Faculty/Department University Advancement & Communications Unit University Advancement & Communications-Communications and Marketing Employee Group URFA APT Collective Agreement Consideration Open with preference given to APT members. CUPE 5791 Job Family N/A Category Staff Number of Vacancies 1 Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director, Communications & Public Relations (University Advancement & Communications), this position is a primary communication lead for the Unit, directing and overseeing communication strategies and tactics. This position works closely with the Associate Director to ensure integrity of reputation amongst University stakeholders and the community, as well as the accuracy of the University's messaging.

Duties include:

  • Providing editorial oversight for the institutional media platforms operated by Communications & Marketing, aiming to: strengthen the University's brand and instill pride in the campus community; and, support revenue generation by enhancing the prestige of the University among key external stakeholders, particularly existing and prospective students, existing and prospective research partners/funders, alumni, and existing and prospective donors;
  • Assuming a pivotal role in institutional strategic projects and events, internal communication and promotion, and Executive Office initiatives;
  • Assisting with communications for University-wide emergency preparedness and crisis management; and,
  • Providing direction and oversight to the Strategic Communications team.

Position Requirements
  • Undergraduate degree in Communications or related field and nine years of related experience;
  • Strong leadership skills along with a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in communications, marketing or public relations;
  • Professional accreditation in either CPRS or IABC is considered an asset;
  • Experience in supervising, coaching and evaluating staff;
  • Experience planning for, and managing emergency or crisis communications; demonstrated knowledge of best practices related to emergency communication;
  • Experience working in communications for a large, multifaceted public sector organization is considered an asset;
  • Strategic thinker, who can respond quickly to emergent situations; ability to problem solve essential;
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of communications planning, marketing and digital media, media relations, events management;
  • Excellent writing and editing required; must have strong verbal and presentation skills;
  • Experience in project management accompanied by practical knowledge of how to monitor and adjust project progress to align with time and budget targets;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to be self-motivated, work independently and meet tight deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills; must have ability to build and maintain positive relationships with a wide and diverse range of people, clients and constituencies.
  • Physical Demands Pay Grade APT 9 Salary Range $86,383
  • $116,575 Annually Status Term Work Hours
  • Monday

    • Friday, 8:15 am
    • 4:30 pm. Work outside of regular business hours may be required on occasion. Duration (if Term/Temporary) 6 Months Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time Preference Posting Target Posting Not Targeted

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    Special Application Instructions

    Please note that preference will be given to APT Members.

    Applicants must submit a cover letter and an updated resume that clearly states how they meet the posted qualifications.

    Diversity Statement

    The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

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    Regina, SK, Canada
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