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Job Posting – Office of Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam


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 councillor_wongtam@toronto.ca by Wednesday, August 24th at 5pm. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job description:

 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.