The Communications Officer is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the unit’s communication strategies that effectively describe and promote the unit’s activities and projects. They participate in the strategic direction/vision of the unit and create the necessary supportive communication strategy and publications, over both the short and long term, to raise the unit’s visibility. They work closely with the unit’s senior management team in the development and production of publications and online content. Ensures consistency in messaging, voice and quality in publications, websites, social media and other communications emanating from the CRU in line with the Neuro’s communication strategy.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Identify, cultivate, and secure partnership agreements with leading companies, foundations, governments, and other organizations.
In collaboration with the unit’s senior management team, creates and/or maintain promotional documents and packages aimed at fostering new internal and external partnerships.
Collaborates with central Communications and External Relations units including the McGill Media Relations Office and the Neuro’s Communication department. Liaise with other McGill Units as needed.
Develop, guide and implement communication strategies, plans, and systems to ensure that information, news, activities, and projects are communicated clearly, accurately and effectively to internal and external stakeholders.
In close collaboration with the unit’s management team and the clinical research coordinators and in accordance with the research and ethics board regulations, create and maintain study subjects recruitment material and projects.
Lead internal and external initiatives to promote the CRU clinical research activities via PI and/or the CRU Director presence in mainstream media (television, radio, etc).
Create messages and communication materials used by the administration to convey strategy and key information to internal audiences and to ensure consistency of timing and messaging. Draft high quality, effective content for the CRU website, digital/social media, and other communication channels.
Edit, format, and regularly assess the content of the CRU website/webpages, digital/social media, communication channels, email distributions and newsletters. Format and optimize web content for maximum usefulness and navigability and continually identify ways to improve it.
Responsible for the preparation of public relations materials for the CRU, in consultation with McGill’s Central Communications office and/or the Neuro’s Communication Department.
Assist the CRU in meeting strategic objectives regarding its educational programs, research activities, public seminars, and professional development workshops.
Work in close collaboration with the unit’s director and the Neuro’s development office on grant and philanthropy projects and partnerships.
Education and Experience:
Three (3) years' related experience
Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:
Experience in developing and implementing strategic communication plans. Prior experience in speech-writing or political communication planning an asset. Proven experience using social media and technology to improve communication with targeted audience. Ability to function under pressure and manage tight and changing deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build constructive and effective relationships. Discretion, integrity and tact. Ability to work in a PC environment with computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, Power Point and web management systems. Excellent writing and spoken communication skills in both English and French.
How to Apply:
Please submit your application online at http://www.mcgill.ca/medhr/positions-available/apply-now
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The deadline to apply for this position is April 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
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Faculty of Medicine
Clinical Research Unit
(Grade 04) $51,600- $64,500 (midpoint) - $83,900
One (1) year
Friday, March 20, 2020