Open to both Internal and external
Posting In effect from
Closing Application Date
Applications will be reviewed commencing the closing application date and may
continue until the position is filled.
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (If Applicable)
The Senior Communications Consultant is an experienced professional who will
provide communications support for the university's senior leadership team
under the direction of the Associate Director, Strategic Communications.
The Senior Communications Officer will function as a generalist, having the
ability to provide a range of communication services that support
communications to both internal and external audiences. Such services may
include communication planning, media relations, event coordination, and
writing for internal and external channels, including social media.
Work priorities will be determined in consultation with the Associate
Director, Strategic Communications.
Provide strategic advice and tactical communications support for various
initiatives stemming from the university's senior leadership team or their
Regularly liaise with various units that report up to the senior
leadership team to keep abreast of initiatives, issues, and seek
opportunities for proactive communications.
Build and maintain a positive image for the university through the
proactive communication of initiatives to a variety of stakeholders
through strategic communication plan development, and at times, through
issues management under the direction of the Associate Director, Strategic
Manage and update the internal and external website presence of members of
the senior leadership team, and specific projects pages under the
direction of the Associate Director.
Provide communications-related workshops, including media training, in
collaboration with the Associate Director, Strategic Communications.
Support response to media queries during the day, and after-hours when
Assist the Associate Director, Strategic Communications on major
institutional announcements and events, including support with
communications material development, gathering information and fact
Support the Associate Director with crisis communications as required.
Provide communications support to the senior leadership team, under the
guidance of the Associate Vice-President Marketing & Communications, in
the Associate Director's absence.
Associate Director, Strategic Communications
A Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or a related discipline
Seven (7) years working in a communications-related field
Experience working with middle and senior management level leaders
Proven ability to produce and implement communications plans
A proven track record in a complex, multi-stakeholder, fast-paced
Strong writing skills, with attention to accuracy, and detail
Ability to write in varied tones and formats, to reach diverse stakeholder
Experience in internal and external communications, media relations and
Demonstrated skills in social media channels
Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects
Ability to work independently, and within a team
Proven track record in handling sensitive and confidential issues with
tact and diplomacy
Experience with Microsoft Office
$84,467.00 - $96,263.00 ( Admin Pay Band BH )
Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)
# of Hires Needed
Thompson Rivers University -> Marketing and Communications
Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with
a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome
those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our
faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous,
Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any
sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.
NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops
or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited
to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the