Communications Consultant

  • Location: To Be Determined
  • Department: Communication Services
  • Employment Terms: Full Time

Job Description

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is the largest employer in Saskatchewan, employing over 43,000 staff in a dynamic healthcare environment.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is committed to providing coordinated quality services that are seamless, safe and patient-centred.

Note to Internal applicants. To ensure your application is received and you are included in the applicant list, please submit your resume and cover letter via Gateway Online. For postings within former ROHR only, apply via email through jobs@rqhealth.ca, quoting the posting number, or through Health Careers in Saskatchewan, if available.

By submitting your application, you consent to your application history being shared with Human Resources.

Job Summary

The Communications Consultant is the first line of contact for issues and works in a highly visible and complex environment where access to various media and other internal and public communication platforms are readily available. This position works with system leaders to advance Saskatchewan’s health care goals. Reporting through to the assigned Director, the Communications Consultant is responsible for providing strategic communications advice and support to all levels of the organization. The Communications Consultant develops key relationships and partnerships with a broad array of stakeholders within a highly complex environment in order to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Saskatchewan people. This position is responsible for creating and implementing policies, practices, procedures, and plans that promote the overall strategic direction of the organization through mechanisms such as: internal and external communications and marketing efforts; management of issues; management of reputation and brand; enhancement of media relations, government relations and community relations; development of corporate publications; and management of online and social media editorial content. The Communications Consultant advocates for and promotes awareness of Saskatchewan Health Authority initiatives, including access to health care services for Saskatchewan people, and works closely with other members of the Community Engagement and Communications team to deliver highly effective communications services, both internally within the Saskatchewan Health Authority and externally.

This position will be responsible for communications activities to support the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations Inc. (SAHO) which is transitioning to the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) as well as other communications initiatives.

Experience:

Five (5) years’ experience in public affairs, corporate communications or public relations in a large, complex, multi-stakeholder organization

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in communications/marketing, public relations, business or journalism

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to adapt to frequent change and work under pressure
  • Ability to exercise personal and professional judgement in the provision of all communication activities
  • Ability to think and act quickly, creatively and strategically
  • Advanced communication and organizational skills
  • Advanced computer skills and experience working with digital graphics and communications systems
  • Broad knowledge of health care and health issues, government, government relations and public affairs
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player and consensus builder
  • Demonstrated skills to maintain a focus on quality in all services
  • Demonstrated understanding of communication strategy
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a diverse, culturally competent and culturally safe work environment and representative workforce
  • Expert written and verbal communication skills including excellent proficiency in editing material for clarity, accuracy and conciseness
  • Is committed to quality, safety and continuous improvement striving towards zero harm
    Must understand and be proficient in applying a full range of communication methods, traditional and emerging tools and media
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality including handling confidential information with discretion
  • Understanding of methods for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of communications activities

Go to Health careers in Saskatchewan (healthcareersinsask.ca) – search for GO-00559779-1

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Communications Associate

  • Location: Saskatoon, SK
  • Department: Communications
  • Employment Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is a diverse business operating in the agriculture, food, energy and home and building sectors. Based in Saskatoon, Sask., FCL is owned by independent retail co-operatives from across Western Canada that are committed to local investment, community mindedness and lifetime membership benefits. FCL is involved in wholesaling and manufacturing, including refined fuels and lubricants. It also provides administrative and marketing support to its member-owners. For more information, visit www.fcl.crs.

The Co-operative Retailing System is a network composed of Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and over 180 independent retail co-operatives that help build, feed and fuel individuals and communities in Western Canada. From Vancouver Island to northwestern Ontario and into the Arctic, retail co-ops serve 1.8 million active members and many more customers at 2,500 locations. FCL centrally supplies and supports these retail co-ops. By working together under the CO-OP® brand, we are all committed to local investment, community mindedness and lifetime membership benefits. For more information, visit www.coopconnection.ca

Position Summary

FCL invites you to apply for applications for the Communications Associate I position at our home office in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

