(Open to the Public) Job Opportunity – 23.009 – Communications Officer #4 (42-04), Communications Unit


Title: Job Posting – Communications Officer #4 (42-04),

Location: Communications Unit, Political Action & Education Division OPSEU/SEFPO Head Office, 100 Lesmill Road, Toronto, ON. M3B 3P8

Reporting To: Supervisor, Communications Unit

Search Type: Open to all – staff, members, and the community

(First consideration to be given to OPSEU/SEFPO members)

Start Date: To be determined
Salary: $ 1,930.00 to $2,144.00 per week

Working Conditions: As provided in the OPSSU/OPSEU/SEFPO Collective Agreement

Principal Duties:

Provides public relations and communications specialization for OPSEU/SEFPO and its membership. Acts as lead hand/mentor for campaigns officers and mobilizers.

  • Provides public relations and communications specialization for all aspects of the organization
  • Crafts and develops messaging
  • Develops and implements communication and PR strategies
  • Writes, edits and designs a variety of in-house publications and a wide range of information materials
  • Prepares speeches, material, briefs, news releases, bulletins and pamphlets
  • Scans a variety of media sources
  • Acts as media spokesperson for the union
  • Writes and costs proposals for Executive Board
  • Liaises with affiliates, community organizations, coalitions, government agencies as required
  • Uses graphics, typography and design to produce OPSEU/SEFPO publications
  • Edits and proofreads materials prepared by other staff
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate degree in Communications (or equivalent combination of education and experience) and three years related work experience
  • Requires advanced PC skills and knowledge of relevant software packages
  • Tact and Diplomacy skills
  • Knowledge of contemporary communications strategies, news media, the communications environment, various communication tools and their uses, polling and public opinion
  • Knowledge of graphic design principles
  • Knowledge of labour and government issues
  • Knowledge of OPSEU/SEFPO organization, structure and policies and of own Unit as well as familiarity of operations of other Units
  • Understanding and commitment to Labour/Social Democratic Philosophy and Diversity

OPSEU/SEFPO supports employment equity. Racialized workers, women, Indigenous workers, LGBTQ2S+ workers and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For the purpose of statistical data collection, applicants are strongly encouraged to voluntarily self-identify. OPSEU/SEFPO’s diverse workplace also supports Francophone workers and young workers.

A total of 60% or greater on the test and 60% or greater on the interview must be achieved to obtain the position.

Please advise should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting via email or by mail as indicated below.

All applications must be sent in as either a Word document or as a PDF.

Expression of Interest:

Please send your letter of interest and resume:

By email:

competitions@opseu.org quoting “#23.009 – Communications Officer #4 (42-04) – no later than March 30, 2023 by 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

By mail:

Written applications, should be marked Employment Opportunities, and must be submitted to: Employee Relations, 100 Lesmill Road, Toronto, M3B 3P8.