Marketing & Communications Strategist

Mount Royal University - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Job Type
Permanent (for any group)

MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)

About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 14,000 credit students choose from 12 bachelor degrees and 36 majors.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

About the Department of Marketing and Communications

Marketing and Communications integrates expertise, efforts and experience to help Mount Royal University meet its institutional goals. Marketing and Communications also collaborates with resources on and off campus to provide the best possible support to foster Mount Royal’s reputation and image as a premier Canadian undergraduate institution. This is accomplished by developing and implementing strategies to support the advancement of Mount Royal’s institutional priorities, assisting with increasing the institution's profile and reputation, and acting as an integral resource within the campus community. This team of creative professionals provides service excellence by focusing on partnership, mutual goals, adapting to evolving need, and telling Mount Royal’s story.

About the Role

Let’s cut straight to the chase, if marketing is your jam, we’re the peanut butter.

As a member of Mount Royal University’s Marketing and Communications team, you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and create demand for the products and services our Business and Retail teams provide. From marketing concerts and kids’ camps, to promoting apparel and parking passes, you know what it takes to help a 110-year-old institution stay relevant, generate revenue and support our core mission of serving students.

In the role of MarCom Strategist, you will build relationships and support a range of clients primarily in the area of Business and Retail Services. Provide strategic business analysis and marketing strategy to help grow revenues, establish new markets and support MRU’s bottom line.

This is a hands-on position. From stakeholder engagement, to supporting events, to the creation of timely email campaigns, you will use your understanding of traditional and digital marketing to get results.

We have no doubt that you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of challenging, interesting and satisfying projects at the department and institutional level. So if all of this sounds fun, we can’t wait to meet you.

Advance the priorities of Mount Royal University through its administrative divisions through smart, practical and budget-sensible marketing and communications activities
Regularly act as project and marketing lead roles, which includes managing project timelines, building functional teams, developing and maintaining budgets and seeing projects through to completion
Play an active role in identifying and capitalizing on marketing opportunities for client departments and the University
Write marketing materials to meet the goals of projects, using different writing styles appropriate to the channel, in collaboration with members of the communications team
Proofread content based on different styles and communications channels

Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or related field in combination with a minimum of five years’ relevant experience
Experience marketing in a retail or business-to-consumer field is an asset
Expertise in the areas of relationship building, project management and marketing strategy
Comfortable providing advice and services to clients and sharing your knowledge of the vast array of marketing and communications strategies to achieve successful outcomes
Creative, versatile, and entrepreneurial individual with exceptional communication, customer service and critical thinking skills

What We Offer

Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions.

At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, Christmas leave, personal days and a free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre.

Our campus offers the convenience of a full medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including personal training, fitness classes, climbing, aquatics, sports, tournaments and certifications for students, employees and the public.

Salary: $2,872.17 Semi-monthly

Closing Date: January 19, 2020

A cover letter and resume should be submitted in one .pdf formatted document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: [Job Title], [Requisition Number].pdf (ex. Coordinator, 999999.pdf).

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.