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Director of Marketing & Communications
Director of Marketing & Communications
Faculty of Law
thinker with senior-level strategic communications experience and superior
writing and editing abilities will find in this role an opportunity to drive
and deliver consistently high-quality and well-targeted marketing and
communications solutions that enhance the Faculty of Law’s image and reputation.
the Assistant Dean, Finance and Administration, and working closely with the
senior administration team, as well as faculty, staff and students, you will be
responsible for the development, coordination, facilitation and execution of
the Faculty’s strategic marketing and communications programs and activities. The
position of Director of Marketing and Communications is a hands-on role with
priority focus areas that include promoting program offerings to current and
prospective students, enhancing the Faculty’s web presence and external
research profile, leading internal communications, and supporting the
development and implementation of revenue-generating programs.
as Director of Marketing & Communications, you can expect to:
- Develop and implement
communications strategies and programs to enhance the Faculty's image and
reputation, both nationally and internationally, in areas identified as
- Identify new marketing
opportunities, and develop and implement marketing initiatives to build
and strengthen the Faculty brand.
- Manage the marketing
and communications programs that support the strategic needs of the
- Provide expert advice
to the Dean, faculty and staff on communications and marketing issues.
- Work closely with
Queen’s Media to increase the media profile of faculty members and bring
newsworthy stories and initiatives to the attention of appropriate media
- Oversee the
development and management of all communication material, including print,
electronic and web-based information.
- Plan and implement
strategies to introduce new technologies and media, including social
media, to assist with internal operations and external outreach.
- Liaise with Queen’s
central and Faculty groups involved with marketing, communications and
student recruitment, to ensure that the Faculty’s direction and message are
aligned with the University’s vision, mission and goals.
- Ensure that strategic
communications emanating from the Faculty are timely, of high quality and
compatible with the Visual Standards Program of the University.
- Write or review and
critique correspondence, reports, presentations, and other communications.
- Source and manage
outside communication and marketing consultants and service providers, and
provide direction and guidance to individuals within the Faculty who have
a direct impact on communications and marketing activities, e.g., web
designers, newsletter editors and graphic designers.
- Support strategic
communications and marketing programs for Faculty advancement activities.
- Represent the Faculty
in University committees and working groups where a marketing and communications
presence is desirable.
- Prepare a
communications and marketing budget annually for approval.
- Plan, prioritize and
manage the work of employees, providing strategic and tactical advice,
guidance and coaching, as well as identify the need for staff resources,
participate on staffing committees, and make effective recommendations
regarding employee selection.
- Manage performance by
establishing performance standards, evaluating performance and conducting
formal performance reviews on an ongoing basis.
- Assess staff training
and development needs, and ensure that employees receive the training
required to improve and sustain successful performance.
- Investigate, address
and resolve employee and labour relations issues, including making
decisions regarding disciplinary and discharge matters.
You bring to the role of Director of
Marketing & Communications an impressive profile that includes:
- University degree in
Business, Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or a related field.
- At least 10 years’
progressive experience, including 5 to 7 years at a senior level in a
strategic communications capacity.
- Demonstrated project
- Consideration will be given to an equivalent
combination of education and experience.
- Extensive knowledge of
strategic planning processes and the ability to develop and write
strategic communications plans.
- Ability to meet all
communications and marketing needs in a prioritized and strategic fashion.
- Ability to recognize
and understand complex issues and their implications on image and
- Strong analytical
research skills and the ability to strategically use information gleaned
through market research to improve and enhance communications to target
audiences in support of the Faculty brand.
- Political acumen, tact
and sensitivity to deal with potentially explosive topics or controversial
- Excellent presentation
and communications skills, including superior writing and editing
- Excellent interpersonal
skills, with the ability to interact and collaborate effectively with
diverse stakeholder groups.
- Ability to deliver
consistently high-quality solutions according to required timelines.
- Ability to think
creatively and use a non-prescriptive approach in marketing and
additional details on this continuing appointment, please visit our Human
Resources website at www.queensu.ca/humanresources.
Canada’s leading universities, Queen’s has a long-standing reputation for
academic excellence, research and a diverse and vibrant learning environment.
With its strong tradition of public service, the University has helped to shape
Canadian values and policies, educating notable political and cultural figures.
University is located in the heart of the community in historic Kingston,
midpoint between Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa, the nation’s capital.
How to Apply
should send a letter of application and a resume, with the names of three
references (who will not be contacted without the applicant’s consent), by Tuesday, April 22, 2014, quoting competition
#2014-094, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The University thanks all who express an interest in this position and
advises that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is
committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes
applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with
disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In
accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to
Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with
disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s
accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment
process are asked to contact Human Resources Administration at
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Job Level & Type
Full Time Permanent Staff Position
Listing to be posted until:
Sunday, May 11, 2014