As part of our award-winning communications team, you’ll post and schedule content on various channels to support writers and content providers. You’ll assist more senior team members in writing, recording, editing and proofing content and visuals for FCL’s internal and external web sites, social media, and other communications according to corporate standards and formats.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Public Relations Manager, responsibilities for this position include:

1. Assisting more senior team members in writing, recording, editing and proofing content and visuals for FCL’s internal and external web sites, social media and other corporate communications according to corporate standards and formats.
2. Supporting the corporate intranet, public website and various social media vehicles.
3. Supporting contributing writers, content providers and local administrators.
4. Assisting senior team members in ensuring content is aligned with company’s vision, mission, values and business goals.
5. Handling information in a professional manner.
6. Posting content on various channels, including, CRS Hub, digital screens, and internal or employee email blasts.
7. Maintaining data in crisis communications system and post information as required. Send out employee e-blasts as required.
8. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

The successful candidate will have a University degree in communications, marketing, or related field. No experience required. Or a Diploma in communications, marketing, or related field with 2 years of related experience in marketing.

You may be required to undergo a background and substance test in accordance with FCL policies.

*A COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE MAY BE CONSIDERED.

FCL offers a competitive salary, ongoing personal and professional development, and the opportunity to work with one of western Canada’s most successful organizations.

Deadline

Please submit a detailed resume in confidence on or before March 26, 2019

To Apply

Submit your resume to careers@fcl.ca. Please indicate position applied for in “Subject” line.
Talent Acquisition Specialist,
Federated Co-operatives Limited
Box 1050, 401 – 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3M9
www.fcl.crs

WE THANK ALL CANDIDATES FOR THEIR INTEREST, HOWEVER, ONLY THOSE SELECTED TO CONTINUE IN THE SELECTION PROCESS WILL BE CONTACTED.

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Coordinator, Corporate Relations (Contract)

  • Location: Calgary, AB, or Saskatoon, SK
  • Department: Corporate
  • Employment Terms: Full Time

Job Description

At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.

Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 20,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.

We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.

Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.

Nutrien currently has an exciting new graduate opportunity, beginning in May 2019, for a period of 6-months. As a member of our Corporate Relations team, you will experience an invaluable work experience in a growing company.

What you will do:

  • Generate a variety of content for the Nutrien website, intranet, and social media channels
  • Write and edit memos, invitations, or company-wide employee communications
  • Project and communications support for a wide variety of internal stakeholders
  • Traditional media and social media monitoring support and related reporting and benchmarking
  • Provide digital support managing webpages utilizing appropriate content management systems to upload and edit content
  • Photography and video support for internal stakeholders and events
  • Help maintain digital asset library
  • Ad hoc project involvement

What you will bring:

  • Undergraduate degree in communications or journalism
  • 2 years of relevant communications work experience

Technical Qualifications:

  • Intermediate/expert level proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel applications
  • Skill in writing, communications, and project management
  • Knowledge or experience in design layout and video applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Canva or Premiere is an asset
  • Familiarity with media monitoring tools or content management systems (e.g. Drupal, SharePoint) is an asset. Experience with digital
  • communications. including social media, photography or video

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment and utilize external resources
  • Ability to initiate action, problem-solve, manage numerous priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Astute attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to learn the company’s strategy, operations, and industry
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible on work assignments

Are you a good match? Apply today!

Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics

This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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Director of Communications

  • Location: Saskatoon, SK
  • Department: Senior Management
  • Employment Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Salary Information

The salary range is $79,448.00 – 132,331.00 CAD per annum (Specialist Professional/Phase 3). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Primary Purpose

The Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) is a multi-disciplinary research institute that specializes in sustainable food and nutritional security which is a strategic research priority of the university, the province and the nation. Food security has also been listed as one of the top challenges facing the world. The institute is unique within the university in that it is a public/ private partnership between industry, the provincial government and the university, and has its own board of directors. It is critical that the communications work reflects the local, provincial, national and international nature of the institute. For more information please refer to: www.gifs.ca and www.p2irc.usask.ca.

