Communication and Design Specialist

EPA · Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
Department EPA
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $50,000-$60,000 annually

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council is a non-profit organization formed by the Native American Tribes of Wisconsin.  We serve all WI tribes by providing administration of grant-funded programs either directly or with sub grants. Programs serve a range of functions from Children to Elders. Our Mission is: To Enhance the quality of life for all Native People. 


Communication and Design Specialist


Primary responsibilities are to manage communications for the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center (GLITEC) as directed. This position will create and deliver communications to support American Indian/Alaska Native communities throughout the Great Lakes (Bemidji) Area (Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Chicago).  Responsibilities include carrying out a broad range of health communication activities such as: creating and disseminating health messaging; working with vendors to design health-related communication platforms; writing press releases; content development and management; writing, editing, and formatting documents; graphic design; and delivering training in relation to designing health communications. Daily attendance is an essential function of this position. Occasional travel is a required to meet the requirements of the job.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide primary communication functions and services to fulfill grant requirements.
  • Develop effective and engaging communication strategies and products.
  • Work with Epidemiology Center staff to assess communication needs of communities and other partners to drive material and communication solution development.
  • Assist contracted digital solutions provider and GLITEC staff with development and utilization of a unified engagement platform.
  • Manage subscriber networks.
  • Manage content for digital solution for emergency response and other communications.
  • Assist in communication of strategies or messages from organization, department, or project leadership (e.g. drafting press releases for mass media or organization website)
  • Produce print and digital risk communication, and health education content and materials, from concept through production.
  • Collaborate with others to create or obtain copy and design elements for communication products.
  • Participate in learning sessions, site visits, grantee meetings, and regional meetings as directed.
  • Assist with funding agency reports. Prepare, review and forward reports according to requirements.
  • Contribute to ongoing strategic planning, reporting and program support to ensure the successful development and implementation of the program.


This is a full-time salaried opportunity with scheduled hours of Mon-Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, 40-45 hours per week with a primary work location in Lac Du Flambeau, WI. There may be variations to schedule to accommodate projects. Occasional travel may be required.  This position has a salary range of $50,000 - $60,000 (based on experience) with benefits including Annual/Personal Leave, Holiday Pay, Health, Dental, Life & AD&D, STD and LTD Insurance, FSA and 401(k) Retirement Plan.  Background check and drug screen are required before employment.   


Due to COVID-19, relocating hires may be subject to a 14 day self-isolation period before starting work in the office building.


Qualifications: An equivalent combination of experience and education that will provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered. Required: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, communications, journalism, or related field from an accredited college or university, and two years of experience. Able to produce well- designed and well-written products that resonate with American Indian community members. Desired: Experience working on health-related communications. Experience working with American Indian Tribal governments and organization and/or not-for-profit entities in epidemiology. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Individual must possess: excellent written and verbal communication skills; professional demeanor and appearance; problem solving skills; ability to manage time effectively; self-motivation skills; work effectively under pressure; ability to build positive work relationships with internal and external customers; ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of people; speak in front of groups. Individual must be able to address a wide range of intellectual and practical problems, apply design and use principles to communication products, and possess the ability to compose complex business correspondence (press releases, reports). Requires a high level of confidentiality. Must possess valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation with adequate insurance and ability to travel.


**Only the most qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. 


Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) is an equal opportunity employer applying Native American Preference as defined in Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 44-66 and 47, and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. It is the policy of GLITC to provide employment, compensation and other benefits related to employment based on qualifications of the job applied for, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, veteran status or disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law. As an equal opportunity employer, GLITC intends to comply fully with all federal and state laws and the information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. Disabled applicants may request a needed accommodation from the representative of the Human Resource Department, PO Box 9 Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538 or phone (715) 588-1069 or (800) 872-7207


Closing Date: open until filled.

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  • Location
    Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $50,000-$60,000 annually