Communications Assistant

C.U.P.E. Local 3338
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$22.24 Hourly Plus 9% in Lieu of Benefits
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Reporting to the Coordinator, Communications and Marketing and under the general direction of the Director, Education Programs, helps to support ongoing communications and marketing activities for the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), including related events, academic programs, stories, and initiatives. Assists with the maintenance and moderation of FHS social media channels (i.e. Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube), as well as print and web communications, by drafting, posting, proofreading, and updating content for print, e-news, digital and report publications. Monitors the Faculty’s digital and social media channels, including the Faculty’s website, and supports the Faculty in event planning and coordination, as well as on site event assistance. Performs additional duties consistent with the current classification, as assigned.


  • High school graduation and one year of post-secondary education including training in graphics, photo/video, web design, and business writing.
  • 2 years experience.
  • An equivalent combination of formal education, certificate/program of study and experience is acceptable.
  • 55 wpm keyboarding skills with high degree of accuracy.
  • Excellent knowledge of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and composition.
  • Good knowledge of standard branding and communications principles and practices.
  • Ability to use web publishing and content management systems (Wordpress, AEM). Basic knowledge of HTML an asset.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Ability to draft, proofread and edit written materials for web, blogs, newsletters and social media.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to pay close attention to details.
  • Ability to use social media platforms and scheduling tools (e.g., Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Hootsuite) at an intermediate level.
  • Ability to use standard design applications (e.g., Photoshop, InDesign, etc.) at a basic level.
  • Ability to understand and consolidate web analytics (e.g., Google Analytics, Twitter Analytics, etc.) at a basic level.
  • Ability to use word-processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation applications (e.g., MSWord, Access, Excel, PowerPoint) at an intermediate level.
  • Ability to use email systems (Outlook and Campaigner) at an intermediate level.
  • Ability to use online search engines (e.g., Google) at an intermediate level.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines while dealing with a wide variety of requests.
  • Ability to handle confidential material and information with discretion.
  • Experience using photography and videography equipment an asset.
  • Ability to lift, move or carry equipment, banners or materials up to 10 kg.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evening and weekends, as required.

Assignment End Date: April 30, 2020

Priority will be given to qualified registered SFU students who must submit a (semester/year) class schedule with their cover letter and resume. 

Please include your cover letter and resume in one attachment. 

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