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Department : Communications (Chris Lackner)

Position Type: Full-Time Support

Salary Range: $32.00-$37.15-Hourly

Sc heduled Weekly Hours: 36.25

Anticipated Start Date: September 28, 2020

Length of Contract : 4 months

Posting Information Employees who are full-time internal candidates, as defined by the Support Staff Collective Agreement, will be given first consideration.

Posting Closing Date: September 28, 2020

Please note: jobs are posted until 12:01 am on the job closing date.

Job Description :

Reporting to the Manager, Communications, the Communications Officer serves as a day-to-day coordinator of internal and external communication and media relations. In addition, the incumbent will support colleagues in the areas of social media and government relations. The incumbent provides communications guidance and counsel to a wide variety of stakeholders, including executive team, Algonquin College Leadership Team, and major departments like ITS, Student Services and Physical Resources.

The incumbent coordinates media interviews and coaching with key stakeholders, in addition to consulting on media strategy for senior executives, faculty, and others.

In the Communications Manager's absence, the Communications Officer serves as a secondary coordinator of Communications Office, helping coordinate two full-time two part-time employees, and reporting to the President's Office lead on external and internal communications.

The incumbent works closely with the Manager and the rest of the Communications team on the drafting and issuing of timely College announcements, and the creation and execution of communications plans regarding institutional priorities. The incumbent is responsible for maintenance activities related to media relations, internal communications, government relations, and the administration of several College websites. The incumbent is involved in the communication and execution of high-profile College events, including media relations and social media specific to the events. The incumbent coordinates a variety of contractors completing departmental business. As required, the incumbent serves as a secondary manager of College social media and internal communications (employee portal) channels. The incumbent provides services as required by the Manager, Communications and Director

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Required Qualifications :

Minimum two (2) year diploma in Public Relations or Communications;

Minimum of three (3) years experience in Media, Media Relations and/or Public Relations and Communications, with demonstrated capability in various social media tools;

Excellent Analysis and problem solving skills;

Extensive experience in creating communications plans and strategies;

Ability to effectively plan, coordinate and organize the work;

Excellent and established written and oral skills.

  • This position is paid at Pay band H
  • Vacancy is for P16056

Algonquin College values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We offer an inclusive work environment and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. However internal candidates will receive first consideration based on qualifications. If you are invited for an interview, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you may require. Workplace accommodations are available. While we thank all those who apply, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

For a copy of the complete job description please contact Human Resources at humanresources @algonquincollege.com.

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