This job offer is closed.

Date Posted: 07/22/2021

Req ID: 5343

Faculty/Division: VP

  • Research

Department: Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

The Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society draws on world-class research expertise across multiple academic divisions; regional, national and international academic partners; and commercial and community organizations.

We see that the world is in the midst of a massive technological revolution. Artificial intelligence, biotech and other emerging technologies are remaking entire industries and rewiring the way we live, work and organize society. Technology is even challenging our conception of what it means to be human. And it's all happening at breakneck speed.

How do we make sense of this new world? How will our institutions metabolize this change? What's in store for ordinary citizens? Are we racing toward utopia or massive upheaval?

At the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, we believe that decoding the present age requires new modes of thinking that dissolve the boundaries between disciplines. Only by bringing together top minds and diverse perspectives from the sciences, humanities and social sciences can we begin to ask the right questions, challenge our assumptions and develop practical solutions.

Technology should always serve the common good, and we think humanity still has the power to shape the technological revolution in positive ways. But we can't just rely on the norms, rules and theories of the past. We have to reinvent our laws, institutions and social values to ensure technology improves lives and delivers a more just and inclusive society.

Your opportunity:

This role reports to the Director, Strategy and Operations and supports the Schwartz Reisman Institute's mission by enabling the research operations of the institute, and communicating research advances to a broader audience of stakeholders. The position also provides external relations and outreach strategies by planning, developing and implementing an integrated multi-channel communication strategy through community engagement with external collaborations and partnerships.The role communicates promotes the Institute via social media platforms, develops promotional and marketing materials, writes news stories and blog posts, as well as reports and drafts opinion pieces in collaboration with leadership.

Your responsibilities will include:

Implementing communication plans that support outreach goals and objectives

  • Creating and maintaining presence on social media platforms
  • Developing content for marketing and/or promotional materials
  • Promoting events and programs to target audiences
  • Advising on strategies to align websites with marketing/communication objectives
  • Fostering positive relationships with project partners
  • Informing stakeholders of project progress
  • Conducting systematic literature reviews

Essential Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in marketing, communications, journalism, a related field or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum five years of relevant communications, media and/or marketing-related activities, or equivalent.
  • Experience planning and developing an integrated multi-channel communications strategy with a relevant portfolio of proven outcomes;
  • Experience writing content, developing themes, and maintaining consistent brand identity for multiple audiences and platforms, including print, online, and digital. websites, and social media platforms
  • Experience advising on the effectiveness of digital marketing, social media strategies and web strategies
  • Experience managing an organizational website.
  • Ability to assimilate, interpret, translate, and distill research from primary sources into compelling, engaging, and enlightening communications for a variety of audiences.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and oral communication skills and proficiency in communicating and engaging effectively with a wide range of constituencies
  • Superior fact-checking, and proofreading skills with a strong portfolio of writing that is clear, accurate, and compelling
  • Strong time management skills to achieve results and to meet critical timelines in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Proven organizational skills, ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities, manage multiple projects concurrently, and complete work in required time frames.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office, InDesign, Photoshop, LaTex, Mailchimp, ClickUP or equivalent

Assets (Nonessential):

Familiarity with technological subject matter

To be successful in this role you will be:

Achievement oriented

  • Communicator
  • Cooperative
  • Efficient
  • Organized
  • Resourceful
  • Team player

Closing Date: 08/04/2021, 11:59PM ET

Employee Group: USW

Appointment Type: Budget

  • Term
This is a TERM role ending April 2023.

Schedule: Full-Time

Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:

USW Pay Band 13

  • $74,781 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $95,634. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

Job Category: Communication/Media/Public Relations

Recruiter: Anita Chooraman

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