Under the strategic direction of the Vice-President Communications and Advancement, Communications provides a centre for initiatives and services, including government relations, university communications, internal communications, news services, media relations and editorial services. The work of the communications unit and the objectives of communications initiatives are defined by the university’s strategic goals and relate to all audiences. Whether they are members of the internal or external community, prospects, students or alumni, donors, members of the public, government or media, Communications connects people to the university’s mission and unique value proposition.
Strategic communications is a key support function to the Office of VP Communications and Advancement and the executive, with two high-level responsibilities and strategic priorities that link directly to business goals and organizational success:
- Manage institutional reputation and enhance relevance
- Strengthen relationships to expand influence and create partnerships
Reporting to the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Communications and providing direct support to the VPCA and the President as required, the Communications Manager collaborates with the AVP in a harmonized leadership approach, prioritizing the university’s values of caring, accountable and creative. The manager plays a key role in planning and managing communications strategies for the university and provides leadership and direction to the communications team. The manager provides strategic insight and judgment for issues management and media relations in collaboration with the AVP; works with the Manager, Digital Experience to manage university news and digital storytelling, manages media relations, issues management and external and internal communications; and acts as backup for the AVP Communications as required.
Please note that this posting closes September 2, 2020 at 10:00 pm PDT. For a complete job description and information on how to apply, please visit our career page.