Orientation Week Communications Officer (2)

  • Montreal, Canada
  • Contract

Company Description

With over 20,000 members, SSMU’s role is to represent undergraduate students and to offer them services since 1908.

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 2016 (May through August).

Additional Information

• Paid position: $13.21 per hour

• Hours: On average 10 hours per week

• Contract: April 1st, 2016 through September 30th, 2016

• Deadline to apply is on March 6th, 2016

• http://ssmu.mcgill.ca/