Apply By: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Application Screening

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SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Organization:
Ministry of Education
Division:
Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)
City:
Toronto
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
5A005 - Communications05
Salary:
$65,401.00 - $94,239.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
113119
The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), an arm's-length agency of the Ministry of Education, requires your expertise and bilingualism in the application of marketing and communication principles and practices to promote the policies, programs and initiatives of the Agency.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• research and produce a range of communications, promotional and training materials and tools for educational assessment programs and services (e.g. brochures, news releases, publications, fact sheets and media advisories)
• identify and analyze communication requirements related to key ministry policies, programs, legislation and services
• conduct research on, anticipate and identify emerging issues
• coordinate a variety of projects and special events in support of educational assessment promotion, including managing arrangements and resolving issues
• lead the development of a strategic framework by developing plans and strategies for new media business direction
• develop corporate policies, procedures, processes and standards for electronic communication systems (e.g. document design, electronic format, publishing standards, etc.)

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

• You are proficient in English and in verbal and written French at the Superior level (please see the 'More Information' link).

Communications expertise:

• You have knowledge of communication theory, methods and techniques, trends and standards to apply strategic internal and electronic web communications practices.
• You can develop strategies to promote and communicate educational assessment, events products and services.
• You have knowledge of development tools, application packages (e.g. Quark XP, etc.) and web writing and communication to manage and maintain websites.

Research and analytical skills:

You can:
• perform environmental scans and identify issues of concern, and identify communication strategies in response to politically sensitive issues
• review and edit communications material for review by manager and political staff
• lead the development of framework for new media products and services

Communication and consultation skills:

You can:
• prepare and edit materials (e.g. briefing notes, memoranda, letters) and convey information and ministry position in a clear and concise manner
• advise senior management on communication strategies for sensitive or contentious issues and new media technology

Project management skills:

• You have project management skills to coordinate ministry-wide special projects, events and conferences.

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, 2 Carlton St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Schedule:
6
Category:
Communications; Marketing and Creative Services
Posted on:
Monday, October 30, 2017
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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