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Ontario College of Teachers is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Enjoy a collegial, fun-spirited work environment that promotes a strong work-life balance, employee wellness and continued professional development and offers a stellar benefits package.

The College supports flexibility work, if your role permits to give everyone the best of both worlds – a mix of home and in-office workdays. Schedules will be determined in partnership between individuals, managers, and the team.

The College has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all staff, including prospective new employees, be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals with valid medical or other human rights-based exemptions will be considered for appropriate accommodation within the policy.


Posting 23-06
Senior Programmer/Analyst

Information Technology Unit, Corporate Services Department

Permanent Position; Category 6
Hiring Range - $83,739-$95,956
Salary Range - $80,685 - $111,229

The Programmer/Analyst’s role is to define, develop, test, analyze, and maintain new software applications in support of the achievement of business requirements. This includes writing, coding, testing, and analyzing software programs and applications.

Responsibilities

  • Work with project leader, business analyst and solutions architect to develop various pages for the external website, additional modules for in-house Windows forms applications, web services and communication protocols.
  • Works with Solutions Architect to design, implement and maintain application architectures.
  • Collaborate with other programmers, designers and members of the project team in conceptualizing and developing new software programs and applications.
  • Participate in the technical design, development, integration and implementation of custom applications and the development, testing and implementation of user and system interfaces and designs.
  • Liaise with network administrator and business analyst to assist in resolving problems with software products or company software systems.
  • Assist in the definition, development, and documentation of software’s business requirements, objectives, deliverables, and specifications on a project-by-project basis in collaboration with business analyst and internal users.
  • Consistently write, translate, and code software programs and applications according to specifications and established development standards.
  • Develop programming scripts to enhance functionality and/or performance of company applications as necessary.
  • Write SQL and Linq queries and reports.
  • Perform unit tests on new and existing programs for the purposes of correcting errors, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging.
  • Develop and maintain user manuals and guidelines.
  • Train end users to operate new or modified programs.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager of Information Technology.

Qualifications

  • College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science, information systems, or software engineering.
  • Minimum of six years experience developing website and web applications using C#.NET (required).
  • Experience working with front end technologies like HTML, CSS, and Javascript (required).
  • Experience with web APIs and web integration technologies like REST, SOAP and XML (required).
  • Web interface and styling design experience (required).
  • Strong experience working with database technologies(required).
  • Experience with use of Sitecore CMS a big plus.
  • Excellent understanding of coding methods and documentation best practices.
  • Extensive relational database and operating systems experience.
  • Thorough understanding of current platforms.
  • Solid working knowledge of current Internet technologies.
  • Able to communicate effectively with non-technical staff and with members of interdisciplinary teams.
  • Flexible and adaptable in regards to learning and understanding new technologies.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Strong English language written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. French language proficiency is an asset.
  • Highly self motivated and directed.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume no later than February 14, 2023.


Posting 23-05
Bilingual Complaint Resolution Officer

Professional Conduct Unit, Investigations and Hearings Department

Permanent position Category 5A – Hiring Range $98,241 - $117,706

An experienced bilingual (Anglophone and Francophone) lawyer is sought to coordinate Complaint Resolution (“CR”) and prosecution activities for the Professional Conduct Unit of the Investigations and Hearings Department. The successful candidate will identify and take carriage of appropriate CR cases before the Investigation Committee and act as College Counsel before the Discipline Committee and Fitness to Practise Committee in professional misconduct, incompetence and/or incapacity proceedings. Further, the successful candidate will negotiate with members and counsel in the public interest, refine policies and procedures, review and redact sensitive materials, edit materials prior to their publication, provide legal advice as required and prepare reports for management.

Complaint Resolution Officers also assist the Manager, Professional Conduct, with process development, case management, file monitoring, quality assurance and reporting on the timely flow and disposition of CR and hearing files. Membership in Good Standing with the Law Society of Ontario is required for this position. The ability to conduct legal proceedings in French and English is also required for this position.

Language proficiency testing may be administered as part of the recruitment process for this position.

