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Ministry of Francophone Affairs
Strategic Communications and Special Projects Branch
Job Term:
2 Permanent
Job Code:
6A008 - ProgPlanEval06
$73,402.00 - $108,164.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Bring your excellent leadership and consultative skills to this role with the Ministry of Francophone Affairs, Strategic Communications and Special Projects Branch where you will support and assist in planning and implementing key and overarching projects and initiatives that will support the mission and vision of the Ministry of Francophone Affairs and the mandate of the Minister of Francophone Affairs.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Support the ministry's key initiatives and multifaceted projects by managing and coordinating programs, communication, policy and project coordination plans, strategies and activities
• Lead assigned project staff through all phases of projects including development and implementation by establishing objectives, business planning processes and timelines
• Provide leadership, guidance and advice to the Director of Strategic Communications and Special Projects, the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) and management to ensure coordination of sub projects, and to ensure that issues are identified, addressed, and resolved effectively
• Develop Cabinet Submissions, briefing notes, action plans and responses to inquiries to the Deputy Minister's and Minister's Offices
• Plan, analyze, and develop related funding requirements for RbP and in year funding purposes
• Develop or contribute to the design and development of operational policies, guidelines and procedures through research and analysis of existing services/programs and models
• Participate on Local, Regional and Province-wide Organizing Committees; chair inter-ministerial working groups of other ministries and agencies
• Manage and coordinate outreach plans and initiatives to organizations across Ontario to engage organizations and community groups
• Coordinate and develop communications plans, initiatives, strategies and promotional materials to raise the public profile of multifaceted of initiatives.
Write or revise speeches, News releases, Correspondence, presentations, Information notes.

How do I qualify?


• You must possess oral and written French language skills at the superior level. Proficiency level will be verified by an Ontario Public Service approved evaluator.

Business Knowledge:

• You have knowledge of policies, program development principles, guidelines and procedures of the Ministry of Francophone Affairs, and relevant legislation to manage and coordinate program, policy and project strategy delivery
• You have knowledge of OPS policy and program development and planning processes, including Cabinet submission procedures to ensure project adherence to established criteria
• You are familiar with inter-jurisdictional agreements and guidelines associated with developing and implementing partnerships with other ministries, agencies, municipalities, the federal government and stakeholders
• You are familiar with ministry strategic directions, priorities, goals, programs, issues, relevant legislation, and government decision-making/approvals processes and protocol
• You can provide strategic communications, issues and policy advice to the ADM and senior management team on project initiatives and strategies

Technical Knowledge:

• You have knowledge of OPS communication plans, strategies, policies and protocols to coordinate outreach, generate interest and enlist participation and involvement by stakeholders
• You have knowledge of strategic planning, business planning and project management, to plan, coordinate and execute communications action plans, programs and projects which require a corporate perspective

Leadership and Project Management Skills:

• You have excellent leadership skills to lead project team members to achieve organizational goals, objectives and results
• You have excellent organizational skills to plan and execute project initiatives and sub-projects in consultation with other participating ministries, agencies and stakeholders

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• You have excellent written and oral communication techniques in French and English to prepare and present proposals, reports, briefing notes, project plans, status reports and planning documents
• You have experience in stakeholder relations and communications planning and implementation, as well as in the production of key communication materials such as speeches, news releases, presentations, op-eds, correspondence.
• You have consultation, advisory and facilitation skills to work with other ministries, other levels of government and stakeholder organizations to support the planning, development and implementation of project initiatives/strategies
• You can prepare and deliver presentations and policy initiatives and make recommendations to the ADM and senior management team

Additional Information:

  • 2 Bilingual Permanent, 700 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Consulting and Planning
Posted on:
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • C-FA-157004/20(2)

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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