Chief Communications Officer, Metrolinx

In Ontario there are few organizations more visible or vital than  Metrolinx. Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario undertaking the largest transportation investment in Ontario's history to get you where you need to go better, faster, easier while also operating GO Transit, UP Express and PRESTO. Here is an opportunity to be part of the leadership team serving several million people with a seamless, world-class transit network that enhances prosperity, sustainability, and quality of life.

Metrolinx is seeking a Chief Communications Officer responsible for: advising on the strategic vision and direction required to build and protect Metrolinx's corporate reputation. Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Communications Officer will design and implement a multi-channel communications and public affairs strategy to advance the organization's strategic objectives and enhance the Metrolinx brand. The Chief Communications Office is accountable for developing strategies to manage relationships effectively, engage with Metrolinx’s many internal and external communities and obtain input from stakeholders, including elected and senior officials from all three levels of government, partner organizations, the media, and the public.

The ideal candidate is a senior communications professional able to speak dynamically, authentically and plainly with more than 15 years of experience leading diverse communications functions. They have developed and implemented multi-stakeholder corporate strategies, ideally with commercial or agency experience, and have a track record of innovation and demonstrated exceptional leadership skills. Candidates must be well versed in strategic communications, including public engagement, issues management, brand enhancement, and digital and social media. Skilled in advising executives on high-profile communications, candidates should bring high energy to managing multiple projects simultaneously and relationship skills to ensure successful collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

Metrolinx and Odgers Berndtson are committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including women, racially visible persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and others. 

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online at: https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/17252

For more information, please contact Julia Robarts of Odgers Berndtson at 416-850-6323.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Metrolinx throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.