This position develops and implements advancement communication initiatives. This position evaluates the outcomes of advancement communication initiatives and implements changes for improvement. This position gathers information and content to support the publication of feature stories on faculty, staff, senior administrators, community partners, alumni, sponsors, and benefactors.
The schedule for this position requires the incumbent to work variable hours, including regular attendance at early morning meetings.
What you will do
- Develops all of the creative content for advancement initiatives.
- Plans, develops, executes, and evaluates the success of broad-based initiatives.
- Assesses the outcomes of initiatives, and designs and implements changes.
- Interviews students, faculty, staff, senior administrators, alumni and benefactors to gather information for written and online products.
- Creates and manages strategies for principal donor engagement, including identifying donor audiences.
- Selects, writes and edits feature stories and social media posts for campus community communications and alumni and donor communications.
- Participates in writing case statements, donor proposals, and briefing notes.
- Manages, coordinates and maintains all stewardship materials.
- Other duties as required in support of the department and/or unit.
- Four-Year Bachelor Degree or equivalent. In addition, requires trade certification, qualification, or on-going learning to remain ahead of changes in technology or emerging fields.
- More than 3 years and up to and including 5 years of experience.
- Experience in managing/developing strategic communication plans considered an asset.
- Experience in writing, interviewing, reviewing, editing and/or proofreading internal and/or external communications and documents considered an asset (e.g., social media, policy manuals, newsletters, handbooks, legal documents, forms/templates, blogs, training/reference materials, technical documents, webinars, etc.).
- Experience with assessing emerging trends, technologies, electronic platforms and potential digital business opportunities considered an asset (e.g., social media, etc.).
- Knowledge of relationship building, fundraising and stewardship considered an asset.
Required Licenses and Certifications
- A CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) certification considered an asset.
Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Job Knowledge and Requirements
- Knowledge of concepts and principles in a specialist field that is typically acquired through a combination of advanced professional or academic qualifications and/or substantial work experience.
- Provide effective consultation and advice on non-straightforward and/or complex issues.
- Interaction with others requires interpersonal skills and the ability to understand and influence.
- Adapt messages to meet the different needs of different audiences.
- Builds relationships, trust and credibility.
- Prioritize and distribute work to deliver objectives on time and to the highest standard.
- Identify in advance when the intended results may not be achieved and develops a plan to address the gaps.
- Actively participate in project team meetings and develop individual and unit project plans.
- Lead procedural or technological change within a unit.
- Identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of work processes.
- Seek information and input to fully understand the cause of problems.
- Appropriately assesses risks before making a decision.
- Contribute to the creation and evaluation of possible solutions.
- Take action to remove obstacles and address problems before the impact performance and results.
- Apply equity, diversity, accessibility, inclusion and Indigenization considerations to decision making and planning.
- Promote a work environment that is free from sexual violence, harassment and discrimination, and the ability to show empathy for those who have experienced trauma.