Current job postings

Current job postings

1. Social Impact Lead, Member Relations
2. Digital Content Creator, Communications

Social Impact Lead
Member Relations

(One-year term position until September 2019)

Universities Canada is the national organization that represents Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges at home and abroad. We provide a forum for discussion and a framework for action at the federal level, facilitating the development of public policy on higher education, research and innovation. We also encourage cooperation among universities and among partners with whom we share interests. We are a non-governmental, not-for-profit association, funded through membership fees and revenues from our publications, scholarship administration and contract management services.

Reporting to the assistant director, the incumbent will be responsible for the management of the university/community social impact initiative which aims to help frame, curate and promote the promising best practices of Canada’s universities community engagement and social infrastructure programs and platforms.

The incumbent will be responsible for inventorying social impact initiatives led by Canadian universities; promoting and facilitating the development of all additional social impact initiatives and collaborative projects throughout member institutions; designing and implementing an internal and external strategy; representing the association and promoting members’ social engagement in forum and conferences; liaising with partners including an advisory committee; and writing progress reports.

This candidate profile sets out the education, experience, knowledge, abilities and personal qualities that ideal candidates would possess.

Education and experience

  • A relevant university degree
  • A minimum of four to five years of prior relevant experience
  • Prior experience conducting research
  • Prior experience working in a national association and/or membership organization an asset

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the Canadian education system
  • Knowledge of community engagement and social infrastructure issues
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodology, specifically data collection methods
  • Strong understanding and awareness of trends in social and philanthropic organizations
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of social media tools

Abilities/Qualities

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in both official languages, including the ability to make presentations
  • Strong capacity to liaise and manage multiple external partners
  • Program management skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure and within set deadlines and with evolving priorities
  • Superior planning and organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High degree of creativity, strategic thinking and initiative

The hiring salary range for this position is from $77,401 to $88,966 commensurate with experience. Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an underfill capacity, in which case the candidate would be hired at a lower level than the position level.

Universities Canada is a National Capital Region’s Top Employer and offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes four weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, and life, disability, medical and dental care insurance. Click here to learn more about why Universities Canada is a National Capital Region Top Employer.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae with a cover letter to the human resources service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by August 16, 2018. Email address: careers@univcan.ca.

While all responses will be appreciated and handled in strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged. 

Universities Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. All documents provided by Universities Canada can be provided in a format that takes into account the person’s disability.  

If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise Universities Canada in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. If such accommodations are needed, please contact the Human Resources Service. The information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially and will not affect the evaluation.

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Digital content creator
Communications 

(One-year term position) 

Universities Canada is the national organization that represents Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges at home and abroad. We provide a forum for discussion and a framework for action at the federal level, facilitating the development of public policy on higher education, research and innovation. We also encourage cooperation among universities and among partners with whom we share interests. We are a non-governmental, not-for-profit association, funded through membership fees and revenues from our publications, scholarship administration and contract management services.

Reporting to the director, the incumbent will conceive, create and develop content for distribution through web properties as well as social and traditional media. Responsibilities will include: identifying and seizing opportunities to amplify key messages and advancing advocacy priorities across all media including social media, web, online/print publications and other current and emerging digital platforms; fostering positive and measurable digital interactions with Universities Canada content; raising awareness of the association and its work/priorities; and enhancing the association’s reputation and image as a leader in advancing higher education, research and innovation in Canada.

This candidate profile sets out the education, experience, knowledge, abilities and personal qualities that ideal candidates would possess.

Education and experience

  • A university degree in communications, journalism or a related discipline
  • A minimum of four years of prior relevant experience
  • Writing and broad communications experience in a digital-first environment
  • Prior experience using measurement and analytical tools for on-line communications products

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of current social media platforms
  • Awareness of the Canadian education system
  • Knowledge of content management system

Abilities/Qualities

  • Excellent writing communication skills in English
  • Good oral skills in both official languages
  • Strong storytelling skills
  • Ability to prioritize and to deliver high quality work under tight deadlines and scrupulous attention to detail
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High degree of creativity, strategic thinking and initiative
  • Proactive, flexible and reliable

The hiring salary range for this position is from $66,728 to $76,695 commensurate with experience. Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an underfill capacity, in which case the candidate would be hired at a lower level than the position level.

Universities Canada is a National Capital Region’s Top Employer and offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes four weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, and life, disability, medical and dental care insurance. Click here to learn more about why Universities Canada is a National Capital Region Top Employer.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae with a cover letter to the human resources service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by August 15, 2018. Email address: careers@univcan.ca.

While all responses will be appreciated and handled in strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged. 

Universities Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. All documents provided by Universities Canada can be provided in a format that takes into account the person’s disability.  

If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise Universities Canada in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. If such accommodations are needed, please contact the Human Resources Service. The information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially and will not affect the evaluation.

 

 

 

 

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