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Proposal Writer and Special Projects Officer

Faculty of Medicine - Communication

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Job Type: Contract

Open Positions: 0

Posting Date: December 12, 2013

Closing Date: January 05, 2014

Union affiliation: SSUO

Job Reports To: Manager, Marketing and Communications

Salary (Grade: 09)

Hiring salary range

Position Purpose

Provides primarily English writing and editorial services in support of promotional and fundraising efforts or activities undertaken by senior administrators, including, but not limited to, the Dean and vice deans of the Faculty of Medicine.

Essential Qualifications

Proven knowledge of English or French writing and revising techniques normally acquired through a postsecondary education program in English (or French), journalism, communications, or a related discipline
Three-to-five years’ experience in proposal writing and project management
Proficiency in communicating clearly, persuasively and tactfully, and in presenting information in a logical and organized manner
Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices, and of proposal writing in a non-profit environment
Project management experience in the field of written communications (editing, production and distribution)
Ability to work under pressure and to organize and prioritize work to meet firm deadlines
Ability to quickly read, understand, analyze, interpret and synthesize information
Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
Experience in using computer systems and software such as Windows, word processing, databases, email and Internet
Bilingualism – French and English (oral and written)

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.


Contract of approximately 12 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring.

All applications will be considered equally.

Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week.

CODL certificates can be considered an asset. Don’t forget to add them to your resume.

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