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Advisor, Partner Communications (Economic Development)

City of Vaughan

Job Description

We have an exciting Temporary Non-Unionized opportunity in the Corporate and Strategic Communications Department for an experienced and motivated individual
Advisor, Partner Communications (Economic Development)
(J0122-0222 – Contract, Up to 13 Months)
Vaughan is a city on the move. With a downtown core rising from the ground – the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, a state-of-the-art hospital opening its doors in 2021 – the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, and a bustling subway, exciting projects are transforming the community. Be a part of something amazing and build your career at the City of Vaughan.

The City of Vaughan is an equal opportunity employer serving one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada, we are an organization committed to diversity and inclusivity, providing a thriving work environment, excellent benefits, learning and growth opportunities and a place where collaboration and teamwork are fostered. As one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2021, we continuously employ workplace best-practices – and they’re getting noticed! Excellence demands brilliant personalities, visionary thinking and a passion for public service. Vaughan is your place to grow.
Responsible for providing a range of communications-related support to City departments, including strategy development and implementation of communications products. Supports the activities of the Senior Leadership Team and client/partner departments by providing communications advice, consultation and assistance on corporate projects and initiatives, particularly as they relate to editorial content being communicated through a variety of formats, with a focus on internal communications support.


Qualifications and experience:
  • University Degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Public Administration, Political Science or suitable equivalent.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ related experience, with a sound working knowledge of professional communication techniques and practices.
  • IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) or CPRS (Canadian Public Relations Association) accreditation is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply the principles of new technologies to support and enhance a wide variety of communications initiatives.
  • Thorough working knowledge of computer software packages including Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, PowerPoint).
  • Thorough working knowledge of Canadian Press Style standards.
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills, both oral and written, and the ability to perform well under pressure.
  • Ability to deal professionally and effectively with all Stakeholders, including Council, Staff at all levels and the media.
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrated ability in, the city’s core competencies and relevant functional competencies.
  • A valid Ontario ‘G’ driver’s license, in good standing, with access to a reliable vehicle for corporate use.
  • Flexible to work evenings and weekends as required.

How To Apply

If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please visit our website to apply online by Monday January 31, 2022.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please be advised, the City of Vaughan uses email to communicate with applicants for open job competitions. The City of Vaughan has implemented a mandatory vaccine policy for all its employees. The City will comply with its human rights obligations, make exceptions for applicable medical conditions and accommodate employees legally entitled to accommodation.
The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.