Director of Communications

Position Details

Position: Director of Communications

Organization: Green Party of Ontario (www.gpo.ca)

Location: Hybrid; home and Toronto 

Type: Permanent, Full time 

Start Date: As soon as possible

The GPO is looking for a politically experienced, strategic thinking, motivated and highly collaborative Director of Communications to lead a dedicated team working towards electing more Green MPPs in the next provincial election.

As a member of the leadership team, you will work directly with our Caucus and senior staff. You’ll play an important role in the execution of our strategic communications plan.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth of the Ontario Greens.

As a Director of Communications you will be responsible for:

Strategic Planning

  • Provide coordinated, timely and accurate information, strategic advice and assistance to the party leadership 
  • Monitor and evaluate performance indicators for both internal and external channels 
  • Provide oversight for all communications

Messaging and content development

  • Clarify GPO brand and brand image amongst stakeholders/audiences, and
    identify areas for growth
  • Develop communications themes, slogan, core messaging and specialized
    messaging for target audiences
  • Conduct regular situational analysis (media/issues scanning, social media
  • Responsible for content development for all channels, including:
    • Press releases, statements, blogs, op eds
    • Design and production of print materials 
    • Social media and website
    • Internal communications and fundraising support

Media Relations

  • Ensure the team builds and maintains  good relationships with provincial and regional media
  • Issues management: identify issues, trends or conditions that affect the Party, and provide risk analysis


  • Supervise, coach, inspire and motivate the communications team
  • Evaluate, recommend and manage resource allocation 
  • Grow, lead and manage a communications team and its resources to translate strategy into a consistent action plan


  • 3 years of political experience as a senior manager in a communications position
  • A strategic thinker and project manager with the ability to set priorities.
  • Proven ability to grow reach, deliver results and manage in high pressure environments
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team and to foster a collaborative working environment.
  • Ability to communicate persuasively
  • Understanding of and interest in Ontario politics
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects at one time under pressure
  • Adaptable to a changing schedule, and ability to think on your feet
  • Passion & commitment to social and environmental change in Ontario
  • Proficiency in French and/or other languages an asset

Application Instructions:

Send your resume & cover letter as one file to hiring@gpo.ca no later than July 5th at 5pm ET. Please no phone calls or visits. 

The GPO is an equal opportunity employer. We promote diversity of thought, culture and background and encourage all to apply. Accommodation will be provided during the hiring process and in the position as needed.