This is an exciting opportunity to work with the dynamic results-oriented Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service (FPDS) team at the Canadian Consulate General in New York to promote, advance and strengthen Canada-U.S. bilateral economic and security interests within its 5-state territory (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware). Our employees benefit from working in a leading-edge foreign, trade and development ministry that is both innovative and accountable. We put a premium on learning and make sure our workforce has the skills required to succeed.
Position Title: Senior FPDS Officer (Advocacy and Communications Strategist)
Section: Foreign Policy and Diplomatic Service Section
Location: Consulate General of Canada in New York
Position no: Ext 301176
Level: LE-O2, Step 1
Starting salary: USD $ 114,083 (plus benefits)
Competition no: 2021-01
Date posted: 16 April, 2021
Closing date: 01 May, 2021
Employment Tenure: This position has a specified period of employment of two (2) years, with the possibility of a term extension or a change in status to indeterminate based on operational needs. This competitive staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, assignment/transfer, and/or acting opportunities at the Consulate General of Canada in New York, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.
Note: Relocation will not be paid in any circumstance.
All applicants must:
ü Specify, using concrete examples, how you meet the essential requirements for this position.
ü Confirm residency in the United States;
ü Confirm independent work authorization in the United States. (US Citizen, U.S Legal Permanent Resident (LPR), or specific visa categories (e.g. dependents of Diplomatic and Official Visas holders)) as required by the Department of State for employment in a foreign mission.
Condition of employment (must be met):
Summary of Duties
Reporting to the Head, Advocacy and Communications, the Sr. FPDS Officer (Advocacy and Communications Strategist) is responsible for developing and executing public communications advocacy campaigns on political, social and/or economic issues, including conducting analysis and providing strategic advice to management. The position is also responsible for preparing advocacy products and strategic communications materials (speeches, press releases, key messages, social media) for outreach and events; and generating media interest in stories, preparing op-eds, and interviews that will advance CNGNY’s priority files (finance/investment/innovation, border security and economic competitiveness, and energy & the environment) and enhance Canada’s profile in CNGNY territory. The position is also responsible for collaborating with staff members who carry out research and social media functions.
Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the Language, Education and Experience requirements listed below: Please be specific and provide examples for each of the qualifications.
A high degree of fluency in written and oral English is required.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the duties required by the position (such as Social Sciences, Communications, Public Policy) or a degree from a recognised university and a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience.
*Recent experience is defined as within the last 7 years.
**Significant experience is defined as 5-7 years
Candidates who meet the Language, Education and Experience requirements will be assessed on the following qualifications. The assessment may include a written test, an interview, and/or reference checks.
· Fluency in written and oral French.
· Experience using video editing and publishing software
Hours of work:
Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with the Locally Engaged Staff (LES) regulations of 37.5 hours per week. The successful candidate must be willing to work evenings and overtime, if required.
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