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Supervisor of Communications - Mayor's Office

Req ID: 25257
Vacancy Type: Temporary 
Contract Duration: up to November 13 2026
Number of Positions: 1  
Closing Date: 07/22/2024

Job Summary

Develop and execute the Mayor’s communications strategies. Manage public relations and oversee media interactions crafting messages that convey the Mayor’s policies and initiatives. Handle crisis communication. Coordinate with City’s Strategic Communications and Initiatives Division. This is a contract role starting immediately up to November 13, 2026.


Join our dynamic team as the Communications Strategist for the Mayor, where you will spearhead the strategic development and implementation of communication strategies to amplify the Mayor’s vision, policies, and initiatives across our city. Your role will be pivotal in managing media inquiries, crafting compelling press releases, speeches, and messaging campaigns that resonate with diverse stakeholders. From crisis management to fostering collaborative partnerships with city departments and community leaders, you will ensure our communications are clear, impactful, and aligned with our city’s strategic objectives. Working closely with the City’s Strategic Communications and Initiatives Division, you will drive a narrative of transparency, engagement, and progress that shapes the future of our vibrant community. If you are passionate about strategic communications, adept at navigating complex issues, and dedicated to making a meaningful impact, we invite you to apply and join us in shaping the future of our city.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director Legislative Services & City Clerk the Supervisor, Communications will: 

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with media representatives and City’s Strategic Communications and Initiatives Division
  • Collaborate with the Chief of Staff to develop the communications strategy for the Mayor’s Office
  • Oversee the Mayor’s entire public communication channels, including proactive organizing and managing media events/requests/press conferences, online messaging and social media
  • Manage, provide direction and guidance to the Communications and Operations Advisor
  • Draft internal and external communications materials on behalf of the Mayor, such as speeches/remarks, social media posts, key messages, newsletters, information emails, letters, greetings, and certificates
  • Develop clear, effective, and timely communications tools and templates, such as presentations, speaking notes, news releases, backgrounders and media Q&As
  • Identify emerging trends and potential issues through ongoing scans of the media environment and develops issues management plans
  • Prepare the Mayor for all media interviews and act as spokesperson in the media when required
  • Organize and moderate the Mayor’s press conferences
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications

  • University degree or post-graduate diploma in journalism, political science, public relations, or communications
  • Minimum 7-10 years related experience working in government with a proven track record in political or corporate communications, preferably with a focus on media relations and speech writing.
  • Strong understanding of the municipal sector and political environment
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to handle multiple projects/priorities.
  • Works well under pressure
  • Strong issues management, media relations, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with graphic and digital design an asset.
  • Experience with website development, events management, social media and event photography/videography is a must.

Hourly Rate/Salary: $52.19 to $69.58 (Based on Salary Grade G $94,982 to $126,643)
Hours of Work: 35 
Work Location: Civic Centre 
Organization Unit: M&C/Communications 
Department/Division/Section: CMO/City Manager's Office , M&C/Mayor's Office , Councillor's Office 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City of Mississauga is committed to creating a respectful and supportive workplace that fosters a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion which broadly reflects the communities and residents we serve. Throughout the employee life cycle, the City is working to include an EDI lens to attract, retain and support the growth of diverse talent. 

Learn more about the City’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

The City of Mississauga is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to removing barriers in our selection process for people with visible and invisible disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. 

If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.




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