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Community Relations Officer

Closing Date: 
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11pm
Full Time
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Under the strategic direction set by the Associate Vice President, Community Relations and Advancement, the community relations officer will contribute to the work of the department and university to strengthen its reputation and its relationships with key audiences locally, regionally and nationally. Under the supervision of the Senior Manager, Communications and Alumni Relations, the community relations officer will create and deliver communications collateral and activities in support of those strategic goals and priorities in the areas of community relations and advancement (which include communications with RRU’s internal community of alumni, students, faculty and staff and external community of media, government, businesses and organizations). By increasing awareness of RRU’s alumni successes, programs, research, initiatives, events and by helping to enhance the university’s reputation, the community relations officer supports the work of the department to protect and strengthen RRU’s reputation and consequently builds relationships and third-party support and resourcing for key university initiatives. The role therefore supports the university’s six goals and in particular the goal of achieving strong partnerships, responsive to its alumni and the communities it serves. 

To be well suited to the role you will possess the following qualifications and competencies:

  • A degree in Public Relations, Communications or Journalism, and five years related work experience is preferred.   A minimum of two year certificate in Public Relations, Communications or Journalism, with commensurate experience, may be considered
  • Demonstrated experience across all communications platforms and channels
  • Very strong writing skills, including experience writing feature articles, news releases and related communications materials
  • Good organizational, project management and time management skills, including the ability to work to deadlines
  • Strong inter-personal and verbal communications skills, including the ability to deal sensitively with critical issues
  • Independent initiative, sound judgment and developed decision-making abilities
  • Media relations and/or issues management skills and experience considered an asset
  • Community and public engagement experience considered an asset
  • Project management training and/or experience considered an asset
  • Facility with computer programs such as the MS Office suite of software (training will be provided in department systems)

This is a regular full-time position working 37.5 hours per week, with a recruitment range that starts at $42,864 per annum.  The University is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package.

Please forward your cover letter and resume (preferably in electronic format) to:


Competition #14-062-P0132


Human Resources - Career Opportunities

Royal Roads University

2005 Sooke Road

Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2

Fax:  (250) 391-2570 Tel:  (250) 391-2511

The competition will begin on August 19, 2014 and will close on September 1, 2014; however, the competition will remain open until successful candidates are found. 

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted.  RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

Please note that two of our heritage buildings, including Hatley Castle, have some areas that are not easily accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.  Please call 391-2511 for information and assistance if you are dropping off your application in person.

If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe pdf. format.

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