Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Advisor, Executive Communications

    Posted Date 6 days ago(10/12/2018 10:02 AM)
    System ID
    # Positions
    Position Type and Status
    Contract Full-time
    Job Industry
    Advertising and Marketing, Business and Professional Services, Government and Public Sector
    Career Level
    Post End Date
    10/26/2018 11:59 PM
    CAD $88,093.00/Yr.
    CAD $110,115.00/Yr.
  • About Us

    The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 88,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.  Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.


    The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.



    To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our website or watch the Faces of Peel video to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.


    Job Description

    Advisor, Executive Communications (24 month assignment)

    Marketing and Communications, Corporate Services


    The Region of Peel is the second-largest municipality and has undergone a major transformation during the past few decades as a dynamic, urban community with a vibrant economic base. Planning for and supporting the changing and aging demographic of our community to thrive over the next 25 years will be an immense task and opportunity. Our goal is to build a community for life that ensures our “future Peel” is a healthy, safe and connected community, based on the cornerstones of collaboration, innovation and environmental sustainability. 


    The Community for Life Annual Report will start you on your journey to learn about Peel and who we are and how we are working together to support and grow a Peel that is a Community for Life!


    Our Marketing and Communications team is looking for an Advisor, Executive Communications to advise senior and executive leadership on strategic communications initiatives focusing on our Human Services and Health Services department.


    Are you a Strategic Communications Professional who thrives in a role that requires building strong relationships with business leaders and business stakeholders?   Are you customer focused and strive to deliver an exceptional customer service experience in each interaction?  Are you a strategic thinker who is also an exceptionally skilled writer and storyteller?  Are you a change leader who understands the importance of people to the organization and strives to ensure this focus is a key part of all programs, solutions and plans?


    If yes, this may be an opportunity for you….. 



    The role…..


    As the Advisor, Executive Communications you will be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of strategic communications for members of the Executive Leadership Team.


    You will be accountable for….

    • Providing strategic advice and guidance to executives on communications to key stakeholder groups, including employees, residents, businesses and Regional Council.
    • Developing, implementing and evaluating executive communications plans to strengthen the Region’s reputation by effectively engaging with staff and stakeholders.
    • Developing high profile, strategic speeches for internal and external audiences. 
    • Collaborating with other communications advisors as well as colleagues and partners from across the Region and externally to ensure the Executive Leadership Team is delivering clear, consistent messages that are relevant, effective and inspiring.
    • Managing all aspects of executive communications from the planning, researching, writing and editing of communications, to the oversight of event logistics, to the development of presentations, background materials and social media.
    • Measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of executive communications and recommend improvements.


    • University degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Business Administration, Public Administration or equivalent professional work experience with demonstrated success
    • At least 8 years of related experience including a minimum of 5 years writing /communications experience, preferably in the government sector
    • Proven speechwriter with experience supporting senior executives in a diverse environment
    • Strong knowledge and demonstrated experience in digital communications, social media and web-based tools and techniques
    • Strategic, systems thinker who is adept at connecting dots and integrating information
    • Experience with crisis communications and media relations
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with individuals of all professional levels and diverse experience
    • Ability to capture the speaker’s voice and craft speeches that support their message, their image and the Region’s image
    • Knowledge of and experience with communications theory, techniques, planning methods and practices as well as communications strategy development
    • Knowledge of and experience with change management theory and practice
    • Knowledge of and experience with stakeholder analysis
    • Proven project management and leadership skills
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Strong organizational, planning and coordinating skills
    • Ability to build and foster collaborative working relationships
    • Ability to adapt writing to different audiences and formats
    • Ability to conversationally weave complex material and information into speaking points in an understandable way
    • Solid understanding of key strategic issues, corporate priorities and corporate communications objectives and plans
    • Strong research and fact-checking skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Highly flexible and comfortable working with ambiguity, frequently changing time frames and short deadlines
    • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple projects simultaneously and manage work under tight deadlines.

    Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton

    Hours of Work: 35 hours per week


    All applications to be submitted on-line by end of day October 26 , 2018.

    Additional Information

    At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


    Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


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