Faculty Communications Officer (UA/ University Advancement) (MT5653, COM2A, GR4)

Job Category: 
Term positions for Management and Professionals


Position Context:

Promote and present a consistent image of McGill as a major institution of international caliber. Develop and implement communication services consistent with the University's mission and objectives, including news, public relations, social media, translation, graphic design, audiovisual, photography, web and multimedia. Maximize philanthropic support and increase alumni involvement by promoting strong relationships with donors, alumni, volunteers, students, employees, external organizations, government, and communities of interest. Organize conferences, symposia, workshops, campaigns and fundraising events and publish manuscripts, books, textbooks, magazines, brochures and newsletters. Develop advertising, sales and marketing techniques and practices.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops communication strategies for, and communicates about, Engineering and Design teaching and research activities and projects in the Faculty of Engineering, its Departments, Schools and Institutes;
  • Helps generate revenue by supporting all communication aspects of corporate sponsorship, planned giving and fundraising activities and events;
  • Formulates compelling speaking notes and attention-grabbing web copy, articles, profiles, cases for support and philanthropic proposals (vulgarizing scientific content in different media);
  • Works closely with colleagues at the Faculty of Engineering and its alumni community, helps to solicit gifts and conveys the impact of philanthropy to a wide range of external and internal audiences;
  • Produces print and digital copies of communication tools that highlight meaningful developments in engineering and design teaching and research (respecting budgets and deadlines);
  • Works closely with communications colleagues in offices reporting to the Vice-Principal University Advancement and the Vice-Principal Communications and External Relations.


Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

Undergraduate degree (Science/ Engineering preferred) with three (3) years' Journalism/PR related experience an asset. Demonstrated organizational skills and experience communicating scientific content to diverse audiences. Proven leadership, initiative, determination and creativity in problem-solving. Ability to work autonomously and manage multiple projects. Strong communication skills, and the ability to interact positively, professionally and effectively as part of a team that has dealings with internal and external parties. Proven experience in handling communication and PR projects. Excellent English language skills, French, spoken and written.

How to Apply:

Please submit your electronic application via the web at https://engineering.medicine.mcgill.ca/ords/f?p=165 click on "Application Form" and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter as one document.

The deadline to apply for this position is October 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the Faculty of Engineering will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

In order to maintain internal priority, McGill employees must apply within the delays specified in the MUNACA collective agreement for positions covered by the collective agreement or according to the personnel policies for positions covered by the personnel policies.

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, accessibilityrequest.hr [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-3711.

Faculty of Engineering
Dean’s Office
Salary Range: 
(Grade 04) $51,600 - $64,500 (midpoint) - $83,900
Twelve (12) months (renewable)
Reporting to: 
Director, University Advancement – Faculty of Engineering
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