Communications & Marketing Department - Social Media Coordinator - Limited Term
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Oshawa, ON
Communications & Marketing Department

Number of Positions: 1

Position Title: Social Media Coordinator

Appointment Type: Limited Term

Posting Date: December 6, 2018

Closing Date: December 20, 2018

Reporting to the Manager, Web and Digital Media Services, the Social Media Coordinator is a member of the Communications and Marketing team. This position will improve the university’s online reach and reputation by developing and coordinating the social media presence through the identification and posting of relevant content, assisting other university social media channels to achieve success, and by monitoring and reporting on social media activity.

Working collaboratively with faculty and staff across the university, the Social Media Coordinator ensures timely and engaging coverage of news, events, fundraising opportunities, information (awareness), emergency notifications and more.

Manage social media for the main university channels through day-to-day activities, including:
Create, curate, schedule and manage social content.
Monitor and respond to users.
Work with other faculty and department contacts to ensure a constant flow of information, sharing and relevant content.
Flag important information and issues on social media and compile regular reports for management.
Develop and implement content plans and social media strategies for the university’s main channels that build the university’s brand, engage its community and achieve its fundraising goals.
Chairing the university’s Social Media Committee.
Monitor and track social media usage trends and report on the effectiveness of campaigns across social channels.
Act as an internal social media resource for the university by advising faculty and staff on optimal use of channels and tools.
Drive increased use of social media among key constituencies.
Some evening and weekend work required, including monitoring and responding.
Ability to travel between campus locations (between north Oshawa and downtown Oshawa) on a regular basis required.

Required Skills
Expert knowledge and understanding of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, etc.) and monitoring software (Hootsuite, Google Analytics, Facebook Insights etc.).
Experience with writing and editing for digital communications.
Experience creating images and video for social media.
High proficiency with Mac or PC formats; advanced skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud.

Required Experience
Bachelor’s degree in communications, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Three to five years’ related experience in developing and implementing social media strategies.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit in electronic format a covering letter and their resume. Applications will be accepted until December 20, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found. We appreciate all applications received; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UOIT respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify the Human Resources Department.