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COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR, SERVICES (P4613A) At Concordia University

Location: Montréal, Quebec

Job Description

UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR, SERVICES (P4613A)


Posted on: January 29, 2019
Deadline: February 11, 2019
Grade: 12

Note

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

Scope

Reporting to the Director, Institutional Communications, the incumbent is responsible for enhancing the visibility of Services Sector to key internal and external constituencies. He/she oversees, leads, and executes communications projects in print, online, and social media.

Primary responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and maintain the integrated strategic communications plan for the areas within the Services Sector.
  • Plan, develop, and implement external communications strategies to enhance the profile and reputation of the Services Sector; act as liaison with the Media Relations Department in responding to media requests on timely topics and identifying the subject expert; arrange interviews; prepare background information for subject experts and coach them on interview techniques and on communication with the media; organize and coordinate media events such as press conferences or media visits and tours.
  • Plan, develop, and implement internal communications strategies and vehicles (newsletters, electronic publications, social media, events) that will promote collegiality and keep all internal stakeholders informed of individual and collective successes of the Services Sector.
  • Prepare news releases and information for the media, and distribute information by hard copy and electronically; draft news briefs such as appointment notices, awards, and other items of general interest for distribution to internal and external media.
  • Write news stories and articles for Concordia’s NOW e-newsletter and for other print and web publications.
  • Assist with communications for the Vice-President, Services, such as speeches, press releases, and other official communications; organize preparatory material for media interviews.
  • Plan, coordinate, and supervise the communications aspects of events that promote and enhance the Sector’s internal and external profile.
  • Undertake other tasks as required by the Director, Institutional Communications

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field; and two to four years of experience in communications.
  • Very good knowledge (Level 5) of spoken and written English to write and communicate fluently and persuasively on sensitive and complex topics; good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken French to give and understand descriptions that may involve complicated details; ability to support opinions.
  • Demonstrated skills in interviewing, writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Comprehensive understanding of social media platforms.
  • Good knowledge (Intermediate Level) of Word (to do mail merges), Excel (to create graphics using data in spreadsheets and incorporate graphics into other programs), and PowerPoint (to create templates) in a Windows environment.
  • Superior communications, writing and editing skills; demonstrated organizational and project-management skills, with track record for meeting tight deadlines, providing proactive responses, and performing well under pressure.
  • Proven ability to translate technical information to language understood by the layperson.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; developed sense of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Availability 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 February 11, 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.