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Date Posted: 06/23/2021

Req ID: 4996

Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science

Department: Munk Sch Global Affairs & Public Policy

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

The Faculty of Arts & Science is the heart of Canada's leading university and one of the most comprehensive and diverse academic divisions in the world. The strength of Arts & Science derives from our combinedteaching and research excellence in the humanities, sciences and social sciences across 29 departments, seven colleges and 46 interdisciplinary centres, institutes and programs.

The Reach Alliance, founded in 2015 at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, in partnership with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, was inspired by the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. Reach is a student-driven, faculty-mentored research and leadership initiative examining how critical interventions and innovations reach those who are the hardest to reach: those living in extreme poverty, the geographically remote, administratively invisible and marginalized. Since it began, 131 undergraduate and graduate students have participated in Reach and published 23 case studies on innovative programs in 16 countries. In 2021, the Alliance expanded to include researchers at the University of Oxford, University College London and Tecnológico de Monterrey. Reach alumni have secured positions in prominent public and private sector organizations such as McKinsey, Global Affairs Canada, Grand Challenges Canada, the United Nations and the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health.

Your opportunity:

In partnership with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, the Reach Alliance is scaling the Reach approach to six leading universities by 2022.

Reporting to the Munk School's Director, Strategic Communications & Public Engagement under the supervision of the Reach Alliance's Partnership Development Lead, the Digital Communications Coordinator will be responsible for creating, editing and producing materials and maintaining the Reach Alliance's online platforms. In this role, the Digital Communications Coordinator will collaborate with Reach Alliance staff, student researchers, faculty mentors and funders to generate content and to grow the Reach Alliance brand. They will support outreach with partners and stakeholders in Canada and internationally.

Your responsibilities will include:

Producing promotional and outreach materials

  • Writing and editing digital communications
  • Analyzing and recommending options for the development of visual expression/layout of digital assets
  • Editing content for brochures, newsletters, websites and/or handbooks
  • Advising on strategies to align websites with marketing/communication objectives
  • Advising on social media trends and platforms to enhance digital communication strategies
  • Maintaining information on digital platforms
  • Coordinating meeting schedules, agendas, materials, action and follow-up items and scheduling day-to-day project activities
Essential Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of experience

  • Minimum four years of experience in media, communications, advertising, or public relations with national and international multidisciplinaryteams, partners, and stakeholders in Canada and low/middle-income countries.
  • Experience working on issues related to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and/or reaching hard to reach populations
  • Experience working with or coordinating across different stakeholder groups, including the private sector, public sector, civil society and universities
  • Experience working in larger project teams, including relevant expertise in managing the design, implementation and evaluation of digital communications strategies
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing multi-channel communications strategies
  • Experienced and highly skilled at writing and editing, including crafting social media posts, writing web content and e-newsletters and related items
  • Experience ensuring that digital communication collateral adheres to brand identity and relevant style guides
  • Experience in editing, reviewing and communicating academic work to the general public
  • Demonstrated experience in website and social media management, including the ability to measure and assess the success of digital communications strategies
  • Exceptionally skilled at using social media channels (including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube), with proven experience managing a branded account
  • Advanced proficiency using content management systems for website management (eg. WordPress)
  • Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining editorial / content calendars
  • Advanced proficiency using Canva and/or Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere/Rush)
  • Advanced proficiency using of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint required
  • Experience using project management tools (eg. Trello)
  • Proven experience using social media management tools (eg. Hootsuite / Sprout Social)
  • Proficiency at creating reports using Google Analytics and other reporting tools
  • Strong understanding off and commitmentto the university's equity principles

Assets (Nonessential):

Strong knowledge and understanding of and commitment to the university's equity principles

  • Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Experience using Google AdWords and related tools
  • Experience creating animated / video posts for social media platforms
  • Fluency in a language other than English (eg. Spanish, French, etc)

To be successful in this role you will be:

Achievement oriented

  • Communicator
  • Discerning
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Problem solver
  • Resourceful

Closing Date: 07/13/2021, 11:59PM ET

Employee Group: USW

Appointment Type: Grant

  • Term

Schedule: Full-Time

Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:

USW Pay Band 09

  • $58,824 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $75,227. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

Job Category: Communication/Media/Public Relations

Recruiter: Kecha Holland

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