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Coordinator, Design, Communications, & Marketing

RATE OF PAY: $19.00 per hour*

SUMMER HOURS OF WORK: Up to 9 hours per week


*Confirmation of positions and wages are subject to approval

Job Description

The Design, Communications & Marketing Coordinator is a student leader who supports and manages the various digital mediums that Calumet and Stong Colleges use to communicate with their students (eg. Instagram, Facebook, website, etc.). Reporting to the Student Success Coordinator, the Design, Communications and Marketing Coordinator will use demonstrated design, communications, and marketing skills to provide information to students and promote various events and initiatives, and develop and maintain Calumet and Stong Colleges’ Communication Plan.

Organizational Status

This position reports directly to the Student Success Coordinator and works in cooperation with the Heads of Calumet & Stong Colleges, the Director, Student & Academic Services & Strategic Initiative, the Manager, Student Success and Stakeholder Engagement, the Student Success Coordinators, the Faculty of Health Dean’s Office and student organizations.

Work Performed – Basic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews all Calumet and Stong Colleges materials related to Design, Communications and Marketing
  • Meets with Calumet and Stong Colleges leaders (Heads of Colleges, staff leaders and student leaders) to gain an understanding of the vision and the work currently being undertaken within the Colleges
  • Communicates with college administration and faculty members and attends all Calumet College and Stong College Offices’ team meetings, as required
  • Assists in analyzing the effectiveness of the Colleges’ Communication Strategy e.g., evaluation forms, reflection exercises, etc.
  • Maintains a policy and procedure manual related to design, communications and marketing
  • Participates in mandatory training and office orientation
  • Maintains and updates a comprehensive set of records (i.e., Communications Handbook, social media statistics, Google Analytics data, etc.)
  • Works collaboratively with the leaders of our Student Success programs to ensure those programs have a communication plan, such as posters, web presence, Colleges profile on the Faculty of Health website
  • Develop and maintain Agents of Change Communication Plan (Creating Marketing Materials, Updating Website, etc)
  • Support the communications and promotion of the Wellness Lounge and the Health & Wellness program
  • Support and create promotional content for Student Orientation activities and events
  • Consistently acts as a role model by abiding by the Student Code of Conduct; takes a proactive approach in building a community based on mutual respect, consideration and open-mindedness
  • Assists in the planning and execution of on-campus events including creating event materials
  • Attends all training sessions and meetings, unless in direct conflict with a class, including regular update meetings with the Heads of the Colleges.  Informs supervisors of any conflicts well in advance, if attendance is not possible
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • A commitment to student engagement, learning and peer mentorship
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in peer leading situations                                
  • Computing competency with basic spreadsheets (Excel), word processing (Word) and knowledge of PowerPoint is required
  • Proficiency in Canca and basic poster/video editing software is required
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative suite is an asset
  • Videography and photography skills are also an asset
  • Knowedge of Google Analytics is an asset
  • Able to conduct photo shoots, video shoots, and design promotional materials using digital media
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong familiarity with WordPress, various forms of social media, Youtube channel management and photography management systems as asset
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated participation in and/or knowledge of Student Success Programs at Calumet and Stong Colleges is required
  • Knowledge of York’s services and resources for students and of campus life.
  • Excellent communication skills: professional email/phone correspondence, public speaking and presentation proficiency
  • Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds/cultures
  • Demonstrates an eagerness to learn and take on new initiatives
  • Demonstrates organizational and time management skills
  • Ability and willingness to work both independently and as a member of a team with students, volunteers, staff and faculty
  • Students who are a good fit for this position are approachable, knowledgeable and open to learning about themselves and others. They will show high levels of Emotional Intelligence combined with excellent adaptability and organizational skills

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