Communications Coordinator

Dalhousie University

Position Details
Position Information

Position Title Communications Coordinator
Department/Unit Psychology and Neuroscience
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S146-23
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $49,985 – $66,766 per annum
Classification ADM-04
Provisional Statement
About Dalhousie University Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary Dalhousie University’s Psychology and Neuroscience Department is the top Psychology and Neuroscience Department in Atlantic Canada. The department is one-of-a-kind and was established for research into what makes humans and animals behave the way that they do, as well as to understand the structure and function of the nervous system. Reporting to the Department Administrator, the Communications Coordinator is responsible for creating compelling content to maximize the department’s website, social media, and other digital platforms to effectively communicate the department’s mission and key messages. They also support the faculty members in facilitating student accommodations.
Key Responsibilities
  • Research, write, and produce relevant web and digital content that incorporates best practices in web writing, search optimization and digital asset integration.
  • Create and align various promotional assets such as video, digital signage, newsletters, ads, and posters; ensure consistent and effective messaging.
  • Plan messaging and coordinate social media posts for the department’s social media channels; listen, respond and create conversations on these channels.
  • Continuously evaluate the department’s communications and strategy with respect to department’s strategic goals. This includes conducting surveys, user research, web analytics, and focus groups. Assess effectiveness and usability of the department’s website and recommend changes, as necessary.
  • Provide consultation and advice to faculty members, research coordinators, and graduate students on effective use of digital and social media to promote and support research.
  • Support course instructors to implement course-related formal student accommodations, facilitating communication between course instructors and the Student Accessibility Centre.
Note The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Required Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in communications, marketing, writing, media studies, visual design, plus three years’ related experience (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Strong writing and storytelling skills, excellent grammar, and excellent copyediting skills.
  • Well-developed planning and organizational skills, and ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Must have an understanding of, and support, accessibility issues.
  • Incumbent must have the ability to establish effective working relations and provide excellent customer service.
  • Experience working in a post-secondary institution is an asset.
  • Experience with web design platforms, content management systems, design, new media, information technology, communications or library/information science.
Job Competencies The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:
– Respect & Inclusion
– Adaptability
– Knowledge & Thinking Skills
– Communication
– Service
Additional Information Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.
We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 04/12/2023
Close Date 04/26/2023
Open Until Filled No
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