Employment opportunity: full-time position at CIRM

Published: 25 May 2023

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montréal (CIRM) is seeking applications to fill a full-time Communications Supervisor position as part of its general activities.

CIRM brings together researchers whose interests and expertise are connected to urban life or the city of Montréal. With this in mind, diverse fields of study including history, architecture, literature, communication sciences, language sciences, political science, geography, urban planning, law, environmental studies, and social work are used in order to: 1) stimulate emerging research in Montréal studies and to unite the research being conducted within various disciplines and universities; 2) develop partnerships, sets of themes, and fundamental and applied research projects with the economic, social, cultural, and governmental sectors of Montréal.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montréal (CIRM), the Communications Supervisor will assist with the daily operations of the Centre’s Communications office. CIRM wants to make the successful candidate a full colleague and a member of the internal team and is looking to hire someone who will develop a sense of belonging and understand the value of promoting a Center that serves Montreal communities and researchers.

  1. Participate in hiring, training, approve schedule, verify work, evaluate performance, approve and track vacation and absences;
  2. Administer or participate in weekly meetings of the communications team;
  3. Create and update a list of tasks related to the promotion of CIRM’s current projects and events, and distribute these tasks among the team members;
  4. Ensure the quality of publications in terms of content and expression;
  5. Implement the brand image and communications strategy and recommend techniques to improve the Centre's public image. Increase the unit’s presence in social networks and the media;
  6. Recommend tools or processes to facilitate and standardize the work of the communications team;
  7. As needed, design and implement communications campaigns for CIRM products and events;
  8. Produce content for CIRM’s various digital platforms (social networks, newsletters, website, blog, digital notebooks);
  9. Development of internal (McGill) and external communications plans, as well as a communications framework and tools adapted to the needs of the center and its strategic development;
  10. Conception, design, editing, production and distribution of communication products adapted to the needs of the centre;
  11. Writing, editing, translation and revision tasks related to communications (e.g., annual report);
  12. Coordination of the tasks surrounding the production and publication of the annual report, including the collection of information and data from CRIEM members;
  13. With the support of the scientific and knowledge transfer coordinators, solicit contributions from members and partners to feed the digital platforms;
  14. Monitor social networks and evaluate the Centre's online presence;
  15. Update the calendars and appointments of the management team;
  16. Organize the annual membership meetings and the annual Board of Directors meeting;
  17. Provide general administrative support related to the communication efforts of the Centre;
  18. Assess and resolve administrative problems. When appropriate, inform supervisor and formulate recommendations;
  19. Planning of various meetings and conferences;
  20. Maintains an inventory of the rooms, furnishings and equipment for services required;
  21. Advising management (with respect to communications) on the achievement of targeted objectives (recruitment, promotion, etc.);
  22. Writing press releases;
  23. Administration and editing of the website, and management of social media;
  24. Coordination and eventual promotion of events related to CRIEM's McConnell Teacher Practitioner program;
  25. Supervise the communications team (AMUSE – Communication Assistant C).





    Those interested have until June 7th 2022 to apply via Workday.

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