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Job Number:  41053
Senior Communications Advisor
Job Posted: Friday, 12 January 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 5 February 2018
(42 days ago)
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: (not entered)

Senior Communications Advisor

The Senior Communications Advisor is a key member of the College’s communication team. Responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies, this position is the primary staff liaison with members of the media and frequently is cited as the College spokesperson. The Senior Communications Advisor will coordinate a large volume of media inquiries on a variety issues, respond to media inquiries on a daily basis and will be responsible for developing communication plans and accompanying communication materials including media releases, advisories, backgrounders, briefing notes, articles and more.  The individual in this role will also monitor trends and emerging issues in the media while identifying opportunities to engage and build relationships with key media contacts.

In monitoring news reports and providing daily summary reports to the College, you will analyse and report on media trends and CPSO media activity. Working in collaboration with staff across the organization the Senior Communications Advisor will develop key messages and provide communications support on current/emerging issues for all areas of the College. 

The ability to work in high pressure situations and communicate with poise, professionalism and confidence are essential to this role. This role is ideal for someone looking for an opportunity to employ strategic thinking in an organization committed to public protection.



  • Degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related discipline
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills in both French and English
  • 5-7 years’ experience in communications/journalism and/or public relations. Preference may be given to candidates with experience in a health care or the regulatory sectors
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing communications strategies and products
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to think quickly and develop creative solutions to complex communication issues and present information in user-friendly language
  • Team player, able to work collaboratively within a dynamic team and at all levels of the organization
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to support a variety of tasks and priorities


How to Apply

Qualified candidates please ensure Human Resources is in receipt of your cover letter and updated résumé, by February 5th, 5:00pm. Please send your application to


For questions, please contact Jillian Wayne at 416-967-2600 x565.


Why work for CPSO?

Consistently rated one of the GTA’s top employers, the College places a high importance on the wellness of its employees. Advantages such as on-site fitness classes, educational grants and regular employee engagement activities, have made the CPSO one of the GTA’s top employers for a consecutive 10 years and counting.

  • Strong work-life balance
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Excellent defined contribution pension plan
  • 35 hour work week
  • Priority placed on employee wellness
  • 3 weeks starting vacation
  • College closed between December 25th and January 1st

The College is committed to hiring practices that support accessibility for people with disabilities, employment equity and diversity in the workplace.  The College actively seeks to increase their diversity by welcoming applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.   Applicants with a disability may request accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting the Human Resources Department

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Qualified candidates please ensure Human Resources is in receipt of your cover letter and updated résumé, by February 5th, 5:00pm. Please send your application to

For questions, please contact Jillian Wayne at 416-967-2600 x565.
Contact Details:
Jillian Wayne
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
80 College St.
Toronto, ON, M5G 2E2

Tel: (416)967-2600
www:   www.cpso.on.ca/careers

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