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Manager, Marketing & Communications

University of Ottawa

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted November 11, 2020.

Salary (Grade: NM1) Hiring salary range $81069$111,470

Position Purpose

Provides strategic and operational leadership in developing, planning and implementing all aspects of marketing, internal and external communications, public relations, branding and major events in order to enhance the visibility and maximize the reputation of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Manages the marketing and communications team to deliver publications, advertising and web sites while building and maintaining community relations, alumni relations, student relations and promoting programs and managing key relationships with all University stakeholders.

Essential Qualifications

Bachelor degree in marketing (or equivalent) and an MBA (or equivalent Master’s degree) required (or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience)
A minimum of 10 years of leadership and management experience in marketing and communications
Extensive experience in the development and implementation of strategic communications and marketing plans, including media relations, web/online strategies, advertizing and events management.
Experience in Human Resources management, team management, conflict resolution, negotiation and project management
Seasoned individual with demonstrated ability in problem solving, priority setting and meeting deadlines
Proven abilities in building partnerships and/or collaborative working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
Ability to work under pressure, adapt easily and rapidly and use excellent judgment and discretion
Commitment to achieving the highest quality results and excellence in customer service
Have demonstrated initiative, autonomy and excellent leadership skills to foster commitment and co-operation within the team
Experience in public speaking and public relations
Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and verbal) in English and French

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. All applications will be considered equally. Priority will be given to employees who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies. This posting may appear simultaneously on external websites. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Requirements related to skills and experience are determined by the University of Ottawa, and all positions are subject to relevant laws, collective agreements, and regulations. Please note that we will only communicate with candidates who are chosen for a preselection test or for an interview. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).

Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written); candidates must be rated at the Low Advanced (or higher) in comprehension of their second language to be considered for this position. The candidate’s level of proficiency will be determined with a test administered by the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute of the University of Ottawa.