Job Number: 1904706
Department: Government Relations Office
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Under the general direction of the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Engagement in the Government Relations Office the Engagement Coordinator provides engagement and event support on a broad range of interactions stemming from the University of Toronto’s interactions with government, institutional partners, and other external stakeholders. The incumbent will:
• Co-ordinate events related to government, and provide support for similar events led by other divisions of the University.
• prepare briefing and event materials for senior University officials
• provide background research for events and activities related to the broader Government Relations portfolio
• produce event summaries, Tweets and other related digital and social content related to the Office’s engagement activities.
Additionally, the Engagement Coordinator will focus on the interactions with the University’s municipal partners and external stakeholders. In this regard, the incumbent will be required to have an in-depth knowledge of the University’s interactions, and policy positions with these organizations.
Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience with a background in Political Science/Public Policy/Communications/History.
Minimum four (4) years of relevant experience working within a public policy or policy-making environment (e.g. government) required; Familiarity with the University, federal, provincial and municipal governments essential; Experience in a confidential executive office environment interacting with government and/or the private sector an asset.
Computer literate and a strong facility with the internet, as well as with various software programs including Word, PowerPoint, InDesign or equivalent software, spreadsheets and database management programs. Familiarity with social media strategy and experience and/or familiarity with posting digital and social media content in a corporate environment. Strong writing skills to produce high quality briefing notes and digital/social content.
Must have a sound knowledge of a broad range of issues including recognition of the impact that various issues and policy decisions may have on the University of Toronto. Professionalism, determination, tact and discretion are of the highest importance for success in this position; Must be a talented and fluent writer, able to concisely summarize information; Excellent judgment, problem-solving, research, analytical skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and an eye for detail are also required; Must be able to identify and understand emerging issues as well as set and manage priorities; Proven ability to recognize issues that can be dealt with directly and those which must be referred to other areas; Must have the ability to meet tight deadlines and to perform well under pressure; Ability to handle confidential information in an effective manner; Must be able to work independently with limited direction.
Job Field: Research Administration
Job Posting: Nov 5, 2019
Job Closing: Nov 19, 2019, 11:59:00 PM