Thompson Rivers University

At Thompson Rivers University, student success is our priority. We empower our students to reach their goals with flexible learning options, individualized student services, hands-on learning opportunities, and a diverse, inclusive environment.

For 45 years TRU has taken pride in providing an excellent education to every student that comes to us—from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, at various stages of the learning journey. Nearly 26,000 students study on our campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake, or in distance or online courses and programs through Open Learning.

Thompson Rivers University Kamloops, BC, Canada
Mar 08, 2018
Full time
Communications Coordinator - (00237.20) Application Restrictions Open to both Internal and external Job Type Support Staff (CUPE) Posting In effect from 7/3/2018 Closing Application Date 20/3/2018 (Please note that Positions will close at 4:00pm on the closing date)   Full/Part Time Full Time Support Type Auxiliary (Over 4 Months) Anticipated Start Date 21/5/2018 Position End Date (If Applicable) 30/11/2019 The Hours of work are subject to change depending upon departmental requirements   Schedule The hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 7 hours a day, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Schedule Description   DUTIES The Communications Coordinator plans, coordinates and delivers a range of communications and events for the departments in the Faculty of Student Development. The Coordinator oversees divisional and departmental communication plans based on TRU Brand, TRU’s Strategic Priorities and departmental strategic goals.  Communications and events coordination involves the development of departmental communications plans, advertising campaigns, activities, projects and events ensuring brand adherence. The position supports the broad communication and marketing strategies established by the Faculty of Student Development.  The position liaises with a variety of on-campus departments including Marketing and Communications, TRU World, the Office of Student Recruitment & Liaison, IT Services, Printshop, Ancillary Services and also liaises with relevant off-campus community stakeholders. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : Oversees and coordinates the development of a comprehensive Communication Plan and individual departmental communication plans linked to the TRU Brand, TRU’s Strategic Priorities and departmental strategic goals. Creates and maintains divisional/department communications and events required to engage relevant internal and external stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, alumni and employers. Plans, coordinates and liaises with stakeholders on a variety of communication needs and event planning within the strategic goals set out by the division/department, ensuring brand adherence. Assists in the design, development and delivery of communications.  Ensures that project criteria standards and timelines are met within established guidelines. Monitors, tracks and makes recommendations on optimizing all digital communication, including social media. Creates and maintains repositories of all internal and external communication needs for recurring events and projects. Oversees content curation and development for individual departments. Provides research and project assistance on communication and event planning to the division/department. Prepares reports and presentations according to project requirements. Maintains currency in marketing and communications trends, theories and practices. Stays up to date on relevant copyright and privacy laws and standards. Assigns and coordinates some of the work of the Work Study and/or Coop students in Student Services. REPORTS TO Assistant Dean of Students QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION : Grade 12 plus 2 year Diploma in relevant discipline (e.g., Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Events, Convention or Hospitality Management) EXPERIENCE : 2 years related experience, including: Experience with event management Experience with content curation, writing, editing and designing for print and digital media Demonstrated experience in internal/external communications and marketing Experience working with a team SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE OR ABILITIES RELATED TO THE JOB Ability to coordinate appropriate workload plans within complex systems Proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing Ability to write, edit and design content for news and marketing publications Demonstrated advanced computer literacy skills in MS Office or comparable software, Adobe Suite and desktop publishing skills Demonstrated experience working with Active Content Management systems:  WordPress, or other website maintenance experience, including HTML code Demonstrated understanding of Google Analytics and SEO Advanced knowledge of current communication trends and practices, including social media, video development and teleconferencing Advanced knowledge of the event planning industry Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work to meet multiple deadlines and project requests; attention to detail Ability to work independently within established accountability and timeline guidelines Proven ability to collaborate, problem solve and effectively develop relationships Demonstrated ability and commitment to serving diverse students and stakeholders WORKING CONDITIONS Sitting at desk and computer for long periods of time General office conditions Ability to lift weights up to 10kg Travel required Please Note: If you are selected for interview, External Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview   The salary for the above position is determined by the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4879, as it presently exists.   Pay Band CUPE Grade 08 $27.44 Salary rate Please Note: This position may be subject to a 90% salary for the first 560 hours of employment. Location Kamloops, BC CA (Primary) # of Hires Needed 1 Organizational Unit Thompson Rivers University -> Faculty of Student Development -> Dean, Students   Diversity and Inclusion Commitment : Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.