Corporate Communications Analyst

Destination Canada is looking for a Corporate Communications Analyst to join our Strategy and Corporate Communications team.

Reporting to the Director, Corporate Relations and Stakeholder Outreach, you will be responsible for developing a variety of communications materials including presentations and reports.  Our Senior Management Group will rely on your work to help interact effectively with both internal and external stakeholders.  You will also integrate the perspectives of different stakeholder groups in order to provide advice on improving the corporate communications function.

To be the successful candidate, you will have several years of experience developing communications plans and creating presentations.  You are proactive, organized, and computer-savvy.  You understand the higher level objectives and priorities of the organization, and can’t wait to apply your exceptional written and verbal communication skills to help tell the DC story.

Selection Process No: 2016-CTC-RES-515

Classification: IS-04

Tenure: Three year term

Closing Date: March 6, 2016

Salary: $76,531 – $82,742 per year  

Organization: Destination Canada

Position Title: Corporate Communications Analyst  

Language Requirements: The successful candidate must be fluent in French and English and have valid BBB Second Language Evaluation results from the Government of Canada or be tested and achieve BBB language level results before an appointment can be made. (Please visit http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/gui/squn03-eng.asp#second for language level definitions.)

(N.B. When applying, please clearly demonstrate in writing how you meet the language requirements.)

Duties:

Under the guidance of the Director, Corporate Relations and Stakeholder Outreach (the “Director”), the incumbent is responsible for developing communications products targeting the Canadian tourism industry for external and internal distribution on a variety of platforms.

The incumbent creates compelling, interactive presentations, speaking notes, issues notes, briefing notes, scenario notes, and other communications materials for DC’s Senior Management Group in their interactions with staff, stakeholders and the shareholder.

The role monitors the public environment and stakeholder perspectives and applies these insights strategically to the corporate communications function. Presents solutions should any issues arise that may impact DC’s or the Senior Management Group’s corporate reputation.

The position works closely with the Director to assist in crafting and disseminating corporate messaging, in alignment with other business units, the tourism industry, and the goals and values of the organization.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Degree from a recognized university in communications or public relations or a combination of training and work experience acceptable to DC.   

Experience: When applying, the candidate must clearly demonstrate in writing how they meet the following experience criteria:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in communications
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in creating presentations or speeches
  • Experience developing communications plans
  • Experience in developing social media plans
  • Experience in media monitoring and analysis
  • Experience in issues management communications
  • Experience in media relations is an asset

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Canadian tourism industry and Destination Canada
  • Knowledge of communications trends and theory
  • Knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint and other presentation and display software
  • Knowledge of presentation best practices and current trends
  • Knowledge of best practices and evolving technologies associated with print and web publishing
  • Knowledge of Government of Canada Communications Policy
  • Knowledge of social media trends and opportunities for corporate communications purposes
  • Knowledge of issues management communications and protocols

Abilities: 

  • Excellent English writing and verbal communications skills
  • Proactive and shows initiative
  • Strategic thinking and an understanding of the bigger picture to drive communications direction
  • Diplomacy and strong interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Adaptable, innovative, creative
  • Can deliver high-quality work on tight deadlines and in pressure situations
  • Discretion and judgment
  • Strong organizational skills

Personal Suitability: Effective interpersonal relationships; creativity; judgment; results-oriented; discretion; confidentiality; diplomacy; detail-oriented.

Security:  A Reliability Status or a Security Clearance may be required.

Entitlement to work in Canada: You must certify in your application that you are legally entitled to work in Canada or have the ability to obtain the necessary approvals to work in Canada.  Destination Canada reserves the right to require that you provide proof of your legal entitlement to work in Canada at any time.
Please note that Destination Canada will not be providing relocation assistance.

Note: You must be able to provide proof of your education credentials if requested.  When applying, candidates must clearly demonstrate in writing that they meet the above-mentioned education and experience criteria.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Candidates are asked to indicate their first official language as well as their preferred official language in their application.

This competition may be used to staff similar positions.

Send your application to:
Destination Canada.

If your skills and experience are a match for the above, please email your resume in MS Word format or PDF file to hr [at] destinationcanada [dot] com
Please specify the competition number (2016-CTC-RES-515) in the subject line.

We thank all those interested for their time and care in submitting applications but regret that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by the employer. 

No phone calls or emails, please.

Please note that Destination Canada’s pension and benefit plans are completely separate from the federal public service.  In general, candidates cannot transfer their pension and their service from the public service to Destination Canada.

Destination Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

Destination Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the staffing official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.