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OFFICE OF THE PROVOST AND VICE-PRESIDENT ACADEMIC

COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR, SHIFT (C1986)


Posted on: January 15, 2021
Deadline: January 31, 2021
Grade: N/A
Campus: SGW

Note

This posting represents a one-year full-time contract position.

Scope

Reporting to the Senior Director, Community Engagement and Social Impact, the incumbent leads the design and implementation of internal and external communications processes at SHIFT. He/she engages, activates, and grows the emerging SHIFT community by leveraging a range of online and offline channels to clearly communicate the Centre’s purpose, activity, and learnings.

Primary responsibilities

  • Build and execute a communications strategy and production calendar that effectively grows and deepens engagement of the SHIFT community.
  • Interface with other internal and external communications professionals to ensure that all media produced about SHIFT is coherent and in line with SHIFT values.
  • Together with SHIFT staff, plan and coordinate events that support knowledge exchange, skill-sharing and collective learning around themes related to social transformation.
  • Act as liaison to a portfolio of community partners and Concordia scholars that have received SHIFT funding. Support project teams to troubleshoot, make connections, and engage with the SHIFT ecosystem.
  • Provide technical guidance and strategic advice SHIFT’s funded projects to help them communicate their impact and outreach to their communities.

Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in a related field with two to four years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience working on communications within a university or other large institution is an asset.
  • Experience planning and delivering conferences or symposiums including design, logistics, promotion, and follow-up desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience writing and designing compelling content for a variety of audiences, using different channels such as newsletters, articles, reports and social media.
  • Demonstrated ability to craft persuasive narratives that communicate impact, values and brand identity
  • Demonstrated understanding of web design and web content management systems.
  • Fluently bilingual with very good knowledge (Level 5) of written and spoken English and French in order to produce content and communicate with partners in both languages.
  • Knowledge of and strong interest in trends and dynamics in social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and social justice fields; strong interest in working collaboratively in a horizontal structure that requires all team members to assume shared leadership responsibilities in addition to the coordination and execution of their own program areas
  • Highly effective listener; demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships across differences in power, privilege and worldviews
  • Self-starter who takes ownership of projects and tasks with the ability to work quickly and efficiently with an excellent eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Able to analyze a problem and take initiative.

Salary

$ 67,314- $ 80,389 Per annum

Union/Association

N/A

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by January 31, 2021. 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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