Communications Officer

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This position is with McGill University’s Teaching and Learning Services. If the link does not work, it is because the application deadline has passed or the position has been filled.

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Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) is seeking candidates for a Communications Officer position. This position is for a one-year period for approximately 20 hours per week.

Position summary:

The Communications Officer reports to the Associate Director, Faculty and Teaching Development. Responsibilities include supporting the unit’s communications activities by providing strategic communications advice; developing communications plans and processes; designing communications materials; and creating and maintaining websites in keeping with a McGill feel. The Communications Officer is also expected to stay up to date with recommended practices and new tools in the rapidly changing field of web communications, marketing, design, and multi and social media.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of the Supervisor, develop communications plans for projects and events.
  • Manage the implementation of communications plans.
  • Provide professional expertise and advice on communications activities, including the development of communications processes.
  • Provide guidance on the selection of communications tools, such as internal media, social media, and graphic design.
  • Create and maintain websites, including developing information architecture and writing and formatting content in keeping with established tone and visual guidelines.
  • Develop web-based forms, resource document templates, and other such tools, in support of communications initiatives.
  • Author, edit, and proofread a variety of communications materials, such as ebulletins, blog posts, posters, slide show presentations, and ensure consistency of tone, as well as adherence to established visual guidelines.
  • Manage display case content (e.g., prepare content and plan layout).
  • Analyze web, email, and ad campaign analytics, and provide appropriate recommendations based on findings.
  • Liaise with photographers and graphic designers, multimedia producers, and translators.
  • Conduct focus groups to gather stakeholder feedback.
  • Develop and foster effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

Education and experience:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Three years’ related experience

Qualifications required:

  • English spoken and written.
  • Superior writing and editing skills, with the ability to adapt tone to a given audience.
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven experience working with clients to assess and meet their communications needs.
  • Knowledge of effective information architecture for websites; knowledge of web usability; knowledge of SEO recommended practices and analytics software.


  • Experience working in a post-secondary institution or not-for-profit organization
  • Knowledge of basic HTML
  • Knowledge of the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual (7th ed.)
  • Reading comprehension in French

Please note that the annual salary scale mentioned below is based on a full-time weekly workload of 33.75 hour. The annual salary of the selected candidate will be pro-rated accordingly.

To apply, please submit your complete application via Workday, including your cover letter and CV no later than April 20, 2022.

Before applying, please consult guidelines for internal candidates (employees with a current active employee in Workday) or as need be, external candidates (all other candidates) to ensure successful completion and submission of your application. Should you have any questions, please contact

Minimum Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree 3 Years Related Experience /

Annual Salary: (MPEX Grade 04) $57,330.00 – $71,660.00 – $85,990.00

Hours per Week: 20 (Part time)

Supervisor: Senior Academic Associate

Position End Date (If applicable): 2023-04-30

Deadline to Apply: 2022-04-19

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

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