The Global Institute for Food Security at the University of Saskatchewan values diversity and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority. In support of this priority, this position will contribute to a team environment which recognizes and supports the importance and value of diversity in achieving the mission of the university, and actively seeks out those with diverse cultural backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to support the mission.

The Director of Communications is a member of the Global Institute for Food Security Senior Management Team and is responsible for leading and implementing the institute’s strategic communications and marketing initiatives. The primary purpose of the position is to support the institute’s goals and priorities with effective communications strategies as well as build and maintain a positive reputation for the institute and university (regionally, nationally and internationally). As part of this work, the Director will promote and extend the brand identity of the institute in accordance with GIFS and the University Strategic Research Plan.

Nature of Work

Reporting to the Executive Director and CEO of GIFS, and as a key member of the GIFS Senior Management team, the Director is responsible for the communications of GIFS, both internally and externally. This involves establishing and adapting strategies, ensuring appropriate resources are in place and is involved in the hiring and supervision of a communications staff. This position will work closely with the Director, Research Profile and Impact within the Office of the Vice President of Research, the Director of Development for the P2IRC program, the Director of the Omics and Precision Agriculture Laboratory, as well as University Relations (marketing/communications, alumni relations and development programs).

This position will establish and maintain a wide range of professional relationships, both within and external to GIFS and the university. This highly complex and challenging role involves effective management of relationships with a number of stakeholders, at a variety of levels—locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. The Director is required to work in an environment where it is critical to balance the conflicting needs of multiple stakeholders.

The Director has a proven ability to turn the conceptual into the practical, to critically assess opportunities and risks, and to propose and develop action plans. This position requires a strategic level of decision-making on a routine basis. Responsibilities are broad and diverse, reflecting the range of complex research issues and public opinion that require strategic thinking and experienced communications approaches in order to achieve GIFS’ research goals and while being cognizant of stakeholder reputational risks.

The individual in this position must exercise considerable judgment, discretionary decision-making, and must have an ability to build collaborative relationships with a cross-section of senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, supporters, donors, community partners and other key stakeholders at various sites to ensure workplace efficiencies and seamless service to stakeholders. Confidentiality and discretion are critically important as this position is privy to, and works with, sensitive and highly confidential information and will make communications-related decisions based on the impact of this information to GIFS, the university and its many stakeholders. This position may require long and/or irregular hours.

The work requires a proactive and strategic approach in a complex environment as well as the ability to communicate effectively to reach a diverse audience through a variety of methods and communication mediums. Establishing and maintaining positive relationships is essential to success. Attention to detail in communications is significant to the Global Institute for Food Security’s and the university’s reputation and profile.

Accountabilities
Leads the strategic marketing and communications function for the institute through:

Strategic Planning:

  • Working with the CEO, Board of Directors and GIFS senior scientists to develop and implement the institute’s strategy for external and internal relations.
  • Providing sound and strategic advice, messaging, speaking notes, briefing documents, issues management and crisis communications for the senior team.
  • Measures effectiveness of communications plans and applies learning to future initiatives, with guidance and support from the Executive Director and CEO as well as the GIFS Board of Directors.
  • Stewardship of the GIFS and university brand and visual identity.

Strategic Communication

  • Working collaboratively with the Director, Research Profile and Impact within the Office of the Vice President of Research, and Director of Development for the P2IRC program, as well as University Relations to develop a multi-party communications and marketing strategy and framework that supports major institute initiatives, events and recruitment efforts.
  • Provides communications advice and support to groups within the institute, research pillars and themes, and Alumni and Development.

Marketing:

  • Planning and execute marketing plans, including media buying and working with graphic designers and suppliers to create branded materials (e.g. swag, clothing, newsletters, banners, etc.) and publications (digital and print) that support institute initiatives and that build a cohesive brand that is aligned with the institute’s and university’s priorities.

Knowledge Transfer:

  • Creating and sharing stories and content that help build profile for the institute’s research, faculty, staff, students, teaching, and community outreach initiatives, written in accessible language that is appropriate for various mediums.

