Provides strategic and operational leadership in developing, planning and implementing all aspects of internal and external communications and marketing, including digital communications, public relations, branding and event management, to improve the visibility of the faculty or service and enhance its reputation. Manages the faculty or service’s marketing and communications team and provides expert advice to senior managers on all aspects of marketing and communications.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
Minimum seven years’ experience in a similar role
Experience in managing and supervising employees
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent public relations skills
Experience in developing and implementing strategic communications and marketing plans, including experience in media relations, Web and online strategies, advertising and event management
Experience in managing projects
Ability to deal with competing priorities and meet strict deadlines
Ability to determine and plan for physical and material resources
Knowledge of budget management principles and practices
Experience in analysing and solving problems
Ability to work well under pressure and to adapt easily and quickly; excellent judgment and discretion
Experience in delivering oral presentations
Knowledge of computer systems and software such as Windows, word processors, graphic design and web applications, social media platforms, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, internet browsers and email
Bilingualism — English and French (spoken and written)
Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve 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. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.
Other competencies :
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.
Temporary assignment or contract of 12 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits will be determined upon hiring. This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. All applications will be considered equally. To obtain a temporary assignment, internal candidates must receive approval from their immediate supervisor. 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).