Job Posting Details

Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat

Senior Communications Consultant

Job Description

Senior Communications Consultant 

Are you an experienced, motivated, highly-organized strategic thinker looking for a new challenge? Would you thrive in an environment dedicated to promoting Ontario Public Service (OPS)-wide transformation and challenging the status quo? Are you a natural leader and trailblazer? Do you get a rise out of conquering complex assignments that don't always have easy answers – the kind that have you scribbling ideas on a post-it note while you're waiting in line for your dry cleaning? If so, then consider this exciting opportunity with the Treasury Board Secretariat's Communications Branch.

Please also consider applying for another similar opportunity to join our team by visiting  OPS Careers and entering 123516 in the Job ID search field to locate the job ad. 

What can I expect to do in this role? 

You will:

• champion research to inform the development of evidence-based, strategic communications plans for complex, high-profile, transformative, multi-ministry initiatives
• lead project teams, both within Treasury Board Secretariat and across line ministries
• project manage a number of complex but interesting and innovative projects
• provide expertise, advice and information, both written and verbal, to a range of high-profile clients, including senior management
• research, write and edit a range of tactical products, including news releases, speeches, web content, Q&As, scripts, memos and backgrounders, and co-ordinate and plan media events for the Minister
• provide leadership, expertise and strategic issues management advice on a range of communications activities
• consistently and robustly evaluate communications activities against stated objectives

Location: Toronto  

How do I qualify?

Technical Expertise

- you have knowledge of contemporary communications theory, principles and practices
- you have experience developing high-quality strategic communications plans and products, with a focus on evidence-based planning, SMART objectives and evaluation
- you have knowledge of and experience with senior-level strategic planning

Communication Skills

- you have excellent communication and presentation skills to influence and provide consultation to a wide range of audiences
- you have superior writing and editing skills to produce communications products

Leadership and Project Management

- you demonstrate leadership skills when working as part of a project team
- you have strong project management skills and experience in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating communications projects

Relationship Management

- you have strong relationship management skills to liaise with project teams/committees, partners, stakeholders and vendors
- you can develop effective partnerships
- you demonstrate conflict resolution and consensus building skills

Research and Analytical Skills

- you have strong research and analytical skills to identify, assess the relevance of, and use a broad range of information
- you can conduct research, provide accurate environmental assessment, and develop recommendations within tight timeframes

Salary Range: $70,538 - $103,944 per year


·        1 Permanent, 77 Wellesley St W, Toronto, Toronto Region

How to Apply

Please apply online, only, by Thursday, May 31, 2018, by visiting and entering Job ID 123517 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, 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 inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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Contact for Position

Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat
Toronto ON


Job Location

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

Listing to be posted until:
Saturday, June 16, 2018