Reporting to the Munk School’s Executive Director of Public Affairs and Engagement and working closely with the Reach Project Principal Investigator, the Research Communications Coordinator develops, implements and communicates research findings to a range of audiences across Canada and around the globe in a clear and engaging manner.

The incumbent supports both the Public Affairs and Engagement and the Reach Project teams to ensure they are as efficient and effective as possible on the planning, development and delivery of articles, case studies, reports and rich communications content that tell the story of the Munk School’s and the Reach Project’s research in a compelling way. This includes writing and sharing research results and lessons learned and conveying research content to various audiences. This position also supports the networking, community building and thought leadership efforts of the Munk School and Reach Project researchers and staff to various audiences.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or journalism or an acceptable/equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a communications, public relations, or journalism role. Experience in maintaining and updating websites. Experience managing social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter) and writing for a web audience. Experience writing and editing articles for external and internal publications. Experience in developing and implementing communications initiatives. Experience in delivering high-quality communications content in a range of formats.

Skills: Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills. Skills in digital photography. Excellent synthesis skills and demonstrated ability to translate complex concepts across a broad range of topics into stories that appeal to a general audience. Excellent administrative and organizational skills. Excellent attention to detail skills. Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, organizational and communication skills are essential. Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Proficiency with graphic design software for web and print communications, video or audio editing software. Familiarity of basic social science research methods and the culture of academic research is an asset.

Other: Ability to research and synthesize information for a variety of sources. Well-developed skills in writing communication material and in giving attention to facts, detail and content. Ability to exercise sound judgement, tact and diplomacy. Demonstrated ability to participate in a highly collaborative team oriented work environment. Ability to anticipate needs, seek direction, and provide support to work collaboratively with other members of the department. Ability to manage internal client expectations through prioritization. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments and meet deadlines. Ability to effectively and accurately interact with all levels to accurately and clearly present their message to a broad audience. Resourceful, takes initiative and ensures follow-through. Must have a demonstrated ability to generate a reliable stream of original and compelling story ideas and to write to a superb standard. The incumbent works in a professional manner, be committed to excellence in dealing with internal and external clients. Familiarity with organizations or efforts to fight global poverty is an asset

Travel: None
Notes: This is a one year term position.
Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)
Appointment Type: Budget – Term
Schedule: Full-time

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 08 — $50,690 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $64,824. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.   

Job Field: Communications / Media / Public Relations 

Job Posting: Jun 23, 2017 

Job Closing: Jul 4, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

Deadline: July 4, 2017