Policy and Project Lead, Employee Engagement

Policy and Project Lead, Employee Engagement

MS2 Media Specialist 2

Regular/full-time

Manitoba Finance

Strategy and Governance Branch, Communications Services Manitoba

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 37712

Salary(s):   MS2 $65,288.00 – $82,064.00 per year

Closing Date:   June 16, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Communications Services Manitoba is the central government division dedicated to engaging Manitobans in the work of government, by delivering the message of government policy and programs to staff, the media and the public in dynamic, effective ways; advancing openness and transparency across government; and increasing engagement and participation in the decision-making process.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in communications, politics / political science, public administration. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience my be considered.  
  • Extensive experience in employee/internal communications and employee engagement frameworks and practice, including demonstrated experience in leading engagement within a government or other public sector or non-profit environment.
  • Experience in policy and program development, preferably including experience developing policy that extends across multiple departments and in supporting policy through systems such as communities of practice. 
  • Experience leading complex projects in a large organization, ensuring adequate governance, stakeholder engagement, change management and adherence to budget and outcomes.
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to apply a systems/whole-of-government lens to analysis
  • Advanced leadership and interpersonal skills, with the demonstrated ability to negotiate, foster collaboration and consensus, and lead others through influence rather than direct authority. 
  • Political acumen demonstrated through experience providing strategic advice to senior leaders on complex topics and sensitive issues.
  • Strong written communication skills, with the ability to prepare brief, concise and accurate briefing materials that distill complex issues for decision-makers.
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage opportunities for innovation, find creative solutions to issues, and successfully manage change. 

Desired:

  • Formal training in public participation and/or  change management (IAP2 Fundamentals, Prosi certification, etc) 

Duties:
Communications Services Manitoba is the central government division dedicated to engaging Manitobans in the work of government, by delivering the message of government policy and programs to staff, the media and the public in dynamic, effective ways; advancing openness and transparency across government; and increasing engagement and participation in the decision-making process.

As a member of the department’s Strategy and Governance Branch, Policy and Project Leads play a critical role in ensuring excellence across the division and throughout summary government by leading and coordinating policy development, communities of practice, skill development, reporting and transformation projects.

The Policy and Project Lead for Employee Engagement provides whole-of-government leadership to internal communications, change management and public service capacity development within the framework of Manitoba’s Internal Communications Operating Model and change management principles.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 37712

Service Centre 3

Human Resource Services

600-155 Carlton Street

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3H8

Phone:  204-945-8819

Fax: 204-948-3382

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Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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