SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

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Communications Associate

Dec 19, 2018
Various Locations, British Columbia
Early Career

About the Job

You are a communications specialist with a passion for design. A key position on the communications team, you are the operational lead on design, social media, mass emails and website. You’re a natural story-teller and will play an essential role in raising internal and external awareness of the Centre’s reputation as a global centre for knowledge and practice on dialogue. You can balance the plan with being reactive in the moment and can navigate the flow and complexity of a dynamic office. Blending strong operational technical skills with a creative edge, you excel at turning a strategy into reality, operationalizing ideas and getting it done. 

SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue fosters shared understanding and positive action through dialogue and engagement. As a trusted convener and hub for community initiatives, the Centre has engaged hundreds of thousands of participants to create solutions for many of society's most pressing issues, and actively support student learning through experiential education opportunities. 


1. Implements the Centre’s operational communications activities to ensure positive engagement between the Centre
and key audiences by:

  • Collaborating with the Manager, Communications to develop ideas on content and design, writing content, and collecting, and editing materials (e.g., links, images, copy)
  • Designing and producing visual elements including branding assets, social media graphics, data visualizations, and report formatting, for use online and in digital and print materials
  • Supporting the design, writing, editing and production of reports and/or marketing materials (i.e. graphic and video products) and ensuring that all communication products have a clear/distinct voice and narrative
  • Creating, monitoring, and posting daily social media content (e.g., Facebook, Twitter)
  • Updating and maintaining the website, ensuring that web pages comply with appropriate policies, guidelines, design and standards
  • Researching, collecting, and writing website content for the Centre for Dialogue and Semester in Dialogue, adding tags for search engine optimization, and supporting website re-development
  • Supporting internal communications between SFU faculty and staff
  • Assisting with promotional activities for the Semester in Dialogue program and supporting communications activities related to experiential education and engagement with SFU faculty members
  • Researching, collecting, and organizing key contacts and list-building of key stakeholders in departmental CRM database (e.g. community partners, media contacts, newsletter subscribers)
  • Supporting promotion for events, programs and partner initiatives

2. Assists with implementing strategic communications to establish the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue as a global
centre for knowledge and practice on dialogue by:

  • Researching new content and story ideas and contributing to media releases that promote the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, its projects, programs, fellows, and events
  • Conducting research, preparing reports and working with the Communications Manager to develop and implement communications strategies
  • Preparing and tracking metrics using analytics platforms (e.g. Google Analytics, Hootsuite) to examine performance of webpages, posts and content

3. Evaluates communication and engagement content by:

  • Monitoring and evaluating communications activities across all platforms to confirm alignment with the Centre’s mission, and vision, as well as programmatic goals
  • Assisting with periodic brand audits and tracking ongoing communication metrics

4. Assists with implementation of strategic communications support for dialogue and public engagement projects, including fee-for-service projects as part of the Centre’s social enterprise

5. Carries out associated administrative responsibilities by:

  • Contributing to development of internal procedures and policies, as these pertain to communications for the Centre.
  • Participating in Centre for Dialogue programs and events, including evening and weekend events.
  • Coordinating other special projects and/or events as assigned

Application Information

SFU is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. 

This position is located at the SFU Vancouver campus in the heart of downtown.

Applicants are asked to include a link in their resume to their portfolio, or to include a maximum of two attachments which demonstrate their design work.

Only applications recieved via the below linked portal will be consdiered.

Full job description and application portal: https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SIMOFRAS&cws=37&rid=691

Application deadline: December 19, 2018

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