Communications Officer (Committees)

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Job ID: J1121-1213
Classification: SEN-08
Job Type: Indeterminate (Permanent) Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Minimum Salary: 76585/Year
Maximum Salary: 96900/Year
Closing Date: December 13, 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 Communications Officer (Committees) is responsible for ensuring a proactive communications approach is put in place to support committees' work across multiple channels emphasizing the use of modern tools, web and social media platforms.

The incumbent influences the key stakeholders in collaborating in the planning and implementation of the communications plans to maximize the visibility of committees’ work. The Communications Officer (Committees) also works closely with the offices of committee members (especially the chair and deputy chair) to ensure required communications material is prepared according to specific timelines.

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 to them and tell us why they want to be part of the Senate of Canada team.


• Post-secondary education in communications, journalism or in a related field or a combination of education and experience;
• Minimum of five (5) years' experience in developing and implementing communications plans is a must;
• Experience working in a deadline-driven environment;
• Must have demonstrated experience applying principles, methods and industry best practices associated with developing and implementing communications strategies and plans;
• Experience with social media platforms on behalf of an organization/association/institution;
• Demonstrated ability to oversee resources on project deliverables across multidisciplinary teams;
• Strong writing skills;
• Knowledge of Parliament and the Canadian political landscape would be considered an asset.

Linguistic Requirements





As per the new Senate Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination, Senate employees must provide proof of their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to verify your vaccination status.

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.