Orientation Week Communications Officer (3)

  • Montreal, Canada
  • Contract

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice-President (Internal Affairs), the Orientation Week Communications Officer will work as a team and be responsible for coordinating and implementing Orientation Week internal and external communications initiatives to stakeholders and audiences, primarily to new students, through a variety of platforms and media.


  1. Develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive communications and branding strategy and plan, aligned with Orientation Week values and missions;
  2. Coordinate design and submission of content for Orientation Week social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter;
  3. Answer phone calls, chat queries, in-person queries, and email queries during designated hours as required by the communications platforms and timeline in place;
  4. Plan and update Orientation Week website content;
  5. Design and create promotional and communications materials (print and digital).


  • Excellent communication (oral, written, and presentation) skills in English; any French proficiency is an asset;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Creative and innovative;
  • Knowledge of McGill Orientation Week and its components and changing culture;
  • Ability to quickly assimilate and apply new information;
  • Knowledge of multimedia and social media platforms and best practices;
  • Extremely well-organized and self-motivated with an ability to work both independently and with a diverse team;
  • Flexible and adaptive, including dealing with difficult situations and audiences;
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is an asset
  • Must be physically in Montreal for Summer 2013 (May through August).

Additional Information

  • Start date: May 1st, 2013   End Date: September 15th, 2013
  • Hours will vary from 5-10 hours/week, on average, and up to 20 hours/week during peak periods.
  • Deadline to apply: April 14th, 2013