Communications Officer

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The University of St. Michael’s College, federated with the University of Toronto, is a Catholic institution of higher learning founded by the Congregation of St. Basil, whose motto, “Teach me goodness, discipline and knowledge,” sets the tone for campus life. Committed to the pursuit of knowledge, meaning and truth, USMC is a dynamic centre where Catholic intellectual life thrives in a context of academic freedom and rigorous debate. The University of St. Michael’s College boasts a large and dynamic undergraduate division, a Faculty of Theology and one of the busiest and most important libraries on the University of Toronto Campus.

  • Department
    Communications — Supervised by: Director of Communications
  • Compensation
    $1,274.80 per week
  • Hours
    35 hours per week | Full-Time
  • How to Apply
  • Terms

    This position is covered by United Steelworkers “All Employee” Bargaining Unit

    Attention: Human Resources (please include position title in subject line of email when submitting resume and cover letter)



    Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications Officer will produce the University’s biannual Alumni magazine and assist in the development and implementation of the University’s strategic communications plans. The Communications Officer will collaborate with other departments and community partners to lead the development of print, web and video content that aligns with the themes and priorities identified in the St. Mike’s 180 planning process, coordinate and maintain online presence, and increase digital engagements of external stakeholders and influencers. This position is responsible for the development of an institutional style guide, content planning calendar and the oversight of institutional channels.



    • Work collaboratively with Chief Advancement Officer and Director of Communications to produce and promote the Alumni magazine
    • Create editorial plan and serve as Managing Editor of the Alumni magazine
    • Coordinate and oversee magazine editorial content (editing, proofreading and copywriting) design and production timelines
    • Plan, assign and write magazine stories, features, profiles, and produce content to support Alumni e-blasts
    • In consultation with the Director of Communications, develop and implement a content strategy that aligns with the objectives of the strategic planning pillars and the St. Mike’s brand narrative
    • Plan, write, assign and edit content that supports the St. Mike’s narrative, e.g. InsightOut
    • Assist with the development of channel strategies for social media
    • Establish an editorial style guide and “brand voice” to ensure consistency of tone and content
    • Write “institutional” news stories
    • Support the Office of the President with the development of content including Collegium updates, Convocation messaging, annual President’s report, etc.
    • Oversee development of a bank of prepared obits (including visual elements)
    • Continue to integrate the Faculty of Theology into the larger St. Mike’s narrative
    • Other projects or duties that may be assigned



    • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism or related field
    • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in communications role
    • Experience in communications strategy development
    • Strong writing, editing and analytical skills
    • Good interpersonal, networking and team working skills with the ability to collaborate with internal and external colleagues
    • Knowledge of desktop publishing software
    • Ability to think creatively and communicate stories in effective way
    • Ability to effectively prioritize projects and multi-task
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems and social media platforms


    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

    The University of St. Michael’s College is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, people who take a religiously informed view of human experience, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    If you require accessibility accommodation, please contact Human Resources at 416-926-7101 or