Senior Partner, Communications & Marketing

University of Alberta

This place is excluded from the bargaining unit.

This place has an finish date of December 15, 2024 with the opportunity of extension.

In accordance with the Handbook of Employment for Administration and Skilled Employees (Excluded) , this full-time time period place gives a complete advantages bundle that may be considered on our Advantages Overview web page and annual wage vary of $74,948 to $124,918 which will likely be commensurate with {qualifications}.


Work primarily takes place at North Campus and is eligible for hybrid work.

Working for the College of Alberta

The College of Alberta acknowledges that we’re positioned on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to complement our vibrant group.

The College of Alberta is teeming with change makers, group builders, and world shapers who lead with goal each day. We’re residence to greater than 40,000 college students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate packages, over 13,000 college and workers, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been acknowledged as one in all Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work could have a significant affect on an interesting cross part of individuals—from our college students and stakeholders, to our famend researchers and innovators who’re fairly actually curing ailments, making discoveries and producing options that make the world more healthy, safer, stronger, and extra simply.

Working for Strategic Communications

The Strategic Communications portfolio permits the College of Alberta to ship on the imaginative and prescient and targets outlined within the college’s strategic plan. We illustrate the worth that the U of A supplies to our group and to society as an entire.

In service of the One College technique, we work with educational and operational leaders to tie their operational and strategic plans into the bigger college technique in a approach that strikes the dial on vital measures of success. As a centre of experience, we view our communications from finish to finish all through the life cycles of our vital communities. We combine the seemingly disparate initiatives right into a grasp narrative that showcases the distinctive facets of the College of Alberta.

Whether or not we work instantly with companions on their initiatives, or assist their work by portfolio-initiated initiatives, we join the dots from methods throughout the establishment – particularly the place they hook up with the bigger institutional targets – and draw them collectively right into a compelling and constant narrative of one of many Prime 5 universities in Canada.


Are you a passionate chief and staff builder? Do you excel at assembly advanced alternatives with strategic and artistic pondering? Now could be your time to form the long run alongside a high-performing staff at one in all Canada’s prime universities. As Senior Companion, Communications and Advertising, you’ll leverage all aspects of your dynamic skilled expertise and cleared the path ahead with compelling technique, communications and advertising options.

Reporting to Strategic Communications inside the Exterior Relations portfolio, the Senior Companion, Communications and Advertising will develop communication and advertising methods on the School or Vice-president portfolio stage, present strategic recommendation to school management, and lead and combine the work of Communications and Advertising Companions and Communications Associates to assist the communication and advertising wants of the college.

Your contributions will embrace workers supervision, strategic recommendation, technique improvement, and extra. On this function, you may be accountable for the communications and advertising outcomes in your portfolio on the college. As Senior Companion, additionally, you will combine and advance the college’s commitments to fairness, variety and inclusivity.


  • Develop and handle sturdy relationships with educational and administrative leaders, portfolio workers, and exterior organizations (domestically, provincially, nationally, and internationally).
  • Set clear efficiency expectations for companions, communications associates, and staff members.
  • Develop workers abilities and expertise, recognizing efficiency and figuring out and training efficiency areas of enchancment.
  • Create a constructive, built-in picture of assigned portfolio and the college.
  • Oversee and combine all communication inside assigned portfolio.
  • Guarantee all communications and advertising methods developed inside the portfolio are in step with the College of Alberta’s one college model, institutional strategic priorities, and built-in advertising and communications technique.
  • Liaise between portfolio management and Exterior Relations Centres of Experience to make sure understanding of and strategic assist for initiatives.
  • Work with companions and Centres of Experience to develop built-in advertising and communications methods in alignment with the institutional model and strategic priorities.
  • Determine widespread targets, plans, and aspirations amongst shopper teams.
  • Conceptualize and develop built-in communications methods, concepts, and alternatives.
  • Develop key messages and techniques to speak advanced data to a number of audiences and constituencies which align with the priorities and model.
  • Provide knowledgeable data, recommendation, important evaluation, choices, and various approaches for concern administration, in collaboration with Centres of Experience.
  • Undertake competitor, market, and buyer evaluation to advise on technique implications.
  • Determine rising points and sector developments affecting assigned portfolios and the college as an entire.


  • Undergraduate diploma in a associated space
  • 5+ years of progressive management, communications, and advertising expertise
  • A mix of expertise and schooling could also be thought-about
  • Supervisory expertise, schooling, and/or coaching
  • Experience in shopper administration in a fancy group with the flexibility to work with all ranges of workers and administration
  • Demonstrable expertise in reaching strategic outcomes by actionable communications and advertising plans
  • Stable understanding of and expertise in editorial technique, inside communication, points administration, media relations, alumni and donor communications, and social media administration
  • Excessive diploma of professionalism, sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy
  • Robust analysis, mission administration, negotiation, and brokering expertise
  • Glorious interpersonal, collaboration, networking, and relationship constructing expertise
  • Potential to stability competing priorities and meet and handle shopper expectations
  • Stable working data of educational tradition and the U of A insurance policies, procedures, and organizational construction

On the College of Alberta, we’re dedicated to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring course of for all candidates. In case you require lodging to take part within the interview course of, please tell us on the time of reserving your interview and we’ll make each effort to accommodate your wants.

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