Apply By: Monday, July 4, 2022 11:59 pm EDT

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN (INDIGENOUS)

Organization:
Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Division:
Communications Branch, Deputy Minister's Office
City:
Toronto
Job Term:
1 Temporary fixed-term contract for up to 12 months
Job Code:
02701 - Information Officer 1
Salary:
$1,194.25 - $1,402.90 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
183524
Experience working in the Ontario Public Service – grow your future.

The OPS is dedicated to recruiting and advancing top talent while building a diverse public service that is reflective of Ontario's population and communities. This exciting opportunity offers recent Indigenous post-secondary graduates the opportunity to develop their careers and gain valuable work experience with one of Canada's top employers.
Bring your knowledge, experience and perspectives to the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Working with a team of engaged professionals and dedicated leaders, you'll take the next step in your career in a fast-paced and dynamic environment that provides opportunities for personal growth, competitive salary, mentorship, learning and development opportunities, and work-life balance.

Please note that this position is located at 400 University Avenue in Toronto. However, alternative work arrangements may be available to candidate(s) living outside 125 KM of the work location, based on operational feasibility.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Communications and Marketing Branch, Deputy Minister's Office

The communications intern will work with the Strategic Communications Unit, which is the team responsible for providing strategic advice and delivering related communications products to effectively communicate the ministry's mandate, priorities and initiatives to target audiences. In this role, the communications intern will have the opportunity to learn how to create strategic communication plans in support of ministry initiatives and gain experience in product development (news releases, speeches, statements, and background materials).

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

• You must have graduated from a college or university, with a degree, diploma or post-graduate certificate, within the past 5 years.
• You must be an Indigenous person (i.e. First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Indigenous Self-Identification

Knowledge of communications practices:

• You understand communications methods, techniques and multi-media approaches, including marketing principles and concepts.
• You understand social media platforms and can use different channels to communicate with target audiences.
• You understand the concepts for integrated communications planning, including digital media methods to produce communications materials.
• You can interpret and apply legislation, policies, processes and procedures.

Research and analytical skills:

• You understand research practices to source communications information, identify trends, assess opportunities and draft/present findings.
• You have analytical, reasoning and evaluation skills to assess communication requirements, evaluate options, and identify alternative approaches.

Communication skills:

• You can prepare and present various documents (i.e., presentations, reports, summaries).
• You have the ability to write and edit materials that reflect intended tone, style and messaging.

Interpersonal and teamwork skills:

• You can establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
• You can participate and contribute to working groups.

Planning and organizational skills:

• You can plan, organize, and manage multiple tasks and projects with competing deadlines.

Computer proficiency:

• You are proficient using word processors and presentation software to draft documents, reports and prepare presentations.
• You are proficient in digital media applications and graphic design methods.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 400 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:
6
Category:
Internships
Posted on:
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment services team will contact you within 48 hours.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, July 4, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. 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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Accommodation is available under the Ontario's Human Rights Code.
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