Manager, Communication

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September 5, 2018
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Reporting to the Director, Communications, the Manager, Communications is responsible for managing external and internal communications for Mitacs. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, proactive, excellent communicator, with a track record of professionalism, leadership, and initiative. Their strength as a team player is balanced by an ability to work independently in a fast-paced and flexible environment. Known for their exceptional communication and relationship-building skills, they are effective in their interactions with key stakeholders in business, government, and academic spheres.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Director, Communications, manage the external and internal Mitacs communications strategy
  • Oversee media relations, including curating and pitching stories, working with story sources, prepping interview subjects, and working with external contractors
  • Manage team members’ performance and support them in their development and growth
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of team processes, operations, and best practices
  • Collaborate with marketing, government relations, international partnerships, and business development teams to maximize communications to external audiences
  • Oversee or write/produce communications materials, including social media content, news releases, speaking notes, articles, case studies, videos, and other collateral
  • Monitor, measure, and report on communications activities

Skills and Experience Required:

  • A degree or diploma in communications or journalism with at least six years of progressively senior roles, including experience managing people and contractors
  • Extensive experience in the planning, execution, and evaluation of communications activities. Experience with national and international communications
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communications abilities coupled with superior interpersonal skills
  • Highly collaborative, with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deliverables under tight deadlines
  • Self-starter who works well in a team environment
  • Ability to anticipate challenges and understand implications of decisions
  • Enjoys a fast-paced and flexible environment
  • Written and verbal fluency in French is an asset

Please apply online:

Mitacs fosters a culture where creativity and innovation is valued and encouraged. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and a team-based work environment.  

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