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Job title: Communications Associate

Company: University of Alberta

Job description: DescriptionThis competition is restricted to internal applicants of the University of Alberta. Please log in to verify your internal candidate status.This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: .Location – This is a remote position with some in-person work required at North Campus Edmonton.Working at the University of AlbertaThe University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.The University of Alberta is a community of knowledge seekers, change makers and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 14,000 faculty and staff, over 40,000 students and 260,000 alumni worldwide.Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross-section of people — from our students and community members, to our renowned researchers and innovators, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger and more just. .Working for VP External Relations, CommunicationsThis role is part of the External Relations team serving the College of Social Sciences and Humanities portfolio.PositionReporting to the Senior Partner and supporting the Faculty Partners, the Communications Associate in the partnerships portfolio will both lead and support the development and execution of communications and marketing plans for projects and initiatives.This is your opportunity to support new strategies and grow your professional strengths while doing work that matters. You see connections and opportunities for integrating communications efforts, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Both a strategist and a team player, you see connections and opportunities for integrating communications efforts across units and portfolios.DutiesAs a successful candidate, you will work collaboratively with colleagues in External Relations across a range of areas, including: internal communications, editorial strategy, digital, brand, marketing, media relations and more.

  • Plans, coordinates, and implements communication and marketing programs/services, contributing to the delivery of integrated communications, marketing, digital and creative services to internal and external audiences.
  • Significant hands-on communication duties with targeted marketing and communications planning.
  • Works with client areas to identify and document client requirements. Collaborates with clients and team members on the development of projects, project scoping and planning.
  • Drafts and contributes to communications and marketing plans for specific initiatives, programs or audiences.
  • Executes communication plans and tactics and provides KPI reports to stakeholders under the general supervision of senior staff.
  • Contributes to editorial planning for specific channels and audiences by completing audience and channel research, soliciting and generating content, assessing performance and providing recommendations related to trends and best practices.

Minimum Qualifications

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  • A diploma in a related field is required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Three to five years of progressive communications and marketing experience within a complex, multi-stakeholder organization. -Writes material for targeted audiences across a variety of channels.
  • Represents area on university committees and working groups.
  • Anticipates client/stakeholder needs and proactively addresses concerns.
  • Provides advice, information and technical interpretation on complex technical matters in a manner that can be easily understood by clients/stakeholders who do not share the same technical background. Creates a common understanding of a deficiency, service gap or inefficiency with clients and/or stakeholders.
  • Develops and manages strong stakeholder relationships through effective communication and client service to ensure deliverables are met. This includes stewarding strategic partnerships and information-sharing.
  • Ability to translate strategic priorities into actionable communications and marketing plans.
  • A commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusivity throughout your work is essential.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and meet and manage client expectations.
  • Solid understanding of editorial strategy, internal communications, issues management, and social media management. -Ability to identify target audience preferences and build content to meet them.
  • Experience in project management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral and ability to work with all levels of staff and management.
  • Strong research communication skills.

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.Note: This opportunity will be available until midnight May 10, 2024, Edmonton, Alberta local time.

Location: Edmonton, AB

Job date: Wed, 08 May 2024 05:15:22 GMT