Responsibilities

CR and Prosecution Activities

  • Review and identify matters that may be suitable for CR or prosecution.
  • Negotiate outcomes within the appropriate range and that protect the public interest.
  • Attend Investigation Committee panel meetings to present Memoranda of Agreement reached through CR.
  • Attend meetings of the Investigation Committee to provide updates and procedural advice on the CR program.
  • Ensure that any necessary follow-up is completed in relation to decisions of Investigation Committee panels on CR matters.
  • Review, draft and edit legal documents including agreements with members, joint submissions on penalty, pre-hearing conference memoranda, affidavits, Disclosure Briefs, and Notices of Hearing.
  • Attend Discipline Committee and Fitness to Practise hearings as counsel representing the College to present agreements or conduct contested proceedings.
  • Develop and maintain procedures that maximize available resources to efficiently manage individual and unit case volumes.
  • Use legal knowledge and skills as a representative of the College to dispose of hearing matters in the public interest.
  • Develop best practices to reduce timelines for completion of hearing matters.
  • Ability to work on cases of a sensitive and sometimes-disturbing nature related to the abuse of children and/or criminal conduct.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Keep the Manager and Director informed about the flow and disposition of CR matters and hearings, including timelines and outcomes of assigned matters.
  • Monitor and draw attention to unusual aspects and significant developments in CR and prosecution files.
  • Review redacted discipline decisions, Notices of Hearing and other documents for posting on the Public Register.
  • Review summaries of discipline decisions for the College’s official publication.

Unit Administration

  • Assist the Manager, Professional Conduct with establishing and maintaining efficient and effective policies and procedures for disposition of CR and hearing matters.
  • Prepare reports and data for the Manager and the Director as requested.
  • Participate in Department planning, program and priority setting exercises.
  • Where required, provide presentations to teachers, parents and other groups on complaint, investigation, CR and prosecution processes.
  • Provide information to employers, member representatives and other interested parties regarding CR and prosecution activities.
  • Provide legal advice on intake, investigations and hearings matters, as required.
  • Serve as Acting Manager, Professional Conduct, as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager, Professional Conduct.

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume no later than February 14, 2023.


Posting 23-04
Bilingual Senior Communications Officer

Communications Unit, Corporate Services Department

Permanent position, Category 5 - Hiring Range: $92,451 to $110,229

You’re a dynamic, self-starting and seasoned communications professional with a progressive background in all facets of corporate communications. You are multi-talented with extensive experience in researching, writing, implementing and measuring targeted communications strategies, and managing projects on-time and on-budget. You are an exceptional planner and strategist who has developed materials for use across multiple traditional and digital channels, accurately and on-deadline. You are adept at managing issues and crises. You have an innate ability to communicate comfortably with all stakeholders, including the public and the media. You are accustomed to handling sensitive information with utmost discretion and representing your employer with consummate professionalism in all circumstances.

Language proficiency testing may be administered as part of the recruitment process for this position.

Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Manager of Communications, develop and implement various communication strategies, plans and tactics, as assigned.
  • Research, write and edit copy in plain language for various traditional and digital channels, including key messages, talking points, speaking notes, speeches, professional advisories, white papers, scripts, website and intranets, e-newsletters, social media, advertisements, member mailings, and promotional materials.
  • Compile background and research material.
  • Work closely with the Manager and communications colleagues on issues management activities to provide reputational support to the organization.
  • Initiate or review requests for media interviews, speaking engagements and other news making opportunities.
  • Act as a College spokesperson with the media and prepare related materials.
  • Advise and support senior College leadership and official spokespersons.
  • Provide internal communications leadership and support to help build on a supportive, collaborative and inclusive corporate culture.
  • Attend meetings and act on behalf of the Manager of Communications, as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A university degree in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in the planning, development and implementation of communication strategies, plans and tactics related to all aspects of corporate communications.
  • Exceptional strategy, planning, execution and project management skills.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills to plan, research and develop compelling content for a wide variety of purposes targeted to various audiences, including members of the profession, Council members, colleagues, education sector stakeholders, members of the public, and the media.
  • Significant knowledge and skills to develop and execute effective communications and engagement tactics across multiple channels and platforms - digital and traditional.
  • Thorough knowledge and demonstrated ability in media relations, issues management, internal and external engagement.
  • Significant experience advising and interacting with senior leaders.
  • Ability to interpret and distill complex information.
  • Ability to coach and provide constructive feedback to junior staff, where applicable and appropriate, to help with skills development and achieving unit goals.
  • Proven organizational skills to manage high volumes of work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Advanced technology proficiency with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and videoconferencing (that is, Zoom, GoToMeeting, MS Teams).
  • Knowledge and understanding of the education sector, and the mandate, related legislation, regulations and bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers is an asset.

