Communications Specialist

  • Location: Regina, SK
  • Department: Support Services
  • Employment Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Reference #2019CS-05

The Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan is seeking a highly motivated, “hands on”, and experienced communications professional to join our team to manage the Office’s communications function, and provide strategic communications advice.

The Position

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Provincial Auditor and working closely with the Provincial Auditor, the Communications Specialist implements the Office’s strategic communications plan, provides strategic communications advice, and develops a wide range of internal and external communications products. Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Media relations and media monitoring including organizing press conferences
  • Writing communications products – e.g., news releases, backgrounders, website copy
  • Editing internal and external publications
  • Website maintenance – managing the Office’s external website and intranet
  • Managing and updating social media channels
  • Graphic design for internal and external communications pieces – e.g., brochures, newsletters
  • Research – developing and administering surveys, data analysis, and reporting results

Candidate Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree or diploma in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 5 years of experience as a public relations/communications/journalism professional
  • Experience in several areas of communications including writing, editing, media relations, website design and maintenance, graphic design, social media, strategic communications, internal communications, research, and event planning/press conferences
  • Exceptional analytical and project management skills combined with initiative, sound judgment, flexibility, research, and decision-making competence
  • Able to establish and maintain rapport with colleagues and external consultants
  • A proficient writer, a sharp eye for detail, and thorough
  • knowledge of English grammar and punctuation, and the editing/proofreading process
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Experience using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • An understanding of the provincial government’s structure would be an asset

Our work environment is professional, friendly, and flexible. We believe in supporting the balance between work, personal life, and community involvement while promoting continuous learning and career development. We offer a competitive salary, attractive benefits, and professional development.

The successful candidate will be subject to a Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment. For more information on the Provincial Auditor’s role and work, visit our website at www.auditor.sk.ca.

Please email your application including reference number #2019CS-05, cover letter, detailed resume, and references, by February 25, 2019 in confidence to:

Angèle Borys, CPA, CA, CPHR
Deputy Provincial Auditor and Chief Operating Officer
Email: hr@auditor.sk.ca

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Events & Engagement Coordinator

  • Location: Saskatoon, SK
  • Department: Leadership Team
  • Employment Terms: Part Time

Job Description

Queen’s House was established in 1958 as a ministry of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI Lacombe Canada) to serve our community. Queen’s House is a place of encounter, a gathering place and oasis in an ever-changing world. We are nestled in a quiet corner of Saskatoon on the bank of the South Saskatchewan River. Queen’s House offers a welcoming blend of calm and challenge, solitude and community, prayer and interaction. We offer a variety of retreats, workshops, and programs for spiritual direction aimed at nurturing body, soul, and spirit. We are seeking a part-time (40%) Events & Engagement Coordinator

Position Summary:

As part of the Leadership Team and reporting to the Executive Director, this position will be responsible for creating and managing the logistics, relationships and our brand of Queen’s House events, donor engagement and various modes of communication.

Key Responsibilities:
Events:

  • Lead the planning, management, outcomes analysis and evaluation of existing events that include:
    Spring Raffle (May) Bike-A-Thon (September) Summer Concert (under consideration)
    Oblate Golf (June) Gala Dinner (November) Advent & Oblate Raffle (December)
  • Generate new event ideas and appropriate business case for consideration and implementation.

Donor Engagement:

  • Be the point of contact person for donor conversations.
  • Actively seek opportunities to build and grow past, present and future donor relationships and engagement.

Communications:

  • Create and share clear, concise and consistent content across all communication platforms.
  • Regularly update and report using the various modes of communication.
  • Grow our online communities and drive conversation year round.
  • Collaborate with team to send consistent internal and external communications.
  • Engage with our local and national Oblate Community to align with this ministry and identify their support for and with each initiative.
  • Strengthen donor, volunteer and stakeholder commitments of our community in the service of the needs of those we serve.

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • A dedicated spiritual life.
  • Excellent inclusive, interpersonal skills with outstanding communication.
  • Desire to work in a team environment, interact with the public in a professional manner and serve with a spirit of hospitality, community and inclusion.
  • Strong understanding of various modes of communication / social media / IT applications.
  • Keen organizational skills, attention to detail with ability to take initiative.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as required by projects and events.
  • A degree / diploma in Marketing, Communications, PR, Events or a related field is preferred.
  • Experience at a not-for-profit or charity and/or in a fund raising or event capacity is preferred.

Terms of Employment:

  • 16 hours per week with flexibility for evenings and weekends as scheduling and event needs require.
  • Salary commensurate with OMI guidelines.
  • Start date preference is immediate and as agreed.

Submit resume, cover letter and references to Brendan Bitz – Director at Queen’s House at director@queenshouse.org by Friday, March 1, 2019. Thank you in advance for your interest.

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Creative Director

  • Location: Regina, SK
  • Department: Creative
  • Employment Terms: Full Time

Job Description

We’re looking for an experienced Creative Director to join our team! At Brown, we foster an environment of collaboration, creativity and professionalism. We are client-driven in all aspects of our business. We are dedicated to finding strategic solutions for our clients’ marketing challenges. Are you a creative problem solver and analytical thinker? You might be the perfect fit!

