Managing Director, Communications & Social Impact
We are looking for a strategic, seasoned communications leader who is passionate about delivering a proactive, global best-in-class communications and social impact program. This newly created position will report to the global head of brand, marketing and communications. The successful candidate will bring extensive experience leading internal communications, external communications, issues and crisis management along with a proven track record for delivering outstanding results.
Who you'll work with
You'll act as a senior strategic advisor to executives and senior leaders on a wide range of files and will maintain strong relations with key partners including media, bloggers and online influencers.
What you'll do
Oversee Internal Communications and Company Events Program
Lead all aspects of a best-in-class global, internal communications strategy and program
Lead the flawless delivery of all major internal and external corporate events
Bring the Teachers brand strategy to life and build employee ambassador program
Lead Proactive, Global External Communications Strategy
Deliver a robust, strategic program to build Teachers' profile in key markets globally
Drive meaningful improvements to Ontario Teachers external profile and brand
Lead investment transaction communications along with annual and semi-annual reporting
Deliver Award-Winning Social Impact Strategy
Identify and manage key partnerships for Teachers' social impact plan
Implement a differentiated social impact strategy to support Teachers' purpose driven brand
Work in partnership with Responsible Investing to report on Teachers' social impact progress
Build and Protect Teachers' Reputation
Develop and implement a best in class approach to issues and crisis management
Lead the company's response to key issues and act as a company spokesperson
Measure and Enhance Team Performance
Develop and mentor a high-performing, highly engaged internal and external communications team
Implement a research and measurement program to drive communications team performance
Maximize the team budget and external agency model to drive maximum impact
Stay current on outstanding communications and social impact strategies around the world
What you'll need
Outstanding judgment and problem-solving skills
Extensive experience in issues and crisis management
Analytical mindset, with strong problem solving and interpersonal skills
Proven ability to build highly engaged, robust teams
Ability to articulately and succinctly present ideas and frame issues for discussion
Strong ability to influence effectively at all levels of the organization
Strong relationship builder and cultivator of internal and external relationships
High level of critical thinking coupled with innovative and creative approach
15-20 years of experience in communications and public affairs
A university degree in communications, journalism or business administration
Ability to see the big picture, grasp issues quickly and make sound, independent decisions
What we're offering
Pay for performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentives
Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage, including a Health Spending Account
Guaranteed retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan
Competitive time off
Discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis
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At Ontario Teachers', we are a globally minded organization and take pride ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create reflects and celebrates diversity of thought, background and experience. Through our Inclusion & Diversity Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) events, celebrations , we offer a variety of opportunities for colleagues to connect for the purposes of professional development and networking & mentoring.
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How to apply
You may be invited to complete a pre-recorded interview as part of the recruitment process. This will take no longer than 10 minutes.
We thank you for applying, however, only those selected to continue will be contacted. Note that candidates must be legally entitled to work in the country where this role is located.
Functional Area: Legal & Corporate Affairs
Requisition ID: 3350
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