Senior Communications Officer

McGill University

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Position Summary:

McGill College is in search of a Senior Communications Officer for an formidable new analysis initiative, “DNA to RNA: An Inclusive Canadian Strategy to Genomic-based RNA Therapeutics ” (D2R), that’s supported by the Authorities of Canada’s Canadian First Analysis Excellence Fund (CFREF) program and by funding from a number of different organizations over seven years, beginning in 2023. D2R integrates complementary Canadian and worldwide analysis strengths at McGill and D2R companions websites right into a unified program designed to make D2R a worldwide chief within the discovery, improvement and supply of genomics-based RNA Therapeutics.

Reporting to the D2R Director of Administration, the Senior Communications Officer leads media relations, exterior and inner communications, and the event and implementation of communications methods and plans. The incumbent will probably be tasked with supporting the marketing, branding, and public affairs needs of D2R, while overseeing the webwebsite and day-today social media activity. In addition, s/he will act as liaison with D2R stakeholders and can plan and set up special occasions and projects in a manner consistent with the Universitys mission and communications priorities. The Senior Communications Officer works carefully with the communication groups inside McGill within the Places of work of Analysis and Innovation and Communication and Exterior Relations and participates in a community of communications professionals for CFREF-funded initiatives throughout Canada.

Primary Responsibilities:

Communications and maroketing administration:

  • Lead the creation of detailed communications and advertising plans to advertise D2R analysis actions, managing the implementation of those plans by the D2R staff.
  • Present senior skilled communications and public relations experience to construct and improve D2R and the relationships with companion organizations.
  • Function the first contact within the D2R help workplace for working collaboratively with and offering communications help to different inner items inside McGill, together with Analysis and Innovation (R+I), Communication and Exterior Relations, School-based communication groups, and with exterior companions.
  • Take part within the improvement and implementation of insurance policies and new communications initiatives that help the strategic path of D2R by following new developments and tendencies within the area.
  • Collaborate and work together with campus communications items and in-house designers, and handle manufacturing of communications and promotional supplies (i.e., invites, occasion schedules, banners, PowerPoint slides, on-line ads, and different focused campaigns).
  • Conduct analysis for press releases, messaging paperwork and different media-focused supplies.
  • Help within the preparation of briefings, speeches, and shows for the D2R Scientific management, the Director of Administration, and different senior directors.
  • Draft official correspondence on behalf of D2R.
  • Attend senior-level communications and advertising conferences and characterize D2R at inner and exterior conferences, as required.

Digital media:

  • Make sure the D2R net presence displays greatest practices. Carry out every day upkeep of website.
  • Plan, conceptualize, and put together content material for a D2R e-newsletter. Handle the D2R mailing lists and deal with the dissemination of assorted materials.
  • Oversee the administration of D2R’s suite of internet sites, operationally and tactically, to make sure accuracy of content material, efficient communication in net design, accessibility, and optimization of consumer expertise.
  • Put together and disseminate data in regards to the D2R’s analysis, funding, occasions and different actions via press releases, net articles, advertisements, periodicals, brochures, posters, slides, and audio and visible communication media.
  • Handle the D2R social media feed and screens analytics for web site exercise and social media platforms to supply data-driven suggestions and proposals.

Occasions and particular tasks:

  • Answerable for the logistical planning and group of D2R occasions comparable to an annual analysis symposium and different key occasions.
  • Promote D2R occasions and guarantee high quality digital and print materials.

Different Qualifying Expertise and/or Talents

Glorious artistic writing, journalistic, advertising, and enhancing expertise. Sturdy organizational expertise. Distinctive consideration to element required in making ready paperwork which can be persistently of the best high quality when it comes to content material, format, and design. Potential to work underneath stress on a number of tasks and meet strict deadlines. Expertise in efficiently growing and implementing communications plans in the next schooling, well being care or nonprofit setting. Self-motivated and a robust staff participant. Expertise in a PC setting. Confirmed capability to work with laptop functions and instruments associated to the sphere of communications (Microsoft Workplace, Adobe Suite, social media, and many others.), in addition to databases and presentation software program. Experience with photography, podcasting and/or video production an asset. Expertise with Drupal and HTML. Background in well being sciences/science an asset. English and French, spoken and written.

Connaissance du français et de l’anglais. L’Université McGill est une université de langue anglaise où les tâches quotidiennes peuvent nécessiter une communication verbale et écrite en anglais. »

“Information of French and English. McGill College is an English-language college the place everyday duties could require English communication each verbally and in writing.”

Minimal Schooling and Expertise:

Bachelor’s Diploma 5 Years Associated Expertise /

Annual Wage:

(MPEX Grade 06) $77,760.00 – $97,200.00 – $116,640.00

Hours per Week:

33.75 (Full time)


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