Managing Director, Communications and Consultations

Government of Canada - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada
Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario)
EX-04, RE-REX-08 - NOTE: This position is classified at the REX-08 group and level which is roughly equivalent to the EX-04 group and level.
$156,800 to $196,100 (under review)
For further information on the organization, please visit Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada

Closing date: 18 July 2018 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Information on accommodation for persons with disabilities

Candidates must provide a cover letter when submitting their application. In the cover letter, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet the education and experience criteria listed in the essential and asset qualifications. Please use those criteria as headers and write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how the qualification is met by providing concrete examples of how, when and where the experience was obtained. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that a criterion is met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the information provided. Failure to provide the information in the requested format may result in the rejection of your application

The Managing Director, Communications and Consultations plans and oversees the effective and efficient delivery of a comprehensive and strategic communications program for the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) to enable the effective delivery of OSFI's key messages to stakeholders ensuring that intended messages are heard and reinforced as appropriate.

Intent of the process
The immediate need is to staff one position with a language requirement of bilingual imperative CBC/CBC on an indeterminate basis. The position is currently located in Ottawa, however we encourage all interested candidates to apply regardless of their preferred location of work (either Ottawa or Toronto).

This selection process may be used to establish a pool of partially qualified and/or qualified candidates which could be used to staff similar positions at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

A covering letter in 5,000 words (maximum)

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
  • Graduation with a degree* from a recognized university.
  • The term "degree" refers to a baccalaureate or a higher level degree, as established by educational authorities.
Degree equivalency

  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing a comprehensive and strategic communications program** to advance an organization’s mandate.
  • Experience in providing strategic advice to senior executives*** on complex and sensitive communications issues.
  • Executive level experience as a collaborative and hands-on leader managing change in an evolving work environment.
  • Experience at the executive level in managing financial resources and managing human resources that entails building, mentoring, and coaching a diverse team of professionals.
**Program includes: multi-media; internal/external communications; media relations; public affairs and/or parliamentary affairs.
*** Senior executives include: Minister, Deputy/Associate Deputy Minister, Assistant Deputy Minister, C-Suite level executive, Senior Vice President.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
  • University degree with a specialization in communications, public affairs, economics or journalism.
Degree equivalency

  • Experience providing strategic communications advice and guidance in a financial services or regulatory environment to senior executives.
  • Experience at the executive level in leading the development of digital platforms or social media strategies.
  • Experience in government strategic communications.
  • Experience in managing major public consultations or engagement processes.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Information on language requirements

  • Knowledge and understanding of Canadian financial sector media.
  • Knowledge of current issues and key matters in the Canadian financial sector.
  • Change Leadership
  • Critical Thinking
  • Professional Judgment
  • Impact and Influence
  • Building Business Relationships
  • Ability to communicate complex subjects effectively orally and in writing.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
  • Knowledge of federal government communications policies and protocols.
  • Knowledge of public opinion research practices in the federal government.
In order to meet the organization’s employment equity objectives in support of a diversified workforce, ‘right fit’ selection for this position may be made from among qualified candidates who self-declare as being Persons with a disability or Aboriginal peoples.

  • Willingness and ability to work overtime, often on short notice.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Canada.
Conditions of employment
Secret security clearance

Consent to the possibility of being deployed to another equivalent REX position at OSFI.

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the targeted groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

A written examination may be administered.

An interview will be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

Candidates invited to an interview will be required to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript (original documents only). Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at

Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. A candidate may be appointed to a position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

Depending on the requirements of the position(s) being staffed from this process, for current or future vacancies, any or all of the asset qualifications may be applied at any time during the staffing process, including screening. Candidates may be contacted and assessed against these criteria at any time during this process.

Achieving a representative workforce has been identified as an organizational need and may be applied in this appointment process. If this criterion is used, only those who have indicated that they are members of the specified designated group(s) will be considered.

A top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail (including sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

All job applications must be submitted through the Government of Canada public service jobs website. Do not email, fax, or mail hard copy documents as these will not be accepted. To submit an application online, please click on the "apply now" button.

If you do not have Internet access in your home or through friends, relatives or neighbours, here are some suggested locations: campus career centers, libraries, community centers, Internet cafés and Services Canada. You may also call 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232), or TTY 1-800-926-9105, for information on the nearest public Internet access locations.

Persons with a disability preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

Applicants with disabilities: If you require special accommodation at any stage in the selection process, including technical aid to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please inform us by sending an e-mail to the following address:

As a Separate Agency, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) appoints employees in accordance with the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). OSFI is named in Schedule V of the Financial Administration Act (FAA) and it offers the same pension and benefits plans as the core Federal Public Service. In addition to this, OSFI employees obtain a minimum of 4 weeks of vacation leave per year, earn a competitive salary, and are eligible for an annual performance bonus.

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans