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Digital Communications Coordinator – Western University

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Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35

Salary Grade: 13

Please note, this is a wholly grant funded position.

About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth.  We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the “Western Experience” – an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

About Us

The purpose of the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children is to promote the development of community-centered action research on violence against women and children. The Centre facilitates individuals, groups and institutions representing the diversity of the community to pursue research questions and training opportunities related to the understanding and prevention of abuse. It is a collaborative venture with a Management Committee, and an Advisory Board including representatives from the University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College and The London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse (representing thirty agencies).

Responsibilities

The Digital Communications Coordinator will support the design and implementation of a knowledge mobilization and multi-media strategy to disseminate information about research and education initiatives in the Centre. The role will develop communication plans and support related projects, with a focus on positioning Western as one of Canada’s leading research-intensive Universities, and in doing so, will protect, promote, and enhance the reputation of the University and its people by delivering concise, accurate information that is consistent with all of Western’s applicable guidelines. The role will also manage the Centre’s social media platforms and websites, ensuring quality and consistency amongst the various communication channels.

Qualifications

Education:

  •   Undergraduate Degree in Information and Media Studies or a related program
  • Certificate in digital communication is preferred
  •     College Diploma in Graphic Design and/or Web Design is preferred

Experience:

  •   3 years’ experience in web design, graphic design, digital media, knowledge mobilization or related field
  •   Experience in a research or post-secondary environment would be an asset

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  •   Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite; Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Knowledge of e-communication tools, including website and graphic design principles and with social media platforms
  • Ability to collaborate across internal and external boundaries to meet common objectives, improve outcomes and support work beyond one’s own unit
  •   Project management skills, with the ability to meet tight deadlines and perform well under pressure
  • Ability to establish effective routines for excellent communication with all members of the team to maximize productivity
  • Communication skills to engage audiences, with confidence interacting with individuals at all levels of an organization
  • Knowledge of communications and marketing best practices, processes, trends, and tools
  • Ability to apply creativity and recommend strategies for engagement initiatives
  • Discretion, tact and maturity to deal with public relations issues related to higher education
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet tight deadlines and adapt to changing priorities
  • Computer skills with the ability to learn and use relevant software that achieves required outcomes and is in line with best practices
  •   Interpersonal skills to liaise with prospective and current students, staff, faculty and other members of the Western community
  •   Ability and propensity to use judgment and re-evaluate decisions when presented with new information
  •     Multi-tasking skills to prioritize and consistently produce high-quality work within deadlines.
  • Proven ability to build both formal and informal professional relationships within, across, and external to organizational boundaries

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

Interested applicants are asked to visit: https://recruit.uwo.ca for further information and to apply online referencing job #26312 by 11:59PM on May 11, 2022.

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.