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Marketing & Communications Assistant

University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Closing date
Jun 20, 2021

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Marketing & Communications Assistant

Date Posted: 06/10/2021
Req ID: 4423
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC: Office of Student Experience & Wellbeing
Campus: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)

About us:

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a place of energy, enthusiasm and passion. Our commitment to inclusive excellence attracts the brightest learners, scholars and employees from around the globe. Our success has been made possible by the opportunity given to us by our Indigenous hosts to operate on their territory, and we cherish our continuing partnerships with these communities. The University of Toronto Scarborough is an exciting campus with unlimited potential. Join us on our journey.

The Office of Student Experience and Wellbeing’s Student Life & International Student Centre offers exciting programs, cultivates strong communities and provides opportunities that enhance the student experience outside of the classroom while committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment. Through our work and partnerships, every student will have the opportunity to actively participate in university life; find connection, community, and friendship; encounter new ways of thinking and being in the world; and experience leadership, independence, and success.

Your opportunity:

Under the supervision of the Communications & Planning Officer, you will collaborate with members of the Office of Student Experience and Wellbeing (SEWB) portfolio to provide input and recommendations on the design, development, implementation and evaluation of marketing and communication strategies, as well as contribute your suggestions towards institutional and tri-campus initiatives.

As a key member of the SEWB Communications and Marketing Team, you will be responsible for graphic design materials, provide marketing support for inter-departmental promotional initiatives and campaigns, and provide administrative support that contributes to the overall functioning of the Office of Student Experience and Wellbeing.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing content for marketing and/or promotional materials (e.g. including fact-checking)
  • Creating and producing graphic designs that reflect departmental and/or divisional objectives (e.g. presenting graphic design work to departmental clients for approval)
  • Conducting photography and/or videography shoots (including setting up equipment, subjects, lighting)
  • Determining the optimal presentation of video, audio and still images
  • Drafting and editing content for print and/or online communications channels
  • Verifying that content is consistent with brand identity guidelines
  • Fostering cooperative working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts
  • Maintaining information on digital platforms (e.g. assist with website maintenance, video/photo library maintenance)

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in communications, digital communications, graphic design or other related field, or acceptable combination of equivalent experience
  • Minimum three (3) years of related experience in a communications and/or marketing support role, preferably in a post-secondary environment
  • Experience supporting the implementation of communications and marketing plans, including print, media, and social media platforms
  • Knowledge and experience monitoring and utilizing social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, etc.) in a work environment
  • Strong graphic design skills and experience with Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)
  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as experience with web maintenance and design
  • Must have excellent communication (writing, editing and proofreading) skills, knowledge of web and print communications, and has a thorough understanding of best practices in digital communications and social media
  • Experience working with video and camera equipment, lighting and set-up of subjects
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with team members and establish effective working relationships with a wide range of people from a variety of organizational and social cultures
  • Must have a high level of attention to detail and demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated professionalism, ability to display tact and diplomacy, and maintain confidentiality
  • Must show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Formal training in web development and design
  • Knowledge of AODA print and digital media design requirements
  • Experience working with students and/or student groups

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Approachable
  • Articulate
  • Cooperative
  • Organized
  • Resourceful
  • Team player


A copy of the full job description is available upon request from the UTSC HR Office.

Closing Date: 06/17/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 08 -- $55,400 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $70,847. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Communication/Media/Public Relations

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.


U of T is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
U of T is one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers.


Are you looking for a challenging, meaningful career in a supportive and diverse environment?

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Opportunities exist for people from a wide range of backgrounds, ranging from recent graduates to experienced senior professionals.

We offer challenging work within an open environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Our focus is on creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains excellent employees through a combination of competitive compensation, favourable working conditions, opportunities for career growth and development and a unique organizational culture.

Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Support on equity and diversity issues;
  • On-site child care;
  • University Pension Plan;
  • Subsidized athletic facility membership;
  • World-renowned libraries;
  • Confidential counselling services;
  • Parking and TTC Metropasses;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan;
  • Continued health benefits for pensioners.


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