Job Posting Details

Police Association of Ontario

Communications Manager

Job Description

         Responsible for developing and managing strategic communication plans and establishing credible public, media and digital presence for the PAO

         Coordinates the creation and delivery of key print and electronic communication materials, e.g. media releases, promotional materials, newsletters, etc…

         Monitors media coverage and trends

         Responsible for at least 6 PAO News updates per year

         Establishes and ensures PAO brand presence and integrity

         Provides event coordination and support

         Responsible for the website design and content management

         Provide support for executive speech writing, PowerPoint presentations, and overall ‘look and feel’ of all communications for events

         Provides content and support for Lobby Days

         Provides communication support for member associations

         Responsible for all social media, including monitoring and content management; and providing strategic alignment/support with overall SMART Goals related to brand, public relations and marketing.


         Reports to the Executive Director

         Responsible for decisions related to messaging

         Decision-making scope pertains to those key activities within specified support processes in accordance with policies and procedures

         Use considerable judgement to arrive at recommendations or conclusions



         Post-secondary (community college) diploma/certification in Communications/Marketing/Public Relations or relevant field

         3 to 5 years experience in one or more similar organizations, with progressively responsible administrative experience

         Extensive knowledge and ability to manage social media channels

         Excellent writing and editing skills

         Knowledge of graphic design and strategic alignment

         Understanding and experience within the police sector an asset

         Excellent interpersonal skills and strong relationship management orientation

         Proven ability to assess, improve and manage communication processes efficiently and effectively

         Ability to work unsupervised

         Practices a high degree of confidentiality, discretion, political acuity, tact and diplomacy

         Advanced computer skills, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, etc…

         Ability to work effectively within an active Association environment while managing competing interests and priorities

         Analytical approach to problem solving and research


         Assigned to and works out of the head office in Toronto

         Monday to Friday with the occasional flexible hours/days of work to accommodate various meetings and events which may occur after hours and on weekends

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to by no later than September 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM.
Please put in the subject line: Communications Manager position
In the cover letter, please put to the attention of the Human Resources Committee. 
Please do not call the office.

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Contact for Position

Police Association of Ontario
1650 Yonge Street, 302
Toronto ON M4T 2A2

Telephone: 4164879367
Fax: 4164873170

Job Location

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

Listing to be posted until:
Thursday, October 12, 2017