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Job description

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UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATION SERVICES

COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR, SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES (P4997)


Posted on: February 19, 2019
Deadline: March 5, 2019
Grade: 12

Note

This posting represents a maternity leave replacement effective until April 1, 2020.

Scope

Reporting to the Manager, Student Recruitment Marketing and Communications and with a dotted line to the Associate Dean, Recruitment and Awards, School of Graduate Studies, the incumbent is responsible for developing and preparing marketing and targeted communications designed to build relationships with current and prospective graduate students, as well as Concordia’s graduate community and external stakeholders.

Primary responsibilities

  • Develop, execute and coordinate the production of student recruitment materials (print, electronic, videos) and digital information in consultation with University recruitment stakeholders and the collaboration of the School of Graduate Studies. Oversee project timelines and production schedules.
  • In consultation with the School of Graduate Studies, develop, execute and prepare a communications strategy for current students, including, but not limited to, maximizing the use of the current student hub.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, assess specific departmental and Faculty needs as related to communications strategies aimed at prospective graduate students.
  • Prepare news releases and information for the media, and distribute information by hard copy or electronically. Draft news briefs such as appointment notices, research awards and other items of general interest for distribution to external media.
  • Meet on a regular basis with the key decision makers in the area (as an observer of the Council of the School of Graduate Studies, or as participant in regular Graduate Program Director lunches, for example) in order to develop a close working relationship and to be abreast of all new developments requiring communications support.
  • As part of an overall reputation-building strategy and to promote Concordia as a graduate school of choice, maintain and active social media presence.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field and two to four years of experience in higher education communications or public relations. Graduate degree an asset.
  • Work experience in a research-based organization in either academia or private enterprise desirable.
  • Editorial experience in a research based publication or media outlet desirable.
  • Very good knowledge (Level 5) of spoken and written English (to write fluently and persuasively on sensitive and complex topics) and good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken French (to give and understand descriptions that may involve complicated details; able to support opinions).
  • Superior communications skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in interviewing, writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Full understanding of social media platforms.
  • Good knowledge (Intermediate Level) of Word (able to do mail merges), Excel (able to create graphics using data in spreadsheets and incorporate graphics into other programs), and PowerPoint (able to create templates) in a Windows environment.
  • Proven ability to translate technical information to language understood by the layperson.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a cross-sector team.
  • Demonstrated organizational and project-management skills, with track record for meeting tight deadlines, providing proactive responses, and performing well under pressure.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; developed sense of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Ability to work outside normal working hours when required.

Salary

$65,444.99 - $78,173.81 per annum

Union/Association

CUPEU

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by March 5, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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