Communication Program Consultant - 14-month contract

Communications location_on Waterloo, ON

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Who We Are

With every job, there’s always the question of “why”. Why join a company? Why be part of their mission? Here, the why is easy. It’s because at some point, we’ve all needed someone there for us.

At the OTIP Group of Companies (OGC), we believe that something special happens when employees feel valued for the work they do, supported as the people they are, and included in the very fabric of the organization: they bring their best to work every day. And that's why we mean it when we say we put our people at the centre of everything we do. Join us as we grow our way into a future that reimagines what it means to deliver meaningful benefits support and service.

Job Description

What You’ll Do:

The Communication Program Consultant is responsible for coordinating, developing and implementing internal communication strategies and tactics such as videos, intranet content, employee emails, program updates, change communication collateral and internal presentations.

Reporting to the Vice-President of Corporate Communications, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Developing internal communications collateral including intranet content, program updates, employee emails, newsletters, presentations, etc for the Better Together program.
  • Developing of internal videos including script writing, recording and editing video related to Better Together.
  • Reviewing internal communications by proofreading and editing documentation, ensuring accuracy and compliance with brand and corporate standards.
  • Writing, posting, and maintaining content on the corporate intranet related to Better Together projects.
  • Working with Better Together project team and People Readiness team to coordinate, and tracking communications activities related to the program.
  • Driving roll-out of internal communications and engagement campaigns related to Better Together.
  • Applying basic design skills and/or providing creative direction to a graphic designer to create collateral as required.
  • Supporting the maintenance of corporate communications’ processes, templates, and tools.
  • Ensuring consistency and integrity of the OTIP group of companies’ brands across internal communications, including assisting with the roll-out and maintenance of the corporate proofreading program.
  • Performing other duties within competence, as assigned.


Let’s Talk About You: 

This is the unique blend of skills and experience we would love to see in an ideal candidate:

  • A university degree or college diploma in Communications, Public Relations, English, or a related subject.
  • Three to five years’ experience in a communications-related role.
  • Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills, including proficiency in the use of the Canadian Press style guide.
  • Experience with content management and email marketing software.
  • Experience with video creation and editing programs.
  • Superior time-management, project-management and organizational skills to manage competing priorities.
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive issues with skill, tact and diplomacy.
  • Able to synthesize complex information, understand the needs and interests of target audiences, define and articulate messages and generate effective and compelling content for a variety of scenarios and platforms.
  • A demonstrated ability to deal effectively with all levels of internal and external clientele.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office required, InDesign/Photoshop an asset)
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry and/or the Ontario educational system is considered an asset.
  • The ability to communicate in French is considered an asset.

We also consider your potential. If you know you have what it takes to do the job, but your experience doesn’t exactly match the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply and provide us with more details about why you think you would be a great fit.

    Additional Information

    Some of the Perks We Offer:

    We offer best-in-class pension and benefits, total reward programs and comprehensive mental wellness supports to set you up for every success in and outside of work. Here are just some of the reasons you’ll love working here:

    • Rewarding salary and bonuses that truly value your dedication
    • Industry-leading group benefits with 100% premium coverage (excluding LTD) that start on your first day
    • Defined benefit pension plan for a financially confident retirement
    • 100% coverage of approved continuing education and licensing fees (including RIBO courses in Ontario)
    • Access to a wealth of learning resources, including LinkedIn Learning for professional development
    • Flexible work-from-home and hybrid options
    • Unlock your potential with opportunities for advancement

    Let’s work together! If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online.

    OTIP and its group of companies strive to create an accessible and inclusive work environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Upon individual request, we will endeavor to remove any barrier to the recruitment and selection processes and provide accommodations for persons with disabilities.

    As a business, we protect what matters most to our members. As an employer, we value what matters most in our workplace. Together, this includes fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all. We are committed to learning and evolving so we can continue to celebrate what makes us special. You are who you are, and our differences are what make us unique.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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