Communications Officer

McGill University

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Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Executive Director Career Services and working closely with the Career Services Business Development team, this incumbent will develop and implement an innovative communications strategy consistent with the unit’s mission, objectives and branding by overseeing content creation for web, social media, and other communication mediums, and closely collaborating with the Faculty’s Marketing and Communications team.

For the purpose of strengthening the Desautels network, this individual will also address current student and alumni needs by proposing and creating an engagement plan to help cultivate young alumni relations 0 to 8 years out. These include administering, analyzing, and supervising young alumni and current student activities across all programs under Desautels Career Services’ umbrella (LinkedIn alumni group, DesautelsConnect, mentoring programs) and closely collaborating with the Faculty’s University Advancement team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversees all aspects of the Desautels Career Service’s web presence to allow for best possible user experience (student, employer, alumni):
    • Ensuring that the website is optimized for ease of navigation, including: interactive calendar of events, employer recruiting timelines and overview, student placement information, student resources and tools.
    • Coordinating regular updates with upcoming events and activities on social media.
    • Managing LinkedIn alumni group presence so that grads are aware about events and updates.
  • Participates in overall strategies regarding Desautels student journey, business development relations, special events, alumni relations to ensure impactful, consistent messaging and delivery of brand.
  • Creates marketing content to promote activities of the unit to students, employers, alumni, faculty-based colleagues, and the general public.
  • Assist with planning and execution of events to support overall BD strategy.

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

Proven deep understanding of the overall Desautels student journey, and the possibilities for enabling a seamless transition from student to alumni to employer. Must be results-driven, a self-starter, and highly motivated with a leadership and interpersonal style that fosters constructive and productive relationships with diverse constituencies. Experience in program development, marketing and project management an asset. Ability to analyze and read data, determining and acting on trends. Client-focused with excellent organizational, listening, problem solving, planning, and priority setting skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects within tightly prescribed timetables and shifting priorities. Demonstrated ability in a PC environment, proficient using MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and sound knowledge of social media tools. Strong attention to detail with a good understanding of consistent branding and high-quality branded materials (brochures, website, videos, photos). Undergraduate degree (preferably in Commerce from McGill University). Three (3) years’ related experience. Knowledge of French and English: McGill University is an English-language university where day to day duties may require English communication both verbally and in writing. The level of English required for this position has been assessed at a level #4 on a scale of 0-4.


Minimum Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree 3 Years Related Experience /

Annual Salary:

(MPEX Grade 04) $62,550.00 – $78,190.00 – $93,830.00

Hours per Week:

33.75 (Full time)


Director Career Services

Position End Date (If applicable):


Deadline to Apply:


McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, [email protected] .

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