City : Aurora
Category : Full Time
Industry : Education
Employer : York Region District School Board
Thank you for your interest in the Senior Communications and Marketing Assistant position with the York Region District School Board. The position is responsible for facilitating the marketing, communication of news, information and ideas within and outside the Board using appropriate business communication tools, techniques, strategies, and administrative support for the Senior Manager and the Corporate Communications team as required.
We have a lot to offer our employees and here is why you should consider working at YRDSB:
A great place to live and work
Our commitment to Equity, Accommodation, and Accessibility
Excellent salary and benefits
Benefits Include the following:
Defined benefit pension plan
3 weeks of vacation to start
3 days paid religious holidays
Summer Hours (Fridays off in July/August)
Liberal benefits through Trust plans
Short Term Disability Plan
Sabbatical and other leaves of absence
Participation in Deferred Salary Plan
Professional development and career growth, etc.
Managers and Support Staff Educational Trust Fund (reimbursement of courses/education related to role)
Position Title: Senior Communications and Marketing Assistant
Work Location: Director’s Office, Corporate Communications (Education Centre - 60 Wellington Street W, Aurora, ON, L4G 3H2)
Salary: $58,785 to $64,843
Work Schedule: 35 hours/week
Application Deadline: October 22, 2021
Interested candidates are required to complete an on-line application to the attention of: The Recruitment Team. This position is effective immediately.
To develop and coordinate marketing campaigns to promote Board programs and initiatives.
To work with other members of Corporate Communications and support the creation and implementation of communications strategies, including the creation of press releases, web, social media and video content, writing speeches, briefing notes and other material as required.
To work with other members of Corporate Communications and support the creation and implementation of projects, campaigns and issues/crisis management.
To handle and implement the Board’s translation strategy, including creating and maintaining appropriate protocols, and liaising with and advising respective Superintendents and Senior Managers.
To coordinate, prepare and distribute regular internal communications to all staff, including the confidential Senior Team/Administrators/Managers communications, including liaising with and advising staff members regarding internal communications.
To review materials for adherence to corporate communications requirements including branding and visual standards.
To provide advice to staff regarding branding, maintain templates and update the visual style guide.
To manage the Communications calendar, including recognition of significant faith days, heritage months, flag raisings and other Board-recognized events.
To engage with schools and departments to seek out opportunities to identify, develop and share potential stories on social media and with traditional media partners.
To respond to or direct internal and external inquiries, concerns, or requests from staff at all levels, students, families, media, trustees, government bodies, community groups, public and private sector organizations.
To provide administrative support to the Corporate Communications team including calendar management, correspondence, creating agendas, speeches and material required for presentations.
To monitor budget lines including processing purchases, tracking and reconciling budget transactions as required and assisting in preparing the annual communications department budget.
To coordinate the Board’s Distribution of Material policy, including liaising with external partners/agencies, Trustees and members of Senior Leadership Team.
To maintain media distribution lists, arrange meetings and interviews and assist with corporate events as required.
To perform other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience and Qualifications:
A university degree or college diploma in journalism, communications or a related discipline is required.
Minimum three years’ experience with communications, media relations, project management or related experience is required.
Effective verbal and written communication, interpersonal and computer skills are required.
Ability to deal effectively with a variety of individuals and groups both within and outside the Board is required.
Immunization Disclosure Protocol:
All newly hired staff members are required to attest to their vaccination status and follow the Ministry of Education mandated requirements prior to starting employment with the YRDSB. For more information about who is subject to the Protocol and the attestation requirements, please see the YRDSB Immunization Disclosure Protocol.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and our communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community. Therefore, in pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Director’s Action Plan.
We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:
First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
African, Black and Black Caribbean peoples (in alignment with Anti-Black Racism Strategy);
members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
persons who identify as women; and
persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in communities that we serve.
Accessibility and Accommodation Statement
We also recognize our duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion. Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc. We will provide accommodations during the hiring process. If an accommodation is required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any part of the process. All information received relating to a candidate’s required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team.
All applications will be screened based on the required education, experience and qualifications as noted in the posting and job description and as reflected in the application. Only those candidates meeting these criteria will be eligible to participate in the selection process and only qualified candidates will be contacted.
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