Date Posted: 01/29/2021

Req ID: 2683

Faculty/Division: VP

  • Human Resources

Department: Ofc of VP-Human Resources & Equity

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Under the general direction of the Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity (VP, HRE) and Director, Communications and Change, the Senior Writer & Correspondence Manager is responsible for providing high-level communications support to the Office of the Vice-President, HRE on a wide-range of politically and culturally sensitive issues.

The incumbent will prepare a range of written products, including speeches, statements, letters, briefing notes, proposals, reports, policy papers, articles, quotes, scripts for Divisional events, blog posts, and speaking notes for interviews and greetings. The Senior Writer & Correspondence Manager will prepare complex messages for each intended audience, ensuring that messages are delivered effectively and on time, taking into account sensitivities of diverse groups of stakeholders.

Working collaboratively with the HR Communications and Change team, the incumbent will prepare integrated communications products on behalf of the Vice-President and the Division. The incumbent will also participate in the development of strategic communications plans and will coordinate institutional communications activities within the VP, HR&E Office.

The Senior Writer & Correspondence Manager will provide issues and crisis management support to the Chief Operations Officer, ensuring the highest level of pro-activity and service for the portfolio of the Office of the Vice- President, HR&E. The incumbent will coordinate, assist with and advance projects, and initiatives within the Office of the Vice-President, HR&E that require knowledge of confidential information about staffing, priorities, and new strategic directions.

The incumbent works in a complex environment that requires a high degree of sensitivity, responsiveness, and a need to maintain absolute confidentiality. The incumbent must present a professional image in the Office by interacting knowledgeably and courteously with the many people including governors, senior administrators, faculty, staff, students and community members who come into contact with the Office of the VP, HR&E.

Qualifications Required:


Post-graduate degree (Master's or PhD) in English or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Minimum seven (7) years' experience in progressively responsible senior positions with experience in writing, editing and communications.

Extensive experience in a confidential executive office environment within a complex public sector environment. Demonstrated experience developing efficient records tracking and retention systems and bring-forward systems. Experience in developing and implementing written communication strategies and products. Excellent understanding of the University's mission and intersection with the broader community. Excellent knowledge of the post-secondary education sector and its issues. Ability to understand, articulate, and address issues of multiculturalism and cross-cultural intersections.


Excellent research, writing, and editing skills; proficiency in writing different types of correspondence and documents for different audiences; attention to detail; substantive knowledge of Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity is an asset. Excellent computer skills, including a strong facility with the Internet as well as with various software programs, including Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, spreadsheets and database management programs, and correspondence software. Demonstrated excellent Internet research skills.

  • OTHER:

Superior oral and written communication, interpersonal, decision-making and organizational skills. Ability to proactively manage a large and constantly fluctuating workload and to meet deadlines. Professional demeanor and ability to exercise tact, judgment and discretion. Ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality. Demonstrated initiative and flexibility. Meticulous attention to detail. Ability to remain calm under pressure and to meet deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with a wide range of individuals across all levels of the University and with external community stakeholders. Demonstrated diplomacy. Proven ability to work both independently and to collaborate and participate effectively within a team environment.

This is a 2 year term position.

Closing Date: 02/08/2021,11:59PM ET

Employee Group: Salaried

Appointment Type: Budget

  • Term

Schedule: Full-Time

Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 3

  • Hiring Zone: $80,259
  • $93,636
  • Broadband Salary Range: $80,259
  • $133,765

Job Category: Communication/Media/Public Relations

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Toronto, ON, Canada
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