Elections Coordinator

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This is a temporary opportunity, up to December 2022.

Job Details

Lead and oversee the planning and implementation of the Municipal Election process and related activities for the City and school boards, including voting locations and accessibility planning, election policies and procedures development, election worker recruitment and training, candidate and voter outreach, election supplies organization, distribution and voting day logistics, as well as, results and election data reporting.


Knowledge and experience normally associated with two to three years of concentrated study to complete a college diploma or three-year university degree. Requires a minimum of three years experience leading and managing projects including municipal election experience. 

Demonstrated project management skills to independently lead and coordinate elections related activities in a public service environment; Requires a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Municipal Elections Act and related municipal and provincial legislation, a comprehensive understanding of the principles of effective communication and public relations to develop a proactive communication strategy and program; excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills to be able to effectively resolve public enquiries and serve as the first line of contact on all elections related matters in a diplomatic manner; proven organizational and time-management skills to manage competing priorities and demands; the ability to supervise staff at all levels and to motivate and direct a large number of elections staff on election day; and the ability to function in a computerized environment including an advanced level knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

Adaptable with the ability to work efficiently, independently and with minimal supervision.

Must be available to work long hours during peak periods including evenings, statutory holidays and weekends as required.

Broad understanding of government and the independent role of the City Clerk in managing municipal elections.

Knowledge of requirements under Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Occupational Health and Safety Act, Human Rights Code and other related legislation. Knowledge of matters related to equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Ward mapping experience would be considered a definite asset. The candidate must be able to travel to off-site locations in a timely and efficient manner as required. Access to reliable transportation is an asset.

Hourly Rate


Application Information

Qualified applicants are invited to submit 1 file containing a résumé and cover letter (ensure your name is in the title of the document), quoting file number 21-T-79 on the file as well as in the subject line, no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, to Human Resources.

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