Manager, Communications & Strategy

About Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit, check out @RyersonU@RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

At the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) at Ryerson University, we immerse ourselves in the economic, social and technological communities we serve. As they evolve, we shift to meet their needs, leveraging our strengths and generating novel solutions. It is our mission to be a leader in Canada, where highly skilled, adaptable students and researchers develop as people and professionals, and work together for one purpose: to improve quality of life around the world.

FEAS has close to 5,000 undergraduate students enrolled in nine programs; over 800 graduate students in ten master’s and six doctoral programs; and over 150 faculty members. In 2017, FEAS achieved top 10 recognition in Maclean’s among undergraduate and graduate engineering schools in Canada and in US News & World Report for research productivity and impact.


The Opportunity

The Manager, Communications and Strategy is a 2 year contract position that will support the Director in developing the content strategy, communications plan and new standards of narrative excellence for FEAS. The successful candidate will provide strategic and creative solutions that enable FEAS to reach its business goals and brand objectives; plan for diverse content that deepens audience engagement and drives measurable results; and project manage all marketing and communication projects.



  • Successful completion of a post-secondary degree in marketing, communications, public relations or a related field and a minimum of 5 years’ experience, in strategic communications, content strategy/creation, design thinking, and/or marketing/promotion are required.
  • Demonstrated experience as a lead storyteller in developing creative initiatives and solutions to advance the quality and consistency of brand identity, delivering on KPIs and creating engaging content and stories across all channels and mediums.
  • Exemplary written communication skills, including advanced writing and editing skills. Excellent knowledge of CP style.
  • Experience in developing and implementing internal and external strategic communication plans/ campaigns and corporate communications initiatives to support activities and reputation of a brand.
  • Experience in collaborating across organizational boundaries and building partnerships across various functions. Minimum 3 years’ managerial experience with direct reports. Proven success in building strong working relationships.
  • Advanced skill in strategic thinking to write/develop comprehensive, execution-focused plans.
  • A highly-organized, detail oriented project manager with the ability to manage multiple initiatives/projects concurrently, and meeting changing requirements/priorities to accomplish objective.
  • Ability to work in a results-driven environment, effectively planning and managing multiple projects and deadlines at once in a manner that considers both the needs of the Faculty and team members.
  • Ability to synthesize results of analyses, develop and make recommendations and presents results to solve unique and complex problems. Ability to translate complex technical information into consumer-friendly language that drives action.
  • Competency in office software and working with information management systems.


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