The Ontario NDP Caucus is seeking an exceptional communicator to join our senior leadership team and to provide strategic communications support for Ontario’s new Official Opposition Leader Marit Stiles and our team of NDP MPPs from across the province.
Manages a team of Media Relations Officers, designers and content producers to support the communications and media relations functions of caucus and the Leader.
Directly and through staff, assists MPPs and constituency staff with media inquiries, coaching, preparation, communications products (news releases, advertisements, videos, graphics, letters to the editor, etc.) and issue management.
Provides coordinated, timely and accurate information, strategic advice and assistance for the Leader, senior team and caucus members.
Develops and implements communications and media relations strategies and leads on message development, digital media and print production.
Working with the Leader and MPPs to prepare for media interviews.
As a member of the management team, works collaboratively to develop and communicate the common vision, mission and strategic priorities of the NDP to staff, caucus and external stakeholders.
Is a liaison with Caucus members to develop communications priorities and provide support.
Develops and manages departmental resources to meet the department’s mandate and responsibilities.
Identifies emerging issues and media opportunities to support goals of the Leader and caucus.
Other duties as assigned.
Experience working in a senior role in government, opposition or in media, NGOs, trade unions, non-profit sector, or private sector
Minimum of 3 years senior communications or comparable experience.
A strategic thinker and project manager with the ability to set priorities.
Proven ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, for political purposes.
Ability to lead and motivate a team and to foster a collaborative working environment.
Candidates must have a familiarity with equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression policy frameworks;
Sound knowledge of Canadian politics, the New Democratic Party of Canada, its policies, programme and structure.
Ability to balance multiple competing priorities and demands.
Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential information.
Proficiency in French, and any additional language is an asset.
Ontario NDP Caucus is committed to providing a flexible work environment where you feel supported to do your best work. Given the nature of our work environment most of our work is performed onsite at Queen’s Park in Toronto but flexibility for remote work is available. Occasional travel within Ontario is a requirement. Extensive use of computers and collaborative work applications is a requirement.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
$102,000 annual salary, a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to work on the frontlines of progressive politics in Ontario.
The Ontario NDP Caucus is committed to creating a respectful, inclusive and barrier-free workplace that allows all staff to reach their full potential. We believe that equity, inclusion and diversity is key to organizational success. We welcome all qualified candidates to apply including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and other equity-seeking groups.
The Ontario NDP Caucus is committed to fostering an accessible and equitable recruitment process for all applicants. We will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure the applicant’s full participation if requested.
Resumes are only accepted in response to advertised vacancies and will be used for the purposes of determining eligibility for employment only. We appreciate all resumes, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
If you require any document in an accessible format please contact us by email.
This is a non-unionized management position.
The NDP Caucus is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.
Please apply on this link: https://ndp.bamboohr.com/careers/270
Thank you for your application. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.