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 Workers (Excluded) , this full-time time period place provides a complete advantages package deal that may be seen on our Advantages Overview web page and annual wage vary of $74,948 to $124,918 which shall 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 neighborhood.

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

Your work can have a significant affect on an enchanting cross part of individuals—from our college students and stakeholders, to our famend researchers and innovators who’re fairly actually curing illnesses, 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 offers to our neighborhood and to society as a complete.

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

Whether or not we work straight with companions on their initiatives, or help their work by way of 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 crew builder? Do you excel at assembly complicated alternatives with strategic and artistic considering? Now’s your time to form the longer term alongside a high-performing crew at considered one of Canada’s prime universities. As Senior Companion, Communications and Advertising, you’ll leverage all sides of your dynamic skilled expertise and paved the way ahead with compelling technique, communications and advertising options.

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

Your contributions will embrace workers supervision, strategic recommendation, technique growth, 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 robust relationships with tutorial and administrative leaders, portfolio workers, and exterior organizations (regionally, provincially, nationally, and internationally).
  • Set clear efficiency expectations for companions, communications associates, and crew members.
  • Develop workers skills 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 throughout the portfolio are per 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 help 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 frequent targets, plans, and aspirations amongst consumer teams.
  • Conceptualize and develop built-in communications methods, concepts, and alternatives.
  • Develop key messages and techniques to speak complicated data to a number of audiences and constituencies which align with the priorities and model.
  • Supply knowledgeable information, recommendation, vital evaluation, choices, and various approaches for situation administration, in collaboration with Centres of Experience.
  • Undertake competitor, market, and buyer evaluation to advise on technique implications.
  • Determine rising points and sector traits affecting assigned portfolios and the college as a complete.


  • 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 of
  • Supervisory expertise, schooling, and/or coaching
  • Experience in consumer administration in a posh group with the power to work with all ranges of workers and administration
  • Demonstrable expertise in reaching strategic outcomes by way of 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, venture administration, negotiation, and brokering expertise
  • Glorious interpersonal, collaboration, networking, and relationship constructing expertise
  • Means to steadiness competing priorities and meet and handle consumer expectations
  • Stable working information 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. Should 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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