Social Media Coordinator

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Job ID: J0123-1211
Classification: SEN-06
Job Type: Indeterminate (Permanent) Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Minimum Salary: 62235/Year
Maximum Salary: 78748/Year
Closing Date: February 20, 2023

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. We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone is provided full and equal opportunity and access to employment, development and advancement. 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?

As a member of the Communications Directorate, the successful candidate will be responsible for the daily operations of Senate social media from drafting content to monitoring and measuring the success of posts. The incumbent will collaborate with other members of the social media team, writers and designers to develop engaging social media campaigns that inform Canadians about the work of Canada’s Upper Chamber.

We are seeking candidates with a passion for social media, who stay up to date with the latest social media best practices and technologies and have a strong interest in Canada’s Parliament.

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.

We encourage individuals from underrepresented and minority groups to apply.


• Successful completion of a university degree, college diploma, in communications, journalism or related field of study and/or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience;
• Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the social media communications field;
• Experience creating social media content and maintaining accounts on behalf of an organization for platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn;
• Experience with social media management tools like Hootsuite;
• Experience planning and delivering social media campaigns and measuring results;
• Experience explaining social media trends and techniques in plain language;
• Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment;
• Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;
• Strong writing skills and attention to detail;
• Demonstrated interest in, and knowledge of Parliament and the Canadian political landscape.

Linguistic Requirements



Action Management
Teamwork and cooperation


Cover Letter

In your cover letter, which should not exceed one page, tell us:
• Why you are passionate about working with social media and digital content
• How you would like to contribute to the Senate’s social media team

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.

The requirement for Senate employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment has been suspended. It is no longer necessary to disclose your vaccination status to be eligible for employment. Please note that the Senate may reinstate the requirement to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

How to apply

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

Please save a copy of the notice of job opportunity. Once the closing date has passed, these documents will no longer be available.

Relocation and travel expenses incurred during this process are the applicant's responsibility.

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.