Director, Communications

Back to Blogs Posted: January 28, 2022
Capilano University
January 28, 2022
2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, Canada
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Business leader
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Until Filled
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What you'll do:

Among your duties, you will:

  • Develop strategic communication plans to proactively distinguish Capilano University as an exceptional post-secondary learning environment.
  • Oversee the release of timely, accurate information to ensure all members of the campus community have the information they need to engage with the University in meaningful ways.
  • Direct an exceptional team of communications professionals in the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of communications and public relations activities, both internal and external.
  • Ensure evaluation systems are in place to monitor and report progress on communications activities
  • Work collaboratively with the President’s Office, Institutional Research, IT Services, Marketing and Digital Experience, Development and Alumni Relations and leaders at all levels to ensure informative, accurate, timely and brand-aligned reporting and communications.
  • Monitor emerging issues for reputational impact, recommends and prepares appropriate responses.

What you'll bring:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in journalism, public relations, communications, political science or highly related discipline.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in a public sector environment or large, complex organization.
  • A minimum of five (5) years media and public relations experience.
  • A background in, or exposure to, government relations.
  • Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.

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