Manager, External Communications

  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Jan 13, 2024
Full time Marketing Media

Job Description

Manager, External Communications

The Opportunity

As a natural storyteller with strong leadership, writing and planning skills, and excellent judgment, the Manager, External Communications will play a key role in the Marketing and Communications Department’s efforts to engage and influence external stakeholders through meaningful, timely and relevant communications. 

Who you’ll work with

 You will work across the entire Marketing & Communications team as well as other key departments related to financial reporting (finance, legal, risk, investments, etc.).

What you’ll do

  • Play a leading role in the articulation of Ontario Teachers’ advancements against its’ strategic priorities via shaping and executing our corporate reporting strategy, including concept development, writing and project management of financial reporting events and materials including the Annual Report and Annual General Meeting

  • Act as a key partner to the Sustainable Investing team to shape and tell our approach to embedding leading ESG, corporate governance and broader sustainability practices to deliver value

  • Play an active role in securing and helping executives prepare for media engagements related to mid-year and annual financial reporting 

  • Research, plan and write differentiated communications products to help support and evolve Ontario Teachers’ global brand, including investment marketing materials, press releases, website and social media content

  • Develop and implement cross-department communications project plans, including those in support of ongoing efforts to integrate teams and activities across the Marketing and Communications division

  • Lead the development of the external communication strategy, content development, and advising of stakeholders on matters related to Labour Relations, including but not limited to topics such as collective bargaining and contingency planning

  • Initiate regular interaction and collaboration with peers (internal and external) to stay up to date on current trends in financial reporting and investment industry communications, including potential opportunities for collaboration

  • Partner with member communications to share pertinent information on issues of interest to members, and to answer calls, e-mails and letters from active teachers and pensioners, dealing with sensitive issues with diplomacy

  • Develop content to mitigate potential reputational matters, including executive briefings

What you’ll need

  • 8-10 years (or more) of related experience

  • Excellent working knowledge of issues in the investment industry or other highly regulated financial field, including in the evolving area of integrated reporting

  • Undergraduate degree in Journalism or Communications

  • Excellent language skills, including writing, editing and proofreading

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • A high level of creativity and curiosity

  • High level of competency with Microsoft programs including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Teams

  • Good initiative, empathy, judgment and tact

  • Ability to work to deadlines with a large degree of independence

  • Understanding of development and reporting on ESG related priorities an asset

  • Familiarity with editing in Adobe Reader and some knowledge of InDesign are assets

  • Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset

#LI-OTPP, #LI-ER1, #LI-Hybrid

What we’re offering

  • Pay-for-performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive

  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development

  • Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage

  • Retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan

  • The opportunity to invest back into the fund through our Deferred Incentive Program

  • A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working

  • Competitive time off

  • Our Flexible Travel Program gives you the option to work abroad in another region/country for up to a month each year

  • Employee discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis

  • Degreed: a digital platform that helps you quickly and easily discover, share, and track various learning resources — from courses to videos to articles and more

At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We take pride in ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create, reflect and embrace diversity of thought, background and experience. Through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), we celebrate diversity and foster inclusion through events for colleagues to connect for professional development, networking & mentoring.  We are building an inclusive and equitable workplace where our talent is respected, accepted and empowered to be themselves.  To learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, check out Life at Teachers'.

How to apply

Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Apply today! You may be invited to complete a pre-recorded digital interview as part of your application.

Accommodations are available upon request ( for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the country where this role is located.

The privacy of your personal information is important to us. Please visit our Privacy Centre to learn how we handle your personal information.

Functional Areas:

Marketing & Communications


Requisition ID: