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Who is OMVIC?

The OMVIC (Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council) is Ontario’s vehicle sales regulator. OMVIC enforces the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act and other consumer protection statutes for the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. OMVIC’s mandate and role is to maintain a fair and informed marketplace by protecting the rights of consumers, enhancing industry professionalism and ensuring fair, honest and open competition for registered motor vehicle dealers. This is achieved by maintaining strict dealer/salesperson registration requirements; inspecting all Ontario dealers (new and used); providing free complaint handling to consumers; developing/delivering consumer and dealer education/awareness programs; and investigating and prosecuting industry non-compliance and illegal sales (curbsiding).


What does OMVIC offer?

OMVIC is made up of dedicated and hard-working individuals that take pride in the work they do each day to ensure that our mandate is being met. It is this great group of people that create a team atmosphere that is comfortable, friendly, and open which works to foster the team spirit. Over and above the work environment, OMVIC offers a comprehensive benefit package including: 100% company paid dental and health, Critical Illness, and a GRRSP program.



Position: Senior Communications Officer

The Senior Communications Officer is involved in all aspects of the development and implementation of OMVIC’s external communication and education strategies. Working alongside the Communications and Education Team the Senior Communications Officer is responsible for promoting and protecting OMVIC’s reputation through the development and execution of consumer awareness, media relations and public relations strategies for brand building/innovation/corporate promotions, internal communications and corporate communications/corporate affairs initiatives.


Duties and responsibilities
  • Assist in developing, implementing and measuring external communication plans including annual consumer awareness campaign.
  • Manage day-to-day media relations/media requests for brand and corporate issues.
  • Collaborate with marketing and subject matter experts in a timely manner to determine appropriate communications strategy.
  • Develop written materials including registrant communications, press releases, Q&A, consumer awareness and education resources and corporate issues as required.
  • Support the Director’s efforts to build relationships with key media contacts and identify opportunities to proactively pitch brand and corporate stories to media as appropriate.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Brand PR programs to support brand building initiatives/innovation/corporate promotions.
  • Oversee various communication programs from planning through completion.
  • Provide guidance and direction to PR agency partners and review all Brand PR materials to ensure communication is accurate, relevant and consistent with the OMVIC brand and overall corporate messaging and positions.
  • Provide guidance to ensure coordination and communication of messages/news to both internal and external audiences.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of Brand PR programs and merchandise program and communicate results back to business.
  • Develop and implement online communications strategy ensuring alignment with internal communications strategy and that it includes day-to-day content development strategy and functional enhancements.
  • Act as senior editor; provide leadership, guidance and feedback to junior Communications/Education staff .
  • Act as liaison to e-Business.
  • Responsible for website content; improving, updating and tracking on a regular basis.
  • Monitor website and track analytics.
  • Liaise and collaborate with employee groups and cross-functional teams as needed and help provide creative solutions to communication problems.
  • Serve as back-up to the Director of Communications, Media Relations and Education with crisis/issues management.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years experience in communications required.
  • Experience working with a regulatory body or delegated administrative authority an asset.
  • Strong working knowledge of communication principles and practices.
  • Superior writing and storytelling skills.
  • Superior presentation/public speaking skills.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication with strong writing and editorial abilities.
  • Creativity.
  • Dedication to the principles of accuracy, fairness, and integrity in materials produced/delivered.
  • Bilingual in French highly desirable.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, media monitoring software, Google analytics, and other public relations tools.
  • Graphic design experience an asset.
  • Able to be an influential communications consultant within the organization.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Able to set priorities and meet tight deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and execute flawlessly on projects in a fast-paced, often pressured environment.
  • Personal drive and self-motivation.
  • Able to work effectively in a team.
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with team members and internal and external stakeholders.

If you are interested in this position please submit a cover letter and resume attention Human Resources no later than April 14, 2017 to: .

We respectfully thank all applicants for their interest in working at OMVIC but we will only contact those qualified to be interviews.

 

Position: Communications Officer

The Communications Officer is involved in all aspects of the development and implementation of OMVIC’s internal and external communication and education strategies. Working with the Communications and Education Team the Communications Officer is responsible for promoting and protecting OMVIC’s reputation by assisting in the development and execution of social media, consumer awareness, media relations and public relations initiatives; assisting in the development and execution of social media, and educational initiatives to foster registrant professionalism; developing and delivering consumer or dealer educational presentations; tracking and measuring outreach; and assisting in the development of plans for brand building/innovation/corporate initiatives.


