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Communications Manager, University Neighbourhoods Association

You are a communications professional who covers all the bases from PR to websites to communications strategy. A strong writer, you enjoy finding just the right tone and voice for all different communications channels. You’re a natural leader, and skilled at finding commonalities for establishing effective relationships with everyone from community residents to board members.

Smart, Savvy + Associates has partnered with our client, University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA), in their search for a Communications Manager. This new role reports directly to the Executive Director, and will be accountable for communicating planning, website, social media, supporting consultation projects, and other initiatives. If you’re a strong writer, enjoy the collaborative, hands-on nature of non-profit associations, and are looking to step up into a leadership role, consider applying for this role today!

About the role:
  • Develops content, messages, standards and strategy for social media.
  • Provides communications advice and recommendations to the Board and senior managers related to projects, programs and/or issues management.
  • Develops strategic communication plans for projects, programs, services and/or issues management.
  • Coordinates and implements community consultation programs.
  • Provides review and approval for compliance with communication policies, procedures and standards.
  • Provides advice and direction to communication liaisons to support external communication programs and internal communications.
  • Writes, edits, produces and disseminates a wide variety of publicity and informational materials such as brochures, pamphlets, speeches, website articles, displays, videos, and advertising and marketing materials; researches source materials as required to obtain information.
  • Oversees the printing and production of communications materials and oversees the outsourcing of design work.
  • Assists in the coordination and implementation of projects such as special events, communication plans and the development of grant submissions.

About you:
  • Post-secondary education in communications, marketing, public relations or related area
  • 5+ years’ experience in communications in both print and digital formats
  • Experienced in developing and implementing communication plans
  • Strong writing skills with experience in a variety of genres including public relations materials, business correspondence, journalism as well as plain writing skills
  • Understanding of public consultation processes, research, information gathering methods
  • Tech-savvy with ability to use various apps and technology for web publishing, social media, etc.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to speak/write in Mandarin is an asset

About Smart, Savvy + Associates

Smart, Savvy + Associates are expert providers of recruitment of high caliber marketing, communications, creative, and sales professionals. Our specialty is strong relationships: we get to know our candidates and we take the time to explore the job requirements, cultural context and business objectives surrounding each hire.
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