Job Posting Details

Ontario Public Service

Senior Communications Advisor

Job Description
Senior Communications Advisor

Do you have strong communications skills and experience as well as the ability to see the big picture? Do you want to use your knowledge and skills to create and lead innovative and strategic communications plans? If so, bring your expertise to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in the challenging role of Senior Communications Advisor.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
•    act as a strategic advisor on all senior client communication matters
•    advocate positive, active solutions and programs to anticipated situations or 
react to unexpected circumstances requiring quick and professional 
•    lead ministry-wide and inter-ministerial projects and develop positive 
relationships as a trusted advisor
•    work with ministry clients and communicators and develop, coordinate 
and manage communications strategies and programs to gain public 
understanding of the client's policies and programs
•    ensure client communication plans are consistent and integrated with 
the ministry's overall strategic objectives and direction
Location: 80 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, Ontario

How do I qualify?

Communications Knowledge:
•    you have specialized knowledge in the theories and techniques of communications, marketing, public relations, public opinion research (e.g. primary or competitive intelligence), data mining and insight management
•    you have knowledge and experience at the senior level of strategic communications planning and the evaluation and delivery of complex communications programs

Leadership and Relationship Management Skills:
•    you can lead complex communication projects and other communications initiatives by applying appropriate strategic methodologies
•    you can act as a trusted advisor to clients and staff and develop and maintain positive relationships with them

Communication and Presentation Skills:
•    you can communicate information effectively at different levels including developing PowerPoint slide decks for presentations to senior decision makers

Project Management and Problem-Solving Skills:
•    you can work collaboratively with diverse teams and working groups on projects and committees
•    you can identify and address emerging issues, potential problems and opportunities that require communications support

Other Key Skills:
•    you can use your strong innovation, persuasion and negotiation skills as well as your political acuity to work with others in achieving mutual goals

Salary range:
  $73,443.00 – $95,213.00 per year

How to Apply

Please apply online, by January 13, 2013, by visiting and entering Job ID 47925 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application online. Faxes are not being accepted at this time. If you need employment accommodation, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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Job Location

Job Level & Type
  • Senior Level
  • Full Time Permanent Staff Position

Listing to be posted until:
Monday, January 21, 2013