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Support Staff Employment Opportunity

Communications Officer

Communications & Marketing UNB Fredericton


Competition #:#142-12.13Closing Date:May 6, 2013 4:30PM
Employment Group:A.P.T.Salary or Rate:$41,464 - $53,900 per annum
Employment Date:(tentative)As soon as possibleHours per Week:Full-Time (36.25 HPW)
Position Length:(tentative)1 Year Term: Maternity ReplacementFunding:University Budget

Additional Notes

A completed UNB Application Form is required (including resume):

http://www.unb.ca/hr/_resources/forms/applicationform.pdf

Function

The Communications Officer is a public relations generalist reporting to UNB’s Senior Manager, Communications, and is responsible for contributing to UNB’s positive reputation through; developing and implementing communications plans; playing a lead role in media relations and issues and crisis communications management; and providing tactical communication support as needed. Although university-wide in scope, this position is located on the UNB Fredericton campus.
Representative Responsibilities
   Develop and deliver communications plans that achieve measurable objectives and position UNB positively among its internal and external stakeholders.
   Manage day-to-day media relations, both proactively and reactively.
   Play a key role in issues and crisis communications management and incident response.
   Tell compelling stories about UNB through the effective use of writing and visuals.
   Provide communications counsel to UNB leaders and colleagues, based on experience and knowledge of the internal and external environment.
   Contribute to content creation for UNB’s website and social media outlets.
   Edit and proof the work of others on the team and generally contribute to quality.
Requirements
   University degree, preferably with a major in journalism or communications.
   Minimum five years of intermediate-level experience developing and implementing communications programs in a corporate or non-profit organization.
   Experience working with various news media in New Brunswick and beyond.
   Experience developing and implementing issues and crisis communications plans and incident response.
   Experience using the web and new media to communicate.
   Excellent skills in storytelling, writing, editing and presenting.
   Excellent project and time management skills.
   Demonstrated creativity and drive.
   Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
   Ability to manage internal and external relationships and contribute to a team-working environment.
   Flexibility.

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For more information, please contact:

UNB Fredericton
Human Resources Room 102
Physics & Admin. Building
Fax: 506-453-4611

UNB Saint John
Financial & Admin. Services
Room 114/115, Oland Hall
Fax: 506-648-5714

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications will be accepted ONLY until the end of regular business hours on the closing date.


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