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Posting Number: YUSA-8270
Position Title: Advancement Communications Officer
Department: ADVANCEMENT - Office of Alumni Relations
Affiliation: YUSA
Band: 11
Salary: $55,846
Duration: Continuing Full-Time
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., may also be required to attend events outside of these regular office hours.
 
Purpose:
Working in consultation with the Manager Advancement Communications and staff within Division of Advancement, the incumbent writes, produces and disseminates communications materials for the Division of Advancement in order to encourage an environment of positive alumni and donor relations within the University and to engage the University's growing community of alumni and donors, fostering a growing level of alumni and donor engagement with, and support for the University.
 
Education:
Diploma in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Business, or Digital Communications. Knowledge of fundraising professional standards and ethics is an asset.
 
Experience:
Three (3) years in the Communications field including: writing documents such as publications, articles, producing digital and print communications pieces, producing multimedia communications (photographs, podcasts, social networking technologies).
 
Skills:
Demonstrated skills including:
Ability to write, edit and proofread at an advanced level in the English language, impeccable accuracy in grammar, spelling and content verification, excellent research and interview skills, excellent oral communication skills, ability to write and edit a broad range of communications and marketing pieces for publication, tact, courtesy and discretion essential, basic videography skills and ability to use digital SLR camera, ability to work effectively under pressure of high volume and daily deadlines, ability to handle diverse communications assignments, ability to work independently and exercise good judgment, ability to develop compelling communication pieces for a wide variety of audiences.
Demonstrated computer skills including:
Advanced desktop publishing (QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign), advanced photo editing (Adobe Photoshop), advanced web design (HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Wordpress) , advanced word processing (MS Word), advanced presentation software (MS PowerPoint), advanced email service providers (Mail Chimp, Exact Target, Campaign Monitor), intermediate Google Analytics, intermediate spreadsheets (MS Excel), intermediate project management software (MS Project), beginner database, beginner video editing (Final Cut Pro).
 
Cover Letter Required: Yes
 
Dates:
Internal Posting Date: January 23, 2013
Internal Application Deadline: January 30, 2013
 
Extended Posting Date: May 24, 2013
Extended Application Deadline: June 7, 2013
 
External Posting Date: May 24, 2013
External Application Deadline: June 7, 2013

Please Note: All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the posted deadline date.

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