Position title: Constituency & Communications Advisor
Salary Range: $47,000 + benefits
Closing Date: August 24, 2016
Fixed Term Contract Position
With over 90,000 residents, 14 engaged resident associations, 5 Business Improvement Areas, and the largest percentage of social housing, Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale is the busiest and most complex ward in the City of Toronto. Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam is looking for a dynamic, progressive, and engaged individual to join her team as a Constituency and Communications Advisor. This person will support Councillor Wong-Tam and her team in constituency relations, social media communications, and case management. The position is full-time and will require evening and weekend work.
Interested applicants must send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, August 24th at 5pm. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Provides constituency outreach and strategic planning. Monitors current issues that may have impact on the constituency.
Undertakes research and analysis for the Councillor with respect to policy matters and divisional services/programs as they relate to constituency/public inquiries and concerns. Discusses same with City staff for appropriate actions and response. Prepares responses. May be required to sign on behalf of the Councillor.
Ensures that inquiries/concerns are addressed and records are maintained. Follows up on requests/inquiries made by the Councillor to City staff.
Provides liaison between the Councillor, the Mayor, and other Members of Council and his/her staff, as well as City staff with respect to corporate initiatives, services, programs and issues affecting the Councillor and his/her constituents.
Manages and maintains social media communications
Prepares and coordinates general presentation material and/or speeches for the Councillor when necessary.
Ensures the Councillor is prepared with the required briefing material for meetings of Council, Committees, and other meetings.
Develops and ensures maintenance of Councillor’s contacts through electronic database or other means. May be required to set up and maintain Councillor’s web page.
Prepares and processes printing and distribution of constituency newsletters. Prepares articles, columns, and letters to the editor for local and mainstream print media.
Arranges public meetings, meetings with constituents and other community events. Assists and/or represents the Councillor at meetings/events.
Assists Councillor or represents Councillor at public hearing and appeals (e.g. Committee of Adjustment, Ontario Municipal Board, Workplace Safety Insurance Board, etc.) acting on behalf of constituents.
Handles general enquiries or referrals to other members of the Councillor’s staff and appropriate City staff.
Maintains awareness of ward, community and city-wide municipal matters, and other matters affecting the municipality, the Councillor and their constituents.
Maintains confidentiality with respect to issues involving the City and the Councillor, and adheres to the City’s Conflict of Interest Policy.
Undertakes special assignments as requested by the Councillor.