University of Manitoba Communications Coordinator – AA1 (AESES) Temporary in Winnipeg, MB

University of Manitoba

Branch Winnipeg MB CA

Communications Coordinator – AA1 (AESES)
Winnipeg, MB

Track media coverage, including print, radio and television. Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, RedDot, WordPress, and social media (e.g….

Job Description :

Communications Coordinator – AA1 (AESES) Budget-Funded Project Full-Time 35.00 hours/week, 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday – Friday Salary Range: $25.87 – $33.46 per hour ($47,083.40 – $60,897.20 per annum) Proposed Start Date: September 10, 2018 Proposed End Date: March 10, 2020 Trial/Probation Period: 840.00 work hours For more information, please contact: Val Parker [email protected]

Responsibilities :

IA and ISC Communications: -Participates in development of marketing communications strategies and action plans to address institutional and Indigenous achievement focused objectives, in collaboration with the Coordinator of Indigenous Achievement (IA), the Director of the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) and the Marketing Communications Office (MCO). -Design, write, create, post and maintain content for the Indigenous Achievement and Indigenous Student Centre websites, in compliance with the University of Manitoba web guidelines. -Attend IA and ISC committee meetings to keep abreast of event and initiative developments. Attend other specialized area meets as required. -Pitch and/or prepare submissions for UMToday, UMToday the Magazine, Research Life and other University of Manitoba publications, as well as external publications in collaboration with the Coordinator of IA, the Director of IDS, and MCO. -Prepare backgrounders, briefing notes, fact sheets and speaking notes. -Assist with research and background information for media releases prepared and distributed by MCO. -Track media coverage, including print, radio and television. -Submit and/or post IA and ISC events to University calendars and student electronic newsletters. -Assist in developing social media strategies to help communicate, promote events, and engage students, staff, faculty, alumni and the public, in collaboration with MCO. -Liaise with others in the university responsible for website/digital management to cross-promote relevant information and content. -Make presentations to and assist IA and ISC staff with web content and use of design templates. -Distribute announcements for opportunities (e.g. Indigenous initiative proposals) to academic and support staff. -Maintain photo files for Indigenous Achievement and Indigenous Student Centre, and liaise with MCO on use of photos in marketing communications initiatives. -Represent IA and ISC on university marketing and communication committees and providing liaison between the areas and other university departments. -Initiate correspondence from IA and ISC, where appropriate. IA/ISC Event Coordination: -Assist with planning of IA and ISC events. -Coordinate bookings for locations, audio-visual, catering, etc. -Collaborate with stakeholders to manage invitations. -Assist with preparation of promotional materials and collateral required for the event, in collaboration with MCO. -Assist in coordinating and providing information for designated high-level events, led by the Manager, Special Events, External Relations. -Work with ISC staff to recruit, train and manage volunteers (when necessary). Communications for the Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint: -Develop and implement a communications strategy in consultation with the steering committee of the Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint (MCIEB) and in collaboration with MCO. -Contribute to MCIEB website as required (duties may include, but not be limited to managing and updating content). -Attend MCIEB committee and working group meetings as required. -Assist with research and background information for media releases prepared and distributed by MCO. -Assist with planning, coordination and execution of any MCIEB events (e.g. Best Practices Conference). Additional Duties: -Represent IA and ISC at various functions throughout the year, both on and off-campus. -Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications :

CANDIDATE MUST SELF-DECLARE AS INDIGENOUS. MINIMUM FORMAL EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIRED: -Undergraduate Bachelors degree is required, a degree in communications or journalism is preferred. EXPERIENCE: -One year of directly related communications experience required. -Extensive experience, knowledge, competency with respect to Indigenous cultures and histories required. -Experience working with Indigenous communities and organizations required. -Experience in communication planning and preparing and delivering communication materials (print and digital) required. -Experience in event planning and execution required. -An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. ABILITIES AND SKILLS: -Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (verbal and written) required. -Advanced level of proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint required. -Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, RedDot, WordPress, and social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and/or the ability to learn and adapt to new computer and web programs, and social media trends quickly required. -Excellent photography skills required. -Superior time management skills required. -Demonstrated ability to work in close collaboration and partnership with academic and administrative colleagues, students, alumni, Elders, and community partners required. -Ability to think critically and creatively required. -Ability to work independently required. -Must have a demonstrated ability to deal with high demand and/or stressful contacts. -Must have a strong work ethic and be willing to take the initiative to solve problems and learn new tasks. -Attention to detail is essential. OTHER JOB RELATED QUALIFICATIONS: -High energy level and a positive attitude, enjoy challenges, and cope well with change, preferred. -High level of commitment to The University of Manitoba community and to the mission of Indigenous Achievement preferred -Tri-lingual – French, English and/or an Indigenous language would be beneficial, but is not required. -Satisfactory work record, including satisfactory attendance and punctuality, is required.

Additional Information :

This is an 18-month project position.

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA
Posted on: 2018-07-22
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