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Job Description :

Communications Consultant

Corporate Services

  • Marketing & Communications

Contract Duration

  • 8 months

The Region of Peel is looking for a Communications Consultant who will utilize their resilient consultative skills to partner and support internal and external stakeholders. You will make sound recommendations and provide concrete advice, in the development and implementation of innovative and effective marketing tactics consistent with our Working with You philosophy & strategic outcomes.

Do you have a desire for providing creative, innovative and forward-thinking solutions?

Are you client focused and thrive in a team where collaboration, relationship building and passion to excel are celebrated?

Do you have creative & advanced writing capabilities, to effectively produce clear & concise communication?

If yes, this role may be for you!

The Portfolio:

In this role you will be supporting Public Works, whom we partner with to support essential services for the community such as water, wastewater, waste management, and transportation.

You will be accountable for:

Consultation:

The Communications Specialist will provide support to internal partners in communicating with various audiences, about Regional programs and services. You will instill trust and confidence to our community, as well as align with the overall strategic direction of the Region of Peel. Through strategic consultation, you will be responsible for managing communication activities in the areas of integrated communications, issue management and crisis communications. This work is lead from development to evaluation of communication campaigns and activities by the Communications Specialist. The role will essentially focus on strategy development, corporate communications, media relations, event management, creative and promotional writing, social media and crisis communications.

Relationship Building:

The Communication Specialist builds, nurtures and enhances relationships with designated internal partners through delivering high quality communications. This position plays a role in creating a collaborative culture that supports dynamic and innovative communication solutions. The Specialist works collaboratively to brainstorm ideas, share best practices, business tools and build synergies across the Region. Networking is a vital role with this position to establish a positive self-image with other government organizations, professional associations and communication professionals to keep abreast of best practices, to share experiences and seek collaboration, when appropriate.

Communications:

Through innovative and well developed writing proficiencies, the Communication Specialist will play an integral role in writing enticing and thorough communication strategies and plans, print material and digital content that represents the Region of Peel. You will work in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to develop & issue action management plans.

Media Relations:

Through research of best practices and industry trends, you will prepare media materials such as news releases, backgrounders and fact sheets. The Specialist will lead the planning and execution of communication activities for photo opportunities, media briefings and news conferences in collaboration with internal partners and other section staff. Before distribution of media materials, you will advise internal partners on best practices for development and distribution. During time of crisis or standard media inquiries, you will work closely with internal partners to gather information, develop key messages and arrange media interviews. You will act as a coach to the spokesperson and attends media interviews as required. The Specialist will monitor and target media issues to identify solutions and encourage ongoing proactive opportunities. The Specialist will plan and execute complex web, social media, graphic design and video projects in collaboration with other section staff, internal partners and external vendors.

What we require:

  • A university degree or college diploma in public relations, communications, journalism or a related field
  • Minimum of five to seven years of communication experience in corporate communications
  • Demonstrated experience with consultative & advisory skills
  • Demonstrated negotiation. analytical & problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated facilitation or public speaking
  • Experience with managing multifaceted communication campaigns
  • Strong knowledge of media relations principles and experience working with media especially with crisis or emergency management
  • Basic knowledge of social media platforms
  • Thorough knowledge of communication principles
  • Knowledge of AODA requirements in relation to communications
  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading and verbal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook
  • Public Sector experience would be considered an asset
  • Access to a vehicle is required

Loction: Due to Covid-19, most of our offices are currently closed to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients, and community. As such, this position will be required to work remotely for an undetermined period. Once our offices re-open you will report to 10 Peel Centre Dr, Brampton, ON.

Hours of Work: 35 hours/week

Interviews: Our recruitemnt process will be completed with video conference technology.

If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online

About Us :

The Region of Peel serves more than 1.4 million residents and approximately 173,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. We deliver a wide range of resident focused services across the Region.

Our 20-year vision for Peel is ?Community for Life.? Our goal is to create a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities needed to thrive in each stage of their lives. Our 2015-2035 Strategic Plan outlines the work we're focused on to bring this vision to life.

As part of the Region's ongoing commitment to health and safety, there are enhanced Covid-19 specific safety protocols and/or personal protective equipment requirements (e.g. masks, eye protection, etc.) in place to help protect health and safety. The additional requirements are determined based on the nature of the work being carried out.

To learn more about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca.

Additional Information :

At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone's contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant's responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the position and your application will be removed from the competition.

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