This is a full-time position and includes benefits and pension.
Do you have a passion for developing content that inspires and communicates with clarity? Can you translate strategic messages into stories and reports that shape a consistent theme over time? Are you fluent across the wide array of communication channels that are relevant today? Do you have impeccable grammar and editing skills combined with a love for detail and project management?
Bring your journalistic originality and command of the English language to Redeemer’s fast-paced and collaborative marketing and communications team. Manage the university’s voice across many channels, provide direction for others and take charge of Redeemer’s major publications, communication platforms and event promotion!
- Flagship Communications – You will be the managing editor for key publications in print or online (e.g. Resound Magazine/Blog, Digital Annual Report, etc.), writing, editing content from faculty, and directing freelancers and other internal writers. You will also oversee content on Redeemer’s internal website and contribute to strategic initiatives on redeemer.ca. Across the board you will adjust tone and style for audience yet maintain brand voice with a standard of excellence and consistency.
- Public Relations – You will be the first point of contact for all media inquiries and will coordinate Redeemer’s response. You will manage content for major institutional events, sharing content with partner organizations, and develop and execute a comprehensive communications strategy that pro-actively engages local and national media.
- Social Media – You will oversee the daily organic posting, monitoring and engagement on Redeemer’s institutional social accounts by managing the Digital Communications Coordinator and by direct contribution. In addition, you will develop and launch paid social advertising campaigns in support of other departments and to promote institutional events.
- Mass Email – You will schedule and manage the development and sending of several recurring mass e-newsletters (external and internal). That includes creating content outlines from stories and events at Redeemer, managing lists in Mailchimp and Raiser’s Edge, directing the Digital Communications Coordinator and ensuring a high standard of design in collaboration with the Art Director.
What We’re Looking For
Education and Experience
You have a Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or synonymous discipline plus 3-5 years experience in a communications role. Additional management experience and familiarity working in communications for missional and/or non-profit organizations are valuable assets (but not required).
Our Mission and Vision
You have a thorough understanding of Redeemer’s mission and vision as a Christian liberal arts and sciences university and are excited to use your skills to promote it.
You have a solid grasp of who Redeemer is and the purposes of the various publications and platforms you manage. By understanding your audience you can swiftly bring communications on target.
You’re an amazing writer with a strong vocabulary, immaculate grammar skills and a knack for rephrasing something complex so that it is both interesting and clear.
You understand how many messages – emails, posts, stories, reports, etc. – shape and support a larger narrative. You see how details connect to the big picture.
You understand and can manage the writing and editing process, from pitching and framing a story request, to guiding and critiquing drafts.
You have strong organizational skills so you can manage multiple deadlines and requirements and prioritize quickly and efficiently. Amidst the fast pace you maintain strict attention to detail.
You have good judgement, with the ability to assess risk quickly and make decisions accordingly.
You are a team player and enjoy the collaborative nature of a creative group working together to tell an amazing story.
You’re comfortable in and around programs like MailChimp, Sprout Social, WordPress, Google G-Suite, and major social media platforms.
How to Apply
Applicants are requested to email their application materials by Friday, August 30th, 2019, including a resumé, some writing samples, and a statement that articulates their faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University College as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition.
Submit Applications to:
Redeemer University College
777 Garner Road East
Ancaster, ON, Canada, L9K 1J4
Redeemer offers equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position.
About Redeemer University College
Redeemer University College is a dynamic undergraduate university recognized for providing quality undergraduate education in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, business, and education, with a demonstrated commitment to fostering a spiritually-vibrant and caring community of learning. The scholarship, teaching, and creative activity of our faculty, combined with small class sizes and low student-faculty ratios, creates an engaging academic environment. We are located on a beautiful and environmentally-friendly campus on the edge of Hamilton, Ontario, minutes from Lake Ontario and an hour from downtown Toronto.