Executive Director, Communications

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 09/19/2023
Req ID: 33992
School/Division: School of Utilized Science & Engineering
Division: APSC: Ofc of the Dean – School Common
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

U of T Engineering is Canada’s #1 engineering college and among the many world’s greatest. Our numerous group consists of greater than 5,200 undergraduates, 2,600 graduate college students, 340 workers, 270 college and over 50,000 alumni. Via improvements in engineering schooling and analysis, we put together the subsequent era of world engineering leaders to deal with the world’s most urgent challenges. The School’s Engineering Strategic Communications staff is a dynamic group of award-winning communications professionals who’re pushed to seek out contemporary, genuine and sudden methods to share the tales of U of T Engineering college students, workers, college and alumni. We present engineering on the coronary heart of daring options to construct a greater world.

The Govt Director, Communications, supplies strategic imaginative and prescient and management in communications, advertising and marketing and exterior relations. The incumbent will design and execute a complete program designed to reinforce the School’s visibility and popularity regionally, nationally, and internationally as among the many prime engineering colleges worldwide. The Govt Director will seek the advice of broadly to develop methods and supply steerage to School management and the U of T Engineering group broadly on issues associated to communications, advertising and marketing, popularity administration and disaster response.

Reporting to the Dean, the incumbent will oversee the creation of communications plans and techniques for inner and exterior audiences that advance the School of Utilized Science & Engineering’s strategic priorities. The Govt Director supplies steerage and recommendation to senior tutorial and administrative management on communications methods and ways to guard and advance the School’s profile, drive key marketing campaign targets, strengthen exterior relations and handle reputational danger.

The Govt Director will actively take part in senior-level choices, determine publicity to danger and suggest acceptable actions, and lead disaster communications methods and responses. The incumbent may also work immediately with the Workplace of the Vice-President, Communications and College of Toronto Communications workers to coordinate on points, preserve cohesion with College-level priorities and campaigns, and guarantee steady alignment of greatest practices throughout portfolios.

The Govt Director will preserve, strengthen and promote the School’s complete positioning and advertising and marketing methods, and can design data-driven communications campaigns to advance the School’s targets. Working with the Dean and senior management staff, the Govt Director will likely be answerable for the event of inner communications methods to foster a robust group and can set up benchmarks and types of measurement to repeatedly consider and enhance upon each inner and exterior communications methods.

The incumbent will oversee growth and deployment of acceptable advertising and marketing and communications automobiles to maximise communications by means of each focused and broad-based initiatives, making certain an built-in cohesive visible identification and messaging that advances institutional targets and promotional methods of the School. The incumbent manages relationships with a number of inner and exterior stakeholders, companions and organizations.

As a frontrunner and a mentor, the Govt Director will handle a workers of high-caliber artistic professionals and assume general accountability for human assets, labour relations and monetary administration together with dispute decision and compliance of collective agreements. The incumbent immediately manages the workers and the standard and effectivity of labor, making certain the construction and duties are assembly operational targets in the best method.


College diploma in Communications or in a associated discipline or an equal mixture of schooling and expertise.


A minimal of ten (10) years’ of progressive communications expertise, together with work as a frontrunner, venture supervisor and author; administration expertise in progressive administration positions in an unionized atmosphere; expertise working in an academic establishment is preferable and expertise in a technical atmosphere a robust asset.


Superior oral and written communications abilities. Robust management and interpersonal abilities.  Demonstrated expertise in managing a number of complicated and time-sensitive tasks to completion. Should be capable of meet deadlines and prioritize duties and tasks. Demonstrated success at constructing relationships in any respect ranges of a corporation, and at fostering collaboration. Means to assimilate and interpret vital quantities of knowledge.


Robust dedication to values of fairness, range and inclusion; demonstrated capacity to combine these all through communications actions. Sound judgement. Diplomacy. Self-starter. Element-oriented. Responsive. Flexibility to work in a consensus-driven atmosphere. Means to encourage workers to work collaboratively towards the targets of the School and College. Political sensitivity and skill to work successfully with high-level workers throughout the College system and in outdoors organizations. Requires a eager understanding of present greatest practices in communications technique, planning and execution, in addition to built-in multi-platform marketing campaign design and measurement. Information of graphic design ideas and a mind for first-rate design. Means to work with minimal direct supervision.

Closing Date: 10/03/2023,11:59PM ET
Worker Group: Salaried
Appointment Sort: Finances – Persevering with
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 6 — Hiring Zone: $116,938 – $136,427 — Broadband Wage Vary: $116,938 – $194,897
Job Class: Communication/Media/Public Relations

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