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Communications Consultant

​​​Agricorp is looking for a Communications Consultant to join the Corporate and Customer Communications department within the Strategic Management and Communications division. Communications consultants work closely with the different business areas to support corporate projects, business initiatives and organizational changes of interest to internal and external stakeholders.

The Role

Working within a professional communications team, the Communications Consultant will research, plan, write and implement communications plans that directly contribute to achieving Agricorp's business objectives. In this role you will:

  • Consult with other staff, develop and implement communications plans and solutions that align with communications strategies and business objectives
  • Develop appropriate communication responses for projects and/or established program plans that relate to Agricorp, and make recommendations to management
  • Advise and develop effective communications plans to convey Agricorp messages to our customers
  • Manage individual or multiple concurrent communications processes within projects
  • Identify and anticipate issues and risks to communications project deliverables and milestones and conduct actions to resolve or mitigate them
  • Within Agricorp, advocate for Agricorp's established brand principals, compliance and development
  • Manage relationship and direction with designer; demonstrate the ability to understand communications requirements and translate them into instructions to the agency
  • Demonstrate proficiency in design principles, information design, proof reading and attention to detail
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with internal staff and vendors
  • Consult with and support Communications team members

Job status: Permanent
Salary range: Open
Location: Guelph


  • ​​​Bachelor's degree in a related field, such as communications, English,  public relations or journalism, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years' previous experience in communications; experience overseeing development of creative concepts and communication materials; communications/public relations planning and implementation, and project management
  • Experience with MS Word, PowerPoint, MS Project, Adobe Acrobat
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset

Key Competencies

  • ​Achieving quality results – Focuses efforts on managing one's self to achieve high-quality results consistent with the organization's standards and measures, while managing risk
  • Communication – Listens to others and communicates effectively, fostering open communication
  • Networking and relationship building – Establishes, sustains and fosters professional contacts to build, enhance and connect networks for work purposes
  • Planning and organizing – Develops, implements, evaluates and adjusts plans to reach goals, while ensuring the optimal use of resources
  • Project management – Plans, implements, monitors and completes projects, ensuring effective management of scope, resources, time, cost, quality, risk and communications
  • Strategic thinking and visioning – Links long-range vision to daily work, ensuring alignment with Agricorp's strategic direction, and develops and inspires commitment to a vision of success
  • Writing skills – Communicates ideas and information in writing to ensure that information and messages are understood and have the desired impact​​


As an agency of the Government of Ontario, Agricorp works with partners to contribute to a vibrant and sustainable agriculture industry. With more than 400 employees serving more than 44,000 producers province-wide, Agricorp delivers programs that help producers manage risk and remain financially secure. The agency was established in 1997 by the provincial government under the authority of the AgriCorp Act, 1996.

Agricorp delivers a variety of programs and payments on behalf of the federal and provincial governments, including AgriStability, Farm Business Registration and Production Insurance. Please see the full list of programs for more information.


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To apply for this position, please complete the online Application for Employment.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly.