University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Apr 20, 2017Contract
Events and Publications Coordinator Department : Communications and Events Office FTE: 1.0 Status: Term of up to 1 year with possibility of extension or becoming permanent Competition No.: 17150-C Salary Information: The salary range is$3,517.28 to $4,748.99 per month (Operational Services, Phase 4). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Primary Purpose: The Events and Publications Coordinator assists with planning, promoting departmental, and college events, and provides design, layout and editorial solutions for print and digital media. This position plays an important role in the development of promotional and marketing tools for the college, in raising the college’s profile to the broader external community, and in increasing awareness of the college’s public events and the achievements of its faculty, staff and students. The work requires a proactive approach in a complex, academic and research environment, and the ability to work and communicate effectively and cooperatively with a variety of stakeholders. Nature of Work: Reporting to the Director of Planning & Projects, this position works closely with other members of the communications and events team and with stakeholders across the college in events coordination and the production of print, online and interactive communications. The work is highly visible and requires extremely high levels of accuracy and attention to detail. Key functions of this position are: Meeting promotional needs and opportunities within the college through relationships with faculty and staff Coordinating logistics and details for college and departmental events Publicizing college and departmental events and activities through preparing promotional materials for print, email, electronic displays, university websites and external advertising platforms Performing layout and design work on college publications and other communication tools Providing professional events and marketing support to the college’s faculty, staff and students The successful incumbent will have the ability to work independently and prioritize in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with firm deadlines, frequent interruptions and shifting priorities. Must be able to plan workflow to handle details, deadlines, peak periods and unexpected situations Typical Duties: Assist in planning, marketing departmental, and college events Provide the concept development, design and layout for the production of publications, including posters, advertisements, LCD screens, information booklets, promotional items, brochures, etc. Produce and update web and social media posts Work with the communications staff to meet requests from the college community and implement visual identity standards Coordinate production with internal and external printing and advertising agencies and proof the final outputs Work collaboratively with administration, staff and faculty to achieve common goals on various projects Other duties as assigned Qualifications Education: Completion of Grade 12 and post-secondary education/ training in event planning, fine arts, visual arts, graphic design. Training in communications, marketing, advertising or public relations is an asset. An equivalent combination of education and directly related experience may be considered. Experience: Two to three years of professional design experience in both print and digital media using Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office software. Marketing and event experience. An understanding of, and familiarity with, the programs, services and culture of the University of Saskatchewan and the academic environment would be considered an asset. Skills: Proven expertise in events execution, publications production including design, layout and pre-press work Demonstrated excellence in all aspects of online, print and publications design Proven ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines Keen attention to detail Demonstrated ability to think creatively Demonstrated proficiency using electronic publishing software in a Macintosh and Windows environment including: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, and Microsoft Word Demonstrated creative and artistic abilities Strong writing and editing skills, especially as they pertain to promotional publishing Versatility and ability to multitask effectively while paying close attention to detail and maintaining accuracy Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to work in a team Skills in organizing resources and establishing priorities This position is in scope of CUPE 1975. Please apply no later than Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 4:30pm. Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Andrea Wasylow-Ducasse at 306-966-4249. Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.