The University of Ottawa—A crossroads of cultures and ideas
The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe. Our employees come together around the shared purpose of constant improvement, personal development, service excellence, teamwork and a passion for learning with a desire to make uOttawa and the world a better place. Everyone's contributions are valued, we all play a part in making uOttawa a world-class institution. Most importantly, we make it possible for you to achieve your full potential. Because at uOttawa, you belong!
With the overall objective of increasing alumni engagement around the world, the coordinator is responsible for providing event support and overall project coordination for the Global Alumni Council network. In collaboration with the Alumni Association and under the supervision of the Regional Engagement Officer, the coordinator actively supports the implementation of various innovative global and market-specific initiatives which meet the unique needs of alumni by geographic market delivered by the Global Alumni Council network and the Alumni Relations Office.
What you will bring:
Key Competencies at uOttawa:
- Post-secondary degree in business administration, communications, social sciences or public relations, or an acceptable equivalent combination
- Minimum of three years of experience in public relations, communications, event planning or volunteer management
- Experience in project management
- Experience working with a variety of stakeholders as well as in a team dynamic
- Experience in using computer systems and software, databases, e-mail, internet, and social media sites
- Excellent organizational skills, ability to work under pressure and meet firm deadlines
- Excellent communications, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
- Excellent time management skills
- Must be able to exercise professional discretion
- Ability to write and communicate in both official languages. Experience in promotional writing would be considered an asset
- Demonstrated initiative and self-starting qualities
- Required to occasionally work evenings and weekends
- Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written)
Here are the required competencies for all or our employees at uOttawa:
Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation:
Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation:
Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.