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62 Frood Road

Engagement and Communications Specialist

Job Posting Number: 1676

1-year Contract

Temporary Full-time


The Engagement and Communication Specialist is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of activities and initiatives relating to youth, family, staff and community engagement; and internal and external communication strategies, including marketing and promotion. The Engagement and Communications Specialist promotes cooperative planning and decision-making with other staff teams/groups across the Agency.


  • Co-develop youth, family, community and staff engagement frameworks.
  • Promote positive professional relationships with internal staff, community partners, government ministries and agencies.
  • Provide leadership advice and support to communications, public affairs, promotion, marketing, and media relationships.
  • Lead the organizational social media strategy and website maintenance.
  • Manage, lead and/or consult on the development of the Agency’s communication strategy.
  • Provide expertise in the implementation and monitoring of the Agency’s visual identity and brand standards to ensure consistency and increase awareness and credibility of the Agency.
  • Lead and chair internal and external committees, task groups and working groups related to engagement and/or communications, as required.


  • Post-secondary degree in Political or Social Sciences, Community Development, Health Services, Public Relations, Communications or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience that includes expertise in communications, marketing, and community engagement.
  • Oral and written proficiency in the English and French languages is required.
  • Knowledge of children’s mental health and other social and health services.
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical, negotiating and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in community-based programs with a clear understanding of both urban and rural issues and communities.
  • Minimum 5 of year experience facilitating training, workshops, focus groups, committees, and/or working groups.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other experienced professionals including school boards, colleagues of other health and social service agencies, local politicians, etc.
  • Evidence of a genuine sensitivity to and demonstrated knowledge of linguistic and cross-cultural issues and their impact on the delivery of mental health services.
  • Ability to work in a computerized environment and experience with the use of a variety of software: Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere Pro).
  • Experience utilizing social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Possession of a valid Ontario driver’s license and the availability of an automobile in good working condition.
  • MUST provide a satisfactory Police Check.

Application Process

We offer competitive salaries and pension package. We request that all applicants submit their cover letter and résumé quoting job posting number 1676 no later than October 18, 2021 clearly indicating how you meet the qualifications by email and addressed to Human Resources.

Compass values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, and are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If contacted regarding this competition, please advise human resources of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

We wish to thank all applicants; however only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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