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  • September 04, 2015

Job Opportunity

communications and events assistant


Job type: Full time, permanent

Hours: 35 hours/week. Some evenings and weekends required.

Application deadline: Extended to Friday, September 18, 2015


The Office of Mitzie Hunter MPP, Scarborough-Guildwood is seeking a Communications and Events Assistant. The successful candidate is dynamic, organized and has strong strategic communication and event planning skills. This positions reports to the Constituency Director and works closely with the Community Outreach Manager.



Communications (50%)

·         Support communications objectives of the MPP

·         Assist in the development and updating of content for communication vehicles, including website, newsletters, media releases and other documentation

·         Assist in development of speaking remarks, greetings and presentations

·         Provide ongoing support and input into social media, including Twitter and Facebook

·         Daily media monitoring


Events (40%)

·         Provide expertise and assistance on special events planning and execution.

·         Procure all aspects of events including space/venue, catering, speakers, and AV equipment.

·         Manage event invitations and RSVP lists, accommodations, audio-visual equipment requirements, signage, event set up (including planning for any special needs under Ontarians with Disabilities Act)  and other special requirements, as required (i.e. meal planning).


Administration (10%)

·         Support office activities such as receiving constituent inquiries (via telephone, walk-in or email), drafting correspondence and researching issues.

·         Other duties as assigned



  • Strong strategic communication, event planning and project management skills.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in related field.
  • In-depth knowledge of social media platforms.
  • Minimum one year of work or internship experience
  • A proactive problem solver with strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to work independently to deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure with a high degree of accuracy, quality and attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with staff at all levels.
  • Ability to manage multiple work projects simultaneously.
  • Computer literacy required: strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Knowledge of Scarborough-Guildwood preferred.
  • Valid driver’s licence required. Access to a car would be an asset.


Note: writing samples may be requested.


Please forward your cover letter and resume to by September 18, 2015. No phone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified. 

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