leadership, organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving andproject and time management skills

Stronginterpersonal skills; demonstrated experience in building relationships thatrequire engagement with many stakeholders.

Strong oral, written and persuasive communication skills. Public speakingskills required. Discipline-specific certifications required.

Must be able to travel, travel may include remote locations. Methods of travel may vary and include smallaircraft, snow machine, four wheeler or boat

Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record to be eligible underNANA’s vehicle insurance policy.

WorkingConditions and Physical Requirements

Weather: This position requires a majority of the work to be performedinside in an environmentally controlled office, occasionally requiring work tobe performed outside where the employee may be exposedtoharsh weather conditions.

Noise level: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate toquiet, may be exposed to a loud work environment when traveling to worksites.

Description of environment: A majority of the work will be in a standardoffice environment with standard office equipment. Incumbent must also be ableto visit the Red Dog Mine, locations on the North Slope as well as variousother sites both locally in the state of Alaska as well as Nationally. May be required to work in less than idealoffices, facilities, or situations when traveling.

Physical requirements: Employee is required to lift and/or move upto 25 lbs. Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands/fingers to handleor feel, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk/hear, see, taste/smell, andcarry weight/lift.

Travel: Upto 25% of the time. Employee may travel throughout Alaska and/or to remote locationsand may be required to use alternative modes of transportation, including butnot limited to snow machines, boats, small airplanes and ATVs. Travel to and from the worksite will beprovided and arranged by NANA.