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume no later than February 14, 2023.


Posting 23-03
Manager of Communications

Communications Unit, Corporate Services Department

Permanent position, Category 4a - Hiring Range: $131,969 to $148,532

The Manager of Communications is responsible for planning, developing and implementing all of the College's integrated strategic communications and marketing programs, both internal and external. The Manager also directs the efforts of the Communications Unit teams to support the work of other College departments and units. This position reports to the Director of Corporate Services.

Responsibilities

Supervision and Management

  • Provide fun, collegial and positive leadership to the Communications Unit, including the Corporate Communications, External Relations, Digital Media, Translation and Localization Services, Production Centre and Margaret Wilson Library teams.
  • Lead a bilingual staff complement in the advancement of the College's position as a leader in the provision of services in both official languages.
  • Keep informed of developments in the fields of communications, marketing, public relations, regulation and governance, and use this knowledge to keep the organization operating with initiative and innovation.
  • Interpret and communicate Council, administration and human resources policies and procedures to unit staff.
  • Chair weekly unit meetings and attend regularly scheduled team meetings.
  • Develop and coordinate strategies to collaborate with and seek regular input from the unit's key clients with respect to the quality and effectiveness of unit programs, products, services and strategies.
  • Participate in planning, program and priority-setting exercises for the Corporate Services department.
  • Design, support and oversee the work of cross-functional teams that support the work of the unit, department and organization.
  • Provide project direction and resources, remove barriers, clarify roles and assist unit employees in developing skills, expertise and experience.
  • Encourage individuals to constructively question organizational assumptions and ask strategic questions, ensuring quality decision-making, knowledge development and learning.

Communications and Marketing

  • Responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of College communication strategies that serve the greater good by enhancing the organization's visibility and reputation with the public and membership, and that are aligned and supportive of the College's strategic priorities and operational goals.
  • Oversee the College's digital communication initiatives, including content for the College's external website and staff intranet, along with digital newsletters and social media.
  • Oversee responsibility for content, design, production and distribution of all College print publications ensuring that they are of high quality and easily understood by external audiences.
  • Foster trust and respect and maintain positive relationships internally and externally, including the news media, editors, education reporters, communication directors with the Ministry of Education, school boards and other stakeholder organizations.
  • Represent the organization in the media and on other relevant occasions.
  • Ensure that the appearance of all print and digital materials complies with the College's brand identity and writing style guides.
  • Ensure that the unit regularly conducts relevant qualitative and quantitative research in order to monitor trends and adjust resources as appropriate.
  • Identify short and long-term communication strategies, plans and budgets to support stakeholder engagement with a particular focus on raising the organization's visibility with parents and the general public.
  • Provide the department director with detailed reports and ad-hoc briefings of communication activities, including return on investment analysis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Corporate Services.

Qualifications

  • Genuine enthusiasm for the mandate, objects and work of the Ontario College of Teachers, Ontario's Teaching Regulator.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to provide strategic advice and counsel, positively influence decisions, demonstrate dependability and reliability, and acknowledge and appreciate the contributions of staff and stakeholders.
  • A bachelor's or master's degree in advertising, communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or a similar area of study.
  • Several years' experience in the communications, public relations and/or marketing field, preferably in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Proven track record in developing and overseeing creative and innovative communication strategies, strategic communications, marketing, branding and message positioning.
  • Exceptional written communications skills, with the ability to adapt content and style to suit different communications media and audiences.
  • Solid consultative, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Experience in the development and maintenance of strategic networks of people and institutions to disseminate regulatory and educational news and information.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects under time and resource pressures.
  • Strong knowledge of budget processes and evaluation of outcomes analysis.
  • Knowledge of the latest advances in effective use of digital and social media for effective communication, including (ideally) online communities, blogging, search engine optimization and other digital marketing tools.
  • Experience with the development of RFPs, and the management of task-specific consultants or temporary staff depending on circumstances.
  • Understands and effectively articulates the role of protecting the public interest and the role of inspiring public confidence in the profession of teaching.
  • Understands, appreciates and promotes the aspects of diversity that exist in the College environment, the teaching profession and Ontario society.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Bilingualism is an asset for this position.

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume no later than February 14, 2023.


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