The successful candidate will:

  • Help clients reach their objectives by providing creative insight and relevant solutions that bring marketing/communications strategies to life
  • Ensure our Creative Department meets a high standard of creative excellence, producing work on time and on budget
  • Manage all creative requirements, including copy, art direction, still photography and video production
  • Bring a thorough understanding of both digital and traditional advertising, social media and experiential marketing
  • Approve and prepare creative work for presentation to clients and for final production
  • Provide strategic creative input for proposals and presentations to new clients
  • Supervise Creative Department staff, providing mentoring, direction and performance evaluations
  • Bring three to five years of creative direction experience
  • Have a portfolio demonstrating outstanding creative that meets client objectives

If you think you are the perfect person for this position, apply at careers@brown.ca

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Communications Officer (Alumni Relations)

  • Location: Saskatoon, SK
  • Department: University Relations
  • Employment Terms: Full Time

Job Description

There is 2 opening for this posting. Located in Saskatoon. Note: the department is hiring two people for two identical positions.

FTE: 1.0
Status: Permanent
Requisition: req3504
Open Date: 11/9/2018
Closing Date: Until Filled

Salary Information: The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is CAD $62,850.00 – 98,205.00 per annum (Specialist Professional/Phase 2). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Primary Purpose: The Communications Officer works as part of the alumni relations communications team to plan, executive and evaluate strategic communications initiatives that support Alumni Relations priorities and programs. The primary goal of the position is to support the alumni relations goals with effective and high-impact communications in order to build and maintain a positive reputation for the university and within the university’s over 155,000 global alumni network. Work should be aligned with the Alumni Action Plan, University Relation’s strategic plan and the overall University Plan.

This individual in this position is an employee of University Relations and will specialize in communications for the alumni relations portfolio. The Communications Officer reports to the Director of University Communications, working closely with the Alumni Relations Communications Specialist, Editor, the Associate Vice-President of Alumni Relations, and the entire alumni relations team. The incumbent is a member of the university’s broader Marketing and Communications team. The position is based in Saskatoon.

Nature of Work: The position involves considerable judgment and discretionary decision-making in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of multiple communications plans. The incumbent will work both independently and collaboratively within University Relations, alumni relations (and other) staff based in the colleges, as well as interact with other campus units as needed. It is expected that all work will be coordinated appropriately between college-based and central channels to ensure the maximum benefit to both the college and university. It is expected that the individual develop a solid understanding of Alumni Relations’ mandate, programs, culture and stakeholders. It is critical that the individual establish and maintain positive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, including senior leaders, faculty, staff, students, donors, alumni, partner organizations, and media, among others. Consequence of error is significant to the reputation of the college and university. The environment is dynamic and fast-paced. The position may require some travel and occasional work in evenings and on weekends.

Typical Duties/Accountabilities:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate integrated marketing and communications plans and campaigns for a broad range of central and college-based Alumni Relations programs, events, initiatives and projects.
  • Conceptualize, seek out and create stories and visual (e.g. photos, video) content that celebrates alumni successes and stories and builds pride for alumni and the university, written in accessible language that is appropriate for various mediums.
  • Working closely with the marketing team to create branded publications and materials, such as banners, promotional materials, swag, event invitations, booklets, publications, etc.)
  • Manage and provide content for alumni relations websites and social media channels, ensure channels are audience-centered, follow best practices and that content is accurate and updated regularly.
  • Prepares speaking notes and ensures that alumni key messages are infused in communications across the university, as appropriate.
  • Measures effectiveness of communications plans and applies learning to future initiatives, with guidance and support from University Relations
  • Manages budget for communications and alumni relations, ensures effective use of resources, follows all university guidelines
  • Stewardship of the U of S brand and visual identity
  • Keeps informed of and follows communications and alumni relations best practices, learns from and shares with colleagues across campus, and participates in training as appropriate.

Qualifications

Education: An undergraduate university degree, preferably in communications, marketing, journalism or related field. An equivalent level of education and experience may be considered. Credentials and professional designations through IABC or CPRS would considered an asset.

Experience: Five years of directly related experience with a demonstrated progression in level of responsibility, including a breadth of experience developing, leading, and implementing all areas of strategic communications and/or marketing. Knowledge of the University of Saskatchewan, the academic environment and/or alumni relations would be an asset.

Skills:

  • Excellent writing and editing abilities, careful attention to detail and proofreading skills
  • Ability to conceptualize and create stories/content for a variety of channels, including web, social media, media, print, etc.
  • Understanding of online communications, social media, marketing
  • Thorough understanding of communications principles and strategies, proven experience in applying them and achieving results in a complex environment
  • Demonstrated leadership, analytical and organizational skills, including the effective planning and management of multiple projects, able to adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly effective interpersonal communications, with the capacity to build consensus and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, exercising diplomacy, judgment and tact, and to act confidentially and with cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to deliver projects on time and on budget
  • Photography and/or video skills would be an asset
  • Effective planning and management of multiple projects and events
  • Experience with Indigenous audiences, knowledge, cultural competency would be an asset
  • Experience with, or an understanding of, alumni would be an asset

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Kris Foster at kris.foster@usask.ca

This position is in scope of the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association (ASPA).

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