Team Lead, Outreach

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Job ID: J0221-1000
Classification: SEN-08
Job Type: Indeterminate (Permanent) Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Minimum Salary: 70757/Year
Maximum Salary: 89525/Year
Closing Date: March 15, 2021

About the Senate

The Senate plays a unique role in shaping our country's democracy. As members of the upper house of Parliament, senators examine legislation, study public policy, champion causes and conduct interparliamentary diplomacy.

As a workplace, the Senate is composed of dynamic people representing our nation's diverse talents, backgrounds and perspectives. Build and advance your career by joining a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to excellence in support of senators and the institution.

How will you contribute?

The Team Lead, Outreach is responsible for developing and implementing various in-person and virtual outreach activities aimed at enhancing the visibility of the work being done in the Senate and by senators. The successful candidate will be responsible for the Senate’s youth outreach program, SENgage.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, you will coordinate the work of three (3) Senate Events Coordinators. The successful candidate will also work closely with senators and their staff, all the teams within the Communications Directorate, as well as various other departments of the Senate Administration.

Open to

The general public to staff one (1) permanent (full-time) position in the Communications Directorate. This selection process may be used to staff determinate OR indeterminate positions at the same level with similar requirements.

Applicants are expected to send a cover letter (maximum one page) in addition to their resume highlighting why this role is of interest and tell us why they want to be part of the Senate of Canada team.


• Bachelor’s degree in communications or a related field of study, OR an acceptable combination of education and experience;
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in the communications or event coordination field;
• Minimum of 3 years of project management experience in the context of communications and event planning;
• Experience in the development of client communications services in areas of content development and stakeholder engagement as well as planning events;
• Extensive knowledge of the theories, principles, methods and industry best practices pertaining to communications and event planning;
• Knowledge of Parliament and the Canadian political landscape;
• Experience in a legislative environment considered an asset;
• Experience developing educational content and products considered an asset;
• Experience supervising a team in program delivery considered an asset.

Linguistic Requirements



Action Management
People Management
Teamwork & Cooperation

Organizational Needs

The Senate of Canada is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace where all employees are provided full and equal access to employment, development, and advancement opportunities.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates must consent to supply personal information and obtain a security accreditation in order to be eligible for appointment.

How to apply

Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation for special needs are available upon request.

The use of masculine gender in the text includes feminine and is used without discrimination.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. You must consent to receiving e-mails from our system in your online profile.

The Senate of Canada reserves the right to retain a determined number of candidates who best meet the essential requirements of the position.

The Senate of Canada is a separate and distinct employer from the federal public service and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act.

We thank all those who apply to this selection process.

The posting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date stated above.