Saturday , September 23 2023

UBC Careers – Communications Manager

Website The University of British Columbia

Job Description:

Responsibilities include managing and implementing the creation, updating and production of visual identities, publications, story content and other communications efforts for the School. Provides writing, design, publishing, videography, photography and editing skills to the establishment and maintenance of high communications standards and accuracy of publications in print and web-based media. This position is also responsible for the strategic design and implementation of systems, programs and projects designed to raise and enhance the profile of the School.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implements web and social media communication strategies.
  • Liaises with University Relations on web technologies to further the School s communication strategies.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness and impact of marketing and communications strategies and recommends improvements.
  • Develops, designs, and writes website and social media content.
  • Provides strategic recommendations to School of Engineering leadership regarding opportunities to use web technologies to further reach.
  • Works with School of Engineering Leadership to clarify goals, design objectives, and to determine project timelines and budgets, and developing contingency plans to keep projects on track.
  • Manages projects and coordinates workflow of content providers, editors, designers, and external services.
  • Works collaboratively with staff and faculty to ensure the content of communication materials is relevant, current and accurate.
  • Develops and maintains a strategic web communications plan in conjunction with the School of Engineering s strategic goals and provides ongoing web communications support.
  • Develops communications materials to increase industry and donor engagement.
  • Practises and remains familiar with best practices in communications
  • Manages photo and video archives
  • Develops a comprehensive communications and marketing strategy including events and workshops.
  • Evaluates requirements and provides recommendations regarding media and format.
  • Provides photography and video services

Job Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • University degree in marketing, communications, or public relations is preferred.
  • Minimum of five years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of one year of experience effectively coordinating marketing communications and or media projects, including experience with both print and web, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in a post-secondary education setting would be an asset in this regard.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and to collaborate effectively with others to complete projects.
  • Must be able to work tactfully with all levels of university personnel – senior administrators, faculty, staff peers and students.
  • Ability to understand the importance of the cross-cultural context in relation to marketing and communication initiatives.
  • Takes initiative and demonstrates resourcefulness and sound judgement in managing projects. Effective time management ability, ability to multi-task, set priorities, and work effectively under pressure to meet critical deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal, writing and editing skills; experience with online communications, including current social media tools and strategies would be a definite asset.
  • Knowledge of the Okanagan campus and Kelowna region would be a decided asset.
  • Demonstrated experience with computer applications relevant to marketing functions is required (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite and the full MS Office suite).
  • Preference will be given to candidates with graphic design and or photography and videography experience.

Job Details:

Company: The University of British Columbia

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Kelowna, BC, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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