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Senior Communications Officer
Communications Unit, Corporate and Council Services
One year contract position
Category 5 – Salary Range $78,417 - $116,116
You’re an energetic, self-starting, seasoned communications professional with a background in corporate communications, marketing, public relations or journalism. You have experience researching, writing, implementing and evaluating targeted communication plans and managing projects on time and to budget. You write exceptionally well and have provided materials for a variety of vehicles including websites, e-newsletters, social media, handbooks, brochures, speeches and magazines accurately and on deadline. You have a documented ability to communicate comfortably with all stakeholders, including the public and the media. You are accustomed to handling sensitive information and representing your employer professionally in all circumstances. An ability to speak and write proficiently in French is an added asset.
- Develop and implement various communication and marketing strategies as assigned by the Manager of Communications.
- Research, write and edit copy for various vehicles, including speeches, magazine articles, e-newsletters, social media, brochures, websites and member mailings.
- Compile background/research material.
- Act as a College spokesperson with the media and prepare associated materials.
- Advise and support senior College staff and official College spokespersons.
- Initiate or review requests for media interviews, speaking engagements and other news making opportunities.
- Create and manage distribution of member-related communications.
- Attend meetings and events with College leadership.
- Attend meetings and act on behalf of the Manager of Communications as required.
- Make presentations and respond to questions on College initiatives.
- Bilingualism is an asset
- Other duties as assigned.
To apply, please forward your resume and covering letter by June 19, 2015. E-mail applications to email@example.com. Indicate Posting Number 15-14 in subject heading.
Senior Program Officer (Accreditation), Accreditation Unit
Standards of Practice and Education Department
Category 5a — Salary Range $83,329 to $124,604
One-year secondment (renewable)
We are looking for an Ontario Certified Teacher with proven leadership skills and solid knowledge of initial and continuing teacher education. Accreditation program staff are passionate and caring teachers with strong analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills. The Senior Program Officer (Accreditation) is responsible for co-ordinating unit projects with a primary focus on the accreditation of Additional Qualification programs. Through orientation, supervision and coaching of other team members, the Senior Program Officer (Accreditation) promotes an engaged and collaborative team environment.
This position requires a teacher with strong interpersonal skills, facilitation experience, attention to detail, and the ability to effectively co-ordinate a team of diverse professionals working on multiple projects. Successful applicants will have a minimum of several years of leadership experience in education that may include teaching, mentoring, program review, curriculum development, facilitation of professional learning and reflective inquiry, and school or board-level administration. Bilingualism is an asset for this position, as well as experience teaching Additional Qualification programs or pre-service teacher candidates. Excellent written and oral language proficiency is required. Some travel within Ontario is also required.
- Assist the Manager of Accreditation in day-to-day operations of the unit.
- Provide leadership and support unit staff to conduct reviews of Additional Qualification programs according to established regulatory requirements, including assigning reviews, monitoring completion, providing training sessions and offering feedback.
- Promote staff engagement and quality assurance of unit work through orientation sessions, mentoring and performance appraisals.
- Liaise and consult with education stakeholders to provide accreditation information and inform the quality assurance of unit activities.
- Participate in the development of resources to support the accreditation mandate of the College.
- Co-ordinate panel training and orientation sessions for the Accreditation Committee.
- Prepare presentations, reports, briefing notes, issue papers, literature reviews and research summaries to inform program enhancements and policy alternatives in accreditation and teacher education.
- Prepare correspondence, responses to inquiries, make presentations and liaise with our network to inform the public and education stakeholders about the College, its core responsibilities and our accreditation activities.
- Keep informed about current issues, trends and research in teacher education and professional accreditation in Ontario and other jurisdictions.
- In times of high need, conduct reviews of initial teacher education and Additional Qualification programs.
- Complete special projects as assigned by the Director of the Standards of Practice and Accreditation department, and the Accreditation Manager.
- Perform other duties as required by the College.
To apply, please forward your resumé and covering letter no later than July 10, 2015. Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate posting number 15–15 in subject heading.