Water Institue hiring communications officer for temporary contract

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

We are hiring a communications officer for a 14-month contract. Work with a small, friendly, enthusiastic team!

USG: 9
Term: 14 Months (January 2017 – March 2018)
Hiring Range: $56,979 - $71,224

Qualifications: Degree in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations or related field, or equivalent experience. Minimum of 7 to 10 years of experience in a relevant strategic marketing and communications role, preferably with experience in the university sector. Superior written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated success in developing effective digital/social media platforms and print publications. Critical thinking and analytical skills to enable assessment of complex higher education issues of concern to stakeholders, including the media, the public, employers, recruiters, academics and funders. Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines. A positive team approach to working with colleagues and partners. Ability to work independently. Knowledge of content management systems and on-line analytics. Familiarity with web production and editing and basic image editing considered an asset.  Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships across large organizations. Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, clients and external stakeholders, including the media. Ability to demonstrate leadership, diplomacy and integrity when dealing with internal and external stakeholders, with the goal of advancing WI’s marketing and communications agenda.

Date Posted: November 18, 2016
Job Description: Communications Officer
Apply to: Kevin Boehmer, kboehmer@uwaterloo.ca

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