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Senior Communications Advisor
Job Description

Job Summary

At Meridian we are here to help grow the lives of our Members (Our Story) and we will do so by delivering on our Blueprint for Growth (Meridian’s strategy).

This exciting and diverse role provides internal, day-to-day communications advice, counsel and support to Meridian’s internal business partners (Employee Experience, Finance, IT, Marketing, Delivery, Digital, Risk and Strategy & Corporate Affairs).

The successful candidate creates and implements communication plans and tactics that positively influence and impact key Meridian stakeholders, help advance business objectives that align to our Blueprint for Growth, ultimately helping grow the lives of our Members.

Key Responsibilities

Communications Planning & Strategizing

  • Responds appropriately to specific organizational needs by developing and executing communication plans that support business objectives.
  • Measures the effectiveness of implemented communications plans.
  • Supporting leaders and senior leaders with development of communications to support the Blueprint for Growth.

Consulting/Relationship Building

  • Provides strategic communications counsel, planning, support and advice to internal business partners.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with all internal business partners.
  • Provides strategic communications counsel to internal business units (including executives/senior leaders) on an ongoing basis. 

Writing, Editing & Video Production

  • Develops briefings, presentations and other communication tools to support employee understanding of business/strategic objectives.
  • Writes a variety of communications for internal audiences using diverse communication channels that include face-to-face, Mnet, online newsletters, video, graphic design pieces and e-mail.
  • Edit various internal communications.
  • Video planning (brief creation), scripting, video production and video editing.

Project Management

  • Provides support and coordination for production and distribution of corporate communications vehicles.

  • Co-ordinates production and distribution of manager and employee all internal/external communications as required.

Event Management

  • Event management for strategic events for employees or leadership, as required.

Crisis and issue Management

  • Strategic and tactical implementation as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience developing, implementing and measuring communication plans.
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal.
  • Excellent proofreading/copy editing skills with attention to details.
  • Knowledge of publications/print/electronic production process.
  • Knowledge and experience with the video production process including editing.
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative and demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word (PC), MS Outlook and PowerPoint.

Education, Designations, Training, and Experience

  • 5-7 years related experience.
  • Degree from a Communications/Public Relations Program, or equivalent combination, diploma and related experience.

Competencies

Member Focus - Personally demonstrating that our Members are our highest priority.

Proactive - Seize the initiative by anticipating needs and identifying opportunities to provide a higher level of service.

Open Communication - Engaging in honest and transparent dialogue to develop mutual understanding, trust and cultivate deeper relationships.

Business Savvy - Continuously acquiring the knowledge needed to do one’s job to the fullest, using internal or external resources and applying the knowledge productively.

Partner Orientation - Initiates opportunities for collaboration and maintains productive relationships to achieve shared goals.

Integrity - Doing the right thing by always acting with openness, honesty and respect.

Talent Developer: nurtures and supports direct reports, identifies strong team members, develops digital and analytical skills in direct reports

Creates a Supportive and Positive Team Environment:  creates and contributes to a positive team environment which encourages innovation, risk taking, and learning; speeds up team learning through sharing best practices; leverages the strengths and opportunities of the broader marketing team

Experience the Difference!

Thank you for your interest in Meridian Credit Union. Please note that due to the volume of applications, only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

Meridian is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Should you require an accommodation, we will partner with you to meet your needs.

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Job Requirements

 

Company Overview

Meridian is Ontario’s largest credit union, helping more than a quarter of a million Members grow their lives and businesses.

As a credit union, we are 100 percent owned by our Members. We work only for them, with profits returned to our Members in the form of the best products and services we can offer.

We get to know our Members so that we can proactively advise them on ways to save money, how to invest for the future and what financial solutions are in their best interest.


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