Senate Events Coordinator

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Job ID: J1021-0597
Directorate: Communications
Classification: SEN-06
Job Type: Indeterminate (Permanent) Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Minimum Salary: 62235/Year
Maximum Salary: 78748/Year
Closing Date: October 28, 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 Senate Events Coordinator is responsible for organizing and coordinating various activities (in-person and virtual) as it relates to SENgage, the Senate’s youth engagement initiatives (senators’ visits to schools, colleges and universities across the country; students’ visits to the Senate and special youth events). The incumbent must plan roll-out, coordinate activities, and engage with various stakeholders to ensure the success of these events and maximize positive media coverage.

The incumbent drafts communications products associated with these activities while working closely with all teams of the Communications Directorate. These products include outreach proposals, invitations, backgrounders and roll-outs.

Open to

The general public to staff one (1) permanent 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 degree in communications, education or related field of study;
• Minimum of one year experience in the communications or education fields;
• Experience in planning and coordinating events, in-person or virtually;
• Knowledge of the theories, principles, methods and industry best practices pertaining to communications;
• Knowledge of Parliament and the Canadian political landscape;
• Experience with social media platforms on behalf of an organization/association/institution;
• Experience developing educational content for schools or post-secondary institutions, an asset;
• Experience in working with youth under the age of 30 or working for a youth- or education-driven organization.

Linguistic Requirements



Action management
Teamwork and 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.