Duties and responsibilities
  • Create and publish OMVIC’s social media content.
  • Create/write content for OMVIC publications and website.
  • Develop written materials including press releases, Q&A, media standby statements on brand and corporate issues as required.
  • Track and measure communications outreach and success.
  • Edit content created by Team members.
  • Coordinate day-to-day media requests.
  • Collaborate with marketing and subject matter experts in a timely manner to determine appropriate communications materials/messages.
  • Build relationships with key media contacts and identify opportunities to proactively pitch brand and corporate stories to media as appropriate.
  • Serve as back-up to the Senior Communications Officer and the Director of Communications, Media Relations and Education with crisis/ issues management.
  • Develop educational programs or materials for various stakeholder groups: emphasis on dealer professionalism.
  • Deliver educational seminars/classes to various stakeholder groups.
  • Develop and manage internal/external corporate (trade show) and local community events.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of consumer/dealer awareness programs to support brand building initiatives/innovation/corporate promotions.
  • Help oversee program execution from planning through completion.
  • Provide guidance and direction to marketing partners and review all PR materials to ensure communication is accurate, relevant and consistent with the OMVIC brand and overall corporate messaging and positions.
  • Provide guidance to ensure coordination and communication of messages/news to both internal and external audiences.
  • Serve as liaison to external social media contractors.
  • Liaison and collaborate with employee groups and cross-functional teams as needed and help provide creative solutions to communication problems.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English or related discipline.
  • Strong working knowledge of communication principles and practices.
  • Working knowledge of pedagogical strategies.
  • Minimum of 3-6 years experience in Communications, Journalism and/or PR agency experience required.
  • Must be able to prioritize and ensure protection of brand is paramount.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills with strong writing and editorial abilities.
  • Bilingual in French desirable.
  • Extensive working knowledge of social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, internet, media monitoring software, and other public relation tools.
  • Video production and/or editing skills an asset.
  • Graphic art skills an asset.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines and execute flawlessly on projects in a fast-paced, often pressured environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to see a project through to completion.
  • Must have the ability to be an influential communications consultant within the organization.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Must be capable of maintaining confidentiality, with a high level of accuracy regarding information.
  • The ability to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders and work effectively with all levels of employees is critical.
  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of Ontario consumer protection laws (particularly the MVDA and CPA) is a definite asset.
  • A thorough understanding of the DAA model and resulting relationship with the government is a definite asset.

If you are interested in this position please submit a cover letter and resume attention Human Resources to: .

 

Position: Law Clerk

The Law Clerk is responsible for a wide variety of legal and administrative duties within the Legal Services Department. This includes the preparation of legal documents and correspondence, responding to inquiries, performing file research, and interacting with clients. Broad and thorough knowledge of basic legal concepts and principles is essential for this role


Duties and responsibilities
  • Prepare legal documents based on written instruction, verbal direction, taped court proceedings, and precedents.
  • Draft correspondence.
  • Proofread and edit all documentation for grammar, spelling, and content accuracy.
  • Interact with clients to obtain direction or instruction for attorneys.
  • Assist with general practice office management, including filing, scheduling meetings and court dates, and travel arrangements.
  • Conduct legal research as directed by attorneys, including research on statutes, ordinances, court decisions, opinions, and articles.
  • Assemble and prepare legal documents based on research, such as summaries, resolutions, briefs, and pleadings.
  • Conduct background checks as necessary for meetings, investigations, and LAT.
  • Perform case preparation, review case records, and update case progress.
  • Interview clients or witnesses in person or over the telephone regarding complaints, depositions, and statements.
  • Prepare presentations.
  • Thorough knowledge and familiarization with applicable statutes and legislation.
  • Clearing faxes, email, and general correspondence as it relates to the legal department and ensuring correspondence is allocated to the appropriate place.
  • Liaising with outside organizations and Ministries (MoR, MTO, etc.).
  • Ensuring the internal database (Intraweb) is up-to-date and accurately reflects any administrative action taken as well as relevant file notes.
  • Maintaining and keeping up-to-date the departmental tickler/tracking system for hearings, appeals, meetings and return/due dates.
Qualifications
  • Bachelors or college degree required, with Paralegal or Law Clerk certification preferred, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Strong knowledge of basic legal concepts, principles, and terminology.
  • Practical knowledge of the Criminal Code, Canada Evidence Act, Provincial Offences Act, Highway Traffic Act, Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2002, Consumer Protection Act, Sale of Goods Act, Statutory Powers Procedure Act, and Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act and other related statutes as they apply to the activities of OMVIC.
  • Good understanding of legal reference materials, procedures, and legal filing systems.
  • Critical thinking, analysis, and research skills are essential.
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply legal documentation, laws or legislation.
  • Strong sense of ethics and the ability to handle sensitive or private information with tact and discretion; knowledge of data privacy laws.
  • Superior interpersonal skills to interact with employees, attorneys, clients, departments, and external agencies.
  • Good research skills on the internet and traditional sources of information. i.e.,basic knowledge of Quicklaw, CanLii, etc.
  • Excellent writing skills, including letter writing, drafting, proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation for complex documentation.
  • Superior time management skills, multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision.
  • High level of sound and independent judgment, reasoning, and diplomacy.
  • Resourcefulness and flexibility.

If you are interested in this position please submit a cover letter and resume attention Human Resources no later than March 31, 2017 to: .

 

 

We respectfully thank all applicants for their interest in working at OMVIC but we will only contact those qualified to be interviews.


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