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Manager, Communications

Bow Valley College

Description de L'emploi

The Marketing and Communications department at Bow Valley College is expanding. Our talented, passionate, and hard-working team is implementing the latest trends in marketing and communications to support Bow Valley College in shaping the future of college education. We are looking for individuals who understand the power of storytelling, work collaboratively, and are excited to take on a challenge. If you’re looking for an innovative, fast-paced, and exciting work environment, we want to meet you. 

If this role isn’t the best fit for you, stay tuned. Keep your eye on our career page as there will be other opportunities for you to join our award-winning team.

Areas of responsibility will include:


  • Provides leadership, direction and supervision of the Communications team – including media and issues management, social media, internal communications, website, intranet and publications.
  • Oversees the Communications team’s functions directly, including develop job descriptions, recruit and hire staff, performance management, professional development and succession planning.
  • Regularly evaluates resource requirements for the team and allocate /re-assign staff to key priority areas/projects as needed.
  • Establishes key objectives for staff - ensuring these objectives are achieved as outlined to a high quality standard and are in compliance with college/ team’s policies and procedures. 
  • Ensures all team members understand their roles in specific projects/activities and how these activities align with the strategic direction of the team, department, and College.
  • Develops, maintains and instills staff concepts and strategies for good customer service.  
  • Responsible for overall management, evaluation, scheduling, discipline and corrective actions, performance management and motivation of staff to ensure optimal service is maintained.
  • Performance appraisals on direct reports
  • Writes and reviews job descriptions, recruitment action forms
  • Reviews postings and interview scripts 
  • Shortlists candidates, participates in interview panels 
  • Evaluates candidates and make final decision on candidate to be hired 
  • Considers and approves vacation requests and other leaves, professional development and overtime needs with consideration to budget parameters
  • Maintenance of Agresso absence reports, vacation and  other absence approvals
  • Take corrective action on performance issues as required.
  • Reviews work, as necessary, prior to distribution to stakeholders. 
  • Provides leadership to the area to ensure processes are effective and followed in the most diligent and efficient manner.
  • Ensures that the functional areas work collaboratively within the marketing and communications team, to ensure daily activities and requirements are met in a timely way.
  • Identifies areas of opportunity within the marketing and communications portfolio to proactively advise the Director on issues that could affect the College overall 
  • Responsible for assigning staff/ coverage for various stories / platforms. 
  • Manages projects to ensure content is accurate and submitted by deadlines
  • Provides leadership, as appropriate, for the Executive team in the absence of the Director, Marketing and Communications. 
  • Coordinates budgetary and statistical reports regarding services within the department.
  • Supports the Director, Marketing and Communications in addressing special requirements and initiatives. 

    Communications Operations

  • Understands the impact to employees and leadership during times of organizational change and provide consultation to mitigate the impacts.
  • Develops Communications strategies within related budgets.
  • Coordinates business planning and budget development for the unit, including business case development.
  • Accountable for determining, developing and monitoring budget activities within the unit.
  • Creates and manages release schedules for recurring publications, routine communications and special projects.
  • Utilizes information in surveys (ie Employee engagement survey, brand research survey) to guide communications style and information flow.
  • Analyzes the effectiveness of programs, offer recommendations and support to users.
  • Actively participant on the Crisis Communications team, and responsible for updating and training regularly.
  • Interprets and applies the Collective Agreements College Policies and Procedures as they relate to College operational functions.
Writes and edits copy for various audiences over a number of platforms (print, web, ads, TV, radio, publications, scripts).


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree - Communications, Public Relations. 
  • 10 years in generalist capacity.
  • 8 years leading people with 8 years in managing Marketing and Communications and Public Relations.
  • An equivalent combination of directly related education and experience may be considered.
  • Police Information Check required.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Previous experience within the post-secondary and/or unionized work environments.
  • Member of IABC preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to lead a team to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability of successful content marketing, and use of digital platforms.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to develop relationships and resolve complex issues.
  • Ability to build relationships across the College.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Tact and diplomacy.
  • Leadership experience. 
  • Great team member and collaborator: be self-accountable, reliable and help out with whenever and with whatever may be needed.
  • Experience in journalism, not required but considered an asset.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (both verbal and written) across multiple platforms for various audiences.
  • Strong copywriting, corporate communications and editing skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to lead a team to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability of successful content marketing, and use of digital platforms.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to develop relationships and resolve complex issues.
  • Proven ability to supervise and provide leadership to staff. 
  • Possesses superior leadership, people management and coaching/mentoring skills. 
  • Proven capacity to manage change
  • Ability to develop internal and external partnerships. 
  • Working knowledge of computer applications (specifically, MS Office and EXCEL)

Comment S'inscrire

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at: www.bowvalleycollege.ca/careers, or by sending a compelling cover letter and resume to: ibeadle@bowvalleycollege.ca
Contact Pour Cette Position
Isaac Beadle
Bow Valley College
345- 6th Ave SE
Calgary AB T2G 4V1

Téléphone: 403-410-1605
Lieu de Travail
Calgary AB
Niveau D'emploi et Type
Senior Level
Full Time Permanent Staff Position
Annonce à publier jusqu'à
juillet 21, 2019
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