Communications Coordinator


Department:  College of Agriculture and Bioresources

FTE: 1.0 FTE

Status: Term, leave replacement up to one year.

Competition No.:  14130-M

Salary Information: The salary range is $59,517 to $92,996 per annum (Specialist/Professional Phase 2).  The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Primary Purpose: The Communications Co-ordinator provides leadership in the development, implementation and management of strategies that advance the reputation, priorities and goals of the college.  The Communications Co-ordinator is the first point of contact within the college for inquiries and activities related to liaising with the external community.

Nature of Work:  Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Communications Co-ordinator participates as a member of the Dean’s Office leadership team.  This position collaborates directly with Advancement and Community Engagement communications staff and ensures that college activities are in alignment with University strategic communication goals.  The work requires creativity, issues management, strong initiative and follow-through.  The individual in this position must exercise considerable judgment, discretionary decision-making in a complex environment; an ability to build professional relationships with a cross-section of senior administrators, employees, student representatives and external stakeholders, that support excellent collaboration and problem-solving.   The work requires meticulous attention to detail, quality of work, and the need to prioritize.  Occasionally, work outside of normal business hours will be required.



  • Leadership in the development and dissemination of relevant, significant and timely content through multiple media channels:       Posters/brochures; web content; advertising; alumni magazine, presentation tools; media releases and funding announcements;
  • AgBio employees have access to relevant information concerning the goals and activities of the college;
  • Community engagement activities and programs are well-managed and effectively represent the college and university;
  • Continuous improvement on communication effectiveness:  Routine media monitoring; ongoing review of website to ensure consistent editorial, grammar and visual standards; routinely conduct post-activity assessment to gauge stakeholder and audience understanding; record keeping, document control and reporting is timely and accurate; processes are documented;
  • Maintain a commitment to professional participation and development;
  • Provide profile and organization of college-related events when required:  Lectures, annual awards and donor recognition dinner, media events and other public-engagement activities;
  • Community engagement activities and programs are well-managed and effectively promoted;
  • Professionally represent the college and university with all internal and external stakeholders;
  • Annual budget for communications is developed and managed to ensure cost-effective use of resources.


  • Understand the strategic direction of the college and university and aligns communications activities accordingly;
  • Collaboratively plan, prepare and implement annual and long-term internal and external communications strategies to support and advance the priorities of the college as well as raising the profile and advancing the reputation locally, nationally and internationally in alignment with the university’s strategic plan;
  • Stewardship of the university’s visual identity;
  • Policies, procedures and regulations are appropriately interpreted, comply with internal and external requirements and effectively communicated to others;
  • Focus on outcomes and results;
  • Review and assess effectiveness of internal and external communications;
  • Impacts of promotional and engagement programs are measured and communicated.

Education: A university degree in a relevant field.  Additional training in project management, graphic/web design would be an asset.   

Experience: Three to five years of directly related experience with a demonstrated progression in level of responsibility. Knowledge of the University of Saskatchewan and academic environments.  An understanding of communication strategies and principles and proven experience in applying them and achieving results in a complex environment.  Successful supervisory experience would be an asset.

Skills: Demonstrated leadership and consensus building skills; proven ability to develop written content for a variety of communications vehicles; highly organized with polished presentation and interpersonal skills; exceptional writing skills; strong problem solving and creative thinking skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively; demonstrated proficiency with contemporary computer applications; proven ability to effectively manage multiple and competing tasks and projects; demonstrated ability to exercise diplomacy, judgment and tact.

This position is in scope of the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association.

Please apply no later than March 18 at 4:30pm.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed Colleen Romuld at 306-966-4065.  

Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.