General:

  • Manages budget for communications and ensures effective use of resources, following all university guidelines.
  • Supports the needs of the institute’s fund development and branding.
  • Develops and manages the institute’s websites, ensuring it is user-centered and content is accurate and updated regularly.
  • Develops and manages the institute’s social media channels.
  • Media relations (pitch stories, respond to requests, assist with media interview preparation)
  • Oversees internal communications for the institute (e.g. internal newsletter, posters within the institute, etc.).
  • Takes photos for internal events and working with photographers as appropriate.
  • Assists with some event planning and management, as determined by the needs of the institute.
  • Supervises communications and marketing co-op students, managing relationships with consultants and suppliers (internal or external) working on marketing and communications activities related to the institute.
  • Keeps informed of and follows communications best practices, learns from and shares with colleagues across campus, participates in training as appropriate.

Qualifications

Education: An undergraduate university degree, preferably in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or related field. An equivalent level of education and experience may be considered. Membership in the International Association of Business Communicators is strongly preferred.

Experience: Ten 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. Knowledge of the University of Saskatchewan, the academic and research environment and/or food security would be an asset. Experience presenting to a Board as well as working with Indigenous communities or environments will also be considered as assets.

Skills:

  • Thorough understanding of communications and marketing principles and strategies, and proven experience in applying them and achieving results in a complex environment
  • Highly effective interpersonal communications, with the capacity to build consensus and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders while exercising diplomacy, judgment and tact, and acting confidentially and with cultural sensitivity
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, analytical, and organizational skills, including the effective planning and management of multiple projects, and the ability to adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and reliability
  • Ability to problem-solve, think, and act strategically and creatively
  • Proficiency in contemporary computer applications and knowledge of social media and web platforms
  • Photography skills would be an asset

This position is in the scope of ASPA.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Gwen Miller at gwen.miller@gifs.ca.

This position is posted in the University of Saskatchewan Career Centre under Current Job Opportunities. Please visit: https://careers.usask.ca/ and follow the instructions to apply.

The deadline to apply for this position is March 22, 2019.

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Advertising Account Manager

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

Job Description

Brandt has two positions available for Advertising Account Managers. Working under the marketing umbrella, this position will collaborate with internal teams to creatively and effectively develop strong tactical advertising plans and campaigns, and execute on those while staying in alignment with the Brandt Business Division strategies. This position is perfect for a positive multitasker who is motivated and knows how to get the most out of a diverse team, while having fun along the way.

Required Skills:

  • Collaborate with the Branding and Marketing teams to develop and manage advertising plans and campaigns for select Brandt divisions within the Brandt Group of Companies
  • Work with Media Planner to determine best tactical application for messaging to reach target audiences
  • Act as the primary liaison between the marketing and design team
  • Initiate and implement tactical activities, including writing briefs and communication plans to creative and digital teams
  • Ensure progressive stages of tactical executions are planned and approved with adequate time, budget and margin for successful completion
  • Manage stakeholder expectations in relation to internal team capacities and project deliverables
  • Conduct meetings to present advertising recommendations to various stakeholders
  • Review, evaluate, and report on advertising performance
  • Monitor and report on project statuses to various stakeholders
  • Organize and maintain necessary records, including initiating paperwork for all jobs
  • Engage in project management duties
  • Maintain positive working relationships with internal clients and external vendors

Required Experience:

  • Business/Marketing/Communications degree or diploma from University or College
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a marketing/communications field – Advertising Agency experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present, and influence key stakeholders at all levels of an organization
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple projects at a time, while staying organized and maintaining sharp attention to detail
  • Strong listening, negotiation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Tight organizational and time management skills
  • Awareness of creative processes – including traditional and digital mediums
  • Experience working with creative teams – graphic designers, multimedia teams, copywriters, etc.
  • Significant experience in professional client relationship management
  • Willingness to stay up-to-date on relevant trends and the confidence to put forward new ideas
  • Ability to manage budgets and find creative solutions within budgetary restraints
  • Team-oriented

To apply for this position please visit www.brandtjobs.com and enter the tracking code 2492-046 into the search field on the Job Opportunities page.

