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Communications Coordinator Contract

Location: Waterloo, ON
Salary: $28.00 - $32.94
Company Name: Wilfrid Laurier University ()
Category: Communications

Apply By: 9/29/2016

At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here.

As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.

We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Communications Coordinator.

Laurier’s Department of Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management (SHERM) is leading a multi-partner initiative to design a program that employers across Ontario can use to improve traffic and pedestrian safety. Called “En Route to Safety,” the initiative is funded by the Ministry of Labour’s Occupational Health and Safety Prevention and Innovation Program. The Laurier-led project will create an awareness program that will be delivered via print and digital materials, all of which will be made available to employers across the province for use in their workplaces.

To assist with this project, SHERM requires an experienced Communications Coordinator. Working with a team of health and safety professionals, the Communications Coordinator will help plan and manage the production of key deliverables, including: an employer guidebook, training modules, a website, video(s), and other promotional materials. The ideal candidate will have project-management experience in a communications setting; strong knowledge of graphic design and production processes; strong writing and editing skills; experience establishing websites and creating training-style videos; and experience working with creative agencies and/or freelance designers, writers, web developers and video-production companies.

This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo Campus. The incumbent provides subject matter expertise to all campuses, requiring regular interpersonal interactions and collaboration with departments at the Waterloo Campus, the Brantford Campus, the Toronto office and external partners. Special attention is given to ensure equitable service delivery across all locations.


    • Collaborate with SHERM and community partners to develop a plan to produce the appropriate print and digital material required to support the overall initiative;
    • Provide communications planning expertise for producing the required print and digital deliverables;
    • Recommend most effective and efficient ways to produce specific deliverables (i.e., external agency, freelancers, partner resources, in-house resources, etc.);
    • Recommend appropriate vendors, agencies and/or freelancers as required;
    • Develop and manage schedules, timelines and deadlines for producing creative elements (employer guidebook, training modules, website, video(s), print collateral, etc.);
    • Ensure a uniform visual identity is developed and applied across all deliverables;
    • Liaise with colleagues, partners, agencies, and freelancers regarding the production of creative deliverables;
  • Participate in planning and partner meetings as required;


    • College diploma in design, print, communications or related field and at least five years of related experience in a comparable role
    • Superior project-management and prioritization skills involving communications projects;
    • Extensive knowledge of design and print processes;
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, collaboration, and verbal skills;
    • Excellent writing, editing and proof-reading skills;
    • Experience working with external vendors, agencies and freelancers;
    • Experience in creating websites and/or working with vendors to create;
    • Experience creating corporate-style training videos and/or working with vendors to create;
    • Exceptional attention to detail;
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative work environment;
    • Aptitude to develop and maintain strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders;
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite;
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.

Please note, this is a full-time, limited term position for 1 year from Oct 1, 2016 to Sept 30, 2017.

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