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Communications Specialist for provincial government ministry client, remote-based.

Marberg Job Number: 1798.
Job Type:  Temporary.
Initial Term:  ASAP for approximately 4-6 weeks.
Compensation: $36.83 per hour to $53.07 per hour, according to experience.
Recommended Application Date: Immediately – please note that we are screening and shortlisting Candidates immediately and qualified applications may be contacted same day as date of application.
Regular Work Hours: 7.25 work hours per day, not including unpaid lunch break, to be worked during regular business hours, Monday to Friday (36.25 work hours per week).
Work Location:  Remote-based.

Responsibilities Summary: 
Collaborate with designated Infrastructure Technology Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop compelling award nominations in a story-telling style for a variety of projects, individuals, and team submissions.  Liaise with the Strategic Communications Office at key points in the writing process.

  • Establish relationships with SMEs to understand their submission requirements, and provide guidance on award submission process, requirements, and timelines.
  • Search out and gather required information to develop compelling award submissions. Ensure timely collection of supporting documentation including testimonial letters, etc.
  • Facilitate meetings on awards submission best practices.
  • Research, evaluate, compose, and edit award submissions for approval by designated SMEs and senior management. Consult with designated Strategic Communications Office contact, asking questions and receiving feedback and direction accordingly.  
  • Distil complex subject matter into clear, relevant information and metrics. Write detailed, extensive descriptions.
  • Facilitate submissions review and approval process with SMEs and other stakeholders. 
  • Proactively drive awards nominations process forward through follow-up communications and relationship management.  Respond to unexpected changes to deadlines, fluctuating volumes and pace of incoming work, tight time pressures and conflicting work priorities.
  • Ensure all award nominations submitted via online submission before deadline.
  • Additional research, communications, facilitation, coordination, relationship management, and writing responsibilities as required.

Qualifications:    
Education:  Post Secondary or Post Graduate Degree in Corporate Communications or related discipline.
Preferred Work Experience:  At least 5+ years of progressive, related work and/or academic experience.

Technical and Language Skills Requirements:    

  • Advanced proficiency in MSOffice including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Strong overall technical proficiency and sound knowledge of effective utilization and application of software tools.
  • Advanced English communication skills, both written and verbal, including expert level business writing skills and strong technical writing and creative writing skills.
  • Excellent verbal presentation skills, with the ability to clearly explain complex concepts to a diverse range of audiences.

Task -Based Qualifications and Additional Attributes:     

  • Extensive experience writing and editing award submissions and associated collateral (e.g. testimonials).
  • Proven ability to respond to inquiries, to lead and coordinate meetings, to develop and make presentations, and to provide guidance.
  • Ability to gather and distil technical information into plain language.
  • Sound knowledge of the Canadian Press (CP) style guide.
  • Demonstrated record of professional conduct and character. Responsible, reliable and works to deadlines. 
  • Proven ability to professionally handle confidential information and exercise good judgement in the interpretation and application of instructions and organization policy.
  • Advanced organizational, coordinative and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize work effectively for self and others, meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply project management principles, methodologies and best practices.
  • Strong relationship management skills including client relations management, business networking, negotiation and consulting/advisory skills.  Excellent listening skills, and the ability to provide and receive effective feedback.  
  • Demonstrated team leadership skills; ability to motivate and engage with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders, at all levels of seniority.
  • Demonstrated successful experience of prioritizing work, making decisions and communicating with others within a values framework of respect, equity, anti-racism, diversity and inclusivity.

Additional Requirements:    

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada, providing satisfactory documentation upon request.
  • Ability to work remotely, abiding by organization health and safety policies.
  • Ability to declare personal Non-Conflict of Interest in execution of assignment responsibilities prior to assignment start.
  • Provision of certification of AODA and OHSA online training course completion prior to assignment start.
  • Satisfactory Background Checks and Employment References.

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that Marberg Staffing updates job posts regularly, and external job boards may not reflect these changes in a timely fashion. Please refer to https://marberg.com/career-portal for the most current information including salary range.

Please note that Marberg Staffing only accepts applications through Indeed.caLinkedIn and marberg.com.

Marberg is committed to supporting workplace diversity and inclusivity, to reflect the demographic profile of all Ontarians.  Applications are encouraged from equity seeking groups including people of colour, Indigenous people, individuals with disabilities, and people from the LGBTQ2S community.

Job ID: 1798

Location: Canada Ontario Toronto

Category: Communications and Marketing, Government

Salary: Competitive

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Number Of Positions 1

Pay Rate 36.83

Date Updated 02/11/2022

Status New

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