Executive Director - Communications and Marketing

Simon Fraser University

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2013-05-15

Executive Director, Communications & Marketing
Simon Fraser University

Burnaby, BC

Consistently ranked as one of Canada's top comprehensive research universities, Simon Fraser University (SFU) has become an institution of choice for students seeking academic excellence and exposure to cutting-edge research. With three campuses, 30,000 undergraduate students, 4,000 graduate students, 124,000 alumni and over 950 tenure-track faculty, SFU is an innovative and vibrant university committed to being 'a world leader in knowledge mobilization building on a strong foundation of fundamental research' - a key goal of its recently adopted strategic vision to be Canada's 'engaged university.'

In order to support the University achieve the vision and commitments outlined in the "engaged university" strategy, an Executive Director, Communications & Marketing position has been created, reporting to the Vice President, External Relations (Vice President). In this new role, the Executive Director (ED) oversees a team of communications and marketing professionals providing strategic leadership and tactical advice on internal and external communications and marketing. Specifically, the ED will work with a decentralized group of communications experts across SFU and will have direct accountability for the University's branding, marketing, digital engagement, media relations, internal communications and creative services.

Reporting to the Vice President, External Relations and based out of SFU's Burnaby campus, the Executive Director will lead a team of 35 through 5 direct reports in establishing a culture of excellence and customer service that embraces innovative marketing and communications initiatives. The new ED will work across the university's three campuses to establish common performance objectives and metrics, optimize efficiencies, and develop an integrated, university-wide marketing/communications plan.

This new role represents an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of SFU's communications and marketing initiatives, leading a talented team and forging strategic direction.

For further information, please contact Lydia Tay, Alex Verdecchia or Brent Cameron in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and related information online at: http://www.odgersberndtson.ca/en/careers/11646

SFU is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.


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