Job Communications Coordinator in Toronto

Communications Coordinator

Job description

Proactively monitor and reactively manage contentious or broad impact issues in the public realm for the WSIB in the legislature, media, and executive correspondence. Provide communications advice that has significant impact on executive level decision making and support communications strategies to promote the image and credibility of the WSIB. Manage executive correspondence and provide written responses on politically sensitive and confidential issues that align with WSIB’s strategy and mandate.

Major Responsibilities: *
1. Manage executive correspondence and process on behalf of the President and Chair’s offices

  • Provide advice to senior management on appropriate responses to inquiries from labour and employer stakeholders, and government officials, that include politically sensitive issues, and developing WSIB policies
  • Provide written responses to executive correspondence that reflect superior judgment and knowledge of WSIB’s corporate issues, procedures, issues, and labour relations sensitivities
  • Prepare briefing material, template letters, presentations and reports for executive decision making

2. Issues Management and Legislative Affairs

  • Monitor government policies and programs for WSIB implications
  • Monitor and advise on legislative proceedings (question period, petitions, statements) to inform execution of issues management and communications strategies and executive level decision making
  • Prepare responses to information requests originating from media coverage, Question Period, petitions, statements in the Legislature, other levels of government, stakeholders, reports, studies

3. Communications Support

  • Monitor and provide daily reports to senior management on WSIB and labour related media coverage
  • Exercise judgment in analyzing media coverage to determine appropriate WSIB response
  • Support the implementation of communications products to meet reputation management strategies and objectives

Job Requirements: *
1. Education (Level and Specialty / Discipline):

  • Recognized degree or diploma in public relations, communications, political science, journalism, or similar field

2. Experience (Years of Related Experience and Type of Experience):

  • 3-5 years experience in public relations, communications, government relations, issues management, government

Proven experience in:

  • Project planning to manage multiple and concurrent projects varying in scope and complexity.

Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
We respect and value the diversity of our people. We strive to create an environment where employees can be themselves and where our differences are celebrated.
The WSIB is committed to being accessible and inclusive, and following barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know when we contact you and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Disclosing conflicts of interest
As public servants, employees at the WSIB have a responsibility to act in an ethical way at all times to create a respectful workplace and maintain public trust. Job applicants are required to disclose any circumstance that could result in a real, potential or perceived conflict of interest. A conflict of interest is any situation where your private interests may impair or be perceived to impair the decisions you make in your official capacity. This may include: political activity, directorship, other outside employment and certain personal relationships (e.g. with current WSIB employees, customers and/or stakeholders). If you have any questions about conflict of interest obligations and/or how to make a disclosure, please contact the Talent Acquisition Centre at [email protected]
Privacy information

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As a precondition of employment, the WSIB requires that prospective candidates undergo a criminal records name check any time before or after they are hired.
To apply for this position, please submit your application by the closing date.

Job Type: Full-time

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