VP Corporate Communications

Anchorage, AK

NANA is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to join our team as the Vice President of Corporate Communications. This position reports directly to NANA’s President and CEO and plays a pivotal role in developing and overseeing enterprise-level communications strategies, ensuring consistent messaging, and fostering positive relationships with external stakeholders, NANA shareholders, the media, and employees.

 

This role is a member of the NANA senior executive team and is responsible for designing and developing communications programs that support the successful achievement of the company’s strategic goals. 


Responsibilities include linking corporate objectives with shareholder and employee interests through the development of communications programs, as well as the distribution of quarterly and annual communications.


This role also leads crisis communications, assists in writing speeches/communications for senior management, supports government relations strategies and aids other corporate interests with communications plans.


Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of corporate communications, ensuring consistent and impactful messaging across multiple channels.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive communications plans to effectively engage with our shareholder community, elevate the company’s visibility and effectively communicate the company’s priorities to external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with the leadership team to identify internal and external communications opportunities, define strategies, and execute plans to support them.
  • Collaborate with NANA business operations leaders and marketing & communications staff as necessary.
  • In partnership with other NANA departments, keep shareholders informed of NANA activities and work with internal stakeholders to address communication issues or concerns. 
  • Lead internal communications initiatives that align with corporate culture and values.
  • Oversee the development of all communications, including quarterly/annual reports, board communications materials, The Hunter newsletter, and online content on the website, the NANA shareholder portal, and social media platforms.
  • Oversee media relations and public affairs strategies, serve as NANA’s point of contact for media inquiries, prepare senior executives for media interviews and maintain NANA's positive image and reputation.
  • Work closely with the NANA CEO on government relations to align communication efforts with regulatory and legislative priorities.
  • Supervise the communications team with an approach that upholds NANA’s culture of dignity and respect through mentoring, coaching, providing feedback, conducting constructive performance reviews, encouraging talent development, and valuing high-performance productivity. 
  • Foster continued or improved engagement with all audiences through regular analysis and measurement of communications effectiveness.
  • Develop and manage the department budget.
  • Operates in a climate of confidentiality requiring discretion.
  • Other duties that are pertinent to the department or unit’s success may also be assigned. 


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related field, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in a senior management role with relevant experience in executive communications, public relations, or internal communications. 
  • Proven track record of working collaboratively with senior executives and creating/implementing successful corporate communications strategies and programs.
  • Advanced writing, editing, and presentation skills, as well as project management and client management skills.
  • Leadership skills that motivate teams and inspire talent development, resulting in high-performance productivity.
  • Significant experience in managing communications issues and collaborating with cross-functional teams and external agencies.
  • Demonstrated experience working with outside vendors in development of corporate publications/annual reports.
  • Knowledge of the Iñupiaq language and culture, the history and structure of NANA, the organization and activities of tribal governments and other regional partners, and the geography and economy of the NANA region preferred.
  • An understanding of ANCSA, tribal governance and organizations, subsistence, infrastructure development, and resource development is a plus.
  • Advanced computer skills in the MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Valid driver’s license with and acceptable driving record to be eligible under NANA’s vehicle insurance policy.

 

The VP of Corporate Communications serves in a critical role for the NANA Corporation, which values community, innovation, and respect. The role is instrumental in developing an informed shareholder and employee community through strong communications plans and tactics.

 

If you are a strategic thinker with excellent communication skills who can help drive NANA’s success and growth, we invite you to apply and join our dynamic team.

 

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements 

  • Weather: Indoors - environmentally controlled; requires most or all work to be done inside.
  • Noise level: The noise level in the work environment is usually that of a standard office atmosphere.
  • Description of environment: Office building with standard office environment.
  • Physical requirements:  Employee is required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands/fingers to handle or feel, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk/hear, see, taste/smell, and carry weight/lift.
  • Travel: Up to 25% of the time. Employee may travel throughout Alaska and/or to remote locations and may be required to use alternative modes of transportation, including but not limited to snow machines, boats, small airplanes, and ATVs.


Equal Opportunity Employer NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. and its subsidiaries are equal employment opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, gender-identity and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, veteran protected status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. NANA grants employment preference to shareholder of NANA, their spouses and descendants to the extent allowed by law.


Accommodation Requests for Job Seekers with a Disability. If you are a job seeker with a disability and require accessibility assistance or an accommodation for any part of the employment process, contact us at [email protected] or 1-800-478-2000.

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