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Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline December 10, 2009

Note: This is a 21 week position, 5 days per week.

The Practicum Office (PO) at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto is responsible for the field education of MSW students. The PO works with students, Field Instructors and other key stakeholders, undertakes collaborative projects and knowledge exchange and coordinates networks among stakeholders on specific issues. All of these initiatives require communications and marketing expertise and support.

The PO is looking for a Communications and Marketing Coordinator to support our activities as described above, ideally a graduate from a communications, marketing or related program in a college or university. Based on the requirements of the funding program for this position (see Career Focus program web site at eligible applicants must meet all of the criteria described under Requirements of Career Focus program in the Qualifications section below.

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Field Education, the Communications and Marketing Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of the PO’s communications, marketing plans. As the PO collaborates with the Advancement Office on some initiatives, the Communications and Marketing Coordinator will also report to the Advancement Officer to develop and implement communications plans for advancement-related initiatives.

Overview of activities related to this position

  • Develop a comprehensive communications and marketing plan that complements the objectives of the PO, including engaging practitioners and their organizations in field instruction
  • Develop a comprehensive communications and marketing plan to complement the objectives of the Advancement Office, and collaborate in its implementation
  • Develop and support the implementation of initiative-specific communications strategies and educational materials (print, web-based and multi-media) for the PO to support community engagement and responsiveness
  • Organize systems and protocols for and evaluation and implementation of:
  • regular online applications (database updates, surveys, web-based training, etc).
  • e-newsletter
  • recognition initiatives for field instructors
  • training and workshops for students, field instructors and faculty field liaisons
  • Coordinate the design and production of high quality written materials with targeted messages in a variety of styles for the PO (eg: website that is fresh, comprehensive, interactive and accessible to students, practicing MSWs, faculty, and the general public; newsletters; presentations; annual reports, and; other branded communications materials)
  • Identify and profile student and field instructor stories that will help engage stakeholders in field education


  • Education at a college or Masters Level in communications or marketing plus at least 2 years’ experience in communications related to health promotion, community development work, or equivalent mix of education and experience
  • Demonstrated experience in: web-site writing and maintenance; production of education materials; communications for the non-profit sector; media relations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: verbal and written communication; ability to motivate, problem-solve and handle conflict
  • Ability to take on multiple responsibilities and to manage tasks and projects with minimal supervision
  • Excellent computer skills with demonstrated experience using MS Publisher, Adobe Dreamweaver, MS Illustrator/Photoshop or other design programs, as well as skills in the MS Office Suite
  • Experience and ability to work with diverse stakeholder groups; e.g. students, practitioners, researchers, educators, associations, institutions and community groups, government and private sector
  • Demonstrated project management experience with the ability to take ownership and lead projects/initiatives
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate communications strategies
  • Knowledge of AODA Customer Services requirements is a strong asset
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English, including editing, proofreading and presentation skills
  • As per Requirements of Career Focus program:
  • Post secondary graduate
  • Not currently in school
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee status has been conferred
  • Not currently receiving Employment Insurance Benefits
  • Under 30 years of age

To apply: Please forward your resume with a cover letter highlighting your suitability for the position to practicum.fsw@utoronto by 4:00 p.m. December 10, 2009. The PO thanks all applicant, however will only be able to respond to those who are selected for interviews. Interviews will take place (tentatively) Dec 14, 2009.