Communications Supervisor

McGill University

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Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montréal (CIRM), the Communications Supervisor will assist with the daily operations of the Centre’s Communications office. CIRM wants to make the successful candidate a full colleague and a member of the internal team and is looking to hire someone who will develop a sense of belonging and understand the value of promoting a Center that serves Montreal communities and researchers.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in hiring, training, approve schedule, verify work, evaluate performance, approve and track vacation and absences.

  • Administer or participate in weekly meetings of the communications team

  • Create and update a list of tasks related to the promotion of CIRM’s current projects and events, and distribute these tasks among the team members

  • Ensure the quality of publications in terms of content and expression

  • Implement the brand image and communications strategy and recommend techniques to improve the Centre’s public image. Increase the unit’s presence in social networks and the media

  • Recommend tools or processes to facilitate and standardize the work of the communications team

  • As needed, design and implement communications campaigns for CIRM products and events

  • Produce content for CIRM’s various digital platforms (social networks, newsletters, website, blog, digital notebooks)

  • Development of internal (McGill) and external communications plans, as well as a communications framework and tools adapted to the needs of the center and its strategic development;

  • Conception, design, editing, production and distribution of communication products adapted to the needs of the centre;

  • Writing, editing, translation and revision tasks related to communications (e.g., annual report)

  • Coordination of the tasks surrounding the production and publication of the annual report, including the collection of information and data from CRIEM members;

  • With the support of the scientific and knowledge transfer coordinators, solicit contributions from members and partners to feed the digital platforms

  • Monitor social networks and evaluate the Centre’s online presence.

  • Update the calendars and appointments of the management team

  • Organize the annual membership meetings and the annual Board of Directors meeting

  • Provide general administrative support related to the communication efforts of the Centre

  • Assess and resolve administrative problems. When appropriate, inform supervisor and formulate recommendations.

  • Planification of various meetings and conferences.

  • Maintains an inventory of the rooms, furnishings and equipment for services required

  • Advising management (with respect to communications) on the achievement of targeted objectives (recruitment, promotion, etc.);

  • Writing press releases;

  • Administration and editing of the website, and management of social media;

  • Coordination and eventual promotion of events related to CRIEM’s McConnell Teacher Practitioner program.

  • Supervise the communications team (AMUSE – Communication Assistant C)

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities

  • Proven ability to meet strict deadlines and to prioritize urgent tasks

  • Proven multi-tasking ability and ability to handle a variety of projects at once

  • Experience in digital design and experience using multi-media platforms, ideally within a research/academic environment

  • Proficient in social media platform and Microsoft Office suit (Word, Powerpoint,Outlook, Excel)

  • Must be able to be creative and independent in their work, but be comfortable working closely on a daily basis with CRIEM’s coordinators, administration and management

  • University degree in communications, or its equivalent, an asset

  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role

  • Excellent knowledge of the Quebec university environment, an asset

  • Passion for the creation of creative content in all its forms

  • Strong interest in collaborative design and teamwork

  • Must be fluently bilingual and have excellent writing skills, in French and English

Minimum Education and Experience:

DEC III 3 Years Related Experience /

Annual Salary:

(MPEX Grade 02) $47,030.00 – $58,790.00 – $70,550.00

Hours per Week:

33.75 (Full time)


Associate Professor

Position End Date (If applicable):


Deadline to Apply:


McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, [email protected] .

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