Senior Communications Advisor

1 week ago(1/12/2018 4:11 PM)
Job ID
# Positions
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector
Career Level
Years of Experience

Job Description

Check out this fantastic opportunity working in the Mayor's Office!



  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with media representatives and City Communications Department
  • Collaborates with the Chief of Staff to develop the communications strategy for the Mayor's Office
  • Work with Community and Stakeholder Relations Advisor to craft effective communications materials for stakeholders  and community groups
  • Draft internal and external communications materials on behalf of the Mayor, such as speeches, newsletters, information emails,  letters, greetings, and certificates
  • Develop clear, effective, and timely communications tools and templates, such as presentations, speaking notes, media kits, backgrounders and Q&As
  • Work with City of Mississauga Communications Department on all official city events
  • Ability to identify emerging trends and potential issues through ongoing scans of the media environment and develop actions plans to address these trends and potential issues.
  • Act as the Mayor's spokesperson in the media when required
  • Oversee the Mayor's entire public communication, including online and social media.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  1. Ability to attend off site locations may be required
  2. Successful candidate must provide, at their own expense, a Criminal Record Search
  3. Fixed Term Contract – Successful candidates will be considered full time employees for the duration of the Elected Official's term of Office



  • University degree or post-graduate diploma in journalism, public relations or communications
  • Minimum 5-7 years related experience with a proven track record in corporate communications, preferably with a focus on media relations
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to handle multiple projects/priorities
  • Work well under pressure
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with graphic and digital design an asset
  • Experience with website development and social media is a must


Hours of Work: 35 Hours per week

Salary: $76,737 - $102,317

Closing Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018

Number of Positions: 1 Permanent Full Time

Department: City Manager's Office Department/ Mayor's Office

Work Location: 300 City Centre Drive




A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, at his or her own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.


 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act .        




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