Director of Multimedia Production

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

Job Description

Brandt has a position available for a Director of Multimedia Production. This position will be responsible for leading the multimedia production team to create photo/video content for both internal and external communications. This will include but is not limited to both product and facility photos; filmed and animated product walk-around videos, product promotional videos, competitive analysis videos, online interactive product experiences and on-site kiosk style media displays.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the multimedia production team and govern the production process in order to ensure the highest-degree of quality and efficiency
  • Understand the business objectives of the management group in order to deliver creative solutions to achieve the desired strategic communication
  • Plan, coordinate, manage and direct photo & video shoots
  • Management and inventory all multimedia assets
  • Prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and expectations
  • Design a process that allows the multimedia production team to work efficiently and effectively
  • Work with multimedia systems, both audio and video, as well as digital format conversion, video capture, audio capture and enhancement, video content editing, and presentation technologies

Required Skills:

  • A university degree with a specialization in Media Production
  • Past experience working in media production and a marketing oriented environment is preferred
  • Must have creative ability and artistic talent
  • Must be proficient in the use of Adobe Suite (After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop & Premiere, etc.)
  • Must be proficient in camera operation in both photo and video; as well as, experience setting up and capturing audio in varying contexts both indoor and outdoor
  • Have the ability to understand direction and communicate effectively with team members
  • Able to successfully manage a large number of tasks and projects of all sizes
  • Able to work with a number of teams to provide deliverables that are in accordance with their strategies

To apply for this position please visit www.brandtjobs.com and enter the tracking code 2442-046 into the search field on the Job Opportunities page.

Director of Digital Marketing

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

Job Description

Brandt has a position available for a Director of Digital Marketing, this position will manage an industry-leading digital team to support the Brandt Group of Companies and will lead the team in identifying opportunities in the digital space.

Required Skills:

  • Lead, manage and maintain all digital initiatives
  • Support the various intercompany stakeholders through all digital platforms
  • Lead the development of easy-to-use digital interfaces for retail and wholesale use
  • Lead the development of POP interactive displays to aid in the sales process
  • Provide creative digital solutions to internal customers
  • Implement and utilize CRM to create sales leads and execute marketing automation
  • Build and lead a team to optimize online advertising efforts
  • Lead a team that will effectively engage customers online (SEM, SEO, Display, Social, etc.)
  • Develop and manage a process to successfully use data and analytics to make marketing initiatives more targeted, effective and measurable
  • Effectively be the champion of the Brandt brand for customers, dealers, suppliers and internal stakeholders in the digital space

Required Experience:

  • University Degree in Marketing
  • 10+ Years of Digital Marketing Experience
  • 5+ Years of Managerial Experience
  • Team-oriented
  • Must have leadership qualities
  • Must have a vision for the future and the can-do attitude necessary for building and leading an effective team

To apply for this position please visit www.brandtjobs.com and enter the tracking code 2437-046 into the search field on the Job Opportunities page.

Marketing Consultant

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

Job Description

1. Marketing. Develop and implement marketing plans for assigned program clusters, ensuring that these individual plans align and integrate with Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s business objectives and its corporate marketing and communications plan.

2. Media relations. Identify and capture opportunities to achieve Saskatchewan Polytechnic marketing and communications goals through public relations initiatives. Write press releases and backgrounders. Assist spokespersons in the development and delivery of key messages. Maintain a positive working relationship with members of the local media.

3. Special events. Plan special events including news conferences.

4. Employee communications. Contribute to the development and implementation of campus and SaskPolytech-wide internal communications initiatives, working with the manager of communications and the mySaskPolytech (intranet) editor.

5. Advertising. Develop and implement multi-media, in-province and out-of-province advertising campaigns. Write copy, facilitate and approve layout, book space, monitor bookings, analyze and report on results.

6. Special projects. Contribute to the development and execution of marketing and communications plans for SaskPolytech-wide initiatives.

