The Senior Manager, Liaison and Integrated Communications will advance IQC’s image, profile and reputation in support of the Institute’s strategic objectives; act as a strategic communications expert for the Institute; and provide broad strategic and specific tactical leadership. The incumbent will be a storyteller and editor, providing leadership and guidance to IQC’s senior leadership and staff on content creation and management. Under the direction of the Director, Communications and Strategic Initiatives (CSI), this position will coordinate pan-university quantum planning and initiatives with campus partners.
This position will collaborate with marketing and communications colleagues across the University to foster collaboration and shared goals with the broader community. The incumbent must be a highly skilled writer, with a superior understanding of both traditional and new communication technologies, and a strategic thinker with extensive experience.
This role is contingent on funding.
Strategic planning, budgeting and program evaluation
Program oversight and execution
Collaboration, outreach and internal communications:
Vendor selection and oversight
7+ years of experience in a relevant integrated communications role, preferably with experience in the university sector
3+ years of experience translating complicated ideas into easy to understand terms. Experience as a science writer considered an asset
Extensive experience using social media and new media tools, web-based interfaces, social networking sites, video sharing sites, blogs and Wiki
Experience in media relations considered an asset
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Persuasive and resilient in driving initiatives with multiple stakeholders
Proven ability to balance persistence with professionalism
Highly driven and achievement oriented
Excellent presentation skills
Demonstrated expertise in strategic planning
Depth of experience:
In positioning and brand building
In development of creative strategies
Across both print, digital and social platforms
Creative and campaign development
Media planning and buying
Measurement and evaluation
Demonstrated success in producing effective print publications
Critical thinking and analytical skills to enable assessment of complex higher education issues of concern to stakeholders including among others, the media, the public, employers, recruiters, academics and funders
Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Able to lead within an integrated and collaborative team environment; a positive team approach to working with colleagues and media partners
Actively and skillfully engaged in social media
Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint