Communications Officer (MT0140, COM2A, GR4)
Under the supervision of the Director of the McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS), the Communications Officer will provide communications support to promote McGill’s climate and sustainability efforts within the university community and beyond, with the ultimate goal of incorporating sustainability into McGill’s institutional identity. The communications support will mostly focus on the McGill Sustainability Strategy (Vision 2020), the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) , sustainability-related research at McGill and various climate and sustainability initiatives on campus. The Sustainability Communications Officer will create strategies and communications content to reach out to various internal (students, staff, faculty,) and external audiences through websites, social media platforms, newsletters, videos, events, etc. in order to position McGill as a sustainability leader.
• Plan, develop and implement communication plans in support of MOOS’s priorities.
• Plan large meetings, special events and activities that contribute directly to the promotion of McGill’s sustainability efforts.
• Recruit and supervise communication interns, including job posting, interviewing, training, professional leadership and guidance, and performance monitoring.
• Manage the editorial upkeep and the day-to-day operations of MOOS’s social media efforts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), website, blog, and newsletter, targeted at McGill sustainability community.
• Liaise with colleagues in central or faculty-based communications units and with the Media Relations Office to create and promote sustainability related content across the entire university and beyond.
• Collaborate with student leaders to coordinate communication efforts between MOOS, student societies, and student-led sustainability groups.
• Contribute to the year-end monitoring and reporting of climate and sustainability related achievements at McGill, including the SPF.
• Identify opportunities to position McGill as a leading institution in sustainability to an external audience (national and international).
• Use data and analytics to evaluate the success of the various communication tools, inform future strategies and maximize the impact.
Three (3) years’ related experience
Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:
Proven ability to write and edit materials for print, online, and social media channels. Strong knowledge of social media (including Facebook and Twitter). Graphic design and/or videography skills. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Excellent people skills. Ability to connect with students. Proven talent for problem-solving. Demonstrated organization skills, with the ability to set priorities and multi-task. Demonstrated ability to work under stress. Knowledge of the McGill environment. Experience in a communications role in an academic/higher education environment. Experience/knowledge of social marketing. Experience developing communications materials using Universal Design considered an asset. Excellent communication skills in English, spoken and written. Functional proficiency in French.
Facilities Management and Ancillary Services
(Grade 04) $50,800 – $63,500 (midpoint) – $82,600
Two (2) Years
How to Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Facilities Management and Ancillary Services:
McGill University, Facilities Management and Ancillary Services (HR), Area Personnel Office
1010 Sherbrooke Street West, 10th floor
The deadline to apply for this position is January 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM.
*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*
We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Facilities Management and Ancillary Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.
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