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Marketing/Communications Advisor (Term), Communications and Marketing, ADM5

Education, Marketing / Communications

Communications & Marketing

Halifax City, Nova Scotia

Marketing/Communications Advisor (Term)
Communications and Marketing

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,500 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, poised to celebrate 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Marketing/Communications Advisor is responsible for supporting both the faculty of Graduate Studies and the College of Continuing Education.  The incumbent will be responsible for generating awareness and enhancing the reputations of these two units, both internally and externally through strategic, integrated and measurable communication and marketing plans and tactics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide marketing, communications and public relations counsel and support to unit leaders by preparing and executing strategic marketing/communications plans that include promotional, support materials, websites, briefing notes, key messages, presentations, etc.
  • Develop proactive storytelling plans, including regular monthly contributions to Dal News; monitor, manage, identify and pitch stories.
  • Build strong relationships with researchers, faculties and communications colleagues across campus in an effort to integrate efforts and identify and tell key stories.
  • Ensure strategic initiatives and key messages are well coordinated with other ongoing communication and marketing projects and with institutional priorities.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree preferably in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or other related field with three to five years’ related experience (or equivalent combination of training and experience) is required. Must be comfortable working across all platforms and mediums and have the ability to develop compelling writings using words, images and photographs. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, along with strong organizational skills are required. Previous experience in a post-secondary environment is an asset.

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.

Apply online by 10 p.m. on February 28, 2017 to competition DPMG-17011

Salary Range:  $49,498 - $66,968 per annum (ADM-05). This is a 2 year term position. This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Compensation & Job Evaluation Unit in approximately six months.

This position is part of the Dalhousie Professional & Managerial Group (DPMG).

Applications from university employees and external candidates are given concurrent consideration. Among short-listed candidates, university employees will be given special consideration. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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