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Communications Advisor - Public Relations


Job Description

Communications Advisor - Public Relations
Reference: R2108344
Duration: Full Time
Work Location: 333 First Commerce Dr., Aurora
Deadline Date: 2021-04-29
Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.
Job Level
This role reports to the Director, Public Relations, Communications Division, Desjardins Group.
Desjardins is looking for a proactive problem solver who is able to work in a fast-paced environment. As the Communications Advisor, Public Relations you will need to apply critical thinking and provide counsel on issues management, media relations and promoting the organization’s initiatives externally. You will help maintain and preserve the organization’s brand image and reputation.
Additional information
  • Manage media inquiries and provide interviews as needed to represent Desjardins and be actively involved in issues management to protect the brand.
  • Proactively pitch to the media to share news that is of interest to the public.
  • Provide counsel to leadership and other spokespeople when engaging the media.
  • Be experienced in brand journalism and leverage various communication channels to promote the brand effectively and efficiently.
  • Apply analytical and critical thinking to develop, implement and evaluate robust communication plans that support organizational growth and increased brand awareness.
  • Have an excellent oral and written command of English to create speeches, press releases, articles and other materials for internal and external promotion.
  • Be a dynamic team player with excellent interpersonal skills and have experience working with senior leaders.
  • Have experience in working with new and emerging communications tactics/platforms that can promote various initiatives of Desjardins.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment, representing multiple business sectors (e.g., insurance, wealth management, credit union, etc.).
  • Represent and promote Desjardins with stakeholders and at events.


  • Bachelor's degree in communication studies or a related field
  • A minimum of six years of relevant experience
  • Marketing experience (an asset)
  • Good digital media and media relations experience
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Independent but able to collaborate and loves working in a team
  • Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered.
  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required.
Specific knowledge
  • Good knowledge of Office 365 and other collaboration tools
  • French and knowledge of the insurance and wealth management markets (important assets but not requirements)
Desjardins Cross-sector skills
  • Action oriented, Customer Focus, Differences, Nimble learning
Key competencies for the job
  • Communicates effectively, Interpersonal Savvy, Teams, Tech savvy

How To Apply

Please apply online at:
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Aurora ON

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Job Location
Aurora ON
Job Level & Type
Intermediate Level
Listing To Be Posted Until
May 20, 2021
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