7. Crisis communications. Serve as a key communications contact for crisis communications at the campus. Work with the crisis management team and with the M&C colleagues to ensure effective and efficient handling of crisis communications internally and externally.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities (QSA)

1. Marketing diploma or commerce degree specializing in marketing, or equivalent combination of directly related education and experience.

2. Three years of experience in a marketing position (must include strategic marketing).

3. Demonstrated and proven creativity and innovation in the development of targeted marketing, message development and delivery.

4. Solid computer skills and familiarity with multi-media applications related to electronic and print publications.

5. Superior organizational skills and the ability to work diplomatically in cross-functional teams, managing multiple tasks and changing priorities in a fast-paced, team environment with minimum supervision.

6. Exceptional research, writing, editing and proofreading skills.

7. Superior organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities

8. An understanding of media operations.

9. An understanding of the issues related to marketing in remote areas and to Aboriginal peoples.

10. Demonstrates valuing diversity.

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Alumni Relations Communications Specialist, Editor

  • Location: Saskatoon, SK
  • Department: Communications/Alumni Relations
  • Employment Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Reports to: Director, University Communications
College/Unit: University Relations
Department: Communications/Alumni Relations
Job Family: ASPA/Specialist Phase 2
Status: 1.0 FTE, permanent
Posting Date: February 26, 2019
Competition No.: req3857

Primary Purpose

The Office of Alumni Relations works in collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association to engage over 150,000 alumni living worldwide by encouraging and fostering a sense of community and connection among graduates through communications, events, programming of relevance to alumni, celebrating alumni achievement, and converting alumni goodwill into action. Work of Alumni Relations is fundamental to the University of Saskatchewan’s University Relations mission, which is to ensure that the University has the reputation, relationships and resources to take its place among the most distinguished universities in Canada and the world.

The Communications Specialist is editor of the Green & White alumni magazine and Beyond the Bowl e- newsletter and is responsible for all aspects of these publications. The incumbent is also responsible for communications support of the Alumni Association’s strategic plan and the Associations’ engagement activities. This position provides guidance and expertise in alumni communications to alumni relations and communications professionals across campus.

Nature of Work

Reporting to the Director, University Communications and working collaboratively with the Associate-Vice President, Alumni Relations, the Alumni Relations Communications Specialist will develop and implement communications and marketing strategies for the University of Saskatchewan that grow meaningful relationships with alumni and stakeholders. This position plays a key role in increasing awareness and engagement with alumni, and supporting the development and implementation of alumni engagement programming intended to develop and grow the relationship between the university and its alumni.

The Communications Specialist is responsible for the implementation and management of leading-edge alumni communications that contribute to increased awareness and engagement of the University of Saskatchewan alumni community. As a member of the Alumni Relations team, this position develops communication and marketing plans, and is responsible for the coordination of alumni communication channels including print, website, social media, and e-mail. As editor of the Green & White alumni magazine, this position is responsible for leading the production and evaluation of this magazine (published twice per year), and in the production and evaluation of the alumni e-newsletter Beyond the Bowl (published monthly). This includes conducting ongoing research and evaluation of communication trends and providing expertise to ensure leading-edge alumni communication practices.

This position is responsible for supporting the communication needs of the Alumni Association strategic plan and using communication channels to promote these activities for increased awareness, participation, and ultimately support for the Association. The incumbent will collaborate with campus units and colleges to facilitate alumni communications and provides recommendations and expertise that contribute to increased awareness and engagement of University of Saskatchewan alumni. This position will work closely with senior level staff, and contribute to the university’s strategic directions by maintaining an understanding of the university’s priorities and ensuring the successful implementation of alumni engagement programs are in alignment with the strategic directions of the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association.

This position requires a high level of creativity, insight and analytical thinking to formulate communication initiatives and ensure their effectiveness while managing competing interests and priorities necessary for successful outcomes. Working proactively, the position liaises with a diverse group of on- and off-campus individuals and stakeholder groups to coordinate communication activities. Strong interpersonal skills, a high level of emotional intelligence, problem solving, and conflict management skills will be required to help establish and maintain the level of personal relationships that support exceptional collaboration. Confidentiality and discretion are required as the position works with sensitive information. The impact of error for this work is significant for the university and the Alumni Association. Occasional evening and weekend work and some travel is required.

