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Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d'université

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Digital Communications Coordinator

Canadian Association of University Teachers

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is seeking to fill the position of Digital Communications Coordinator.

CAUT is a progressive labour and professional organization representing more than 72,000 faculty, librarians, researchers, academics, and general staff at 124 universities and colleges. It promotes the economic and political interests of its members, advances the standards of the profession, and seeks to improve the quality and accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada.

Reporting to the Director of Political Action and Communications and working under the direction of the Senior Communications Officer, the position is responsible for CAUT’s digital communications and presence, contributing to strategic oversight and content development of CAUT’s digital assets, planning and maintenance of social media, as well as assisting in the development and execution of digital campaigns.


 Coordinates the delivery of highly valued content, design, functionality, and user experience on CAUT digital assets and social media
 Brings innovative and creative ideas forward to enhance CAUT national and regional social media presence consistent with organizational priorities
 Creates and curates compelling written and visual digital content
 Designs and implements social media and email campaigns and prepares analytics reports
 Coordinates the evaluation of content reach, impact, and results
 Manages email distribution systems and liaise with colleagues for regular management and development of advocacy and engagement campaigns
 Working with the Organizing & Education and Policy & Government Relations teams, supports the development of CAUT and member associations digital organizing strategies
 Supports building member association social media and digital communications
 Identifies influencers on CAUT’s priority issues and developing national, regional and campaign-based social media outreach strategies
 Develops and delivers social media training for CAUT leadership and staff, and support the Communications and Organizing teams in facilitating trainings for member associations on digital communications
 Assist the Communications team in creating and executing the organization’s communication plans
 Other duties of a similar complexity as assigned by CAUT leadership

Skills and Qualifications

 Post-secondary education in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or other related field.
 Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a professional communications role with a digital communications focus
 Fluently bilingual (written and oral) in English and French required
 Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends for social media and web
 Proficient in the use of digital media, communications, and campaign platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Nationbuilder, and Mailchimp
 Experience in managing social media channels with large followings
 Familiarity with mass email platforms and digital asset management
 Demonstrated experience with digital content production (copywriting, design, photo editing, etc.), tailored to different audiences and across multiple platforms, aimed at expanding organizational reach
 Experience in analysing and tracking digital data and the effectiveness of campaigns and strategies
 Advanced skills and experience with digital media tools, platforms, and related metrics
 Excellent oral and written communication skills and a strategic communicator in all mediums, demonstrating advanced skills in narrative development and compelling storytelling
 Skills in digital campaign development and implementation
 Strategic thinking skills combined with a capacity for hands-on technical work
 Strong knowledge in the areas of communications planning, project management, and quality assurance
 Organized and detail-oriented, excellent proof-reading skills
 Excellent planning and priority management skills
 Strong adaptability and problem-solving skills
 Capacity to work in a self-directed manner
 Ability to work well within a team setting and great interpersonal skills
 Ability to exercise tact, discretion and judgement

This position is based in Ottawa and may involve some travel within Canada.

This position has been classified as Category 3 in the Collective Agreement between CAUT and COPE Local 225. The hire rate for this position is $94,381 and includes an excellent benefits package and five (5) weeks of vacation annually.

CAUT is committed to the principles of employment equity in hiring and in all its employment practices and seeks to diversify its workforce. Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQ2S, racialized people, and women are actively encouraged to apply.

CAUT is also committed to creating and maintaining an accessible, barrier-free work environment including working with applicants with disabilities requiring accommodation during the recruitment, assessment, and selection processes. If applicants require accommodation, they should communicate this to Human Resources when contacted.

Interested candidates should submit their applications by 5:00 PM on December 5, 2021 via CAUT’s Career Centre at All applications must be addressed to the Executive Director including a cover letter and resumé. All applications will be treated confidentially. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.