Apply By: Thursday, October 20, 2022 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 225 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date and rating them against the qualifications outlined in the job ad. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will be invited to continue in the hiring process.

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Communication Initiative Coordinator

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Family Responsibility Office
Job Term:
1 Temporary assignment/contract up to 12 months with possible extension
Job Code:
5A005 - Communications05
$69,425.00 - $100,036.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Ministry Children, Community and Social Services has an exciting opportunity for a communications professional to plan and coordinate the development of communications materials.

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 "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Develop short and long-term communications strategies and plans, in consultation and collaboration with subject-matter, service design and change management experts, to support projects and initiatives
• Manage communications for urgent, complex, and highly contentious issues
• Provide strategic communications advice, services, and products to senior management and project managers.
• Research, write, review, and edit communications material, issues and briefing notes, presentation, and speaking notes.
• Write, edit, and review website content and provide web editor expertise.

How do I qualify?

Communications Skills

• You have demonstrated oral and written communications skills to provide advice to senior staff on issues and prepare a broad range of briefing materials
• You have a proven ability to respond to inquiries for information, lead/coordinate meetings, develop and make presentations and provide guidance
Written and oral communication skills to prepare/edit materials
• Ability to gather and distil information from subject matter experts into plain language for various audiences.

Research, Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

• Apply research and analysis skills to gather, analyze, review, and provide advice on information for communications purposes
• Identify and evaluate emerging issues, and brief senior management and ministry officials
• Research, evaluate, compose and edit communication materials for approval by senior management
• Assess a situation and anticipate consequences to determine the most appropriate response
• Advise senior management on communications strategies, tactics and processes to support branch activities.

Interpersonal, Consulting and Project Management Skills

• You have demonstrated interpersonal, negotiating and consulting skills to plan and coordinate with suppliers, colleagues and clients
• Relationship management and team work skills to initiate and maintain strong and co-operative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
• You have proven project management skills to plan and implement communications strategies.

Specialized Knowledge

• Strategic communications planning and implementation best practices to propose communications plans and strategies
• Marketing/public relations best practices, tools and resources including the ability to create, edit and distribute video, graphic or other visual aid products. design, and knowledge of tactics with respect to dissemination of communications material to coordinate production and release of communications products
• SharePoint knowledge and experience to manage Branch and Office online presence and information dissemination.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 125 Sir William Hearst Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Communications; Marketing and Creative Services
Posted on:
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
  • T-SS-187966/22
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 Thursday, October 20, 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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