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Communications Manager

Date: July, 2015
Reports to (Job Title): Director, Integrated Marketing and Communications
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): Co-op Student
Location: Main Campus

USG 11

35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

The Communications Manager is responsible and accountable for identifying and delivering strategic institutional communications content, used across multiple channels to advance the University’s image, profile and reputation with local, national and global audiences.

 The incumbent will provide leadership to communications colleagues across campus, as well as a team of external vendors hired to create multimedia content for the University, who contribute to the University’s program of content marketing. This position is responsible for planning, evaluating content, and producing the highest quality content, which will further the reputation and strategic goals of the University.


Creating, as well as directing and managing the creation of editorial content for central channels from a large group of internal and external sources, the Communications Manager serves as a lead editor and provides leadership and guidance to communications professionals across campus on matters of research, style, story development and content creation. The incumbent must be a highly skilled writer, with superior understanding of both traditional and new communications technologies, and a strategic thinker with deep experience.

Key Accountabilities:

Strategic Planning


Program Development and Execution:


The incumbent will oversee a comprehensive communications content program — from the generation of leads to the evaluation and critical assessment of content.



Assistant Editor:


Managing the University’s Profile & Reputation:


 Managing & Motivating People:


Training and Support:



Position Requirements


Degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field



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Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Level of Responsibility:

Decision-Making Authority:

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Working Environment:

Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions