Vice President, Stakeholder Relations & Communications, Greater Toronto Airports Authority - Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Province: Toronto, Ontario
Position: Vice President, Stakeholder Relations & Communications, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Deadline: February 16, 2022
Posted: February 7, 2022
Job Description / Duties
Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of Stakeholder Relations & Communications (VP SR&C) will be responsible for leading Pearson’s government relations, communications, sustainability and social impact, broad-based stakeholder and community engagement, passenger programs and marketing in support of the organization’s strategic objectives. As a member of the Executive Team, the VP SR&C will lead a team of about 40 individuals and influence forward-thinking management decisions that will contribute to helping build the Airport of the Future.
The ideal candidate is a strategic communications and community/stakeholder relations executive able to communicate dynamically, candidly, and persuasively drawing on more than 10 years of experience leading diverse communications functions. They have developed and implemented multi-stakeholder corporate and advocacy strategies, ideally with commercial partners and both elected and non-elected government officials 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. Ideally, they bring a vision and passion for what is possible in a rapidly evolving external context as it relates to greater ESG impact, climate action and the suite of technology solutions and partnerships the world needs. 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. Fluency in French is preferred, and they must be able to obtain and retain Transportation Security Clearance.
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Responsible for managing and operating Canada’s largest airport and the fifth most connected “mega hub” airport in the world, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) plays a pivotal role in the success of the Toronto region and is committed to creating one of the world’s healthiest airports. As the GTAA addresses the impacts of the pandemic, they remain focused on the longer-term challenges to global sustainability – foremost among them climate change, which is an urgent concern for their stakeholders, as it is for all Canadians. At this important and pivotal juncture amidst charting a course for navigating economic recovery and returning the business to stability in their 2021–2023 strategic plan, the GTAA now seeks an accomplished, innovative, strategic, and purpose-driven leader to become its next Vice President of Stakeholder Relations & Communications.
For more information, please contact Dominik Legault of Odgers Berndtson. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.
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