May 8, 2013

Communications Assistant


We are seeking a Communications Assistant (Contract until August 31, 2014) in the Communications and Strategic Partnerships Support Services Department reporting to the Manager of Communications.  The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting all aspects of communications support for various student success initiatives, as well as the coordination of communications projects and special events. 

Duties will include: supporting communication and marketing strategies and materials to promote student success initiatives, including social media strategies; communicating information about the initiatives to Board staff and students; planning and implementing events for students and teachers, including booking keynote speakers and liaising with outside agencies; managing project timelines; creating presentations; writing news releases and promoting/pitching story ideas to news media; managing sections of the Board’s website, including writing and editing website content and coordinating external graphic design, video production and other services to enhance the website.  Other duties as assigned. 


• Community College Diploma related to Public Relations, Communications or related discipline.
• Excellent computer skills including experience using Power Point, Excel, SharePoint and other web development software.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent research, note-taking abilities and proof reading skills.
• Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
• Record of satisfactory on-the-job performance while employed by the Peel District School Board.

SALARY: A1-4 (Min. $40,517 - Max. $46,904) per annum (Under Review)

Duties are to commence as soon as possible until August 31, 2014

Quote file number:  ASG #16 in the subject line

Applications in writing must be received by the undersigned no later than 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2013.  You should allow two days for courier delivery to ensure that your application meets this deadline.  Please include an up-to-date resume including your work location, residence and business telephone numbers.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be interviewing selected candidates.

Criminal Record Check

For the safety of students, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory criminal record check prior to the commencement of any employment duties.  Recent changes made by the RCMP have resulted in significant processing delays for some candidates.  You may wish to start the process to obtain your criminal record check as soon as possible.

Commitment to Equity

The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel.  We will make any reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidates to participate in the hiring process.

When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as tests and skill demonstrations. We will provide employment accommodation (i.e. an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on religious holy days) if we are advised of an applicant's needs in advance of any part of the selection process.

Forward resumes to:

Rachel Hague
Acting Employee Relations Officer
Peel District School Board
Human Resources Department
5650 Hurontario Street
Mississauga, ON  L5R 1C6
fax: 905-890-4955
email: as text or as an attachment in word with a .doc extension


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