Posted On: 2017-11-27
Closing On: 2017-12-22
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Contract
Level: Intermediate

Job Description

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our 53,000 students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 24 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide.

We are currently recruiting for an Events and Communications Coordinator to work with University Events & Ceremonies for this exciting Contract opportunity.

Are you a Communications professional with at least 3 years of experience? Do you possess experience writing, editing and producing digital and print communications? Do you possess knowledge of Project Management and Event Coordination with experience that includes recruiting and organizing students and volunteers? Do you possess basic videography skills as well as the ability to operate a digital camera? If so, keep reading!

In this role, you will provide events and communications support for University events and Ceremonies team. The Events & Communications Coordinator facilitates the integration of events, communication and marketing initiatives that encourages and enhances stakeholder relations, fosters growing levels of engagement and support for the University. This includes acting as a resource to University events, coordinating communications and marketing initiatives.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will possess:

A Diploma in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Business, Digital Communications, Visual Art, Event Management, Public Relations or Hospitality. Knowledge of fundraising professional standards and ethics. In addition, the successful incumbent will possess 3 years in the Communication field including: Writing and producing digital and print communications pieces such as formal invitations and event programs; Project Management; Event coordination; Producing multimedia communications (photographs); Developing work-back schedules and critical paths; Making recommendations on scope of work and resources needed; Recruitment and coordination of students and volunteers.

To apply to this exciting opportunity or for full position details, qualifications and application procedures go to and refer to posting# YUSA-10803.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit:


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