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York University

Director, Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach



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York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our 53,000 students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 24 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide.

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Director, Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach to work with the Office of the Dean in the Faculty of Education for this exciting opportunity. 

Are you a Marketing professional with experience managing staff in a complex institutional environment? Do you possess at least 7 years’ of experience in communications, marketing and public relations? Do you possess superior communication and presentation as well as writing and editing skills? Do you possess the ability to quickly familiarize and work with various software tools such as student information systems (SIS), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and enrolment management systems. If so, keep reading!

In this role, you will provide leadership, direction and oversight of the development of comprehensive and highly integrated strategic communication and marketing plans that advance the vision, mission, reputational position and advancement goals of the Faculty.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will possess:

A Master’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or related field is required. An equivalent combination of education and directly related experience may be considered. In addition, the successful incumbent will possess a minimum of 7 years’ related strategic and operational experience in communications, marketing and public relations, along with progressive leadership and management experience in a comparable environment. Demonstrated experience in strategic communications and marketing planning and implementation, with performance metrics. Demonstrated success in profile building, reputation and brand management, and the creation of innovative, successful, communications and brand strategies. Experience developing and implementing acquisition, conversion and retention initiatives. Direct experience in producing a variety of communication vehicles aimed at various internal and external audiences. Experience in media relations. Demonstrated experience with social media, mobile applications, web-based communications, research and analytical tools. Financial and resource management experience. Experience managing staff in a unionized environment preferred.

To apply to this exciting opportunity or for full position details, qualifications and application procedures go to and refer to posting# CPM-10698.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit:


York University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.  York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.

York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Posting Date: 31-Aug-2017Marketing/Advertising/PR Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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