Reporting to the Senior Administrative Officer of the Faculty of Education, the successful candidate will coordinate the communication activities of the Faculty of Education. Duties include providing strategic communication and public relations advice to the Dean; developing a communication plan; redesigning and maintaining the Faculty of Education’s website; supporting the Faculty of Education’s social media activities and networking sites; issuing media advisories and public service announcements related to events organized by the Faculty; managing publications such as newsletters, annual reports and other communications from inception to completion; researching and writing articles for the Gazette and other University publications; designing promotional concepts to enhance the brand and recruitment strategy of the Faculty of Education; writing and/or editing materials considering such factors as the format and layout, graphics, and colour to produce the desired visual effect; and coordinates production with printing sources; administering the annual Dean’s awards nomination process and event; responding to requests for information; assisting in the coordination of promotional talks, news conferences, workshops and seminars; developing and implementing new communication initiatives; mentoring student employees; and performing other related duties as required.
Considerable experience (3-5 years) in communications, journalism or public relations, preferably in a professional, governmental or educational environment; graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in public relations, communications, or marketing; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques used to disseminate information, for promotional purposes, to prospective students and the general public. Ability to set priorities, allocate resources, and to develop concepts into newsworthy form. The ideal candidate will have considerable experience in web design and social media as an integrated communications tool.
We are a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary, public, teaching/research university committed to excellence in everything we do. We strive to have national and global impact, while fulfilling our social mandate to provide access to university education for the people of the province and to contribute to the social, cultural, scientific and economic development of Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond. The Memorial experience goes beyond academics; it invites a discovery of self, community and place. At Memorial, we celebrate our unique identity through the stories of our people – the work of scholars and educators, the ingenuity of students, the achievements of alumni – and the impact we collectively make in the province, the country and the world. Memorial is the natural place where people and ideas become.