Advancement at York leads and inspires meaningful engagement and philanthropic support from alumni and friends to advance the University's mission. We are also deeply committed to building the reputation of York University as a leading, progressive, research-intensive University uniquely positioned for the betterment of society in the 21st century.Our division is comprised of four departments:
College diploma in one of the following areas:
- Advancement Services & Operations is the administrative and technology support unit for all Advancement activities
- Alumni Engagement provides programs, services, and engagement to over 350,000 York alumni worldwide
- Development leads efforts to promote and secure philanthropic support from alumni, donors, friends, corporations, and foundations
- Advancement Communications & Marketing works to promote and communicate alumni and donor messages along with direct marketing services for alumni and donor engagementUnder the direction of the Manager, Convocation & Special Projects, the Ceremonies & Communications Coordinator supports this mission by providing ceremonies, events and communications support for University Events and Ceremonies. The Ceremonies & Communications Coordinator facilitates the integration of ceremonies, events, and communication initiatives to promote and enhance stakeholder relations, foster growing levels of engagement and support for the University. The incumbent acts as a resource to University ceremonies, events, coordinating communications and marketing initiatives.
Event Management, Theatre Production, Public Relations, Hospitality, Communications or Marketing or two years recent experience (defined aswithin the last three years) working at York University performing the same or similar tasks. This education equivalency is in addition to the experiential requirements outlined below. Knowledge of fundraising professional standards and ethics. Knowledge of protocol and diplomacy.
Three (3) years in the Ceremonies, Events or Communications field including:
- Writing and producing digital and print communications pieces such as formal invitations andevent programs
- Project Management
- Event coordination
- Producing multimedia communications (photographs)
- Developing work-back schedules and critical paths
- Making recommendations on scope of work and resources needed
- Supervising student staff and/or volunteers
Demonstrated skills including
Demonstrated computer skills including:
- Accuracy in grammar, spelling, and content verification
- Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to write and edit a broad range of communications
- Tact, courtesy, and discretion essential
- Basic videography skills and ability to use digital SLR camera
- Ability to work effectively under pressure of high volume and daily deadlines
- Ability to handle diverse communications assignments
- Ability to work effectively in a team-based environment
- Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment
- Intermediate desktop publishing (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign)
- Basic photo editing (Adobe Photoshop)
- Intermediate web design (HTML, CSS, WordPress)
- Advanced word processing (MS Word)
- Intermediate presentation software (MS PowerPoint)
- Advanced e-mail service provides (Microsoft Click Dimensions)
- Intermediate spreadsheets (MS Excel)
- Intermediate Project Management software
- Basic database management (MS Access)
- Basic knowledge of Student Information System(s)
This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s),or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.
In order to be considered as an internal applicant, York University employees in the YUSA-1 bargaining unit must apply for jobs through the Employee Career Portal - YU Hire.
If you are a current York University employee in the YUSA-1 bargaining unit and/or are using your job posting rights under the collective agreement to apply for jobs, you MUST log into YU Hire to access the York University Employee Career Portal.
As per Article 12.02(f) of the YUSA-1 Collective Agreement, to be considered an internal applicant, employees in the YUSA-1 bargaining unit must submit the application 5 working days following the first day of posting. this is referred to as the 'Posted Date' on the job the posting. This applies to YUSA-1 internal and YUSA-1 Concurrent postings. Please refer to the 'Posting Intent' on the job posting.
If not filled by an employee in the YUSA-1 bargaining unit, employees in the YUSA-2 bargaining unit who have applied within the first 5 days from the 'Posted Date' will be given preference.
The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.
York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation.
We are committed to enhancing our environmentally and socially responsible practices for the benefit of all members of the York community. Our long term perspective recognizes our responsibility to be innovators and to continually work as a community to reduce our ecological impact.
York University employees must apply to jobs through the Employee Career Portal - YU Hire. If you are a current York University employee and/or are using your rights under a collective agreement to view and/or apply to jobs, you MUST log into YU Hire to access the York University Employee Career Portal.
Applications must be received by 11:55 pm EST on the posted deadline date, if applicable.