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority. In support of this priority, this position will lead a team environment which recognizes and supports the importance and value of diversity in achieving the mission of the University, and actively seek out those with diverse cultural backgrounds, perspective and experiences to support the mission.

The position will display a knowledge and commitment to the University Relations mission, and its guiding principles that include:

  • Creative: We embrace change and take strategic risks by seeking bold ideas with curiosity and enthusiasm.
  • Open: We nurture relationships with each other, on campus and with community partners that respect and honour different and diverse perspectives.
  • True: We communicate clearly, keep our promises and focus on achieving amazing results.

Accountabilities

  • Develop and implement the alumni communications strategy intended to increase alumni engagement and reputation of the university.
    • Identify new strategies and best practices in alumni communications and implement new approaches in response to alumni and institutional needs;
    • Establish metrics and evaluation processes for alumni communications, consistent with benchmarks and targets established by Alumni Relations, and ensure appropriate processes and tools exist for effective measurement;
    • Contribute to the Alumni Relations business plan, outlining priorities, project and budget.
  • As editor, lead the development and production of the Green & White alumni magazine in alignment with the alumni communication strategy.
    • Work with internal and external service providers, including writers, printers, graphic
      designers and website support team;
    • Seek out stories of broad alumni interest and maintain awareness of alumni achievements
      and accomplishments;
    • Develop and update content plans, budget and timelines.
  •  Manage and monitor the day-to-day activities of alumni relations communications officers who are responsible for producing content for various communications channels and promoting alumni relations activities.
    • Provide day-to-day feedback and support to alumni relations communications officers work related to marketing and communications planning and promotion of program, events, initiatives and projects.
  •  Develop and coordinate alumni communications through a variety of high-impact communications channels and resources.
    • Oversee and manage alumni e-communication channels, including bulk email, websites, and social media including the Alumni Association’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages; o Develop and source content for the monthly alumni e-newsletter Beyond the Bowl; o Develop communication plans that support alumni engagement strategies that increase awareness and participation in alumni programs.
  •  Develop and implement the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association communication plan.
    • Write and coordinate communication material for Association activities, including
      speeches, announcements, advertisements, and messaging.
  •  Build collaborative relationships and partnerships with colleagues and units across the university.
    • Provide strategic alumni communication and marketing expertise in support of college-based alumni communication initiatives;
    • Provide support to units and departments who want to communicate with alumni; o Provides communication support for the university’s outreach and engagement awards program.

Education

An undergraduate degree; graduate degree is desirable. Preference will be given to a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan.

Experience

Five to seven years of marketing and communication experience; experience with the production of a significant organizational publication or magazine is required; progressive experience in a post-secondary, non-profit sector, or similarly complex environment; strong ability to build relationships among complex stakeholder groups, organizations and volunteers; analytical and research experience for program planning, managing budgets and generating reports; proven experience with Microsoft Office and Excel applications; database knowledge. Involvement with volunteer boards as well as current knowledge of alumni programs and services, fundraising or communications through job-related training or experience, seminars, conferences or workshops would be an asset. Knowledge of the University of Saskatchewan’s culture, issues, goals and stakeholders would be considered an asset. Experience in a university setting or similarly large and complex organization would be an asset.

Skills/Competencies – exceptional written and verbal communication skills; excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills including tact, diplomacy, professionalism and ethical behavior; demonstrated ability to think and act strategically and responding positively to challenges; proven creativity and understanding of effective communications design and delivery; must be highly organized to work independently and work collaboratively within a team of environment and with volunteer leaders; effective planning and organizational skills in relation to program development and experience in applying best practice in communications to achieve desired results, demonstrated initiative and collaborative strengths across a broad demographic; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects from conception to completion within tightly prescribed timelines and evaluate results; proven ability to prioritize workloads and balance conflicting demands; detail oriented; proven ability, discretion and tact in working effectively with confidential and sensitive information.

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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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