Digital Communications Officer

University of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Position Purpose
Designs and implements innovative digital communication strategies to optimize the visibility of the faculty or service on various web platforms, including social media. Provides expert advice to members of the faculty or service with regard to writing and presenting web content to ensure that it is of high quality and complies with relevant policies and procedures. Responsible for the operational processes related to managing the faculty or service’s websites, including coordinating activities that continuously update content.

Essential Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in communication or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
At least five years’ experience in a similar role
Experience in developing, organizing, writing and editing website content
Solid writing, editing and proofreading skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Knowledge of web technologies
Experience in working with web programming languages
In-depth knowledge of standards used in web design and user friendliness
Ability to develop digital communication strategies
Knowledge of web accessibility guidelines and experience in following them
Knowledge of computer systems and software such as Windows, word processors, graphic design and web application software, multimedia platforms, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, internet browsers and email
Ability to handle competing priorities
In-depth knowledge of web development and web design processes
Experience in managing projects
Strong organizational skills
Bilingualism — English/French (spoken and written)

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

Applications from employees belonging to the bargaining unit SSUO will be considered first. Priority will be given to employees who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies. The University also accepts external applications; they will be selected in second place. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).

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