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Communications Advisor, Faculties and Services

Office of External Relations - Communications Directorate

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Job Type: Temporary Assignment or Contract

Open Positions: 0

Posting Date: December 05, 2013

Closing Date: December 15, 2013

Union affiliation: SSUO

Job Reports To: Executive Director

Salary (Grade: 11)

Hiring salary range

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Advisor, Faculties and Services provides comprehensive strategic direction and leadership to University stakeholders within faculties and services. The incumbent will provide expert advice to staff and communications/marketing officers to effectively leverage best practices and resources that may ultimately lead to significant improvements in communicating deliverables and creating cost-effective solutions for the University of Ottawa. The Communications Advisor oversees the numerous activities of the large network of communications officers (143); these activities represent a global amount of approximately eight (8) million dollars annually.

Essential Qualifications

Bachelorís degree from a recognized university in communications or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience
A minimum of five (5) years experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic communications and marketing plans
Experience using software and computer programs such as: Windows, work processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail and Internet

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.

Other competencies:

Seasoned individual with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Proven analytical skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks for various stakeholders
Proven leadership and project management skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills in both official languages
Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends, some travel involved


Temporary assignment or contract of 6 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring.
The job description for this position is under review.

Applications from employees holding regular positions part of the bargaining unit SSUO will be considered first. The University also accepts external applications; they will be considered in second place.
To obtain a temporary assignment, internal candidates must receive approval from their immediate supervisor.

Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week.

CODL certificates can be considered an asset. Donít forget to add them to your resume.

We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration.

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